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Mason's Root Beer Drive-In

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1201 E. National Hwy, Washington, IN
(812) 254-2830
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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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
A fun summer drive in: I really enjoy the frosted mugs

This is the fun and classic drive-in that you would expect in a mid west town. The place is only open when the weather allows, so spring, summer and early fall. The food is exactly what you would expect from a drive in: burgers, corn dogs, hot dogs and cheese covered fries. My favorite touch is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
psudino
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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449 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is the fun and classic drive-in that you would expect in a mid west town. The place is only open when the weather allows, so spring, summer and early fall. The food is exactly what you would expect from a drive in: burgers, corn dogs, hot dogs and cheese covered fries. My favorite touch is the frosted mugs, it... More 

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Thank psudino
Madison, Alabama
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this little place, just before they close for the season, and we had lunch. We have had pretty good with these old drive in's and this was excellent! It was started in 1951 so it is the same age as us. Food was good and quick, and our server went out of her way to make us... More 

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Thank Stanley W
Washington, Indiana
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We absolutely love the arrival of summer around here, because Mason's is open! They have the best coneys and the rootbeer is delicious!

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Thank Momof4Girls23
Washington, Indiana
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very few old school drive-ins still exist... and this is one of them. They been car hopping rootbeer, foot long coney's & Tots since 1991. Dont forget to ask for your Rootbeer in a frosted mug. Oh yea and they're rootbeer floats are killer!

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Thank TheStickerguy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

A traditional drive in restaurant with really good coneys. You don't see this type of restaurant anymore. If you want fancy or diet food, don't come here. If you want great root beer and traditional drive in food, this is the place for you. If you don't want to sit in your car, they do have picnic tables.

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Thank monroenowhere
Washington, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Root Beer is good, the mugs are cold. You can skip the rest of the food, sandwiches are mediocer, fries are ugh, onion rings so-so.

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Thank jamesshoup
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I used to eat here as a teenager all the time. Was pleasantly surprised that the food is good and the service is still fast. Awesome root beer and ice cream too!

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Thank Carmen W
Evansville, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The chili dogs taste just like they did 30 years ago. Wonderful. The car hop was kind and helpful. And we didn't have to wait very long at all.

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Thank Carl F
Washington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Mason's root beer is a must stop when passing through or even close to Washington Indiana. Great coneys, tenderloins, hamburgers and actually any sandwich that they make. Oh, and also try the cheese fries!

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Thank Dale F
Washington, Indiana
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It seems every time I have gone there in the last couple of years I end up with an upset stomach. The deep fried stuff is extra greasy. I think their fryer may not be hot enough.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 E. National Hwy, Washington, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: (812) 254-2830

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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