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Pilot Butte Drive In

#92 of 378 Restaurants in Bend
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Best burgers in town!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Good for:
  • Families with children
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Toledo, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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259 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Central Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Begin with the understanding that this is a classic Drive In that has great food -- including some unique items and combinations that are worthy of exploration. Fine burgers, good fries & onion rings, and superior outside service. But let me suggest you consider going inside to order, especially breakfast, since there is so much food served that your vehicle... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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225 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?