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Pilot Butte Drive In

#84 of 331 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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  • 70
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 10
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Bend Classic.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Bendite73
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Bend, Oregon
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Green Valley, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 211 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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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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Additional Information about Pilot Butte Drive In

Address: 917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
Phone Number: 541-382-2972
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend
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
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: American

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?