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Jaenicke's Root Beer Stand

390 E River St, Kankakee, IL 60901-5164
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“fries” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Fast food
390 E River St, Kankakee, IL 60901-5164
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Old time hot dog stand. Still serving up the awesome food and great memories I had as a kid. Root beer floats. Chili onion cheese dogs. Sooooo good

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great family owned place we have been going here since I was a little kid their rehot hotdogs are amazing and the cheese fries are killer. Their root beer is the best by far. Try it it's a great tradition here in Kankakee and their...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

GREAT food and super friendly folks who run it. FANTASTIC homemade root beer. Coney Island Hot Dogs are the best!!!

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I always get the same thing here. Chili cheese dogs with onions. YUM !! Used to live in the neighborhood years ago. Now my visits are not as often as I would like.

Thank krnlee
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Old fashioned creamy root beer -no ice and a chili cheese dog The best opens late February for the 2017 season

Thank R1462EBchristinea
Reviewed 7 December 2016

House made rootbeer and a variety of delicious eats, this place brings me back to my elementary school days when my folks would take my siblings and I out for a treat of a rootbeer float and chili-dog. You can picnic or grab food to...More

Thank Casi G
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing cheese sauce buns for those that don't care for processed meat. I really love the fried pickles and Italian beef. This has been a favorite for years. Sadly July open about 8 months a year. Bourbonnais location is the best.

Thank JasonG-BNA
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a must experience! I do not like root beer but highly recommend their root beer! They are famous for their sauce buns and hot dogs. The buns are steamed and are so delish!

Thank Kristin J
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is like going on the "Way Back Machine". When we were kids, we would go here and purchase Sauce Buns and a root beer because we were teenagers and couldn't afford anything else. Of course back then, (55 years ago) we were broke kids....More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have been going to Jaenicke's Root Beer Stand since I was a child. All the kids on the block would take our baths, put our PJs on and then Mom and Dad would take all us kids in the car to the Jaenicke's Root...More

Thank Elizabeth L
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 E River St, Kankakee, IL 60901-5164
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Kankakee
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