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J & L Drive-In

4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
+1 250-723-6331
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (21 reviews)
“burgers” (50 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Canadian
4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun! The food selection is so old school and fantastic. Want to go back in time and don't want to leave your car go here!

Thank pissy25
Reviewed 9 September 2017

It was an experience for us to go to a drive in diner, but the food was greasy. The yam fries were yummy though. Not fine dining, but decent enough and a fun visit.

Thank FamilyN
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Great place menu could use more options was a little too greasy. Please add vegetarian options, overall service was good oldies music playing would make the experience better.

1  Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We went after Hockey camp ,Port Alberni Bulldogs,it was great service and food. An old time service that my son had never experienced before tonight.Prices are incredible for a 3 piece fish and chips :) Even had trays for the window. Also battery in my...More

Thank Adrienne T
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Spicy Fries - were not spicy. Burger was not much better then McDonalds. I thought it would have been cleaner, needs a paint job,

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is an old style drive in restaurant . It is eerily similar to an old style A & W , though they deny a connection . . The hamburgers were OK but no better than that . Good onion rings . Service was good...More

Thank rdmiller_pcj
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Found this via TripAdvisor Great spot loved that we got window service. The J&L Special burger was a wonderful complete burger. Mushrooms,cheese, two patties tomato,lettuce,sausage, sauce and bacon. Onion rings cook d to perfection. Shrimp and chips were a wow. Note this place for your...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The burgers and onion rings were great. The prices are awesome. The fries are nothing special and really need to go in a larger container when you have to eat them in your car, unless you do take away. All in all good.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We really like going to the drive-in, brings back memories. Good burgers abd love the onion rings. Waitresses always helpful. Should have gone to the drive-in over the Golden Dragon.

Thank karvin h
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I can't say anything bad about this place, great burgers, friendly staff. You don't see many drive-ins anymore and it's a nice throw back.

Thank Devon P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-6331
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