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Red Rooster Drive In

1566 Route 22, Brewster, NY - (845) 279-8046
Lovely cheeseburgers, heaped with fried onions and sided by a genuine New York egg cream: drive-in life doesn’t get much better than this blast-from-the-past eatery just north of I-684 in New York's Putnam County. In nice weather, customers can choose to eat at one of several picnic tables spread across the lawn in back.
91% Approval Rating (34 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Cheeseburger Deluxe
Onion Rings
Egg Cream

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Lovely cheeseburgers, heaped with fried onions and sided by a genuine New York egg cream: drive-in life doesn’t get much better than this blast-from-the-past eatery just north of I-684 in New York's Putnam County. Although a roadside archeologist would definitely ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1566 Route 22, Brewster, NY
(845) 279-8046

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Neither a swanky burger or an outlaw slider, Red Rooster's cheeseburger deluxe has a nice charcoal aura and fresh-meat flavor. Grilled onions are a fine crowning touch.
"Neither a swanky burger or an outlaw slider, Red Rooster's cheeseburger deluxe has a nice charcoal aura and fresh-meat flavor. Grilled onions are a fine crowning touch."
Michael Stern





Each onion ring is a significant piece of food. Add a little salt and they are a hamburger's best friend.
"Each onion ring is a significant piece of food. Add a little salt and they are a hamburger's best friend."
Michael Stern


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Chocolate egg cream, chocolate shake, ice tea, vanilla egg cream; cheeseburger deluxe, clam roll, bacon cheeseburger deluxe, chili-cheese dog, double cheeseburger deluxe with onions and mushrooms (
"By row, starting in the upper left corner: Chocolate egg cream, chocolate shake, ice tea, vanilla egg cream; cheeseburger deluxe, clam roll, bacon cheeseburger deluxe, chili-cheese dog, double cheeseburger deluxe with onions and mushrooms ("the biggest, nastiest burger [they] have"); family size fries with cheese, chili and onions, and a bacon cheese dog."
Nat Hansen


The personality of founder Jack Sypek infuses the Red Rooster from the top down, as seen in his portrait that looms above the order counter.
"The personality of founder Jack Sypek infuses the Red Rooster from the top down, as seen in his portrait that looms above the order counter."
Michael Stern


The Red Rooster is a virtual time machine back to the heyday of car culture and a pre-Golden-Arches era when roadside hamburger joints had real personality.
"The Red Rooster is a virtual time machine back to the heyday of car culture and a pre-Golden-Arches era when roadside hamburger joints had real personality."
Michael Stern



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