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Jaenicke's Root Beer Stand

390 E River St, Kankakee, IL 60901-5164
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Fast Food
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390 E River St, Kankakee, IL 60901-5164
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Tasty Root-beer. Quick service. Typical fast food. Staff was quick and answered questions. My kids liked it, just not my type of food.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 1HappyChic
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We stopped off for a chili/cheese dog, root beers, fries and the locally famous “sauce bun”. The buns were steamed and soft and the hot dog was good. The “sauce bun” is a local fav. Think of a soft hot dog bun with a dollop...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephen A
Reviewed September 3, 2018

There are many reasons to visit Jaenicke's Root Beer Stand at 390 East River Street, off I-57, in Kankakee, Illinois. People have been visiting the iconic restaurant since 1940, long before there was an Interstate highway or McDonald's or Burger King or Wendy's or A&W...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Best place for hotdogs and homemade root beer. The food always comes out steaming hot. (Even though it’s an outdoor old style drive in; I can depend on getting a good hot meal there to warm me up on a cold rainy day.) It is...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tamara G
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We noticed this classic drive in whilst visiting the FLW Bradley House nearby. On the recommendation of the docent, we had a root beer float and hot dog with trimmings. As tourists, we simply went for the experience but I would recommend to anyone who...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank David P
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This place has the best Root Beer in town. Add some ice cream and have a classic Root Beer Float. Also the french fries are outstanding as is the sauce buns and hot dogs. Come here and you will NOT be disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Basically a clone of old AW drive up or drive through sandwich and famed root beer stands. 2 places here. Good cheap sandwiches. Slow service.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Dennis C
Reviewed January 4, 2018

I love this old drive-in for its 60s-style atmosphere ! I have 2 old classic Chevys, and I really enjoy parking at this place and filling up on some good old-fashioned hamburgers, fries and a malt. This place reminds me of my teen-age years when...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Don L
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Old time hot dog stand. Still serving up the awesome food and great memories I had as a kid. Root beer floats. Chili onion cheese dogs. Sooooo good

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Sue C
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Great family owned place we have been going here since I was a little kid their rehot hotdogs are amazing and the cheese fries are killer. Their root beer is the best by far. Try it it's a great tradition here in Kankakee and their...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Elizabeth G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 E River St, Kankakee, IL 60901-5164
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Kankakee
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