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The Root Beer Stand

129 18th Street, Corbin, KY 40701
(606) 528-4163
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Ranked #6 of 62 restaurants in Corbin
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Columbus, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stopped in and had a chili dog and fries. Loved the chili!!!! I could have eaten it with a spoon, and the fries were nice and crispy. Definitely a new stop on our trips to Tennessee!

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Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We got there at 11:30 on a Monday. Service was immediate and attentive. Our car hop was a delight! Her name was Joy and she treated you like a local, very welcoming. All the others appeared to be smiling. There is no sign, so watch for the drive-in surrounded by cars. The menu is a bit more diverse than just... More

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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Root beer is awesome! They offered a little taste first since this is homemade root beer. We got them as floats. Chili dogs were great and the flavor of the sauce was really good! Cheeseburgers were good too! Loved the fries and onion rings! This place is seasonal. You eat in your car. A lady comes to take your order... More

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Tallahassee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

If you ever been to Corbin in the summer time, the must go place is The Root Beer Stand...The Best Hot Dogs and Fresh Root Beer in town. We all gown up this place. No one will ever top them. a must eat place in the summer

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Decatur, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wow! I found a parking space! The place was packed, but the carhop was at my window instantaeously. I ordered a regular hot dog (not the foot long) and she asked me, "With everything?" I said, "Yes, why not?" I also ordered a rootbeer and it came in a big, frosty mug! I'm not sure - I probably should have... More

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