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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 1,318 restaurants in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

You have to get the burger and get them to put their chilli in there. It is not chunky at all, but a runnier sauce, so it's not super heavy. They use a flat top grill to cook their burgers which gives it an amazing crust. Their fries are also made to order and everything is fresh.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is the best burgers in Winnipeg without a doubt! Everything about the food is good, the fries are amazing.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Best burgers around!! This little drive in has great burgers and fries. And the milkshakes. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I would rate this as the third place for burgers in Winnipeg... However, if you're looking for a greasy burger and fries with a coke this place can't be beat! Too bad it's only a seasonal place being a drive in.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The burgers are fresh, piled high with the toppings of your choice. Get the chilly topping, warm and fresh too. The fries are fresh cut and you get a generous portion. The shakes are creamy and good variety of flavors. Only downside - there is no inside seating, take away or use the picnic tables in the parking area.

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Forman, North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you are looking for a solid burger/fries/milkshake restaurant V.J.'s is for you. Good signs right away: my boyfriend asked the other patrons who were waiting to order what they would recommend. Several of them had been going there since they were small children and all said that V.J.'s had the best burgers in Winnipeg. We order V.J. specials with... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

What really needs to be said? The VJ's Special is the best burger in Winnipeg. The burger patty is perfectly seasoned, and the burger is served on a delicious bun loaded with lettuce, tomato and chili. And the fries? Also the best in Winnipeg! They must fry them in love... or lard... both are the same to me. The only... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I entered a small drabby 2 sq.m. shed to order and wait (standing) for my order to be prepared. While I was waiting, I had the opportunity to look inside the small preparation room where 1 lady was cooking / preparing the food and the other serving the customers and helping the other. The place was messy, greasy and depressing.... More

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Surrey, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

The original Juniors. The best burgers I've ever tasted, just the way they should be served! my biggest issue is whether to order the cheeseburger or the special (Fatboy)? I now live on the left coast and must visit this institution each and every visit home.

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WINNIPEG CANADA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had to stop by and indulge in one of these Great order items. This drive in has been there since 1970 or longer, and still serves great take way food. This is a Winnipeg Classic if you are Winnipeg you must check it out, You will be glade you did. They only take CASH, so no interact, no credit cards... More

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