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VJ's Drive Inn

170 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
204-943-2655
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Ranked #8 of 1,337 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Fast Food, Ice Cream
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
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English first
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Everyone in Winnipeg has eaten here at one time or another. Often can see line ups during the lunch time crowds and late nighters. Stopped by to have one of their famous cheeseburgers and fries. Delicious. Right amount of toppings on the burger...mustard, onions, great pickles and chili sauce. Very tasty beef. The homemade fries are also delicious. My sister... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Always great hot dogs and burgers. Always go for heavy onion and pickle. If you get there late they don't have shakes.

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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Best burgers and fries ever!! Having moved away from Winnipeg, EVERY trip back requires a trip to eat "the special" and fries... I have searched for any other place anywhere that has anything close to this place and cannot find it anywhere.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This drive inn is by far the best in winnipeg !!! Their hamburgers with chili are amazing!!! French fries delectable as well!!! A must visit in Winnipeg!!

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place makes the Best hot dog AND fries that I have ever had in North America. They are absolutely spectacular......this is an outdoor sidewalk stand with picnic tables in the parking lot.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had the cheeseburger and fries today. Great old-school greasy spoon flavour. If you're going to eat unhealthily for a meal, go all in with the burger and fries. I also like going here because the owners are colourful, interesting people.

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Winnipeg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have lived in Winnipeg for a long time and have never been to VJ's but, have heard that the food is really great. We only ordered the burgers, (VJ's Special) and it was in fact, really good. Burgers come with Chili, lettuce, mayo and all the fixings, super yummy. The place is a dirty little hole mind you, so... More

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yyc
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have not been here for 20 years, but recently stopped for a calorie inducing meal during a brief stop in the Peg. Great tasting burger, hot dog, and fries. Definitely worth the stop. Just wish they would allow an order for some chili sauce on the fries.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been visiting VJ's for 25+ years... even though we moved from Winnipeg 15 years ago, every time we are back for a visit, we make our pilgrimage to VJs. The "special" is EPIC...I can't even do it justice with words... trust me, go eat there and you'll understand. Remember, its a drive in, so be prepared to grab... More

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winnipeg
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

still the best place in winnipeg to get fries and burgers.friendly staff and great service.l.bjornson winnipeg mb

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