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J & L Drive-In

Certificate of Excellence
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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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This drive in restaurant has been a local eats stop for 40 years or more Dating back to the times of car Hops on rollerskates (now they walk)!!! This is a fast food place and the locals love it as you don't have to get out of your vehicle. Great for families as the menu has Burgers, hotdogs, fries, sodas,... More 

1 Thank Donna G
Duncan, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great burgers, a must visit. Takes you back to those old days of the drive in, good pleasant service, fun time.

1 Thank Abby W
Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Came here as I always do while passing through Port Alberni. I have been coming here since I was probably 10. I came here this time with my family and parents. All of us had the J&L burger or cheeseburger with fries. My kids had shakes, my dad had chocolate milk, and the rest of us had soda's. I would... More 

Thank Russfest
Port Alberni, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Thank dodgeshelley
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2017 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.

Thank kdhhebs
Port Alberni, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

Thank Carolyn S
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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.

Thank GlenMClark
Port Alberni, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank BCGardener
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank marionette p
Saskatoon, Canada
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Thank Stevefrench34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?