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Pilot Butte Drive In

917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
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Ranked #75 of 370 Restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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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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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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280 reviews 280 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 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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Los Osos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've eaten breakfast and lunch at the Pilot Butte several times when traveling through Bend. While the hamburgers are great, for my money, I like the breakfasts the best. Huevos Rancheros! In the winter when it's still chilly outside, the central fireplace is fun to sit at while drinking coffee and eating breakfast. Great place, reminds me of the "good... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is a little funky, I think it was an old A&W, but the food and people are wonderful. Check it out, you'll like it.

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great menu choices/burgers with good shakes, fries and prices! Nice atmosphere all though dining area is small and the place is packed!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Been here several times and it has always been good. They have a good variety of burgers, sandwiches and salads to choose from. The shakes are made the old fashioned way--thick and creamy. Our service has always been good considering they're very busy. You shouldn't go away hungry.

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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 - 10
Cuisine: American

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