Old Town USA in Kissimmee has a 1950s and ’60s theme, and what fits into that better than A&W Root Beer? A&W harkens all the way back to the days of drive-ins and carhops. While the Old Town location is a more traditional restaurant, it still serve delicious, made-on-site root beer with cane sugar for that authentic taste. The decor will immerse you in the past, and the food will nicely fill your tummy so you’re all fueled up to explore the Old Town USA stores, ride some rides next door at Fun Spot America, and even see the classic cars, muscle cars, or motorcycles if you visit Thurs. through Sat.
What else can you do at Old Town USA besides dining and shopping? My favorite stop is Legends: A Haunting at Old Town, which is a year ’round haunted attraction for those of us who get impatient waiting for the Halloween season. You can read more about it here. I also loved the magic and fire-eating show, which you can see here.
Fun Spot USA is right next door to Old Town, with a variety of carnival-type rides and kiddie attractions. Read more about that here.
If you’d like to see a sampling of the cars that come to the cruise nights, go here.
A&W serves plenty of food, like hamburgers and hot dogs, but the main reason I come here is for the classic soda. It’s made with cane sugar, just as the sign says. I lost my taste for soda many, many years ago when most companies switched to corn syrup, so it’s a treat to have “real” root beer.
This root beer barrel is a nice themed decorative piece. It’s not just all about the root beer, though. In addition to the hot dogs, burgers, chicken, and other typical items, I strongly recommend trying the cheese curds. They come with marinara dipping sauce, but they don’t really need it.
Here’s one of the murals that grace the walls inside the A&W at Old Town USA. The decor fits perfectly with the 1950s and ’60 theme and is very colorful and cheerful.
As you can see, A&W has quite an extensive menu. Just about anyone can find something to eat here. It’s very conveniently located, too. Old Town USA is close to Disney World, on 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway), just off I-4. It’s also right outside of the town of Celebration.
This jukebox and jolly A&W bear add to the ambiance. If seeing them puts you in the mood for some oldies, you’ll hear them being played as you stroll around Old Town USA.
Ring the Bell
If you have a great experience at A&W, here’s an easy way to let everyone know. Just ring the bell mounted at the doorway when you leave the restaurant to express your satisfaction with a good meal.
Here’s a small sampling of what you can nosh on at A&W, including burgers, fries, and cheese curds. Hot dog fans will love it, too, as their dogs are also quite tasty.
Many people top off their A&W meals with a root beer float, but the A&W at Old Town USA has its own ice cream counter. As you can see, it’s well worth saving your sweet tooth for a cone or sundae. I opted for the latter myself, with heavenly hash and Almond Joy ice cream.
If you come to Old Town USA to see the classic cars or muscle cars, this bench inside A&W will surely appeal to you. As you can see, it carries forth that classic car theme in unique style.
Here’s one more mural to top things off at the Old Town USA A&W. The entire attraction has the 1950s and ’60s theme, which is especially appropriate on Friday and Saturday nights when the muscle cars and classic cars join in the fun.