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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 #7 of 149 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
Mount Kisco, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This was our last stop out of town and the hostess was so friendly and helpful. The food is fast food, but so delicious! and who can resist a rootbeer float! mmm! A nice indulgence once in a while!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The food was good, but the take-out service was on the slow side. We had to sit at a table to order to go and everything felt grimy so I definitely wouldn't want to eat there. Prices were fair, and out 'waitress' was friendly.

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toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Saw this adorable throw back to earlier days while spending a long weekend at Lake George and couldn't resist! That said, you need to remember it still just a fast food restaurant although fast was not exactly what our experience was like. Unfortunately the service was quite slow and when you add a tip (yes, I didn't think about that... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This place is always busy and when you eat there you will know why. They even have car window service if you are lucky enough to get a park in front. We sat outside under the covered part and thoroughly enjoyed our meal of burgers and fries with a big thick shake each....good American eating!!!

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Brockville, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the drive-in on a very rainy day. We opted to sit at a table. It was a very small outdoor restaurant and everything was a bit damp but the service and food were still great.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kids had a blast eating here. The root beer floats were amazing. Fries were crisp. Hotdog was yummy. Price matched food expectations which I found was not the norm in Lake George.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stopped on free root beer float day and stayed to eat. Both the food and service were good. A step above fast food, great for a quick bite when you want an option between a full scale restaurant and fast food.

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New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We found Lake George lacking in restaurant quality. The A&W was the exception. You do not place window orders, either carside service or sit down. Small inside seating area and nice outdoor area. Food and service was excellent. Only negative was getting ice cream after dinner. You actually had to go over to the other side of the restaurant and... More

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east coast
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

-Friendly staff; but service was slow.. maybe because we had big order -Great food!!! Typical all American food. Try the fried cheese curds.. not quite like midwest hot fresh cheese curds, but not bad for Lake George NY -Small parking lot & bathroom *would come again if we are in the area

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Millville, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very cute, fun and nostalgic. Prices were very reasonable for the area and the food was actually very good (most of us got burgers). Nice for a laid back simple and quick bite.

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