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4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
(250) 723-6331
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
oild times

not too many old fashioned drive in restaurants left but this one is still going Good old miklshakes hot dogs and hamburgers onion rings and fries fun tov reminise

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Port Alberni, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

love the burgers and poutine. fun place to go to eat. dont care for the floats (they bring you a cup of pop with a dixie cup of ice cream to "do it yourself")...really? Decent prices too.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

not too many old fashioned drive in restaurants left but this one is still going Good old miklshakes hot dogs and hamburgers onion rings and fries fun tov reminise

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Burnaby, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

After a hard day of sunning and swimming at a nearby lake, my friend and I needed some sustenance. We got takeout of mushroom burgers, fries and onion rings. Oh my just the right amount of char and sauce. The sides weren't too greasy or breads. The food was perfect with cold beers at home. J&L is loved by the... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best Burgers in Port Alberni, excellent friendly service and the prices are great! Don't have to dress up, as food is brought to your car.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

She worked there and was so grossed out. Not much anyone should be eating there. Use to be cool that they would skate up to the car. Good service and I know my partner loved the milk shakes before we realize it's all unhealthy. :( I had nothing.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

they are not as good as they used to be but they are still the best burger in town. like everything they have changed a bit but the friendly service surley makes up for it

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good selection, cheap prices, quick friendly service and awesome mile shakes. That's it folks. We were disappointed with the fries, burger and grilled chicken burger. The only thing worth buying are the milk shakes....thick and very good.

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Trail, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You pull up in a vehicle and they come out and take your order just like the good ol days!!! I thought the novelty was as good as it was gonna get but the food was delicious. We all had something different, chicken and hamburgers, fries and onion rings and shakes. We all enjoyed them with out the usual greasy... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been going to the J@L for years. ( 40 years) . It is now a family tradition. Excellent burgers and foot long hot dogs. This is the place to go. This is not a fancy place ..just great burgers. You can eat in your car or take it home. It is a drive-in that has been here for... More 

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I’m glad someone told us about this place or I never would have bothered to look for it. It’s an old-time drive-in dinner just like A & W used to have. The prices are not ridiculous, service is good enough and food was good (I had the grilled chicken burger (YUM) and onion rings). I also had a root beer... More 

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  • Address: 4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: (250) 723-6331

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