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A Cranwill's Drive in

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1713 S 2nd St, Pekin, IL 61554-5409
+1 309-346-4666
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Pekin, Illinois
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Old A&W -- great root beer, dogs of many types, decent bugers and a tray in the window. Can't wait for opening weekend!

Thank jacee2013
Pekin, Illinois
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the few old time root beer stands left. Car hop service and excellent burgers and hot dogs! My favorite is the root beer floats!

Thank ConnieBoundy
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The prices are low because you get small portions. The food is good- it's a unique drive in menu. Great homemade rootbeer.

Thank DrivingKate
Pekin, Illinois
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Always a favorite of mine. The homemade root beer is always good. Mostly get the chili dogs when I'm here but most of their stuff is great. Been eating here for the last 45 years. I remember coming here when I was 5 and getting the baby burger and the little glass mugs of root beer. Hope it stays running... More 

Thank Joe S
Peoria IL
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Cranwill's is a trip back to the 1950's when drive-ins were popular. It is as old-fashioned as can be. This isn't a recreation, it's the real deal. Ordering is done through a call box and the food is delivered on a tray that hangs on your partially opened window. The food we ordered was delivered quickly and was very tasty.... More 

Thank Paperclip68
Pekin, Illinois
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Call box to place your order and the food brought to your door. The hot dogs along with the awesome root beer makes it a place to visit. Reasonably priced and a place that the kids enjoy too!

Thank Ron K
Pekin, Illinois
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I sometimes stop in at Cranwill's root beer stand when I want a quick meal. They have good coney dogs, tamales, onion rings, french fries, and of course, root beer. There is also an assortment of other things on the menu, and you don't have to leave your car (it's a drive-in). The service is good too!

Thank Ladygrl
Pekin, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The drive-in used to be an A&W Root Beer stand that the original owners kept and do their own food and homemade root beer when A&W left. They have great root beer available in paper cups or frosted glass mugs. There are numerous food choices-favorites of ours is tenderloins, coney dogs, and chill dogs.....but many other choices. It is an... More 

Thank Debbie E
Mason City, Illinois
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

If you don't hit up this drive in frequently, you are just insane. This classic has amazing root beer in big glass mugs (and take a gallon home!)....And I have yet to find something on the menu I don't like. Seriously. Screw the diet. Wear yoga pants ladies....life is too short to not enjoy this place! (If only Burger Express... More 

Thank CRA2GO
Peoria, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This place has been a family favorite for many years. We enjoy going inside and sitting at the counter to eat (free root beer refills!). You get friendly service and the food is fast, hot and scrumptious! My favorite meal is the bacon cheeseburger basket, with fries and coleslaw on the side. I am not a coleslaw fan by nature,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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  • Address: 1713 S 2nd St, Pekin, IL 61554-5409
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pekin
  • Phone Number: +1 309-346-4666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?