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Big A Rootbeer Drive In

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810 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burgers and fried chicken!

I've been to so many diners in my life, but being British - never been to one quite like this. Very old school and honest! I'm not a fan of root beer but loved the stuff at Big A's which we were told by friends we were visiting that they brew themselves. The food was diner food but of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great freshly made burger - they had many specialties but I got the plain old cheeseburger with cheddar. Staff were very helpful in helping you choose from their big menu on the wall. Retro type atmosphere with 1980s new waver music playing in the background - I heard Billy Idol and Blondie. The acoustics made it very noisy but a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

They have amazing burgers. The down side is that they are a bit pricey and don't come with a side. On the other hand, you don't really need a side of fries because the burgers are very generous. Their house root beer is good, but the diet version isn't the greatest. To top it all off, they have a dog... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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135 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I've been to so many diners in my life, but being British - never been to one quite like this. Very old school and honest! I'm not a fan of root beer but loved the stuff at Big A's which we were told by friends we were visiting that they brew themselves. The food was diner food but of really... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Enjoyed a juicy burger today. Staff was very friendly and service was prompt. Rustic atmosphere. Large menu clearly posted on the wall. Suggest lots of napkins.

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Rocklin, California
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16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went with the family on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Very sweet, strong vanilla flavored root beer. I loved it but my wife thought it was too sweet. I had the Polynesian burger...it was quite possibly one of the best burgers I've ever had!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The owner Jim has brought back the "Old Fashioned" burger. The customer service is very friendly, and the food is outstanding!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Did not get what I ordered. 6.00 dollars for a half of a glass malt. asked why and the girl said thats all you get and I said for 6.00 dollars I should get a full glass. She had no care in the world! Just a bunch of young people that dont care! Posted this on Nevada County Peeps on... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Been twice now and both times we've had Great food. Burgers are awesome, staff is friendly, and the homemade root beer is the best I've had since I was a kid (even better as a float).

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Grass Valley, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The remodel they have done has made the place a fun and authentic 50's style diner. The food is great, everything is well worth the price. The burgers are always cooks and seasoned perfect as is the chicken, the shakes are hand made, and there is a huge variety of appetizers. Also make sure to check out their breakfast, they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Jump back to the 50's. This place has the old school car window service. The menu is very big, though some items may be a little over price. I ordered the mushroom cheeseburger and shared pesto garlic fries with my wife. Those fries were awesome. I'll be back for just those. The burger was ok, but messy. I mean real... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 810 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?