XXX Rootbeer

(425) 392-1266 | View Website

98 N.E. Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA | Directions   98027

47.537045 -122.034441

Open Hours

Daily 11am-8:30pm

Closed Christmas Day, Open New Years Day

 
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Neighborhoods: Gilman

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From The Owners of XXX Rootbeer

The Last Historical Rootbeer Drive-in in the USA

Menu
61 Bubble Top, Side Green Salad, Headlight, Gas Pump, Betty Boop Tuna And Cheese, Chevy Cheese Sandwiches, Rock'n Roll Blt, Alaskan Cod Oil Charge, Oyster "transmission", Fly Wheel Clam Strips... more

Reviews for XXX Rootbeer

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

BEST BURGERS IN TOWN!!! – AMAZING! Burgers you can not finish and they have the best milkshakes around. worth the drive. take the whole family. the kids would love it. buy a shirt. have fun. enjo the 50's style diner-- so good. i go every year. once a year. It's the best. right off I-90 you can not miss it.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not impressed with Triple X Rootbeer – Drive to Issaquah-$50.00 Shopping at Outlet Stores-$250.00 Triple X Burger- Worthless

Well packed up the family for dinner in Issaquah I had heard so much about this place. We were greeted by friendly waitress as she explained their famous menu. Agreed to try the triple X burger with two shakes total for this experience was $ 40.00. I must say the shakes were vey good well they should be at a cost of over $6.00 a piece.The triple burger at a whopping $11.00 was way over priced as the meat tasted like cardboard. I was so dissapointed and would have been better of with the dollar menu at McDonalds.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Nice try, but no cigar – I have driven past this place a million times. Even stopped there in the late 70s. It was pretty nondescript in those days. After absorbing the recent hype I figured I'd try it again. It's 50s/60s decor is interesting, if not overdone. In fact, my wife and I found it overbearing. Every nook and cranny, every horizontal and vertical surface is inundated with pop kitsch from the 50s and 60s (most of it the typical metal replica signs found in every souvenir shop and flea market from coast to coast. Even the ceilings are crammed with car ads, album covers, and autographed pictures of washed up rock stars. It's a nice try, but no drive-in I ever saw in the 50s and 60s looked anything like this place. It's as if the owners tried a little bit of everything in a small place. It felt claustrophobic inside. It's colorful, to say the least. We were there in the late afternoon so we had the place to ourselves. Oddly, the service was slow and the cooking time even slower. It seemed like we were an inconvenience to the staff. We had a mundane meal of chicken strips, fries, and large shakes with the metal mixing cups left at our table. That's always a nice touch, but the shakes cost $6.50 each. A bit steep, but I guess they have to pay for all the signs. As for the slow service I'd chalk it up to being there in the lull between the lunch and dinner rushes. The crew was probably getting things ready for the evening assault. To my way of thinking the fries were great, but my wife found them too greasy. What does she know? The chicken strips were only so-so, but how good can they be? If we come back we'll try something more exotic. Those have even higher price tags. What was really lacking though was people. An empty drive-in or diner lacks sound and movement and laughter and life. It's a good idea, but they tried too hard.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Nice atmosphere for car buffs, humdrum hamburgers – This is a good place to go to check out the car shows or look at all of the car-related memorabilia throughout the restaurant. I don't think there's a blank wall in the place. On days with nice weather, being able to eat outside on the picnic tables is a plus.

As to the hamburgers, keep in mind that the meat is the simple 1/4 lb. factory pressed patty variety that's very thin and doesn't exhibit much flavor. Combined with the no-frills basic bun and other basic hamburger ingredients, it doesn't inspire. You may be able to get more flavor and texture by choosing one of the non-standard burgers on their menu, but they're still built on top of their mediocre burger platform.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good atmosphere.... – extremely mediocre food. I enjoyed the builing and the feel of it alot, but when the food arrived. I was extremely dissapointed. My burger did not even come close to what the other reviewers said. My mom got the fish and chips and she said that it was indigestable. Service was very bad. I think that the ttenagers working there were overwhelmed with their workload. She never checked on our table after we got our food.

Overall, great atmosphere, but if you're expecting good food, go somewhere else and just order a root beer or a shake here.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

An Eastside Classic – Not much needs to be said about this place. It's a great burger joint that has such a classic feel. It feels like you are dining in a burger joint in the 50's or 60's. The burgers are great and have lots of fresh veggies and good condiments. The onion rings are excellent and highly recommended. The milkshakes are also fantastic here. I love this place! Often throughout the summer months, you can catch classic car shows taking place here as well. I even had a small Volkswagen "car show" that I threw myself here once.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good burgers, but not what I expected – I love a good hamburger and have been looking forward to eating here for a long time. Unfortunately, I had pretty high expectations after hearing rave reviews from everyone and their dog. And as is often the case, the reality of the situation didn't quite measure up to the expectation. Our food took a long time and was just warm enough (not at all hot) when it came out. My burger was good. Not bad, not amazing. If you like hamburgers, give this place a try: you'll like it. Just don't expect to be bowled over. At the end of the day there are several places out there doing the hamburger thing better. Dick's and Red Mill come to mind.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

burgers ice cream drinks etc.... – If nothing else go for the atmosphere. it is the coolest place the minute you back in time. the 1950,s the hamburgers on a scale of one to ten are a nine. the shakes and other ice cream treats on scale of one to ten are a twenty. a huge choice hamburgers to choose from. i love this place. experience it. its worth it.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Do you remember DeSotos? – Once upon a time, I was a teenager & a college student (in the 1950's & 1960's). Triple EX Rootbeer takes me back to those halcyon days. Hamburgers, milk shakes, fries to die for (or from). Good onion rings as well. Great music from the 50's & 60's on the jukebox evokes memories of former girlfriends. Old cars that represent the cars I grew up with. What a live fantasy! Excellent family run business with friendly staff & management. Fast food with a flair not to be found in the "chains". Support your local merchant.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Old Cars, burgers and music! – Though the food is a bit pricy, it is worth the extra few bucks for the food and experience.

I feel that those who complain of the over-rated and high prices are failing to see the fun and nostalgia of it all. The Issaquah TripleX is one of only two TripleX drive-ins still operating anywhere. The other is in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Its a blast to drive youre old car in, see other old and muscle cars, visit with Jose (the owner, who is wonderful by the way) and have a burger, fries and a float.

The food portions are quite large. Those with an average appetite can share one meal and be completely satisfied. And so what if you have to wait 20 minutes, this isnt a fast food joint.

If youre on a schedule or lunch break, call your order in ahead of time.

So, if you are looking for a fun time, with old cars, and old fashioned burgers with an exptremely friendly and fun staff this is a place for you to try!

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