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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

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 1
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Gene's Root Beer, Anderson, IN

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
John S
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Anderson
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Anderson
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3 restaurant reviews
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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39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 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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Indiana
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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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?