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A&W Restaurant

281 State Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045-9303
+1 607-756-2021
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chili dog” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (13 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Fast food
281 State Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045-9303
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

My daughter loves coming here she thinks ordering food from the table phones id fun if you eat inside. She also likes eating in the car and having the food delivered. The food is always good

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 11 October 2017

For over fifty years I have been going to A&W. it is one of my favorite places to go.Everything on the menu is excellent and reasonable. The root beer and the floats are outstanding. When you are done eating you can go next door and...More

Thank scircio666
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

It's only a 3, but I like what they have going on. It's a basic burger joint but it has a bit of charm. Old phones at the tables where you can pick up and order. Thy bring the fast super fast and it's decent...More

Thank GeneseoSupremo
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I went to this restaurant with friends after a baseball game in Cortland. What a fun place. Tastes of the 50's. You place your order by phone right at the table. I had a delicious burger and icy cold diet A & W root beer....More

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Our favorite fast food destination! Our kids loved it when they were children, now we've taken our grandkids, who had never been to a drive in, and were fascinated! On top of that, the food is always great, and you can't beat the service!

Thank yellowhog
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We used to come here all the time when we were little. Recently we visited Cortland and my Dad and I stopped at A&W -- what a blast! We ordered from the car, the nice waitress brought our order on the tray and hung it...More

Thank CCB017
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We love having an A&W car hop in our community! They do it right--consistent, fresh, tasty, friendly and fast!

Thank Ted_and_Laura
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner at this throwback restaurant. Great food, delicious drinks, and fun to order by phone. Bring cash, they don't take plastic.

Thank Zanna W
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were out on Saturday night and did not want a big meal. Went to A&W and really enjoyed ourselves. We chose to sit inside rather than in our car. Great time like going back to the good old days! Really fun calling on the...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I had no idea that places like this still existed—or even DID exist, in the first place. You get to sit in your car and press toggles and switches, and then someone brings food to you! A restaurant where I can sit alone and have...More

Thank chairduck
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Rebecca L
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Response from PenelopeOdyssey | Reviewed this property |
Again, the management would need to do this. However, if you are going to this A&W, if you want the "whole experience" - drive in the drive in area and have the waitress/waiter tell you what the specials are - part of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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