Root Beer dad.

Papa Burger - A&W Root Beer Family

Field review by the editors.

Oceanside, California

There's no A&W Root Beer Drive-In in Oceanside, but their iconic big-headed dad character has been conscripted into the marketing ranks of Angelo's Burgers. The statue, known locally as "Angelo Man," is in fact an 8.5-foot-tall Papa Burger. Papa Burger is the biggest of the quartet of A&W chain fiberglass figures first created by International Fiberglass in 1963 and still found in combinations with Mom, Teen, and Baby Burger. This particular Papa Burger was purchased by Angelo's from an A&W in 1977, when A&W was retiring the Burger Family as its cartoon mascots. Papa appears well-kept, content with his double-decker cheeseburger and frothing mug of root beer.

Papa Burger - A&W Root Beer Family

Angelo's Burgers

Address:
2035 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA
Directions:
Outside of Angelo's Burgers. I-5 exit 51C, drive west to S. Coast Hwy, and turn left. Angelo's will be on the right, at the corner of Eaton St.
Phone:
760-967-9911
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Miracle Mineral Water of CarlsbadMiracle Mineral Water of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA - < 1 mi.
101 Cafe - Highway 101 Museum101 Cafe - Highway 101 Museum, Oceanside, CA - 2 mi.
Top Gun HouseTop Gun House, Oceanside, CA - 2 mi.
In the region:
Big Donut - Dunkin Donuts, Long Beach, CA - 61 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in California

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in California.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

October 17, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Save Cool Vacation Destinations!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Mothman Museum, Point Pleasant, West Virginia (Oct 14-20, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Oceanside, California

Nightly rates found:

Book Now