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1557 Route 7 S, Middlebury, VT 05753-8805
+1 802-388-2876
11:30 - 20:00
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Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I loved this restaurant. You drive up and order from your car. The people are super nice and the food is worthwhile. There are window trays for your car to eat from. Of course you have to order a root beer float! A definite revisit spot

Thank plaidaddict
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a great roadside stop for a quick meal or just the float. they still have "carhops" that place a tray on your car window and take your order. All the usual highway menu items are available with fast, friendly service.

Thank M_Freedley
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is such a beautiful spot to stop for a root beer! A and W's are very rare this day and time. The root beer was very good and the view of the mountains is lovely! Definitely worth a stop!

Thank travelingrhonda
Georgia, Vermont
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Not the best meal I've ever had... It was cheap and quick but could have been better, and the whining waitresses did not do anything to improve the meal.

Thank suz_brown99
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fast and friendly service. Good food and ice cream. That's the place you are looking for if you are a little hungry. No need to go out the car but if you want, there are a few pick nick tables to eat. We where lucky because when we left we saw it's only open for 8 days more this season.

Thank Rob H
Brandon, Vermont
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The food is average but the experience isn't. If you want a time capsule of the 1950s and happy days it's right here in Middlebury. I recommend the root beer floats. They can be a full meal.

Thank flatpickguitarusa
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was my first time at an A&W and it was what I expected. The food was good (I had a burger and root beer float) and service friendly and fast. I had been to Sonic’s previously, it is along the same lines, but more homey, not commercialized. It would definitely be more convenient if they accepted credit cards. I... More 

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Chester, Vermont
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stopped for only one thing, that memorable Rootbeer Float in that large, heavy, chilled mug. Boy did this bring back memories of child-hood. Two were brought quickly to our car and the tray set right on the partially open window. DELICIOUS. Service was excellent. They even come to your car if you are not under the cover or are... More 

Thank toscwolfstar
Tacoma, Washington
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Pretty good place, overall. The servers were a bit slow, but then again, they had time to be with the fact that everyone had their orders cooked as they were given. Food was good quality, this year.

Thank Spencer T
Saint Albans, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Coming to A & W brings back memories of my childhood. The Root Beer Floats are a special treat. I always get the Papa Burger Basket. It's an excellent value.

Thank Becky05478

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1557 Route 7 S, Middlebury, VT 05753-8805
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-388-2876

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?