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J & L Drive-In

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American, Fast food, Canadian
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4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
+1 250-723-6331
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Port Alberni, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

for fast food the food is very tasty and the service is fast. The servers are all very pleasant. It has a great drive in atmosphere

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Thank dodgeshelley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent service and highly recommended. Had double burger and milkshake. Order taken at your car and delivered in less that 4 minutes. Hot and fresh.

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Thank kdhhebs
Port Alberni, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The burgers and fries are delicious, then add a order of onion rings and a milkshake. And you are wonderfully full.

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Thank Carolyn S
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Later evening dinner for her. She liked the place because it's old fashioned and fun. Servers are always peppy with good attitudes. It's a fun nostalgic place to go, reasonable priced decent portions and good for a memory.

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Thank GlenMClark
Port Alberni, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

An old fashioned style "Drive-in" restaurant with car-hops as well. Juicy thick home style burgers, fries and amazing onion rings.

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Thank BCGardener
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Fast, old time drive In feel and reliable! Milkshakes authentic 😉 Good for a quick bite to eat for lunch or on your way to the west coast.

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Thank marionette p
Saskatoon, Canada
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Turn on your headlights for service just like in the old timey days! Basic menu: burgers about 5 bucks and chips about 3 bucks. Menu also has beef dip, poutine, fish and salad-though I'm guessing this has never been ordered by anyone eating here. Ever. Pretty hard to go wrong (unless you have heart problems). I had the burger and... More 

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Thank Stevefrench34
Port Alberni, Canada
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is always good to drop in here. The hamburgers are worth and the staff friendly. They are usually pretty quick if you are on a take out, but often it is nice ti just sit there.

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Thank 289Clancy
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the quick juicy burgers served here. Turn your lights on to be served and have a tray placed on your window with your order! The spicy fries are seasoned with seasoning salt and aren't spicy at all, much better tasting than the regular fries. Had a vanilla milkshake too which was thick and delicious. Had to wait for it... More 

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Thank Jenelle K
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The thing with this place is that it's nostalgic. I'm not old enough hat I experienced a lot of these types of places but old enough to remember a few. You pull up leave your lights on and the servers serve you at your car. It's simply a fun thing to do and you get a good meal at the... More 

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Thank GlenMClark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-6331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?