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“Original Red Sauce”

A & W Drive In All-American Food
Ranked #69 of 173 Restaurants in Bay City
Cuisines: Fast food, American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Bay City, Michigan
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Original Red Sauce”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

For starters I have eaten here for over forty years. This A&W is one of the few in the chain that still use the Original Red Sauce and not the cheaper sauce that A&W tried to force them to use but they could not do to a ironclad contract(they cannot renovate the building). This Drive in has declined in the recent years , the coney dogs have gotten smaller but they are still delicious ,their hamburgers are excellent,and their Root Beer is the Best on the Planet.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Bay City, Michigan
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Yearly sojourn”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

I always go here on Memorial Day after I visit the cemetaries. I have a big glass a root beer. Best root beer ever. They are open summer months only. They also make their own chili; they don't use the A&W brand chili. (According to the newspaper, Corporate recently gigged them on this, but gave them outstanding marks in everything else.)

The only problem I have is that there are only 9 seats in the restaurant; all bar stools. sometimes these are all taken. They have the usual A&W car service with the call-in boxes. no roller skates for the waitresses, however.

  • Visited May 2012
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Bay City, Michigan
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“Fresh, friendly, and fast.”
Reviewed 16 April 2011

Every time my family and I come into A&W in Bay City, MI the employees and managers there are very friendly. I am always greeted at the door, during the meal asked for refills and how the food is, and upon leaving there never has been a time where there was not a "have a wonderful day" being said as we left. I have been going to this restaurant for about a year now and absolutely know I will be returning every season. They are also fast, taking in the consideration they cook their food fresh unlike many restaurants. I would rate this restaurant an overall 5 out of 5.

  • Visited April 2011
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“Cheap, quick and tasty. Great hot dogs and coneys.”
Reviewed 9 January 2008

Cheap, quick and tasty. Great hot dogs and coneys.

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