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281 State Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045-9303
+1 607-756-2021
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate inside. It was a very cute restaurant. Root beer floats are awesome. Chili dog was also very good.

Thank Backr0adsTraveler
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a long-time favorite stop for me. I love the coneys, onion rings, and, of course, A&W root beer. Being served by a car hop is a nice slice of nostalgia that I hope never goes away. Stop in and enjoy some tasty food, but bring cash - the car hops cant take credit cards.

Thank Rose W
Pennington, New Jersey
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411 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had to check out the Drive-In A&W restaurant in Cortland,NY off of Route 13. I ordered a cheese burger, fries and soda and had it to go as the car hop service was painfully slow. The burger was decent and the fries were weak. It's a shame as I has good memories as a child going to this chain in... More 

Thank KidLove
Apalachin, New York
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472 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

You can park your car and get car hop service. Not many A&W's left that do this. You can go inside where there are booths. The root beer is always great and they have a great hot dog special for $1.19. They hook a tray to your car window with the food on it. Worked on my car.

Thank msmacher
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You can pull your vehicle up and use the car hop service or go inside to the booths and tables. We went inside. There are phones at each seating area that you use to place your order inside. It has the 50's classic diner theme. Good food at a great price. Would definitely go back if I'm in the area.

Thank Gidgetsmama
Homer, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Best onion rings and rootbeer around. Love you have the option to drive in to order or you can go inside Quick service husband loves the hotdogs and i prefer the bacon cheeseburger. Alway good.

Thank honestlee2015
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Our family had spent the day at the New York State Fair. It was late by the time we got back to the hotel. Everyone was tired and hungry, not a good mix. A&W was right down the street from the hotel. I took everyone's order and got us food. The food is good, typical fast food. It's prepared quickly... More 

Thank Eric D
Poughkeepsie, New York
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The food is to be expected but this place is worth a stop just to step back in time. If you don't want to sit in your car and eat (carhop! Even has the trays that clip to your window) then you can sit inside. The phone at the table is to call your order into the kitchen. Fun. Could... More 

Thank Leighann C
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A&W is a really fun place to go! Ordering by phone is really different. The food is delicious and the service has always been great! Very friendly servers. The fried chicken alone is worth the trip here! YUM!

Thank terilees
Cincinnati, Ohio
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We used to have A&W's everywhere back home when I was a kid and after checking into my hotel and looking for a quick bite, I was beyond excited to see this place. First thing- they don't accept credit of any kind so I turned around, went to the nearest bank and withdrew cash and came back. It wasn't until... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 State Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045-9303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-756-2021

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