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Mac's Drive-In

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1166 Waterloo Geneva Rd, Waterloo, NY 13165-1255
+1 315-539-3064
Tue - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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Phelps, New York
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I so wish this place could b open year around. The best food and great prices. I miss it after Labor Day. Come on Spring!!

Thank Julie D
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

no very expensive but that reflect quality and taste been there for long time....probably nothing better to do around here

Thank culinary802016
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The service was fast and the food was OK. It's more of the type of food you'd eat after a night of drinking. Some was homemade and some you could tell was from the freezer. The ice cream was the best part. I would go again but wouldn't make a special trip for the food..

Thank Sweetcheeksmey
Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our group of 21 motorcyclists were all amazed, and pleased!, by the amount/prices of the ice cream! We all enjoyed our favorite cones, shakes, or root beer floats while reminiscing about the old drive-ins from our days. The place was packed every time we rode by, so we decided to try it on Saturday (after we'd had dinner elsewhere). We... More 

Thank Catherine G
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is quite a find, a fairly original drive-in with optional curb service. There are a number of tables to park your and get waitress service, or you can get curb-side service at your car. Food is typical greasy grill fare, which adds to the ambience. Fries are very good. Also offers ice cream and shakes. Highly recommend a stop... More 

Thank DaveTUSC
Newark, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Brings me back to the good old days when I would go to drive ins like this with my pa and we would eat till we could eat no more. Its not the best food out there but just the nostalgia of the place I hope it stays there forever so one day I can bring my kids kids with... More 

Thank karmstrong0600
Reinholds, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

When we travel to the Finger Lakes region, we love to visit Mac's Drive-In. Food is good, service is great, love the Richard's root beer in a frosty mug. It takes you back to the good old days of the drive-in service. It certainly is worth a visit if you are in the area of Waterloo!

Thank Tom_and_Janice
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great location. We ate a lot of food. Milkshakes and Onion Rings weren't bad. The honey buns were okay. The location has a lot of potential. I hope things can improve.

Thank JoBu L
central New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

My sister, my daughter and myself stopped here on a very warm day and had a great outdoor lunch! The food is so great and very inexpensive! I had a shrimp basket, my daughter had a fish fry basket and my sister had a burger basket. We all had root beers and shared onions rings and a hot fudge sundae!

Thank MistycentralNewYork
Port Dover, Canada
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346 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The burgers here were excellent and chicken in a basket was a large portion. We had root beer floats which were cold and tasty. The waiters were quick to serve and very friendly. Open air dining area was also fun and relaxing. We try to eat at Mac's whenever we are in the Finger Lakes.

Thank 251ceh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1166 Waterloo Geneva Rd, Waterloo, NY 13165-1255
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 315-539-3064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?