We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gene's Root Beer

640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
+1 765-642-5768
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hot dog” (28 reviews)
“slaw dog” (2 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Fast food
640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
Write a Review
Reviews (79)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Finally got around to eating at Gene's for lunch this week. It's as good as other reviews in here attest. My son and I had hot dogs and coney dogs (they refer to as Spanish dogs) along with onion rings. The "car hops" come to...More

Thank kgray_hoosier_hayday
Reviewed 6 days ago

this is the one must go place when we visit family, the service a wonderful and the food is great. We love this place

Thank Deanne P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I LOVE hot dogs and try them most everywhere I go. A quick trip to Anderson turned a little longer than I thought, so I hit Gene's for a quick dog, onion rings and a root beer. Because time was short, I got it go,...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Well, you won't find much healthy food at Gene's, but after 53 years, you surely know it quenches your craving for one of their Spanish Dogs and a "frosty mug" of cold, great tasting Root Beer. An occasional summer treat for Andersonians. Somewhat overpriced, but...More

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I love the Root Beer! My favorite food here is the Coney with onions and THEIR Slaw Dog!! The slaw dog is the best I have ever had. If you haven't ever had one, it is a must; especially if you love horse radish!!! I...More

Thank Jafralady
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place! I always eat more than I should as the hot dogs with their delicious sauce is fantastic. It's a good thing I live 25 mikes away, otherwise I'd eat here several times a week! BTW, get a cup of their sauce...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Gene's Root Beer has the best root beer ever! It is Drive-in that never changed. Just sit in your car and your server will come take your order and bring it to you on one of those trays that rests on the window. The root...More

Thank Traveler_201602
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The best part is when Gene's opens you know better weather is here. Spanish dogs are good, but I recommend the polish sausage (with Spanish sauce!). The root beer used to be the best you could find, but several of us agree it has changed...More

Thank Kelly19770
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to stop for a root beer and hot dog. The chili dogs are famous, but I prefer dressing mine with onions. I also looking past the onion rings and French fries to get the mushrooms. To me soft serve ice...More

Thank DMJA21
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Best drive in root beer stop in Indiana, whether you eat there or carry out. The grandkids know either way we're taking a gallon of root beer home. And the food is second to none.

Thank Glenn J
Nearby Restaurants
Nile Restaurant
66 reviews
1.47 km away
Deluxe Donuts
14 reviews
.18 km away
Texas Roadhouse
50 reviews
1.54 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mounds State Park
172 reviews
2.60 km away
Pendleton Falls Park
26 reviews
13.78 km away
Belgian Horse Winery
7 reviews
14.67 km away
Gaither Family Resource Center
21 reviews
15.36 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How busy is Gene's around lunchtime during Colts Camp?
2 August 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Rose M | Reviewed this property |
Pretty busy. My sister tries not to go close to AU at this time of year. Every where you go it is busy.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Anderson
  • Phone Number: +1 765-642-5768
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing