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Jolly's Drive In

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210 N Erie Hwy, Hamilton, OH 45011-4212
513-894-7541
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun for Damilies

This place is a Hamilton tradition! Chili dogs, foot longs, onion rings....and wait staff are friendly and efficient. We get out in February to support their opening for season. Always a crowd. Food is consistent. Root beer is terrific. Good lunch location on any day. Kids love hot dogs and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Dianne S
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Hamilton, Ohio
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a staple in the Hamiltonian diet. I got my Jolly's on for the first time this year (they are closed during winter months and open early spring, earlier even this year!) The root beer is made onsite and served in chilled mugs. Must try!!!

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Thank Brian S
Hamilton, Ohio
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Been going here and to the location on Brookwood for years. They don't make their own rootbeer at the Erie location, only on Brookwood. The quality at Erie has gone downward over the last 5 years,especially after the passing of Greg Jollivette. The Brookwood store still has the better food and the scratch rootbeer. I am hoping for a better... More 

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Thank Redskin83
Hamilton, Ohio
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

They have changed something in the chili so it's not what it used to be. Still a decent greasy spook to eat at on occasion.

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Thank DFWarren0724
Fairfield, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Great hotdog, barbeque, hamburger, and/or root beer place. Pull in, roll down window, push button to order, and carhop brings it out! Too bad this is a seasonal place. -- will reopen again in the Spring.

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Thank CharlieR55
Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

In two visits in four weeks, I found the food (delicious) and service (friendly) quite consistent. I like that the Jolly sticks to hamburger, fries, and hot basic so they can concentrate on doing that well. While my ten year old daughter enjoys the food, she has not been fascinated with the old timey drive-in aspect. Consider a drive-in double... More 

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Thank Paul R
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place is a Hamilton tradition! Chili dogs, foot longs, onion rings....and wait staff are friendly and efficient. We get out in February to support their opening for season. Always a crowd. Food is consistent. Root beer is terrific. Good lunch location on any day. Kids love hot dogs and I believe the experience is enhanced by being a family... More 

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Thank Dianne S
Hamilton, Ohio
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Every year through winter time I definitely go through withdrawal so I make sure that I hit jollies at least once or twice at the end of the season before they close and I always make sure to get my foot long and my chili hamburger this past visit was no exception and it was yummy as usual. The apple... More 

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Thank Lenora M
Texas
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love this place with the tray on your vehicle window. Brings back memories everytime we eat here. That rootbeer in the mug is the best EVER....icy cold and so tasty,

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Thank suzyqtx
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Just burgers, dogs, fries and onion rings, plus root beer and pepsi products. The old fashioned drive in experience. If you are prone to indigestion, I suggest requesting NO CHILI SAUCE!

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Thank SorryID
Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great burgers, footlongs and hotdogs. Add the chili, onions, and cheese for a tasty treat. Ice cold root beer in frosty mugs. You have to try it once.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 N Erie Hwy, Hamilton, OH 45011-4212
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Butler County  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 513-894-7541

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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