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A & W Root Beer Drive-In

2208 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6125
+1 518-668-4681
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheese curds” (11 reviews)
“clam roll” (4 reviews)
“burger” (42 reviews)
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American, Fast food
2208 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6125
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just what you want at A&W! A yummy greasy cheeseburger and a root beer float served in a frosty mug. Delicious and cheap.

Thank lisa9962
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it here! Food was delicious, Came out quick, and everyone was very friendly. Parking can be a bit of a problem. But it’s very worth it when the food comes out. Highly recommend

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and ice cream. Came back twice. Was across the street from the hotel. My husband enjoyed a root beer float.

Thank IrisSpring_50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place! Old Fashioned feel. with casual American cuisine. Grilled cheese, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, etc are the offering. Outdoors there is a Delorean, the car that was in the Back to the Future movies. It even has the California plate that says Outatime...More

Thank Sheryl F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was okay, the service was very good. It was a good location, where there was shade to get out of the sun while having something to eat. The root beer was fabulous of course!

Thank neverfindone
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The fact that this place is always crowded tells you that the food is good. Situated right next door to the Forum, its a very convenient place to grab lunch . Outdoor dining only.

1  Thank marthabugg
Reviewed 11 October 2017

What a delightful find!! Haven't had a root beer float in a very long time. Food was in the 'fast food' category but very good and fresh. Staff was helpful and pleasant, providing outside table or car service. A DeLorean was on display outside. Actually...More

1  Thank Kat_NY1
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My dad, sister, and I come up to upstate New York every year and we tried this place for the first time. The hot dogs were delicious & super cheap. The soft serve ice cream was actually really creamy, I loved it. It's a place...More

1  Thank KarenAnn94
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great place to get a good affordable meal!!!!!!!!!! The portion sizes are huge so you won't leave hungry unless it's by choice.

1  Thank KB1CJT
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We were just talking about how we were getting thirsty and noticed A&W so we had to stop. We parked, and were deciding who was going to get out in the pouring rain to order when there was a knock on the window with a...More

2  Thank Nanarules
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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
May also be called A&W Drive-In
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