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Pilot Butte Drive In

#74 of 322 Restaurants in Bend
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917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
541-382-2972
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Could be best burger in Bend....

Possibly the best cheeseburger in town. Friendly staff and consistently awesome burgers. We generally eat at the one on the west side....love that they have outdoor seating. Small little location, but very friendly and cozy. Love the halibut burger too and french fries are as good as they get!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
JJJ2007
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Bend, Oregon
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  • Families with children
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Best burger in bend easy. Everybody loves this place. Since there is no in n out in Oregon. We go here. It is a bit slower and a lot more expensive. But worth it. They have amazing fries and shakes. There burgers are juicy and messy and absolutely delicious. Highly recommend when visiting bend.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Possibly the best cheeseburger in town. Friendly staff and consistently awesome burgers. We generally eat at the one on the west side....love that they have outdoor seating. Small little location, but very friendly and cozy. Love the halibut burger too and french fries are as good as they get!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Ate here after playing a round of golf at River's Edge. The staff were very nice and quick to take our order. The burgers are huge and tasty and the milkshakes are awesome as well. Will definitely eat here again when in Bend.

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Toledo, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you have fond memories of the old drive-in diners don't try to relive them here. The service was good and there were a lot of families there, but the food was just not worth it with all the other options in Bend. I'm sorry to say. The portions were good, but slathered in mayo and there was no choice... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

When you need a good, juicy cheeseburger - THIS is the place to go in Bend! The burgers are huge so come hungry! Top it off with a shake and fries and you have the quintessential all American meal. As a wonderful way to treat yourself....go! Next time I may get the smaller burger though - pretty sure they have... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

In N Out. Bob's. Staniches. Red Robin. Bah! None of them hold a candle to "The Tavern". This is on big burger that you can't sissy out on. It's all or nothing. If you order this burger, you'd better ask for a lot of napkins, cause it will be running down your hand, your arm, and dripping off your elbow.... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Pretty Damn good burgers...unfortunatly, they are so busy they seem somewhat unfriendly at times (?) BUT that Garlic Burger is a serious date night killer, HA!...Freaking Amazing!! :) View of Pilot Butte and awesome 70's feeling atmosphere complete with a fire pit!

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Pilot Butte Westside is only a few blocks from my office. It is renowned in Bend for its huge breakfasts and its burgers. Service is always quick. Food is consistently well prepared and tasty. Prices are the only element that keep me from giving five stars. That being said, portions are large enough that items can be split.

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Medford, Oregon
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59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We frequently get food to go for our family. The food is pretty decent but it is really an attention getter for breakfast.

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24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had a late lunch at the Pilot Butte Drive In while visiting a friend in Bend. The burgers were huge and even my low calorie plate was a big meal with a grilled chicken breast, side salad and creamy cottage cheese. They didn't do lettuce wraps but were happy to serve a loaded garlic burger on a pile of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend
  • Phone Number: 541-382-2972

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?