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Big Chief Drive-In

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5001 Dufferin Ave, Wallaceburg, Ontario N8A 4M9, Canada
(519) 627-9455
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great hamburgers.

Went with my 2 adult sons, we all had hamburgers, Deluxe for me, the woody for one son and the Large Marge (huge) for the other. We all liked the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Call to order some burgers. The waitress kept going to the other line because it was ringing. Then when I ask to repeat my order she told me to call back when I got it together. I never call back I won't ever call there again.

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Thank Karen R
Brian H, Owner at Big Chief Drive-In, responded to this review

Hi Karen. Did this occur on January 24th PM? I talked to everyone about this. The only time we ask someone to call back is if we have a cell phone that is dropping continuously. There was one tag from that night that was held back. The staff are trained to read back orders once it is complete. We have... More 

Dresden, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Not your city slicker Gordon Ramsey approved diner, but its quite the foody experience if you are into Diners, Drive in's & Dives or Man vs Food. The Big Cheif burger, fries with milkshake is a bucket list challenge one has to check off while on your way to visit the First nations. Seems to be a great local hangout... More 

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Thank Stefan P
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Small old drive in place . Best burgers around friendly staff. Stop and check it out. It was very busy for phone in take out hours at lunch.

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Thank Jan J
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Went with my 2 adult sons, we all had hamburgers, Deluxe for me, the woody for one son and the Large Marge (huge) for the other. We all liked the food.

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Thank Ottawian
Chatham on
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Love big chief, especially after a night out n some pops ;) greasy and good!!! Building itself is old and still what it probably was when it was a drive in, friendly staff as well!!

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Corunna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice little place to stop good food and reasonably priced. Outdoor tables if your dog is with you so he or she can dine with you. Recommend dinning here.

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Thank TouristGuru
Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I am Never disappointed when I go to The Chief. The prices may be increasing, but they are an independent restaurant that gives you a full meal (love the coleslaw), for what you pay for. Just make sure if you want a pickle on your burg that you say so. The woody burg is my go to!

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Thank Sierralima0
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I've lived In Wallaceburg for 9 yrs & only recently discovered this gem!!! A friend recommended I try their burgers as I'm extremely picky about my meat & refuse to eat pre-fab "soy" mix hamburgers. Their menu is fantastic as is their food & prices!!! Yummy!!!

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Thank ShellJH
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Ok so the place is dirty, it is greasy and they need new furniture. But people keep coming! Why? Because it is awesome... I love this place, they put the food first and its damn good! It's a burger joint, not fine dining so get over yourselves. They have the best burgers in this whole area... My suggestion is the... More 

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1 Thank RVcornell
Brian H, Owner at Big Chief Drive-In, responded to this review

Although I could do without the "so what if it's dirty" I really appreciate the review. You really get it. We are a burger joint with a history that starts in 1957 right here on this spot. You nailed it when you said we put the food first (with our amazing staff to provide old fashioned service). Sometimes I fear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Amazing food and friendly staff. Licensed bar. You don't leave hungry!! Food service is fast and always correct

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Thank Farmboy85
Brian H, Owner at Big Chief Drive-In, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5001 Dufferin Ave, Wallaceburg, Ontario N8A 4M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Wallaceburg
  • Phone Number: (519) 627-9455

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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