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A&W Restaurant

304 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1447
+1 231-796-6405
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cheese curds” (3 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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Fast food, American
304 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1447
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

What needs to be said great food and service. Better fries then McDonald's tasty burgers and of course. Mugs of root beer yum yum

Thank crowwalker56
Reviewed 8 April 2017

i was so glad to discover that Big Rapids had an A & W. The food is always predictably great, and the fun of the drive in dining can't be found in too many places these day.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you like A&W food and drink, you'll like this A&W. On State Street, near downtown, it has car hops as service. During the non-snowy seasons (spring, summer & fall), it has a "classic car" how about once month of Friday. Beautiful old cars, nice...More

Thank griffinr
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Slow! Had to serve ourselves! Enjoyed food! Did feel like old times! Love the hot dogs, and root beer float!

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stop for great food and the occasional car show that is put on by this A&W. Growing up stopping for a Rootbeer float was a treat. Today its available when the craving calls. I love the quality of the food and like the cheese...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I never had cheese curds before and now I love them they make super good ones ! I suggest you get the large one because u wound be able to stop! And the chili dogs are so good! They have good root beer floats but...More

Thank wendy f
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Like the old days, drive up and order through a speaker. A car hop brings out your food (sorry, no roller skates). Food is pretty good, chicken strips, burgers, dogs, great onion rings. They have old car shows once a month (it may be more...More

Thank winger999
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

The best fast food in Big Rapids. Great food for a great price. Love the classic car shows they do. Wish they were open year round.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

I forgot how good this food was! Ice cold rootbeer, super cheese curds, onion rings, chicken strips. Good burger, too bad they left the pickles on! Fast and good.

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We wanted frosty my root beer and a root beer float. Both were excellent! Thanks for trip down memory lane! A&W is alive and fantastic in Big Rapids, MI!

Thank jrdtsta
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1447
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-796-6405
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