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Ammons Drive-In

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1451 Dellwood Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786-6914
+1 828-926-0734
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good comfort food. Service was fast and they serve a fantastic chili dog. They can get busy but they also offer curbe service.

Thank Donmy W
Clyde, North Carolina, United States
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ammons is a hometown staple. Food & service is always great. Hotdogs served "all the way", chili cheeseburgers, & chuckwagon sandwiches are famous there. Try them once and you will definitely be back! But bring cash, no credit/debit cards accepted.

Thank Susan S
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377 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must confess that we usually stop here just to get chocolate dipped ice cream cones as dessert. They are always good, but get messy as they drip. But, that never stops me from coming back.

Thank rk821
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169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you like old fashioned American food of the 50's, you'll love this place. Fresh salads, home made deserts, standard menu with the plus of tasty ice cream desserts make this one of the local favorites.

Thank Wunder3
Jacksonville, Florida
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Usually packed but nothing special. Our server was good and quick. Burger was ok and came as ordered. All items come on throw away plates and cups.

Thank jrr800
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

After a long day of hiking and shopping stopped in for dessert and coffee. Was waited on by friendly wait staff. Blackberry cobbler was wonderful. Our daughter enjoyed her first soft cream cone.

Thank Barb D
Social Circle, Georgia
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Ammons has long been a feature in the Waynesville, NC area. The food is very good, reasonable priced, and served by a friendly and efficient staff. Come hungry and make sure to try the hand made milkshakes. Make sure to bring cash- or be prepared to use the on site ATM- no credit or debit cards accepted.

Thank dcp7451
Nashville. TN
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a nostalgic place for most, but they have had and sold at least 3 locations around town over the years because of their great food. #1 on my list is a slaw dog-- sweet mayo slaw--- and a great milkshake. When we are in town, we certainly choose Ammons over fast food any day.

Thank SVtravelagent
Chapin, South Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We got the banana split. It was very good. The service was great, too! The employees were very hard working, too. All we got was the ice cream and a coke and they were both delicious!

Thank Salgal1933
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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228 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's easy to tell what's popular in a locale. Just look for local license plates. This is such a place. Very reasonable prices and speedy service. Nice variety of drive in type food and meat and three dishes.

Thank Phil C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1451 Dellwood Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786-6914
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-926-0734

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