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5629 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2013
518-946-7569
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A classic

A classic A&W at the foot of Whiteface mountain. A great place to stop for a frosty mug of root beer!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Parishville, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Friendly and speedy Service combined with a great meal which we both enjoyed ...we had the same ...fried cheese curds, chili dog and root beer float ...all add up to, 'WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK"...price was right too considering this is a resort area...around $25 with tip. Thank you to the owners and staff!

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New York
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13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A classic A&W at the foot of Whiteface mountain. A great place to stop for a frosty mug of root beer!

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Middletown, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Frosty mugs, nice waitresses, low prices, great old fashioned burgers. Take the kids...it's a rare experience to find an actual drive up root beer stand any more!

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

What a difference a smiling friendly waitress makes! After a terrible experience in Lake Placid we were warmly greeted by a smiling waitress who was very accommodating and happy to serve us outside. Both my sister and I wanted coneys and my wife a burger. My wife had fries, my sister cheese fries and I had the cheese curds. My... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Love this little place! This was our first trip here. The service great, fast and friendly. The food and of corse the drink were great. The only problem was the cold bun on my hamburger. All they had to do was throw the bun on the grill with the meat and it would have been an excellent burger.

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Lodi, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food was A&W quality, but it felt as if no one wanted to wait on us. There was a bot and his grandfather who did leave because no one waited on them. Sad.

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MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For travelers with children this is a great place to visit. Fast, hot, tasty food with a smile. Our waitress was great! One of the only places within miles to eat after a descent from Whiteface Mt. Pleasantly surprised. Plus my son was thrilled to be drinking A+W Rootbeer!

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Bath, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

nice clean fun place to eat, friendly wait staff good value. easy parking. family friendly. indoor and outdoor seating

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just needed a quick meal and this fit the bill. Food was made to order, hot and good. We really enjoyed it.

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Montville, Connecticut
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45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I haven't seen an A&W Root Beer Stand for 40 years! This is brings back a lot of memories. When I was a teenager in South Florida I used to do the drivein circuit with all the other kids in town. A&W was usually the final destination. This was where we would stop when we wanted a cold soft drink... More 

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  • Address: 5629 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 518-946-7569

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