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John's Root Beer

1317 Arcadian Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186-5308
+1 262-542-2842
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“chili dog” (6 reviews)
“cheese fries” (4 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1317 Arcadian Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186-5308
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Reviews (64)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local - so I stop at John's Root Beer stand all year round (yes they are open all year) - for the cold months they put up a tent like covering with see thru vinyl - works for me Their root beer...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 1 week ago

very friendly help and the Root Beer was so wonderful. Nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the food.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is just another greasy hamburger stand but They MAKE THE BEST ROOT BEER FLOAT! And the Service is Awesome!~

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Fun place to stop,takes me back to my childhood and our neighborhood A & W. Great hot dogs, best onion rings and fries! Fresh Root Beer served the way it should be. Glad to see the road construction coming to an end! Great seasonal Fish...More

Thank wjc83
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

John's is an old-fashioned root beer stand/restaurant. We had pulled pork sandwiches (which were decent) and French fries (which were good). Their root beer is interesting - very creamy but a bit sweet for our taste. They don't have indoor dining. It was a nice...More

Thank Roberta O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I thought they would have the "better" hot dogs to justify the cost etc. but these are the typical hot dogs you'd buy at the store. Typical white buns as well. Nothing special about it and that was disappointing They did use Ceder Crest Ice...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This place has been around since 1937?! Originally an A&W, but now private. Just like most A&W's, hot dogs, burgers, fish, fries, simple, reasonable and you can buy their home made root beer by the GALLON! The staff are great, a constant influx of customers...More

Thank Redvette69
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Best root beer anywhere. Good food good service. Road work being done endangers this landmark place. Get there somehow and keep our roo tbeer floats afloat.

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

They make their own rootbeer and serve it in frosted mugs! And not sure how they do it but they have the best hotdogs ever! Sit outside on their picnic tables, sun or shade and enjoy lunch!

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

If you're from out of town or lived here your entire life, you have to experience Johns Rootbeer Stand. From the old school vibe of this pull up and park place to the great homemade root beer you won't be disappointed but quality or price.

Thank Britbee14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1317 Arcadian Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: +1 262-542-2842
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