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Gene's Root Beer

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640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
765-642-5768
Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Had more heat than I was expecting!

Had a slaw dog on Sunday and all I can say is WOW, it was really full of horseradish! It was good, but unexpected!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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dizbelle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a slaw dog on Sunday and all I can say is WOW, it was really full of horseradish! It was good, but unexpected!

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Ft Worth TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First time to Gene's. Had a regular dog with Spanish sauce. Very good taste. Enioyed the root beer as well.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Gene's has been a must-have spring and summer treat since my childhood. My son, daughter and I were in Anderson one afternoon this week and had to stop and get our Spanish dog fix. The flavor is unique. The fries were good and hot, and the onion rings were excellent. I would pass on the fried mushrooms. They were mushy.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

With it being such a beautiful day myself and my co worker decided to grab lunch at the famous genes.... They were busy as usual but we had a spot pulled in had our lights and waited to place our order. We waited 15 minutes and still our had not been taken although 3 cars that pulled up after us... More 

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Anderson
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best old-fashioned car hop drive-in still in existence. Great food and broad menu of drive-in cuisine. Good old-fashioned frosted mug root beer. Summer seasonal operation. Parking is sometimes tight during the spring and summer seasons.

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Brilynn1979
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41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Everyone is always a buzz when Gene's opens every season. One more confirmation that summer is on its way! It's a cult favorite around here. I'm not much for chili dogs, but they are noted to have the best. I was a little upset when the refills on the mugs were 86'ed. I used to go more frequently for the... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Get the Spanish dog. It is tasty. Since we are not from Anderson, we had friends recommend that we try it sometime. We have visited twice. The Spanish dog has a sauce and cheese on a hot dog. I also enjoy the fried mushrooms. Their root beer is food, but is a little on the "vanilla" side of flavor. It... More 

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Anderson, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food here is not too expensive,and we always get the gallon of root beer. Definitely the wait until they open in the summer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Buy the ice cream. Best on the menu for the money you pay. Hot dogs taste cheap. Fish has changed... Not good Just not what it used to be at all.

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Anderson, Indiana
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Slightly overpriced for hotdogs but fun for a change of venue. Staff are always courteous and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Anderson
  • Phone Number: 765-642-5768

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?