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Big A Rootbeer Drive In

810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
+1 530-273-3243
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pesto fries” (4 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
“root beer” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Fast food
810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually a bit disappointed since our last trip here. Prices had gone up but quality and taste was not as good as before. Still a good burger and a fun place to order from your car...just like the old days!

Thank pb1610
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Way more than a hamburger joint! They have a full menu and the food is great for a drive-in. Sit in your car old-style if you would like. They will serve you. Or go inside and get a good meal. The French fries are very...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Called in for lunch one day for a burger and to try their famous home made root beer. The burgers are just massive, with a good varied choice, done order fries or extras to go with it as I doubt you would get through it...More

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 13 July 2017

A visit to the "Big A Rootbeer Drive In" in Grass Valley, California, will bring you back to 1957. It has all the features of A&W Root Beer Drive Ins back in the day. You can park your car and order from a speaker or...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Burgers are fresh and juicy, and fries are great. I had the impression the patrons were mostly locals, some possibly regulars. If you want a classic burger and fries lunch with a classic root beer served in a chilled glass, this is the place to...More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 22 May 2017

You really can drive in (under cover, no great scenery) and have your order brought to the car - or eat indoors in the cafe. The burgers are the beefiest, greasy, tasty burgers, with a huge choice of toppings. Fries are yummy, shakes are handmade....More

Thank GrassValleyMe
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for some lunch and all had burgers. The beef burger my son had was juicy and good. We had veggie burgers and they were ok. The service was great and the fries were cooked to perfection. They have a variety of sandwiches...More

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The food is awesome, the selection way above average, the wait time minimal but the pricing a little high for a burger. There is a wide selection, but the price for two for lunch could easily reach $25. The burgers a consistently are voted the...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here two or three's since the first of the year.The food and drinks have very good each time.The service has been very good and fast each time.The root beer is same of the best I have had.We will be stoping here again...More

Thank Jesse D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been inthis restaurant to eat on several occasions. I have always come expecting the food to be good as it is rated Best in the area for burgers. i found the burgers to be less than average each time.

Thank pamkesler
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-273-3243
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