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A & W Root Beer Drive-In

1404 G St, Modesto, CA 95354-2527
+1 209-522-7700
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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1404 G St, Modesto, CA 95354-2527
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating at the A&W for probably 50 years. Always consistent and provides me with some great memories. Out of the way and you need to search it out but worth it.

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The nostalgia is what prompted us to pull in. We were just passing through and looking for dinner. The quaintness hooked us but forget that. This was maybe the best fast food style burger I've ever had. I got the double bacon with no cheese....More

Thank millron
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We enjoyed the food and of course the Root Beer,it takes a while for the order because they aren't pre made which is a good thing

Thank Armand S
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We went for only one thing: a frosty (glass) mug of root bear and it absolutely met the need and nostalgic memories. The place is a bit run down and grungy. But service was quick, personal and cheerful. And the root beer was great on...More

Thank momarino143
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This is the drive in referenced by George Lucas in the movie American Graffiti so there is history there. The food is awesome and the root beer is a must get . . . And it's served in a frosted mug (if you eat there)....More

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 27 August 2015

A Hot August Nights tradition! Nostalgic location and decor. Car Hops on roller skates, indoor dining, chili cheese fries, burgers and of course freshly made root beer. This place is a must at least once. Great for families and dates.

Thank Amber G
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Took my daughter here to experience the nostalgic car hop service. The food was great...love their freezes!! Only problem was trying to figure out what to do with the tray once we were done.

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The A&W on G St. is like walking back 50 years ago. The atmosphere is great, the people friendly and wonderful HOT food. No cold fries here and nice portions. The tomato, lettuce and onions were fresh and crisp. The history on the wall was...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

This place is something everyone should see if you come to Modesto. The movie American Graffiti was all about Modesto Ca cruising the streets in the 50's. This A and W is what was represented in the movie. They still have the waitress on Roller...More

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Took my husband here to show him the old A and W. It's still original. Inside there are so many signed pictures from the movie American Graffiti.

Thank Tcard2013
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1404 G St, Modesto, CA 95354-2527
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Modesto
  • Phone Number: +1 209-522-7700
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