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A & W All American Food

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216 E Lodi Ave, Lodi, CA 95240-2951
+1 209-368-8548
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Visalia, California
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is where it all began. If in Lodi, you must go and see where A&W began. The best rootbeer floats in a frosted mug.

Thank eco6
Rancho Murieta, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Better than any other A&W I have ever been to, in fact I don't eat at any other A&W anywhere because they cant hold a candle to this place. Clean, neat, better quality food than any other A&W, you can tell the owner has taken MUCH pride in his restaurant. and the Thursday Nt. Cruse is cool too.

Thank stg1gs
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Good parking, fast dependable service, good dependable food. Always clean, restaurant with good fare.

Thank sonnybear47
Manteca, California
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375 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We went there for lunch. It wasn't busy at all. The food was fresh and hot, but it was just so so. Nothing to brag about. Our rootbeer was served a mug, but the mug was NOT cold at all. No frosty rootbeer like the old days. Burger was just small.

Thank Sally J
Pete K, Owner at A & W All American Food, responded to this review

Sally J Thank you for your visit to our A&W. And thank you for the review. We strive to WOW our guests with our fresh made burgers, sides and made in store Root Beer, everything is made to order. I will have to apologize about the mug that wasn't "ICE COLD" The mugs were cold but our Root Beer machine... More 

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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

You have to stop to enjoy the very first A&W in the country. Sip the root beer, devour the chili cheese fries and wander thru the memorabilia. Food and service were very good

Thank jim B
Lodi, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We eat here probably twice a month. The restaurant is very clean, cutely decorated and the food is always fresh. Staff is also very friendly.

1 Thank loditravelers2
Lodi, CA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

My wife and I eat here about twice a month. The food is great and the service is pleasant. The oldies are always playing in the background. Lots of memorabilia to look at. Thursday Nights are the "cruise in" nights with classic cars to look at. A&W started in Lodi and it's nice to know we have history in our... More 

Thank rustyfan02
Big Bear Lake, California
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162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

On my last visit to Lodi two years ago, the restaurant was unfortunately closed for remodeling. So, on this year's visit, I introduced a friend from Montana, who had fond memories of his family eating dinner at A&W in the 50's and 60's. This location was the first A&W, which grew into the chain we know today. We enjoyed the... More 

Thank Stan W
Stockton, California
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The Papa Burger is the way to go I ordered the Papa Burger french fries and a root beer float to eat in. The rest rooms were clean a good sign so I was cool with that.

Thank Brad S
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256 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

If you don't have A & W where you are from, I HIGHLY recommend THIS location, because it isn't half kfc and this one does the best job at offering authentic A&W experience. Has also a small display of A&W trinkets. Fresh brewed root beer is always a great thing on a hot day!

Thank cstruyk

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 E Lodi Ave, Lodi, CA 95240-2951
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lodi
  • Phone Number: +1 209-368-8548

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?