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The Root Beer Stand

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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
Signature restaurant of Corbin!

This is a local icon for over 40+ years. It's one of the best. Very basic drive in fare, but to us, it's awesome. Food is great, and fresh as it can be. Beef is fresh ground daily. This is they type restaurant every town wants, and needs. Chili is awesome, more of a sauce, but we locals love it.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a local icon for over 40+ years. It's one of the best. Very basic drive in fare, but to us, it's awesome. Food is great, and fresh as it can be. Beef is fresh ground daily. This is they type restaurant every town wants, and needs. Chili is awesome, more of a sauce, but we locals love it.... More 

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Middlesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went to a traditional root beer stand for some great foot longs and Dixie burgers, same as when we were teenagers circling the drive in. This is a place everyone needs to go and get a frosty mug of root beer and hotdogs with chili the Dixie burger was sooooo good. Even the fries tasted better than most other places

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They have a special rootbeer there and they make rootbeer floats in a cold mug. It is so good! they also have burgers, hotdogs, onion rings, fries.. it's very good.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 9 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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