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1166 Waterloo-Geneva Rd, Waterloo, NY
315 539 3064
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 17
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun, great for something different

I enjoy mac's, but over the past 30 years, the only thing that has changed is the prices. They go up, but the food size stays the same. Fries are fresh cut, but not my favorite. Husband and kids love them though! Bell hop service is fun!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2014
angelize1999
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Finger Lakes, New York
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Finger Lakes, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I enjoy mac's, but over the past 30 years, the only thing that has changed is the prices. They go up, but the food size stays the same. Fries are fresh cut, but not my favorite. Husband and kids love them though! Bell hop service is fun!

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Scotia, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Mac's Drive-In in Waterloo is a through back to yesteryear. You can eat in, outside or have the food brought to your car. An amazing feature that excluding the car hops, is your food is cooked by your server. I have never seen this before. Fresh cut fries, onion rings that stay together and don't slide out. I had a... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I love going to Mac's! I have been going there since I was a kid and now take my own kids there as often as I can. Fresh cut french fries, great root beer and other fun drive-in foods plus great ice cream all at a GREAT price with a fun atmosphere. You can even pull up to the curb... More 

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Seneca Falls, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

First time for us this season. We know it's spring when Mac's is open. We stopped in for our usual Hoffman's white hot an French fries. We also like the potato salad, we think it's the best around, even better than Wegmans. Take a step back to the 60's and use the carhops. Mac's was cool in the 60's and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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101 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Unfortunately only open in the warm months, this place has some of the best rootbeer and ice cream you can get, but also good burgers, hot dogs, etc

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Waterloo, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love this place. They have the best tater salad and fried chicken ever. The root beer floats are great also. You can sit right in your car and the girls come out and take your order. You can also sit at one of the picnic tables or go inside.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The place is neat. Old style drive up. Everything is fried and low quality. But the root beer is cold and very good! They also serve PBR for those adults who don't like their beer to be "rooted".

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CNY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Took my kids for lunch while shopping at the Outlets. The food is nothing special- burgers, dogs-everything cooked on the griddle or fryer. Prices are cheap so you can't expect much. There is a bit of nostalgia about the place. My big issue was how filthy the entire establishment is- it looked like it had not had a good cleaning... More 

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Auburn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have been going to Mac's for 5 years and I have never gotten bad food or bad service. Those young people work very hard to please the public and they do a dam good job, besides Mac's must be doing something right for them because most keep coming back to work there.

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Wilton NH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This place was just like when my parents took us to the drive in as kids. We actually ate here twice and got burgers & pizza, service was fast and friendly. Actually met one of the brothers who started it 53 years ago. This will be a regular stop every time we come back here

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1166 Waterloo-Geneva Rd, Waterloo, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 315 539 3064
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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