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The Root Beer Stand

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129 18th St, Corbin, KY 40701-2403
+1 606-528-4163
10:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband took our family for a trip down memory lane in his hometown of Corbin and said we had to eat at the root beer stand. I'm glad he did! Homemade root beer and hamburgers were delicious. It's worth the trip, the kids ate every bite and wanted to go back for more!

Thank Melissamf12
Williamsburg, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to eat at the root beer stand for as long as i can remember. I always get the same thing, a Dixieburger, fries and a gallon of root beer to take home. I love eating here.

Thank katt54
Corbin, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

All I can really say you need to visit the Root Beer Stand,if you're not a "regular"try it! If you're a traveler make a point to come by and try their food,good service,AND especially their Root Beer Floats1

1 Thank 708sue
Terre Haute
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We're locals, and eat here several times a month. We've reviewed before, but like to keep our reviews current. Many times through the season the Root Beer Stand is open, we're asked by visitors where this place is, and the first thing we tell them, "there is no sign". We always ask them to review and rate it no matter... More 

Thank Bike-JeepTrvlr
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We just enjoy pulling up and ordering from a friendly usually long term car hop who always seems to get our order correct. A nice reminder of the good ole days, bring your kids if you don't mind them eating the car :) Love the hot dogs and chili.

Thank Matthew B
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife's parents used to take her to the Root Beer Stand when she was a child. As we were in the area, I suggested we go. It is an old time drive through with car-hops. We both ordered the Dixie Burger, fries and a drink. The car hop brought the food on a tray that hung to you window.... More 

1 Thank Kevin B
Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This place is always busy, and the menu is fairly basic, but there is nothing better than coming here if you want to be reminded of times gone by. A carhop (yes, kids, there really IS such a thing!) takes your order and then hangs it on your car window. The burgers and chili dogs are yummy and the root... More 

1 Thank 7jr1
Corbin, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I love the root beer stand it's a part of Corbins historyI can remember going there when I was young girl.Took my children there now we take our grand children there.

1 Thank Patricia C
Tupelo, Mississippi
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Didn't know a place like this still existed. Super friendly and fast. Frosted mugs of Root Beer were great.

1 Thank Kathleen R
Corbin, Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Root Beer Stand is a long standing tradition in Corbin, and for good reason. The chili is amazing, the onion rings tasty, and the fries are golden to perfection...and don't get me started on the amazing root beer itself. My family goes there often during their season, and both eat there and order in advance for pick-up.

1 Thank Jenny I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 18th St, Corbin, KY 40701-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Corbin
  • Phone Number: +1 606-528-4163

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