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Are you a root beer aficionado? Do you enjoy your root beer served in a frozen glass or over ice cream? Do you find yourself stopping at root beer drive-ins to enjoy a glass of your favorite drink? Then you understand that there is nothing like the taste of a cold root beer on a warm sunny day.

To help “drink to” our love of root beer, I have listed below a few of the iconic Ohio root beer stands that I have enjoyed while touring around Ohio. This year, I hope you find time to take a road trip to one of these local favorites and enjoy one of their nostalgic home made root beers.

A&W Ravenna OH
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769 E. Main St., Ravenna, OH

Seasonal: see website for hours.
Options: Stay in you car or sit at one of the picnic tables.

This A&W Root Beer Stand is just one of 15+ located throughout the State of Ohio. (See website for other listings.) For those of us who have spent time at a neighborhood A&W with their fresh brewed root beer and iconic glasses, it just would not be right to not include them in a list of iconic root beer stands located in Ohio.

The A&W in my hometown has long since closed, but followers of My Ohio Fun have often talked about the A&W in Ravenna, so of course I needed to take a road trip. Still glass mugs! 

Menu items include burgers, coney dogs, sides, chicken, and their “Made Fresh Root Beer”.

B&K Rootbeer - Cuyahoga Falle OH
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737 Monroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Hours: Check website.
Cash and credit cards accepted.
Options: Stay in you car or sit at one of the picnic tables.

Menu: Burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs including coney dogs, sides, floats and yes, their delicious root beer.

I found this root beer stand quite by chance. I happen to be heading to do a story on Italian bakeries and came across this little gem just minutes off Route 8 in Cuyahoga Falls.

Eddies Grill - Geneva-on-the-Lake
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5377 Lake Road East, Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041

Seasonal hours: Mother’s Day through Labor Day.
CASH only.
Options:  Seating is available inside and on the patio of the restaurant.
Parking: Street and in nearby area parking lots.

Would it really be a visit to Geneva-on-the-Lake without a stop at Eddie’s Grill? This 50’s style diner serves all your American favorites including their famous Slovenian sausage, hot dogs, cheeseburgers and fries.  Yep. As noted. The crinkle fries are good.  Don’t forget a glass of their famous ice cold root beer. Perfect combination to round out your meal.

White Turkey Drive-in Conneaut
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388 E, Main Rd., Conneaut, OH 44030
440.593-2209 | whiteturkey.com

Seasonal hours: Mother’s Day through Labor Day.
CASH only.
Options: Stay in you car or sit around the bar.

Get the turkey sandwich they said. Really?  Well I am glad I did. Not at all what I expected. I can see why this drive-in is such a local and tourist favorite stop.

Est. 1952.  Their famous turkey sandwich is still made the same way, using the original family recipe.  Make sure you order a RICHardson Root Beer.  If you dine there, you can have it in a frosted mug!

My Ohio Fun Road Trip notes:
Allow time to visit the Conneaut West Breakwater Light.
Take Broad Street to the end. View from shore at the harbor.

Woody's Canton OH

2303 Fulton Rd., NW, Canton, OH
330.455.2900 | Facebook

Seasonal hours: April to September.
CASH only.
Options: Stay in you car or sit at one of the picnic tables.

A local favorite, Woody’s menu includes hot dogs, homemade coney sauce, hamburgers, fish and tuna sandwiches, grilled cheese and sides.  Milkshakes and their famous Woody’s Root Beer. Just a few minutes from the Pro Football of Fame and minutes off the I-77 freeway.


Ashland-Wooster Drive-In
1134 E. Main St., Ashland, OH 44805

Jolly’s Drive-In
165 N. Brookwood Ave., Hamilton, OH

The Root Beer Stand
1727 Woodman Dr., Dayton, OH

Stewart’s Root Beer Drive-In
1036 N. Main St., Marion, OH

Send us an email if you have a favorite root beer stop we should visit.

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Article and photos, unless noted by: Diane R,, MyOhioFun.com

Diane is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.

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