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Big A Rootbeer Drive In

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810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
(530) 273-3243
10:30 - 20:00
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Wed - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

They have amazing burgers. The down side is that they are a bit pricey and don't come with a side. On the other hand, you don't really need a side of fries because the burgers are very generous. Their house root beer is good, but the diet version isn't the greatest. To top it all off, they have a dog... More 

Thank Elizabeth N
London, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

I've been to so many diners in my life, but being British - never been to one quite like this. Very old school and honest! I'm not a fan of root beer but loved the stuff at Big A's which we were told by friends we were visiting that they brew themselves. The food was diner food but of really... More 

Thank Kat_Orr
Granite Bay, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

Enjoyed a juicy burger today. Staff was very friendly and service was prompt. Rustic atmosphere. Large menu clearly posted on the wall. Suggest lots of napkins.

Thank Madness47
Woodbridge, Virginia
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

Went with the family on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Very sweet, strong vanilla flavored root beer. I loved it but my wife thought it was too sweet. I had the Polynesian burger...it was quite possibly one of the best burgers I've ever had!

Thank Andrew W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

The owner Jim has brought back the "Old Fashioned" burger. The customer service is very friendly, and the food is outstanding!

Thank joflood121
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Did not get what I ordered. 6.00 dollars for a half of a glass malt. asked why and the girl said thats all you get and I said for 6.00 dollars I should get a full glass. She had no care in the world! Just a bunch of young people that dont care! Posted this on Nevada County Peeps on... More 

Thank Randy M
Penn Valley, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Been twice now and both times we've had Great food. Burgers are awesome, staff is friendly, and the homemade root beer is the best I've had since I was a kid (even better as a float).

Thank serelmo
Grass Valley, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

The remodel they have done has made the place a fun and authentic 50's style diner. The food is great, everything is well worth the price. The burgers are always cooks and seasoned perfect as is the chicken, the shakes are hand made, and there is a huge variety of appetizers. Also make sure to check out their breakfast, they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Jump back to the 50's. This place has the old school car window service. The menu is very big, though some items may be a little over price. I ordered the mushroom cheeseburger and shared pesto garlic fries with my wife. Those fries were awesome. I'll be back for just those. The burger was ok, but messy. I mean real... More 

Thank Fcubed3
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Found this place by accident, but we will definitely go back if we're ever in the neighborhood. My husband had the steak lovers burger and I had the Sonoran burger, both of which were very good made with fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection. We also shared a small order of fries which also were very good. I really liked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: (530) 273-3243

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?