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“Love me some Mac's!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mac's Drive-In

Mac's Drive-In
1166 Waterloo-Geneva Rd, Waterloo, NY
315 539 3064
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Ranked #7 of 32 Restaurants in Waterloo
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Waterloo, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Love me some Mac's!!”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Go for the root beer. Not the food”
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Needs a serious cleaning”
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 since opening in 1961. The place is "vintage", true, but that does not mean it has to be dirty.
And to top it all off, an employee did actually start cleaning a disgusting ceiling fan that was over the counter- while we were sitting at the counter eating!!! Bits of crap where floating all over-
I had to ask him to please wait until we were done and gone. Weird.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Auburn, NY
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“Food and Service”
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.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wilton NH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Reliving childhood memories”
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

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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