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A & W Root Beer Drive-In

2208 Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-4681
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Ranked #5 of 146 restaurants in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: May also be called A&W Drive-In
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English first
Lake George, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Boy, does this place take me back to my childhood--root beer floats and car-hop service. We like their clam rolls--the oil is very clean and they come out so tasty. We don't go often, but when we want a fun, eat-in car experience, we love this place.

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new york
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

OK Do not expect great food. A & W never had great food. But it does do wonders for your old memory's. It is worth stoping there for that old time feelings. And the food is really ok

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rural ak
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is an old fashion drive in restaurant with good food. The parking lot is small but you can park along the road if needed. I enjoyed their fish fry and really loved the coleslaw (finely chopped with no onions.) The milk shakes were made from soft ice cream (not my favorite) but definitely would return for the food. When... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Have not had an A & W root Beer Float in I can't remember when.Food was reasonibly priced service was great. We stoped when there were a few bikes and cars there had people tell me they had to park a 1/4 mile away.

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niagara falls usa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Located on the Main Drag next door to the Forum. Have a large variety of items , hotdogs, hamburgers , fried egg sandwich, shrimp samdwich, seating is outside and some are shaded . The staff were friendly , helpful and fast. They also have an icecream window , soft serve anf a huge choice of flavors

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We always come here for the root beer floats, hot dogs and burgers! Great service and the food and ice cream is excellent! Worth stopping by during your visit!

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is the best A&W I have ever been to! I have been going there for years and will continue to do so. I moved out of state recently and when I go back there are only 3 restaurants that I have to eat at. This is one of them. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were super excited to try this place. We saved it for out last day in town so that is was the last thing we ate. We braved the cold rainy weather and sat at the tables outside the restaurant. Many people recommended the onion rings, but of course they were out of them! We did how ever have the... More

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

You don't think of getting good whole fried clams this far from the ocean but they were excellent! A & W root beer is the best too!

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Wallkill, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The food was excellent, loved the steak burger and coney island hot dogs. I was surprised to find an actual onion ring rather than chopped or processed onion bits. A pleasant surprise. The wait staff was friendly and the atmosphere took me back a few years to fonder memories. Too bad other places aren't as friendly or personable. A few... More

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