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5629 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2013
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Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is not the A&W of your childhood. Nothing is good. Burgers are cold and what ever happened to the A&W chili dog. Stay Away

Thank grid60
Hickory, North Carolina
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

After leaf peeping which for Wilmington NY seemed to be off time especially for Sunday PM, we ate here since not many other choices. Average but thankful to find something open. Food served in trays which make eating difficult and messy

Thank lfipar
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

always liked going here thru the years, but I am finding the prices are not matching food quality , you got a bit high in price

Thank CAVD
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This A&W provides fast and friendly service. The outdoor area stays very clean despite the fact that they are very busy. Highly efficient staff. Wish they stayed open later than 6:00.

1 Thank suebruno
Rochester, New York
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133 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A & W restaurant, excellent food and service. Indoor and outdoor seating. Yummy root beer floats. The burgers were also excellent. I did try a hot dog, and it wasn't anything special, just an average hot dog.

1 Thank mrscleo
Bayport NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great food and Root Beer. Family owned for decades. Only a few blocks from Santa's Workshop at the North Pole NY. Very clean

1 Thank iamslotman
Lake Placid, New York
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211 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

What an eat place. It's like stepping back in time when I was a kid and these places were everywhere. You must try a root beer float as they can't compare to anyone else's. The place is staffed with local high school/college students which I think is great. You can get meals with burgers, dogs, chicken, etc. they seat you,... More 

Thank SonjaV1
Albany, New York
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had lunch here & the burger was pretty good. It was a thin beef pattie with bacon, cheese, pickle, lettuce, tomato, etc. It was nice to walk here from the North Pole campground. The cheese curds were tasty too. There are help wanted signs posted and you can tell the waitstaff is busy. Our waitress still had a smile and... More 

Thank Susan V
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Always like to stop here on our yearly trips to Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. Generally the service and food are good. Some years we have experienced problems with a special order , like a hamburger being served as a cheeseburger and when it comes back , clearly the cheese was just wiped off. Kind of disturbing, but overall the... More 

Thank baseball95
Royalston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

There aren't many of these A & W restaurants around, so I had to stop in, as I was a great fan of the A&W that was located in Gardner, MA when I was a kid. The root beer and hamburger were the same. I do think it could be a bit more inviting as far as cleanliness, including the... More 

Thank Marie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5629 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 5186377849

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?