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A&W Restaurant

717 E Wisconsin St, Portage, WI 53901-2454
+1 608-617-7418
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
20 Aug 2017
“Chili Dog”
14 Apr 2018
“Excellent Old Fashion Drive-In A&W”
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717 E Wisconsin St, Portage, WI 53901-2454
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I love this place! It’s so nostalgic!They have an awesome menu and specials. There is something for everyone, even the pickiest little eaters! The food is great and done right! It is a must visit while in Portage.

Thank Ppierce1320
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Well done traditional A&W fair. The chili dogs were especially well done. Just recently added a roof over the outdoor seating area.

Thank Frankee7
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This location is low par for an A & W - and we have visited several. There is solely car hop service which is somewhat of a novelty. However for walk ups, patrons are forced to use the car hop ordering system and not permitted...More

Thank MarTee959
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Food was excellent, service was just as excellent. Our order was taken right away and our food arrived less than ten minutes later very fresh and very hot. This restaurant has never disappointed me.

Thank motherfisch
Ronda P, Guest Relations Manager at A&W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is an old car hop style place. You look at the menu, push the order button, and they come to the car to take your order. Food come out fast, hot and it's good. One of the last places you can get American beef!

Thank brent_lubkeman
Ronda P, Guest Relations Manager at A&W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Glad you like our retro-style and our 100% U.S. beef. Thanks for letting us serve you.

Reviewed 21 April 2016

I noticed their prices have gone up this year. $7.19 for most meals. It may be average, but my biggest problem is minimum wage is $7.25/hr. Everything is going up except that. This basically went from a let's stop by just because to wow for...More

Thank ronna1970
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This A&W is a clearly a notch above other A&Ws. Not only does there food taste better but the unique way you order and get your food is way cooler than a typical fast food restaurant. Love it!!

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I hadn't eaten at A&W in years. But I was driving into town after a hard day and I thought to stop. Not get out of the car and just have something to eat. I thought it was surprisingly good and when I was done...More

Thank sunnydayinwis
Ronda P, Guest Relations Manager at A&W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Looking forward to serving you again. Thanks for stopping.

Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very nostalgic vist to an A&W with an electronic menu and order from your car on a speaker under the menu. A car hop girl delivers the meal and root beer on a tray that sits on a lowered car wind, It is just like...More

Thank kolinKiev
Ronda P, Guest Relations Manager at A&W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Glad you like our retro-style drive-in. Looking forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 23 September 2015

Hard to beat the Old A&W for a fast snack, or treat. Best Root Beer Floats around. Waitstaff, friendly and came right out to take order.

Thank Petralfish15
Ronda P, Guest Relations Manager at A&W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Glad you liked our retro-style drive-in and attentive carhops. Orders may also be placed on the menu boards so you can order when you're ready... No waiting. Thanks for stopping in.

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 E Wisconsin St, Portage, WI 53901-2454
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: +1 608-617-7418
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A&W Portage is a seasonal--"blast from the past"--restaurant with friendly carhops serving smiles with every order. We offer plenty of outdoor seating at our front & back patios for our customers who would rather eat at a table than in their vehicle. Our family-friendly back patio includes child-size picnic tables and a Lego/Duplo table for children to use their imaginations while they wait for their food. We offer an A&W menu including delicious Wisconsin Cheese Curds along with other local favorites. Our A&W Root Beer is made fresh daily at our location with real cane sugar. If you're looking for more than just a meal, stop in and receive a retro experience!
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