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PJ's Drive -In

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600 E Main St, Panora, IA 50216-1152
+1 641-755-4264
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11:00 - 20:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read about PJ's on trip advisor and was in Panora so...decided to give it a try! Glad that we did! Breaded Pork Tenderloin sandwich & the Roast Pork sandwich special very good! We will be back For Sure!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place for pork tenderloin when i go to Iowa. Cooked perfectly, juicy, and very tasty.

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Thank Sailuver
Panora, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It has very good sandwiches, salads, and ice cream products. Service has always been good. Prices are very reasonable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place for pork tenderloin when i go to Iowa. Cooked perfectly, juicy, and very tasty.

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Coshocton, Ohio
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Found this one through rest.com and will certainly go back. If your traveling and in the area, it's well worth the trip to PJ's!!! Burgers, fries, fried pickles, wings and shakes are extremely good. Service is great, prices fair and everything served hot! Will highly recommend this one!

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Thank RetiredOhioTravelers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure if I've ever had the good but it does look good. The malts/shakes are good the make homemade cobblers too. There is usually a line to order but the order comes out quickly. Right next to bike path

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Dallas Center, Iowa
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were referred their several months ago and finally got around to visiting this past weekend. We came over for the Friday night fish dinner which was perfectly prepared and not greasy at all. We enjoyed the dinner so much, we returned on Sunday to try their burgers. Although not very juicy, they were charbroiled and flavorful.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Best pork tenderloins ever! I get mine breaded. Comes with delicious bun with pickles and onions sisters love their thin onion rings and I like their fries.

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Thank Sailuver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The service was fast and with a smile. The tenderloin was great. It was huge. Will stop again. There is indoor and out door seating. Portions were nice sized.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Panora, Iowa, for week. This little drive-inn was recommended by our resort and was worth the time to go. Home folks, travelers and law enforcement filled the place until they overflowed to the covered tables. We had a hamburger, club sandwich, and a barbeque wrap...topped off with their famous milkshakes. Left filling stuffed. The food was quick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Diner, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E Main St, Panora, IA 50216-1152
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Panora
  • Phone Number: +1 641-755-4264
Description
PJ's is family owned and there is a good chance you can say hi to Chef Joe when you stop in for a family dinner, enjoy a cold beer on the patio or stop in for a sweet ice cream treat. Chef Joe prides himself on providing fresh food from scratch and creating a family atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. The menu is endless including salads, wraps, comfort food and each burger is made of fresh ground 1/3 pound burgers. And don't forget desert, the ice cream menu offers endless possibilities.

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