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Ammons Drive-In

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1451 Dellwood Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786-6914
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So, it was late, (after 9) making a decision on where to stay for the night, and happened in to turn around in their driveway. Reading some of the complaints, anyone that sits down and reads a dinner menu item for under $10.00 should consider what they are complaining about. Food was reasonable, service good, and with multiple signs indicating... More 

Thank A44Chief
Waynesville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sorry but this place should not be calling what they sell "food." EVERYTHING is out of a can. Of course being vegan we thought the veggie plate might work for us. Sad, sad, sad. What wasn't bland tasted very weird. Won't be back. PS served on styrofoam plates.

Thank Trinity8008
Canton, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Does not accept ANYTHING other than cash. Was left standing at register being spoken to like I'm an idiot holding while my credit card. Was forced to use their ATM which was conveniently located next to the register. The neighborhood kid who mows my lawn can accept credit and debit cards on his phone but for some reason these geniuses... More 

Thank andyjoefox
Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy lunch place, also advertised as a dairy bar. Has both home cooking specials and short orders. We had the burgers. Surprised that served in wax paper instead of on plates. Fries that way also. Ordered a chocolate shake and it was made with soft crème instead of ice cream and not very good. Would do better going to... More 

Thank James N
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After hearing how great this place was we decided to try it. No one in our family was super impressed with their meal. We ordered burgers and hot dogs, both were just so so. I would try another place if you want a good burger and fries.

Thank mtnfamily2013
Asheboro, North Carolina
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born and raised in Haywood County and Ammons has always been a go-to for Friday and Saturday nite hamburgers. They used to have curb hops and everyone went "crusin'" around the buildings. The curb hops are gone but the burgers, fries and shakes are still good.

Thank prideworks
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Love 'em! Just like the old soda fountain types, thick & creamy. Nice folks inside to serve you and great home style daily specials.

Thank 517sallym
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We have been there twice and have left both times very dissatisfied. The food is overly greasy and makes you feel sick for the rest of the day. They don't give you a plate when you order a burger. I had a shake and it seemed like all they did was fill up a cup with some very low quality... More 

Thank Rachel D
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stopped by one day on a fluke, and had a very nice lunch. Prices were very reasonable and the service was fast and good.

Thank Leck G
Ocala, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as we always do when we are in Waynesville, for a couple of hot dogs. Service was friendly and place was packed. They have great big crinkle French fries and good soft serve ice cream. It's an old established burger, fry place. If you go in with the attitude of being friendly and experiencing a blast from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1451 Dellwood Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786-6914
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828.926.0734

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