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Pilot Butte Drive In

917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
541-382-2972
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Ranked #80 of 366 Restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Greeley, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Many reviewers talk abut the great Burgers here, and I guess I can't comment on that. I know I had a meatloaf sandwhich and it was amazing! By far the best meatloaf sandwich I have ever had. The place is simple and the ffod is fresh, not fast food, and just excellent

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Bend, Oregon
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215 reviews 215 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Pilot Butte is a good place for breakfast. Large Portions and what we call "local flavor." Is it fancy, yuppy, trendy...well no, but they do serve up a good meal. I have breakfast here almost once a week. Lots of choices, excellent food, and plenty of it. Pilot Butte has sure survived the test of time. Most mornings all the... More

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Los Osos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've eaten breakfast and lunch at the Pilot Butte several times when traveling through Bend. While the hamburgers are great, for my money, I like the breakfasts the best. Huevos Rancheros! In the winter when it's still chilly outside, the central fireplace is fun to sit at while drinking coffee and eating breakfast. Great place, reminds me of the "good... More

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Nampa, Idaho
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is a little funky, I think it was an old A&W, but the food and people are wonderful. Check it out, you'll like it.

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great menu choices/burgers with good shakes, fries and prices! Nice atmosphere all though dining area is small and the place is packed!

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Bend
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Been here several times and it has always been good. They have a good variety of burgers, sandwiches and salads to choose from. The shakes are made the old fashioned way--thick and creamy. Our service has always been good considering they're very busy. You shouldn't go away hungry.

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Portland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Without a doubt, their burgers are the best in Oregon. Mouth watering, juicy and all you can handle!!! We love their hot fudge/peanut butter milkshakes as well, right out of the metal cup. Definitely an "add" to the tradition of Central Oregon fun food.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food is severely overpriced and other than the bun being good the rest of the ingredients are cheap. The burger was a sloppy mess and $40 for three burgers and some fries is outrageous. I thought with the good reviews I would give this place a try but after waiting almost 40 minutes to be served it was the... More

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Stayton
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a good lunch, nothing special, but good burgers and fries. The Ortega burger was especially good, as was the fry sauce. Very large burgers and the place was clean and busy. We would go back again.

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Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am from Central Oregon, but have lived in Europe for the past four years. There are a few things I miss desperately about Oregon and the US. Pilot Butte Drive Inn is near the top of the list. Best burgers in the USofA. Great shakes. Perfect onion rings. I have probably eaten there 30 times in my life and... More

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