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“A little Bit of Nostalgia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jolly's Drive In

Jolly's Drive In
Ranked #15 of 159 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hamilton, Ohio
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A little Bit of Nostalgia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our family loves Jolly's. It is the old root beer stand with the car hops who deliver your food and take away the trays. Our favorite is the foot-long hotdog with everything on it! The little ones think it is neat to visit. Or you can get it to go with a gallon of root beer. Cannot wait till spring when it opens again.

Visited October 2013
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33 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hamitonians only”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

This is a Hamilton tradition and the pod isn't what it was but its nice to go and get a foot long. The dogs and such changed when Hamilton pravision went out and are not what they were. But the beer the root beer. Oh shawty best root beer in the county. Food is avg anymore but the nasagic side is whet you come for. And the car hops are Badin and HHS girls they tend to be a bit rude but hey there car hops.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ladykiller44
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Cincy, OH
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Many better places for a burger”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Wasn't impressed by the food, service or price - just okay. So many other places to bring a familiy for better service, better food and selection (Wendy's, McDonalds, Sonic, Steak & Shake, Rally's, Walt's, etc. are all within a few miles for about the same price!) Sorry - aside from carhop service there is nothing more than mediocre here. And even that is sloppy, and dumpy.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“like old times”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

I like that they still have car hops. And they have the best rootbeer in town.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Kevin W
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Dayton, Ohio
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Hamilton Tradition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

The food is not the best, but the root beer. Let me tell you the root beer... The place drips nostalgia. I wait for it to warm every year so I can get this local treat.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rachelmae83
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