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The Rootbeer Stand

225 N Columbia Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348-1434
+1 815-883-9254
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Fast food
225 N Columbia Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348-1434
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from Peoria for some nice cold treats on a hot summer day. My husband and I had the root beer float in the frosty mugs.....excellent! The root beer is the perfect balance of sweet with the soft serve....More

Thank Angie G
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Great little root beer drive in. Actually stopped 2 times, once for a full meal, and once just for floats. Burgers were great. Got a double cheese burger with bacon. It was very filling and delicious. Worth going out of your way a little bit...More

Thank Jared B
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Poor quality food, rude wait staff. I wouldn’t eat here again under any circumstances. The restaurant looks appealing from the road, old fashioned drive in, but looks can be deceiving.

1  Thank 217darrylj
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We loved the rootbeer floats and I loved the corn nuggets those are hard to find. Had a fried chicken sandwich was just okay husband had a fish sandwich was just okay too. Loved they gave you a small salad with your basket. Decor looks...More

Thank Claygoddess
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The Rootbeer Stand is a great local place that takes you back in time. You can either order food from your car or sit down in the dinner. The hamburgers and cheeseburgers were great and you can get them either as a sandwich or as...More

Thank Eran O
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly small town service. The food is reasonably priced. The selling point for the restaurant is the homemade root beer. My family tried the pizza burger and the pork tenderloin sandwich. Everyone cleaned their plate. We prefer thinner patties so the burger size was perfect...More

Thank eedelafosse
Reviewed 30 April 2018

While visiting the Starved Rock State Park, a friend and I stopped in for a meal. The Rootbeer Stand is a flashback to the '50's and '60's drive-in. We chose to eat inside. The inside was just what you would expect from a drive-in. Orange,...More

1  Thank jbenimble
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Excellent homemade root beer, AMAZING onion rings, fish was really good too. And their menu looks amazing (bratwurst! and so many more good-sounding choices). Am making a detour back through Oglesby just so we can eat here and get some of that GREAT root beer...More

1  Thank agness!
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Good prices and delicious ice cream. I also believe the root beer is made in house. Most menu items are half the price of anywhere else. Old fashioned drive-in eating or dine in/carry out. I've been going here since I was a kid and now...More

Thank Sherrie G
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We saw this and just had to stop. Very friendly service. Wonderful root beer in frosty mugs - how can a girl go wrong? The kids had no problem finding something on the menu to eat and it was all very tasty. My son adored...More

Thank Mommaof5kiddos
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9 March 2015|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
sorry I can't answer that question. I live in California but stop by there each and every year when I come back for my Fathers birthday. My thoughts would be yes. If not they could give you a x receipt for a certain... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 N Columbia Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348-1434
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oglesby
  • Phone Number: +1 815-883-9254
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