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Gene's Root Beer

640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
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Ranked #17 of 125 Restaurants in Anderson
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
Cuisines: American
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English first
Anderson, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 via mobile

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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our party of 2 ordered 3 coney dogs, 2 with cheese. Shouldn't have been that hard right? We received 3 lukewarm dogs. 1 arrived with coney sauce and 2 with cheese. The Root Beer was the best we have ever had traveling the United States.

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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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!

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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.

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Dover, Delaware
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100 reviews 100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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

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