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Gene's Root Beer

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640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
765-642-5768
Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Anderson, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the coney dogs here. The root beer is pretty outstanding as well. A staple in anderson that hopefully doesn't go away!

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Thank craigj564
Branson, Missouri
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

food average nothing outstanding. prices to high. found nothing really good. service average. not really good

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Thank Penny F
Lafayette, Louisiana
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a step back in time. Car hop was bubbly, nice and efficient!! Hot dog bun was fresh with good hot hot dog! Got a 1/2 gallon root beer to go. Fun.

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Thank Rose M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not too many places can you go to a root beer stand and get some delicious food. This place has some amazing coney dogs (here they are called Spanish Dogs). Fast service and normally pretty busy. However, if there is a space for your car grab it and park. They also have outdoor seating if you can't find a place... More 

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Thank csmcknight04
Gainesville, Georgia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always make it a point to visit Gene's when I back in Anderson and this time was no different, although we did visit three times in a week this trip. Service is the same with the car hops coming to your car to take your order. Menu has it all but for me it is always coney dogs and... More 

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Thank tlb48156
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a bacon cheesedog and a beer. The dog was cold. Waitress busy so I walked my food back up to the cook's room and said it was cold. They re-did it and when the waitress brought it back to me she said "You need to order this hot when you order it" Duh!!!! Shouldn't a HOT dog... More 

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Thank Judy B
Anderson, Indiana
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Just drive up and a server will come to your window to take your order. Good service and good food. The root beer in a mug is some of the best. I tried the polish sausage and it was delicious. The crinkle cut french fries are my favorite. They have a variety of food from tenderloins to corn dogs, dessert,... More 

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Thank adventureseeker2016
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Food is awesome! Fantastic Spanish dogs, chicken, tenderloins, and nachos. Friendly service! Food brought hot and ready to yhour car.

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Thank Tim L
Biloxi, Mississippi
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I love this place. Plus, it is still like the old car hops from the 50's. The service is fast and good tasting. Nice to sit outside and eat or just sit in your own car.

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Thank Sherri H
Muncie, Indiana
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Gene's is a perfect example of the iconic American drive-in. It opened in 1964 and has been serving happy customers ever since. There are spaces to park in on either side of the long, low roof that covers the sidewalks for the servers. There are also a few tables and benches at the edge of the property for overflow customers.... More 

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Thank Deborah W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Anderson
  • Phone Number: 765-642-5768

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?