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Big A Rootbeer Drive In

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810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
(530) 273-3243
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 10:30 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today while headed to Sacramento. The burgers were delicious. Garlic fries were extremely garlicky-- covered with loads of fresh minced garlic. If you love garlic, don't miss them. Pesto fries are also worth a try. Root beer is served in large glass mugs-- seemed like most folks who stopped in while we were there had a root... More 

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Nevada City, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what can you say about a drive-in that looks, feels and TASTES like a drive-in should . They even have the speakers outside so you can pull in and get your meal delivered at the car ... Everyone who works there seems to be happy to be there , and are truly welcoming and warm. Menu's huge and varied ,... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

So glad they finally upgraded and redid the inside. The kids generally do very well with the food and service. The Philly cheesesteak sandwich is very good, good fries and excellent root beer! Oh and you can still drive up and have carside service!

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Thank SatinBow
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Draft root beer is the feature here, and it is fantastic. Tastes like the root beer I used to get as a child at a similar drive in restaurant, now closed. Food is a notch better than standard fast food, and they have gluten free buns for their burgers and sweet potato fries!

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Thank nrob59
Grass Valley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth checking out. Delicious variety of burgers, chicken and beef, as well as sandwiches and salads. For me it's a special part of Grass Valley.

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Olivehurst, California
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

BIG PORTIONS - and wonderfully good root beer. I especially like the salads, my kids love the burgers and the pesto fries are a hit with all. This converted A & W drive in is a fun find.

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Vacaville, California
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Looking for a place to eat in grass valley isn't easy to do but we did find this place. Quaint drive in style diner, however we decided to go inside to eat as it was hot as blazes outside. Service was ok, not great, but not bad. My husband had the chili dog and I had the #1 burger. Husband... More 

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San Diego, California
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Great freshly made burger - they had many specialties but I got the plain old cheeseburger with cheddar. Staff were very helpful in helping you choose from their big menu on the wall. Retro type atmosphere with 1980s new waver music playing in the background - I heard Billy Idol and Blondie. The acoustics made it very noisy but a... More 

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Thank Stargateman
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

They have amazing burgers. The down side is that they are a bit pricey and don't come with a side. On the other hand, you don't really need a side of fries because the burgers are very generous. Their house root beer is good, but the diet version isn't the greatest. To top it all off, they have a dog... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

I've been to so many diners in my life, but being British - never been to one quite like this. Very old school and honest! I'm not a fan of root beer but loved the stuff at Big A's which we were told by friends we were visiting that they brew themselves. The food was diner food but of really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: (530) 273-3243

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