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All 76 Port Alberni Restaurants

J & L Drive-In

4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
(250) 723-6331
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Ranked #17 of 76 Restaurants in Port Alberni
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 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
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Additional Information about J & L Drive-In

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

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