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Barney's Drive-In

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1300 Elm Ave E, Waseca, MN 56093-3357
+1 507-835-7422
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

The sad looking greyish burger was clearly made from the frozen packaged hockey puck like patties they serve in school cafeterias. I would rather eat a burger from McDonald's. The homemade root beer is great, take some home and make you own burger...

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Thank Joe N
Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

The fact that it's a non-chain Drive-in should make you want to visit. I had lived in the area for the past 10 years, and would try to at least make one annual visit. I'm now moving away from the area, and can safely say that I'm going to miss this place. But enough about me, here's a breakdown: 1.... More 

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Thank Murveman
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Just a short bike ride or walk from Kiesler's resort. Our kids loved eating in the old car they have on site. Food was good too.

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Thank roseee311
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Sure, it's not going to be fine dining as it's a Drive-In. An actual drive in restaurant which in of itself is really a treat to experience. The food was standard fast food fried fare burgers, hot dogs and corn dogs. A really nice location right across from the lake.

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Thank Bernardo F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Great root beer! That is all. Poor service, poor flavored foods. I asked why they burnt my kids corn dogs and they said that is the way they cook them. They fixed it but it was an odd response. This restaurant is over priced by about $2 to $3 per basket for the food quality.

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Thank adam8504
Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

I thought it would be fun to go back in time and try the old time drive in. Food was just OK service was slow. It will be a while for me to go back.

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Thank rmitch27
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is a cool venue. It is a drive-in and they do have extra tables as well. The restaurant is right across the street from the lake so there is a nice view while you eat. The service was very friendly and the food was good too - burgers, fries, cheese curds, shakes - all well-priced. Although it is in... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Chicken smelled like lard not sure if it was old grease or what. Chicken was stuck together in the bag.Coleslaw was good.

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Thank tzimma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Like any other farm family back then, we ate out twice a year, and since the cemetery is just behind the place, we ate there every Memorial Day. Had my first burger and onion rings here...breaded, not battered just like Jesus likes them, and the root beer jug was filled regularly here.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Reminds me of my child hood when people actually wanted to be outside, car diners were the norm. The food is good, rootbeer comes with the specials, the ordering is brutal on the intercom. Sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher is really pissed off! Burgers, appetizers, ice cream and broasted chicken are the menu staples. Would suggest if your car is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
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Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Elm Ave E, Waseca, MN 56093-3357
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Waseca
  • Phone Number: +1 507-835-7422

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?