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Review of Mac's Drive-In

Mac's Drive-In
Ranked #4 of 43 Restaurants in Waterloo
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

I have been going to Mac's every summer since I was a kid for their great outdoor, picnic feeling atmosphere and great food. They serve root beer out of barrels and have wonderful root beer floats and sundaes.
There's something for everyone on the menu too, from hot dogs and burgers to shrimp or clam baskets with home cut french fries. You can even get served from your car, just like the old days!
Mac's is a fun food experience that's been around for decades.

Thank Evelyn J
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Mac's Drive-In was a very pleasant surprise, both for food and atmosphere. It was a very hot day when I was there, and the frosty mug of iced tea (the real thing, no sugar unless you want to add it) and freshly-made fries were excellent. I didn't see any wasps, as one reviewer did, and sitting at a shady table was a great way to cool off from the record-breaking heat. The server was attentive and eager to please, and there's a great menu to choose from. The prices are ridiculously low too! Do try the rootbeer float. Unfortunately I didn't see it on the menu until after I had ordered, but when I saw other people enjoying them, I saw that they're quite special. All in all, this is a place I would happily return to. There's a good-size, clean rest room too.

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Thank Rosemary005
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

If you're looking for haute cuisine go somewhere else, this place is all about nostalgia. Mac's Drive-In delivers a glimpse of how we used to dine along the blue roads of America fifty or sixty years ago. Your choice of seating includes the front seat of your '57 Chevy in the car-hop section behind the main pavilion where your order will be delivered on a window tray. I swear I spotted the Fonz pulling in back there. Just overlook the kitsch and flaking paint and you'll be treated to a unique dining experience at Mac's. I had the quarter-pound cheeseburger with all the trimmings (they bring the condiments to the table) and at four bucks it makes Ronald McDonald cry. The hot dogs are also worth every penny (not many) you will put down. Top it all off with a root beer float and count the money you saved. As you drive away with a full belly, you'll think you just emerged from a time warp!

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Thank Larry W
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This place has the typical old fashoned drive in look, food, and feel. Food is good, fast, and cheap. Sure, most of the food is deep fried...but that is what a drive-in was meant to be. When you eat here it's like stepping back in time. It's a fun place to stop and very easy on the wallet.

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Thank MercsMiles
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Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

It's like driving into a time warp. If you drive from the town of Waterloo you won't see the car hop section around the back.
Just the place for a quick lunch

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Thank Fauxqui
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