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129 18th Street, Corbin, KY 40701
(606) 528-4163
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the detour from the interstate

My wife and I stopped in on recent road trip. We were looking for a quick lunch, but something that was local and not a chain. I found this gem and was hoping it would be worth driving past all the easy choices near the interstate. I was not disappointed. Once we got there, the carhop was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
John B
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife and I stopped in on recent road trip. We were looking for a quick lunch, but something that was local and not a chain. I found this gem and was hoping it would be worth driving past all the easy choices near the interstate. I was not disappointed. Once we got there, the carhop was very attentive. I... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My family has been coming here for years and years!! One of the best little places in Kentucky! Drive up and waitress comes out to you to take your order. Delivers back to you in your car. The best root beer and root beer floats, best hotdogs and chili. Always delicious. Fast service even on the busiest days.

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Bloomfield, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Awesome root beer floats, Hamburger cooked just right and good. Fries crispy like I like them. Really a busy place. We ended up in the pull of area next to high school and ordered from walk up window.

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Corbin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When in Corbin, be sure to stop by The Root Beer Stand. Keep in mind, it's only open during the spring/summer. Great prices and fast curb service!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a hometown restaurant that's been here for years. Their Hotdogs with Chilli and their Hamburgers are awesome!! Food is consistently good and service is as well. It closes in the winter and everyone looks forward to their spring reopening to get their Rootbeer and Hotdog Fix!!! Ummm good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Like the Dixie Cafe, the Root Beer Stand is a local icon. If you like foot long hotdogs and root beer, this the place for you. Like the Dixie, the hot dogs here are awesome.

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Corbin, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

As to why this place is always hard to get into. After managing to get into a parking space without being harassed or potentially ran over we waited almost 45 minutes for our food, though it WAS hot, and even then it wasn't something I really want to wait 45 minutes for.. honestly I can make better burger or hotdog... More 

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was born, attended college,and visited Corbin in the summer. The rootbeer stand has always been a must visit every time. Originally an A&W..but big business changed that.Now it is "The Rootbeer Stand". Celebrated my 50th birthday..passed the tradition on to my own children. Wonderful food, wonderful people and WONDERFUL MEMORIES!

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Rockholds, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Eat here one or two times a week and is always good. Love the burgers, fries, and hot dogs. Service is always good.

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I visited this place because I had kept hearing people talk about it. My burger was average. The onion rings were straight out of a bag. The root beer was good tho.

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Address: 129 18th Street, Corbin, KY 40701
Phone Number: (606) 528-4163
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Corbin
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 129 18th Street, Corbin, KY 40701
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Corbin
  • Phone Number: (606) 528-4163

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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