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Gene's Root Beer

640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
765-642-5768
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Ranked #7 of 124 restaurants in Anderson
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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English first
Anderson, Indiana, United States
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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.

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Dover, Delaware
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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

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Indaina
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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

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Anderson, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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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

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4 restaurant reviews
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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!!!!!

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Gene's has been in Anderson my entire life. I went as a kid and now take my kids. It's an old time drive in w car hops. Spanish dogs are so yummy. So are the corn dogs. Just like the fair! The onion rings and fried mushrooms make great sides. Everything is always piping hot and fresh. The root beer... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Can't beat the coney dogs and the onions on them. Super root beer and fast service. I wish they were open year round. I would eat there with my heat running in the car!

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