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Pilot Butte Drive In

#95 of 334 Restaurants in Bend
#112 of 392 Places to Eat in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
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917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
541-382-2972
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    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
Good Food

My family visited Bend and was referred to Pilot Butte Drive-In by our gas attendant. The service was a little slow, but the place was packed and between my brother’s and my car we had nine people eating. The portions are large with decent taste. I had the chicken fried steak meal. It came with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
TheTickTockMan
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Salem, OR
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Santa Cruz, California
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best old fashioned family style restaurants in the west. It has great traditional style burgers fries and shakes. Drive in or cmon inane enjoy the friendly vibe!

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Bend, United States
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have eaten here a couple of times and really hoped to like it as much as others do but I just don't see what the draw is. During each experience my food has been overly greasy and only so so on flavor.

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Salem, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My family visited Bend and was referred to Pilot Butte Drive-In by our gas attendant. The service was a little slow, but the place was packed and between my brother’s and my car we had nine people eating. The portions are large with decent taste. I had the chicken fried steak meal. It came with a very large chicken fried... More 

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Green Valley, AZ
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I used to like this establishment, however our last visit was a big disappointment. The two burgers we ordered were so over-cooked, burnt almost, and served on a ridiculously miniscule plate. There was no way we could even take a bite of the hot mess with lettuce flying everywhere. We had to ask for forks, larger plates... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The price was surprisingly high, but when I saw and tasted my burger it was worth it. Some of the best fries I'v had in my life.....seemed they had a light coating and fried perfectly in clean grease. My husband and I had the Green Chili Burger. It was huge and the meat was so tasty, juicy. Couldn't ask for... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is fun to visit the location on Greenwood for it's classic feel and the heritage of Pilot Butte Drive In. Somehow the burgers don't taste as good at the West side location without the ambiance. West side however is conveniently located for a yummy stop for your voracious appetite on your way home from the mountain or other fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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 to 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?