The Root Beer Stand

Nothing says summer in Cincinnati like a visit to the Root Beer Stand and that’s where Day 10 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” finds us – getting a cold mug of root beer.

The Root Beer Stand in Sharonville

Founded in 1957, this Sharonville landmark stood on what used to be the outskirts of town.  Now the address reads Reading Road (11566 Reading Road to be exact), right in the middle of it all.  It’s just down the road from Tri-County mall and just around the corner from downtown Sharonville.

Chili Dog at the Root Beer Stand in Sharonville

So what makes this spot so special?  They make their own root beer. And we found it to be mighty tasty.  You can buy it by the mug (as above), or by the half gallon or even by the gallon.  They even serve it up as root beer floats.

Counter at the Root Beer Stand in Sharonville

We stopped by shortly after 3pm and they were packed.  They have a long counter with seating on both sides if you’d like to eat in.  Their food consists of a mix between a concession stand and a diner: chili dogs, burgers, fish and chicken sandwiches, deli sandwiches…. all the way to fresh popcorn.  They also serve Velvet ice cream and frozen bar type desserts.

playground area at the Root Beer Stand in Sharonville

You can eat in or carry out.  They have outdoor seating in the back, as well as a swing set for the kiddos.

The Root Beer Stand is located in Sharonville at 11566 Reading Road
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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!

6 thoughts on “The Root Beer Stand”

  1. The Rootbeer Stand – This was one of my dad’s hang out, when he was growning up in Hazelwood. Back in the late 50’s, they were one of the places that he was able to visit. So it of course became one of his favor places. My dad would take me and brother along with mom of course on a regular basic.

    Once I started driving I brought my friends, then my family and now my son visit this place at least twice a week.

    Yes, I agree, they service the world best Chili dogs and Icy cold rootbeer that you don’t need the ice. And their popcorn is pretty good.


  2. I had never heard of The Rootbeer Stand. I like root beer and, although, a “greater” Cincinnatian, I went to one of the A&W stands in Lawrenceburg, IN requrently.

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