Stewart’s All American Restaurant Opens First Long Island Location


Stewart’s All American Restaurant, the hamburger chain launched by the old-timey root beer company, recently opened its first location on Long Island when a franchise in Wantagh debuted last week.

Besides burgers and their famous root beer floats, the full-service sit-down eatery with a vintage themed also serves up hot dogs, fries, steaks, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more.

“No two Stewart’s Restaurants look exactly alike, but you can always expect to enjoy traditional American food and Stewart’s beverages with local fare at a ‘family-friendly’ price,” the company said in a news release. “The experience that we provide for our guests and local communities has generated a growing loyal following who promote our brand through word-of-mouth.”

Stewart’s has more than 30 locations, mostly in the Northeast and only one other restaurant in New York, in Brooklyn.

The company was founded in 1924 in Ohio and has grown over the past century, but stuck to founder Frank Stewart’s special blend of root, herb and berry extracts in his root beers and specialty sodas sold in classic glass bottles.

The opening of LI’s first location comes as New Jersey-based Stewart’s All American Corp. announced that it plans to begin offering stock in the company this year.

The new Stewart’s is located in the Willow Wood Shopping Center, 1161 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.