Nothing else like it in Cincinnati. A 1950's root beer stand still around in 2012. Quite an anachronism. It is a unique experience to visit and the food is good.
Once, long ago, there were many such "stands." You ate in your car. Waitresses came to the car and took the order. Food was delivered on a tray which attached to your car window. It was a "drive-in". I do not know of any in this area which still operate in this way. The Root Beer Stand was apparently an A&W root beer concession once, but is now independent. There are fifteen or so stools at a single counter inside. It is a small space, usually packed. The decor consists of hundreds baseball caps, from many different locations, hanging from the ceiling.
I have eaten at the Root Beer Stand many times. I have only ordered the hot dogs, either foot long or the small regular size. They are steamed and served on a bun either plain or with sauerkraut, grated cheese, onions and chili (any or all). Mouthwatering. They remind me of the hot dogs at baseball games, but even better. The root beer is home made, served in iced mugs and delicious (even though it contains caffeine). It is hard to drink just one mug.
Put on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, loosen up and relax. Go to the Root Beer Stand and enjoy a few chili dogs and root beer.