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A&W Restaurant

5629 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2013
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“hot dog” (8 reviews)
“cheese curds” (4 reviews)
“hamburger” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
5629 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2013
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is not the A&W of your childhood. Nothing is good. Burgers are cold and what ever happened to the A&W chili dog. Stay Away

Thank grid60
Reviewed 13 October 2016

After leaf peeping which for Wilmington NY seemed to be off time especially for Sunday PM, we ate here since not many other choices. Average but thankful to find something open. Food served in trays which make eating difficult and messy

Thank lfipar
Reviewed 19 September 2016

always liked going here thru the years, but I am finding the prices are not matching food quality , you got a bit high in price

Thank CAVD
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This A&W provides fast and friendly service. The outdoor area stays very clean despite the fact that they are very busy. Highly efficient staff. Wish they stayed open later than 6:00.

1  Thank suebruno
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A & W restaurant, excellent food and service. Indoor and outdoor seating. Yummy root beer floats. The burgers were also excellent. I did try a hot dog, and it wasn't anything special, just an average hot dog.

1  Thank mrscleo
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great food and Root Beer. Family owned for decades. Only a few blocks from Santa's Workshop at the North Pole NY. Very clean

1  Thank iamslotman
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

What an eat place. It's like stepping back in time when I was a kid and these places were everywhere. You must try a root beer float as they can't compare to anyone else's. The place is staffed with local high school/college students which I...More

Thank SonjaV1
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had lunch here & the burger was pretty good. It was a thin beef pattie with bacon, cheese, pickle, lettuce, tomato, etc. It was nice to walk here from the North Pole campground. The cheese curds were tasty too. There are help wanted signs posted...More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Always like to stop here on our yearly trips to Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. Generally the service and food are good. Some years we have experienced problems with a special order , like a hamburger being served as a cheeseburger and when it comes...More

Thank baseball95
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

There aren't many of these A & W restaurants around, so I had to stop in, as I was a great fan of the A&W that was located in Gardner, MA when I was a kid. The root beer and hamburger were the same. I...More

Thank Marie L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5629 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 5186377849