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Gene's Root Beer

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640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
765-642-5768
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We love Genes! great place to take kids! love the food just wish more affordable! Also seems like the hotdogs get smaller every yr! Love their ice cream

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Tammie W
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Anderson
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21754
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Jeans repair stand has been there for over 40 years. Whenever I returned Anderson I make sure I stop by for the root beer and hotdogs. It is an old-style drive your car up restaurant. The food serving tray hangs from your window and the servers come out to your car to take your order. You can get your order... More 

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Thank Soporifics
Anderson
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A step back to car hop days. Great root beer. One of the fading type of the old times. The root beer is very good. The hot dogs are good and you can get them in a bunch of different ways. This is a place the kids will love but so will grandma and grandpa. They are open from Spring... More 

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Thank Evelyn J
Anderson
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We love Genes! great place to take kids! love the food just wish more affordable! Also seems like the hotdogs get smaller every yr! Love their ice cream

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Thank Tammie W
Anderson, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is an excellent old fashion, drive in and park restaurant. Too bad it isn't open year around. The best hot dogs in Anderson.

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Thank robitob
Corpus Christi, Texas
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157 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Closed as of today when we went there. Wooden pallets stacked all over parking lot. Oct 19, 2015. Was looking forward to a root beer but no such luck.

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Thank Gptex2012
Frankford
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A neat escape to the past as you enjoy the frosty mug of refreshingly cold root beer in the drive in of yesteryear. Good service, good root beer, and good food that I tried. A wonderful Summer treat to beat the heat. I had a hot dog which was good and the other in the group had various items which... More 

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Thank Jr/Robert H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I love their coney sauce i just wish that their hot dogs were meatier. The root beer is fantastic, and you can get it in a gallon jug to take home. I especially love that they sell the seasoning packets so you can make your own coney sauce at home.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We used to love to go to Genes but they seem t be slipping in the last few years the hot do and Spanish aside is the same but our buns we almost soggy we still like to go there for the experience but I don't think their food is as good as it used to be. But if you... More 

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Thank Rvbowers
Indiana
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What's not to like about a little place for cheap eats and some great homemade Root Beer. The floats are creamy; food is filling. Always good to go with the kids or just with your significant other.

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1 Thank Katie W
dizbelle
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?