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“A real Drive in Root Beer Stand.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mason's Root Beer Drive-In

Mason's Root Beer Drive-In
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Washington
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Palatine, Illinois
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A real Drive in Root Beer Stand.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

You don't find these anymore, you have to stop if for nothing else than to see a real car hop. A dog and a root Beer and you are good to go.

Visited August 2012
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Vincennes
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Taste of the Past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Want to step back in time? This outdoor drive in has great food--coneys are the best and frosted mug root beer is delicious.

Visited September 2012
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Petersburg, Indiana
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Like stepping back in time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Mason's Root Beer Drive-In is a surviving relic of the past. Their coney dogs (regular or foot long) are to die for. You can still get root beer in frosted mugs and the car hops are quick and friendly. They have regular hamburger stand items as well as their own specialty sandwiches. The food here is always fresh and made to order. It is a seasonal restaurant opening in the spring and closing sometime in late fall. Perhaps this is part of their success. Knowing that they are not always available makes it all the more important to catch them during their open season. Regardless, they are a destination and an experience that is hard to find any more. I hope they are there for many years to come.

  • Visited July 2012
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Montgomery, Indiana
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“It's a classic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Love the atmosphere. Not many drive-in/car-hop places left!

Visited May 2012
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