We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gene's Root Beer

640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #11 of 124 restaurants in Anderson
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Oceanside, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Almost any other root beer stand I have been to is better than this. Peru, IN for example, has two root beer places that are better in a town about 1/4 size as Anderson. The coney sauce really isn't very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great local place!! This is a drive-in sort of place only a few tables for outside seating. Gene's has been around for years has the best coney in town!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anderson, Indiana, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Small hotdogs, big prices. Not impressed with the food at all. And the prices are too high for the amount of food that you get.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dover, Delaware
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

First discovered Gene's when they had a storefront in the Ball State village in the early 1990s, but had never had the 'original' Gene's drive-in in Anderson until now. Great food, good prices, and friendly waitstaff, complete with the tray hooked on the car window. Looking forward to a return visit on our next trip to Indiana for a frosty... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You can always tell when spring comes to Anderson, Indiana because cars line up waiting to get in when Gene's re-opens for the year. Gene's is an Anderson landmark - an original old-time drive-in that isn't even a chain. The food is traditional drive-in and distinctly Hoosier - hog dogs, breaded tenderloins, fries, onion rings, fried mushrooms, ice cream codes,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anderson, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

never again !!! waste of time !! called in at 11:30 got their at 11.50 and waited & waited & waited !! we only have an hour lunch so we called in an went early ! 12:52 an i,m still seten in the parking lot !!! 1:00 our lunch is over ! good food ! but terible terible service !... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Best hotdogs in Anderson! There is a reason this place is always packed. The food is pretty good but everyone goes because it's quite nostalgic. I always get two chili cheese dogs, fries and a large root beer. I've lived all over and don't know of anywhere that has better root beer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Grew up in Anderson and visit here every time we go back. Still has car hops that bring the food to your car. Has the best root beer you ever tasted and comes in a frosted mug. Famous for the coneys but many other items on the menu as well. Don't plan on visiting in the winter unless you plan... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I am born and raised here in Anderson and Genes root beer is one of my all time favorite places to eat great food great staff I love this place!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shelby Township, Michigan
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I grew up in Anderson, so I admit to be partial to this place. The coney (okay, they call them Spanich ) dogs here are terrific. I live nead Detroit, and while coney dogs are big here (Layayettes, American, etc.) the best coney dogs I have ever had come from Gene's! Their root beer is also terrific. Anytime I am... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gene's Root Beer also viewed


Been to Gene's Root Beer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Gene's Root Beer, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing