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J & L Drive-In

4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
(250) 723-6331
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Ranked #12 of 76 restaurants in Port Alberni
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- Jun 30, 2014
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Trail, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Our party of four tried the cheese, bacon, mushroom and deluxe burgers as well as the spicy fries and all were delicious. Very easy service, we decided to sit on one of the picnic benches which was clean and tidy. Can't fault. Yummy all round

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Nanaimo, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had been told to definitely stop here if we were ever in Port Alberni. Like stepping back into the past. A real, old-fashioned car hop drive-in, really took me back. It was a hot day, so we ended up taking our tray off the window and over to one of the tables and benches in the shade. The cheeseburgers... More

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Port Alberni, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

If its a burger your looking for, this is the place to go. Old school drive in with messy, tasty food.

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Food is pretty good and the prices are not bad. Service has always been good. Just wish they had wireless debit. They serve you at your vehicle, but if you pay by debit you have to go into the restaurant to pay

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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

When we found this place, we went back several times. Fantastic service, food, most excellent floats! Looking forward to coming back for more.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

A local fav when one desires a burger or fish and chips on the go. Unique experience compared to other fast food joints. The kids will think it's pretty cool and for you adults it will bring back memories of when we were young and out on the town. Enjoy!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I remember as a youngster in Port Alberni when this place opened. It was great then and still makes some of the best burgers and shakes around. My wife loves the mushroom burgers and onion rings topped off with a strawberry milkshake. For me the J&L special , which has every form of hamburger topping known to mankind, is my... More

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