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Big A Rootbeer Drive In

810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
+1 530-273-3243
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (33 reviews)
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American, Fast food
810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Eat there from time to time. Their portions are large, but not as tasty as you’d expect. Not bad but not as tasty. They make their own root beer, which is a unique treat.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You're just out of the water at the River and starving? Well this is the place to head. You can drive up, and have one of the best burgers , mouth watering (honestly) and never worry about anyone judging yo for being all wet and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The Big A Root Beer Drive In was originally the A & W Root Beer Drive In in the 1960's including carhops. Frosty root beer is still served as well as mouth watering burgers, sandwiches and fries. A fun, friendly family atmosphere. Nice variety.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank dillism
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Fast counter service. Good menu. Good parking outside. Eating inside or in your car. If you do not eat red meat, you do not want to go there. Good Rootbeer and other soft drinks.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank awin2016
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This place has been standard for good quality, value priced burgers and other sandwiches for years. They use good meat, the cooks know the routine and the way they build a burger is pure American know how. The prices are very reasonable for what you...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank DavidT3984
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A staple of grass valley for a long time. The food is great and people working there are very friendly. The menu is pretty large something for everyone. A must try.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank rayjen3
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Don’t confuse the retro root beer stand look for having the food you might have found at an A&W of years past (except for the awesome root beer still served). This place serves up delicious food at great prices and with a smile from the...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Roger S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Actually a bit disappointed since our last trip here. Prices had gone up but quality and taste was not as good as before. Still a good burger and a fun place to order from your car...just like the old days!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank pb1610
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Way more than a hamburger joint! They have a full menu and the food is great for a drive-in. Sit in your car old-style if you would like. They will serve you. Or go inside and get a good meal. The French fries are very...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Jim A
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Called in for lunch one day for a burger and to try their famous home made root beer. The burgers are just massive, with a good varied choice, done order fries or extras to go with it as I doubt you would get through it...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Matt K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-273-3243
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