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“Fun place!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of A&W Restaurant

A&W Restaurant
1557 Route 7 S, Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-2876
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Ranked #19 of 42 Restaurants in Middlebury
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Arlington, MA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fun place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Not fine dining, but very fun. I recommend the black bean burger (excellent; get it with cheddar if you're not a vegan), the onion rings, and the root beer float. You wait a bit, but it's worth it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A step back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Not all would share my 5 star review, but the A&W on Route 7 approaching Middlebury from the direction of Rutland is a trip down memory lane. My first experiences with the A&W go back to the 1950s, when I spent summers on Lake Dunmore. I swear it hasn’t changed. If you are looking for a place to see the way things were way back then before franchised fast food joints became king, this is for you.

Visited May 2013
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Vermont
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ya Gotta Luv It.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I confess; I am a diner/fast food/roadside burger joint junkie. I inherited this vice from my GI, iron-stomach Dad. Egan's Diner, hard by the RR and slightly sooty; Coney Island Hot Dogs (only got sick once); Tower Grill (great before they ordered Greek Diner Pre-made sections A, B2 and K2.5).

So what you're salivating over is readily available just south of Middlebury, VT, on the left going south. NOTE: CLOSED EARLY FALL, REOPENS IN SPRING. Be there or go hungry.

Also Frankie's, "The Hot Dog King". I grew up with foot-long dogs, sautéed lobster rolls and diluted JayMar soft drink syrup. Look for them in CT, especially in the Waterbury, CT area. Francis "Frankie" Caiazzo has passed, as so many of his dogs, burgers, onion rings and butter-sautéed lobster rolls. But their taste lingers on. Google them!

Visited September 2012
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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Retro-Fantastic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

A great memory of the first fast food restaurant to come to the Upper Valley. This is the only one of the chain left in Vermont. Eat in your car with Roller Service or inside (but that's no fun.)

A&W has my favorite root beer! Not sure what happened to the Teen Burger and Mama Burger...

Family fun, once a year treat.

Visited May 2012
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22 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice drive-up place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

Pretty cool how you can drive up and they serve you in your car. Burger was alright, fries were good and root beer float too.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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