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98 N.E. Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-1266
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Used to love this place but will never go again

I used to love this place but they have very poor business practices. They don't take the Adventure coupon if you're sharing. We can never use it because their portions are too big not to share. In my opinion it's a cop out to not have to let people use the coupons. Many other places allow the use... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Kylewag
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I used to love this place but they have very poor business practices. They don't take the Adventure coupon if you're sharing. We can never use it because their portions are too big not to share. In my opinion it's a cop out to not have to let people use the coupons. Many other places allow the use of those... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Despite the name, XXX Rootbeer is not an adults-only root beer stand! :-) Bring the kids! It is pretty much an institution in Issaquah. While it is basically a mom-and-pop hamburger joint, it has tons of atmosphere, and it will take you back to the 50's and 60's. XXX serves the largest hamburger I have ever seen. My son and... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always a fun spot to eat and remember the "good old days". Yummy root beer floats! Fun to see cool cars.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Again, a neighborhood favorite for an ice cream cone on a hot day - darigold ice cream soft serve and delicious. The Rootbeer is awesome and in a float, you can't go wrong! The 50's theme is great. The onion rings are good but for the rest of the menu, I wouldn't bother. It is bad quality and overpriced. I... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The interior decor is very reminiscient of the American Burger Joint of the 1940's and 1950's. The portions are absolutely HUGE, so come Hungry. The food is alright, service when we visited was poor, and we noticed a lot of the waitstaff seemed to lack command of English. Overall, it was an entertaining experience. Most diners seemed to be having... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Another winner for kids (and adults). Big, very unhealthy meals (and they are proud of how unhealthy they are!). But so good for a splurge. A ton of burger choices, some other winners like Philly Cheesesteak and hot dogs, and my favorite chili fries. They are BIG. I'm not a soda fan but the kids love the root beer floats... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

So disappointed. My kids and I were regulars here for several years ....about 10 years ago. The eclectic memorabilia is still there but the food was overpriced and greasy. Sorry didn't try the root beer on this trip...I wanted to keep one happy memory of the place.

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Kirkland, Washington
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

XXX Drive-In is fun for the whole family. The walls are covered with auto and other antique and modern memorabilia. My wife and I find something new here every time we dine. We find ourselves saying "I remember that ____ (tv show, product, advertisement) from when I was a kid!" There is a working juke box and classic car shows... More 

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Seattle
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Old fashion drive in food the way it use to be! Don't go if you're on a diet, but otherwise it's worth the fat splurge. Friendly, prompt service. Entertaining and out of the ordinary decor from "the old days"... Good parking, huge menu variety of burgers and sandwiches. Onion rings are great!

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Seattle
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900 reviews 900 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Pro tip - visit on a weekend to see the local gearheads show off their sweet rides. Food is tasty but should be served with Lipitor. The shakes are awesome old skool. A great place to visit yesteryear and enjoy classic Americana.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Issaquah
  • Phone Number: (425) 392-1266

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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