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Pilot Butte Drive In

917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
541-382-2972
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Ranked #82 of 362 restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
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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English first
Portland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Bend, Oregon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I do my best to include a statement of if a restaurant serves Gluten-Free food or not. The Pilot Butte Drive In does not. I asked and the answer was "sorry - no." So I only go there on business or when my Gluten-Intolerant family is not along. The place is getting a little long in the tooth, but is... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This just amazes me, that owners of small business do not realize how important customer service is. We were greeted by a young lady that appeared to not to care if we were there or not. When we left we said thank you to the person out front cleaning windows and nothing back. Really! The food was bland and the... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

What a nice place! Friendly staff, good food, fast service and a bit of character. A big group of us visited and all left satisfied having tried most of the menu between us. Staff were helpful and were really nice. I'd come back to this place in a blink.

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Lebanon, OR
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We come here every time we are in Bend. Great food! Excellent burgers, yummy fries. One of our favorites!

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Portland, OR
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Pilot Butte has a reputation for big burgers and tasty shakes. It is not the place to go when watching your fat and cholesterol intake, but very delicious treat on occasion. They offer a wide selection of sandwiches and serve up fresh meals quickly . Food is high quality and staff make it a warm restaurant to visit. If you... More

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Bend, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have breakfast here almost once a week. Lots of choices, excellent food, and plenty of it. A cup of oatmeal makes a bowl. Get half of an omelet unless you are a big eater. Have not eaten lunch or dinner here.

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