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A & W Drive In All-American Food

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301 Lafayette Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-7727
+1 989-892-0321
11:00 - 21:00
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Bay City, Michigan
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193 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best root beer in the area. Service was surprisingly good for just opening yesterday. They were quick and efficient. NOTE: they are cash only. The drive in parking lot was clean as was the inside of the restaurant. It had been a long wait over the winter for them to reopen

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Bay City, Michigan
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193 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The burgers are so good and the root beer is absolutely delicious. The car hops are so pleasant and accommodating. The only problem I have is that they are closing for the season this week and won't be open until the spring. 😥

1 Thank Stitcherjer
Bay City, Michigan
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered the Tuesday special of 99 cent coneys. They were delicious. The curb side service was great. Very friendly workers. The best mug root beer ever! We also ordered a chicken strip kids meal with a root beer float. He loved it! The best chicken strips around ( from the mouth of a 9 yr old)!

1 Thank Jill K
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We go almost every Tuesday for the 99 cent Coneys. They will load them up with onions, pickles, etc, for that price if you ask them. At least they do for us. Have a couple coneys and a good sized root beer for less than $4 (oh yah).

1 Thank Jeff J
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I have been eating at this eatery for over 35 years and have experienced consistent quality and awesome customer service. Every Tuesday Koegel HotDog Coneys are $.99 cents. I live in Texas and do not eat hot dogs at all until I visit Michigan. I high my recommend this establishment.

1 Thank Peter D
Bay City, Michigan
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We dine here at least twice every summer, since this is a seasonal restaurant here. Great deep fried mushrooms, the only place I buy them! Great burgers, made to order, and a frosty, cold root beer mug filled with that great beer! Ahhhh! Free refills in the to-go cups! This particular place opens in May and closes Oct 1.

1 Thank lin c
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187 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The last "Car-Hop" diner I know of. I go here for the fresh root beer and the hot dogs. Haven't really tried much of anything else. I hate that they close for the winter but totally understand and don't hold that against them. What they do, they do well.

1 Thank drlooper
Bay City, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Overall they were very gross and were not organized at all. I have waited almost a half an hour for my food just for them to realize that they haven't even put the order in yet. Also, I know some people who worked in the back kitchen and he says that they buy outdated hot dogs and they also fry... More 

1 Thank guitar4agirl
Bay City
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

During the summer months A&W has coneys for $.99 on Tuesdays. They make their own sauce and it is just the best.

1 Thank ds48
Bay City, Michigan
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

For starters I have eaten here for over forty years. This A&W is one of the few in the chain that still use the Original Red Sauce and not the cheaper sauce that A&W tried to force them to use but they could not do to a ironclad contract(they cannot renovate the building). This Drive in has declined in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, American
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Lafayette Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-7727
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-892-0321

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?