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A & W Root Beer Drive-In

1404 G St, Modesto, CA 95354-2527
+1 209-522-7700
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“roller skates” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Fast food
1404 G St, Modesto, CA 95354-2527
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Couldn't leave Modesto without a stop at a drive-in restaurant, ala American Graffiti. Discovered the A & W was the last one remaining, and stopped for a hamburger and some chili. Service was great, once you learned how to work the communication system. The hamburger...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 23 February 2018

On certain days, you can call ahead, they still have waitresses who roller skate to your car with your order. Which you would have placed via that intercom outside the drivers window. Your meal arrives on a tray that they place on your car window....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 704Traveler
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I was out with my family looking for a good burger. We got more than we bargained for. First, the food was excellent. Secondly, the staff was super friendly. The entertainment was a total surprise. There were 8 Elvis(es) present and performing in the parking...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank LifeoTravel
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Love the root beer floats, love the fresh brewed root beer with the soft serve ice cream. The burgers and fries are just average. The young lady on roller skates was fantastic.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Charles S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I have been eating at the A&W for probably 50 years. Always consistent and provides me with some great memories. Out of the way and you need to search it out but worth it.

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The nostalgia is what prompted us to pull in. We were just passing through and looking for dinner. The quaintness hooked us but forget that. This was maybe the best fast food style burger I've ever had. I got the double bacon with no cheese....More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank millron
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We enjoyed the food and of course the Root Beer,it takes a while for the order because they aren't pre made which is a good thing

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Armand S
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We went for only one thing: a frosty (glass) mug of root bear and it absolutely met the need and nostalgic memories. The place is a bit run down and grungy. But service was quick, personal and cheerful. And the root beer was great on...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank momarino143
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This is the drive in referenced by George Lucas in the movie American Graffiti so there is history there. The food is awesome and the root beer is a must get . . . And it's served in a frosted mug (if you eat there)....More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Ray L
Reviewed 27 August 2015

A Hot August Nights tradition! Nostalgic location and decor. Car Hops on roller skates, indoor dining, chili cheese fries, burgers and of course freshly made root beer. This place is a must at least once. Great for families and dates.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Amber G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1404 G St, Modesto, CA 95354-2527
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Modesto
  • Phone Number: +1 209-522-7700
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