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Gene's Root Beer

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640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
+1 765-642-5768
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 21:00
Thu 10:30 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At least once a summer, The Fetching Mrs. Rat and I along with the Rat pack hit Gene's Root Beer. As in a number of Anderson establishments, nothing seems to change, and that is a good thing. Hot dogs, coney dogs, fries, onion rings, root beer and rood beer floats! What's not to like? TFMR's older sister used to work... More 

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indianapolis
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most famous place in town. Gets really busy at lunch on nice days. Good, normal food for this type of establishment. Prices are not real cheap, but it's worth it for the different type of experience of eating in the car. Occasionally

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Thank j m
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Last time I went a few years ago my hot dog was served cold and when I complained the waitress about it , her reply was "You should have ordered it hot". Excuse me, it was a HOT dog why should I order it hot?? Anyway, we gave it another try. Hot dog was only warm, BUT the frosted mug... More 

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Thank Judy B
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I grew up with an A&W close. This takes me back to those days and definitely hits that drive in food spot. Excellent coney dogs with onion.....don't worry my mouth is closed for review so no odor. Great fries and root beer too. Excellent excellent. It gets a bit crowded at times but for the dogs I don't care. Give... More 

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Thank Craig J
Muncie
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. They come to your car just like an old fashioned drive-in. They are known for the Spanish sauce, husband swears it the best on a hot dog. I get the breaded tenderloin. Great root beer floats. It's worth a stop if your in Anderson.

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Thank Karla R
Anderson, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I love the coney dogs here. The root beer is pretty outstanding as well. A staple in anderson that hopefully doesn't go away!

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Branson, Missouri
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

food average nothing outstanding. prices to high. found nothing really good. service average. not really good

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Thank Penny F
Lafayette, Louisiana
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a step back in time. Car hop was bubbly, nice and efficient!! Hot dog bun was fresh with good hot hot dog! Got a 1/2 gallon root beer to go. Fun.

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Thank Rose M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Not too many places can you go to a root beer stand and get some delicious food. This place has some amazing coney dogs (here they are called Spanish Dogs). Fast service and normally pretty busy. However, if there is a space for your car grab it and park. They also have outdoor seating if you can't find a place... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I always make it a point to visit Gene's when I back in Anderson and this time was no different, although we did visit three times in a week this trip. Service is the same with the car hops coming to your car to take your order. Menu has it all but for me it is always coney dogs and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 09:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46012-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Anderson
  • Phone Number: +1 765-642-5768

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