A & W Long John Silver’s


628 2nd Ave SW Hwy 9 W, Cresco, IA 52136


Wayne Mashek, owner



On a June scorcher in 1919, California’s Roy Allen sold his first mug of frosty root beer for a nickel. Decades later, A&W – named for Allen and his pal Frank Wright – remains an icon for chilled mugs and tasty fare at 7,300 units in 15 countries.

Family owned and operated by the Mashek families since 2003. Our restaurant is a unique co-branded concept serving A&W All American Food and Long John’s Silver’s all under the same roof. We also feature a convenient Drive-thru, call ahead carry out, and our “Marie Room”, a private meeting room/party room. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Check out our retro dining room with the 1950’s diner decor, bubbler jukebox and Real Draft A&W Root Beer on tap served up in a Frosty Mug.

Classic Car Nights are held the last Wednesday of every month from 5-7pm

Kid’s night every Tuesday & other other events include, Classic Tractor Day, Bike Night, and Rockin-a-Round the Christmas Tree.

We have free Wi-Fi available!


  • Monday – Saturday 10:30am – 10:00pm
  • Sundays 10:30am – 9:00pm
  • Open later for Sporting Events and Races

Rental Info

  • Capacity: 25
  • Rate: No Charge

Prices and contacts are subject to change.

A & W Long John Silver’s is a proud member of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and accepts Cresco Chamber Dollars.