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730 N Broadway St, Spring Valley, MN 55975-1027
+1 507-346-7486
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Rochester, MN
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170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I eat at this A&W location probably once or twice a month in the spring and summer months. Old fashioned drive in at its best. Food is always good and quick, service to your car with a smile. If you want to eat inside, there is a nice dining room for that. If you want to eat... More 

Thank AdvoChampion
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heading to lanesboro for a play & needed lunch so this was our choice place to eat. Can eat in the car with the tray on your window or inside seating. Chose inside seating as it was a little nippy out. Service was top notch & food was great. Refills of soda also. Waitresses & owner both were very attentive... More 

Thank Marsha K
Spring Valley, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 12, 2016

It is A&W. so what you would expect for food and beverages. (rootbeer floats!) But it is also the small town friendly nostalgic place that brings back good memories.

Thank Beth D
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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163 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Spring Valley A & W is awesome, first time here.Wonderful cheese curds & chili cheese fries, & of course, the BEST root beer around !

Thank Jeff B
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166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This place has been around for a long, long time. I like going to a true old school drive in A&W vs. the newer style. Glad to see this place is still in business. Food was typical A&W. My wife and I both got cheeseburgers, fries, and root beer. The staff were all nice. The food is good. The place... More 

Thank Andrew G
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is worth a step back in time and it has drive inn good like you remember it with car hops! Traditional A&W food- fried cheese curds, bacon cheeseburger, and an A&W root beer served in a frosty mug!!!

Thank GypseyTravelers
Metamora, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We got what we expected - great root beer, good burgers, and an nice lunch experience! We ate at our car during a nice breezy afternoon. The burgers were good and the root beer was served cold in a frosted glass. This was exactly what we were looking for...a little slice of Americana.

Thank ccneal61210
Methuen, Massachusetts
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208 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Traveling across this great country, had to find an original A & W to visit. This place was perfect. Deep in the middle of no where, car hop service an all, this is what I remembered as a kid, and now my boys were experiencing it. Loved the individual menu's for each car spot and the bell girl was very... More 

Thank Eagle-Eye24
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2015

An early-summer tradition in our family is to enjoy a root beer float at an A&W. No other rootbeer can quite compare to their original. However, our floats were delivered in paper cups, and were barely cold. But the really awful part was the taste. There was a definite scent and taste of cleaning fluid of some sort- enough so,... More 

Thank Janelltheowl .
Kathryn S, Owner at A&W Drive-In, responded to this review

Hello! I received your review and would like to respond. I am wondering if you might have the wrong store? We were not open on the date listed, (January 2015). In addition we do not use Pine Sol or any pine smelling product to clean our lines. Our sanitizer is provided by A&W corporate. At any rate I am sorry... More 

Plymouth, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

It's A&W what else needs to be said, yum. Great root beer, love that it's a drive in, across the street from the hotel we stayed at.

Thank Terri J
Kathryn S, Owner at A&W Drive-In, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our drive-in. This is a Simpson family (we are 2nd generation) owned and operated unit, which began operations in 1956. My husband has been part of the drive-in, literally since he was born, (see picture hanging above the entrance to the "orange" room). Our goal is to make every customer happy...and we're glad you enjoyed your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 730 N Broadway St, Spring Valley, MN 55975-1027
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Spring Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 507-346-7486

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