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“best hambergers”
Review of J & L Drive-In

J & L Drive-In
Ranked #10 of 95 Restaurants in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“best hambergers”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

they are not as good as they used to be but they are still the best burger in town. like everything they have changed a bit but the friendly service surley makes up for it

Visited June 2014
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Thank Patti S
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  • English first
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English first
Stoney Creek, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Good selection, cheap prices, quick friendly service and awesome mile shakes. That's it folks.
We were disappointed with the fries, burger and grilled chicken burger. The only thing worth buying are the milk shakes....thick and very good.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank ChereeDaurie
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Trail, Canada
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

You pull up in a vehicle and they come out and take your order just like the good ol days!!! I thought the novelty was as good as it was gonna get but the food was delicious. We all had something different, chicken and hamburgers, fries and onion rings and shakes. We all enjoyed them with out the usual greasy hangover feeling afterwards. The price and service was great too. Will definitely go again especially after a big day fishing!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank William F
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Port Alberni, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Burgers on the Island .”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have been going to the J@L for years. ( 40 years) .
It is now a family tradition. Excellent burgers and foot long hot dogs. This is the place to go.
This is not a fancy place ..just great burgers. You can eat in your car or take it home. It is a drive-in that has been here for years and years :)

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Nicole-Diane-Marie
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“fun little stop on your way through PA”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

I’m glad someone told us about this place or I never would have bothered to look for it. It’s an old-time drive-in dinner just like A & W used to have. The prices are not ridiculous, service is good enough and food was good (I had the grilled chicken burger (YUM) and onion rings). I also had a root beer float but they way they do it is kinda hokey so I’d recommend skipping it.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank cala3
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