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The Root Beer Stand

11566 Reading Rd., Sharonville, OH - (513) 769-4349
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/24/2007 9:30:00 AM
The Root Beer Stand brews its own, and it is fine – served in thick glass mugs, not too sweet, with a spearmint twist to the spice of the cream-smooth dark soda. You can get your root beer in sizes from small to large, by the pitcher, quart or gallon. And you can also get it drawn (from the tap, of course) into a large disposable cup that is used for floats. Two dips of ice cream is considered a normal float, or you can pay fifty cents extra for a third dip. Large, quart-size floats automatically come with three dips.

To eat with your root beer, we recommend a hot dog. Six-inch dogs and foot longs are generally presented under a heap of chili and a pile of bright orange grated cheese, plus raw onions. “The Timmy Dog” is a foot-long extravaganza piled with chili, cheese, chopped raw onions, cole slaw, sauerkraut, mustard, ketchup, relish and hot sauce. Daunting in a different way is “Dogzilla,” the sign for which above the counter asks Can You Tame the Beast and notes that one Dogzilla is the equivalent of four regular hot dogs. This being Cincinnati, where regular hot dogs are virtual fingerlings, a quadruple-size one isn’t quite as awesome as you might expect. But by any measure, it is one grand tube steak.

Also listed on the menu are hamburgers, double burgers, triple burgers, and King Burgers (double quarter pounders), “pizza steak” (spicy meat with mozzarella inside), and wonderful chili-cheese sandwiches that are just like hot dogs with the works … only missing the sausage inside.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Buried underneath all the Cheddar cheese on the Timmy dog is chili, onions, hot sauce, cole slaw, mustard, ketchup, relish and sauerkraut.  This is definitely knife & fork food!
"Buried underneath all the Cheddar cheese on the Timmy dog is chili, onions, hot sauce, cole slaw, mustard, ketchup, relish and sauerkraut. This is definitely knife & fork food!"
Cliff Strutz





A large mug of root beer, drawn fresh from the tap
"A large mug of root beer, drawn fresh from the tap"
Michael Stern


This is a foot-long hot dog with (get ready for it) ketchup, mustard, onions, relish, sauerkraut, cole slaw, chili, hot sauce AND cheese!
"This is a foot-long hot dog with (get ready for it) ketchup, mustard, onions, relish, sauerkraut, cole slaw, chili, hot sauce AND cheese!"
Heather Johnson


Known on the menu as the Big E sandwich, this is a hamburger topped with hot ham and Swiss cheese. This hit the spot!
"Known on the menu as the Big E sandwich, this is a hamburger topped with hot ham and Swiss cheese. This hit the spot!"
Cliff Strutz


The ceiling of The Root Beer Stand is decorated entirely in caps.
"The ceiling of The Root Beer Stand is decorated entirely in caps."
Michael Stern


Each teenage waitress gets to decorate her own tip bucket. Whichever ones are working, their bucket hangs from the bottom shelf for easy access.
"Each teenage waitress gets to decorate her own tip bucket. Whichever ones are working, their bucket hangs from the bottom shelf for easy access."
Cliff Strutz


It has all the appearance of the drive-in, but service (with a smile) is inside at the counter.
"It has all the appearance of the drive-in, but service (with a smile) is inside at the counter."
Michael Stern



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