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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“pesto fries” (4 reviews)
“burgers” (23 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
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American, Fast food
810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
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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.

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.

Thank awin2016
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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

Thank David T
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.

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

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!

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

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

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 13 July 2017

A visit to the "Big A Rootbeer Drive In" in Grass Valley, California, will bring you back to 1957. It has all the features of A&W Root Beer Drive Ins back in the day. You can park your car and order from a speaker or...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Burgers are fresh and juicy, and fries are great. I had the impression the patrons were mostly locals, some possibly regulars. If you want a classic burger and fries lunch with a classic root beer served in a chilled glass, this is the place to...More

Thank Robin T
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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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