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A & W Root Beer Drive-In

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2208 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6125
+1 518-668-4681
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I always love going here. The food is always good and the atmosphere is a happy home feel!!! A great place for the family to go!

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Thank chellyanna
Nutley, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good food and some awesome root beer floats. Seating area was not cleaned very well and needs to be updated. Tables were sticky. Parking was hard to find due to small parking lot. They should consider expanding.

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Thank cmason049
Jamaica, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

While you are enjoying the sites of Lake George just remember that this place closes relatively early - 8 PM. I like their hamburger and root-beer float. Simple and filling. For service you either have to stay in your vehicle or sit down at the table. The wait staff will come to you and deliver your order where you are.

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Thank Rick B
Clearwater, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I fully admit the main reason why I have made it a point to visit this restaurant over the past nearly 40 years whenever I am visiting or vacationing in this area is the pure nostalgia of getting to eat at an old school A&W drive-in. That fact alone certainly bumps up my rating from very good to excellent. But... More 

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Thank escapee98
Loudonville, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

So happy that they opened again after the fire! Service great, food satisfying. The AW brings back great memories and helps me make new ones with my children.

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Thank Nakabode1
Lincoln Park
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We were on our way home and I always saw this place busy. I was very curious. We stopped in luckly finding a parking spot. The waitress was really nice. The food was a little disappointing. I ordered a steak sandwich which did not even fill the bun. My family ordered double cheese burgers but the patties were so thin... More 

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Thank Suela0912
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Service and food are awesome. Some of the best fast food that I’ve ever had. This is not your run of the mill Burger King type place. It really is good. However, the outside seating area is basically a bee hive. Perhaps a slight exaggeration, but there are a lot of bees and they are not at all afraid of... More 

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Thank lisadZ9727KY
Brewster, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Not a very big place but always very busy. This tells you something about this place. They have great food - their rootbeer floats are amazing. The food is good and it's not expensive. Great place to bring the family for lunch or dinner

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Thank Christine G
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I had the hot dog and curly fries with root beer and was very satisfied! The service was quick and friendly. I would highly recommend this place for lunch.

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Thank Husky2011
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Every year for the last 6 years my husband and I and our close friends have been going to Lake George for our yearly vacation. A & W Drive-in is the first stop that we do when arriving in the Village, like clock work. We love the food and the service is awesome. You cant go wrong by stopping in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2208 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6125
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: +1 518-668-4681
Description
May also be called A&W Drive-In

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?