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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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133 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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26 restaurant reviews
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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 12 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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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Bought a shirt because this place is the bomb digity, the onion rings are phenomenal, expert service and quality, extremely quick fresh food and beauty how you drive in old style, keep it up and never go away!

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Thank Shawn R
Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was the first meal we had after completing the West Coast Trail and we enjoyed it immensely. The burger was tasty and just a bit greasy like you expect out of a take out burger. The meat tasted pretty fresh and the service was fast. Fried and onion rings were standard fare, all good but not great or unique.... More 

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?