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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%
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“pesto fries” (4 reviews)
“burgers” (22 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
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American, Fast food
810 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5809
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This place is not your everyday burger joint. This is where you go for quality like on diners,drive ins, and dives. The best burgers in the world. The best cooks the best service. This little place is where you go to pig out on the...More

Thank Aundrea D
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today while headed to Sacramento. The burgers were delicious. Garlic fries were extremely garlicky-- covered with loads of fresh minced garlic. If you love garlic, don't miss them. Pesto fries are also worth a try. Root beer is served in large glass...More

Thank Ccjello
Reviewed 17 November 2016

what can you say about a drive-in that looks, feels and TASTES like a drive-in should . They even have the speakers outside so you can pull in and get your meal delivered at the car ... Everyone who works there seems to be happy...More

Thank debodulac
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

So glad they finally upgraded and redid the inside. The kids generally do very well with the food and service. The Philly cheesesteak sandwich is very good, good fries and excellent root beer! Oh and you can still drive up and have carside service!

Thank SatinBow
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Draft root beer is the feature here, and it is fantastic. Tastes like the root beer I used to get as a child at a similar drive in restaurant, now closed. Food is a notch better than standard fast food, and they have gluten free...More

Thank nrob59
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth checking out. Delicious variety of burgers, chicken and beef, as well as sandwiches and salads. For me it's a special part of Grass Valley.

Thank kbarr92
Reviewed 11 February 2016

BIG PORTIONS - and wonderfully good root beer. I especially like the salads, my kids love the burgers and the pesto fries are a hit with all. This converted A & W drive in is a fun find.

Thank not2many
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Looking for a place to eat in grass valley isn't easy to do but we did find this place. Quaint drive in style diner, however we decided to go inside to eat as it was hot as blazes outside. Service was ok, not great, but...More

Thank karero99
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Great freshly made burger - they had many specialties but I got the plain old cheeseburger with cheddar. Staff were very helpful in helping you choose from their big menu on the wall. Retro type atmosphere with 1980s new waver music playing in the background...More

Thank Stargateman
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

They have amazing burgers. The down side is that they are a bit pricey and don't come with a side. On the other hand, you don't really need a side of fries because the burgers are very generous. Their house root beer is good, but...More

Thank Elizabeth N
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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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