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The Rootbeer Stand

225 N Columbia Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348-1434
+1 815-883-9254
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“chili dog” (4 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food
225 N Columbia Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348-1434
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good prices and delicious ice cream. I also believe the root beer is made in house. Most menu items are half the price of anywhere else. Old fashioned drive-in eating or dine in/carry out. I've been going here since I was a kid and now...More

Thank Sherrie G
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We saw this and just had to stop. Very friendly service. Wonderful root beer in frosty mugs - how can a girl go wrong? The kids had no problem finding something on the menu to eat and it was all very tasty. My son adored...More

Thank Mommaof5kiddos
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Always excited to try places wtih their own root beer. Menu had lots to choose from and prices seemed reasonable. I thought the root beer was just OK, not special. The food was also just OK. Ordered a bacon burger, chili dog and fries. The...More

Thank passionfortravel0920
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The servings are a little smaller than the fast food joints but they are of higher quality. So if you want a big serving, buy more and enjoy. They get the food done quick enough too. This is an old A&W with operational drive-up spaces....More

Thank Gerry N
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Root Beer Stand has been around as long as I can remember serving consistenly good food in our little town of Oglesby. Even both of our girls worked there, and they are now in their forties! The food and service is quick and always...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Would definitely recommend; burger baskets for $6 and under. Good service even on a busy night. The rootbeer was just okay (in my daughter's opinion) but we would return for sure. Safe room for dessert!!

Thank psbtravels
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We came in during the Oglesby Festival and the indoor seating was packed. However, we were promptly seated within a few minutes and our waitress took our order quickly. Told us our food could take up to 30 minutes and it only took 15. Great...More

Thank Pete K
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

First time here and loved this place! Excellent customer service. Great rootbeer! Pretty decent burgers and fries. Prices are super reasonable and very clean. Will definitely return and recommend!

Thank titaniaw2016
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Root Beer float brought back so many wonderful memories. It was great and what a great thing to have a car hop bring them to us!

Thank maryanng157
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Hey, if you want to stay local this is your place. It was great service and hot food!! The root beer is delicious and the atmosphere is old time drive in!

Thank Alyssa F
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
sorry I can't answer that question. I live in California but stop by there each and every year when I come back for my Fathers birthday. My thoughts would be yes. If not they could give you a x receipt for a certain... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 N Columbia Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348-1434
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oglesby
  • Phone Number: +1 815-883-9254
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