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VJ's Drive Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Winnipeg
American, Fast Food, Canadian
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170 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A6, Canada
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going here since I was a child. I highly recommend visiting this little gem. VJ's is conveniently located near the forks, so you can grab a burger and walk over. VJ's closes it's doors at 11:30, even though they don't actually close until midnight. Make sure you get there before 11:30 pm or they will not let... More 

Thank Janet L
Winnipeg, Canada
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best awesome burgers in town. It's a take away style place (eat in your car or at pic nil tables in summer) but the VJ special is what I usually get. Fresh paddy, chilli, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles hold the onions! Add on the fresh cut fries and a diet milk shake and you"ll be more than satisfied! Definitely worth a... More 

Thank FamilySpringBreak
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is still the best place to get fries hot dog or hamburgers.their milkshakes are first rate.only place that i go for these items.fast friendly service is always appreciated

Thank lionel b
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great milkshakes, good burgers with a unique take on a chili burger (try a Special and see what I mean). Open late, the crew is friendly and quick to serve.

Thank Richard F
San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here one time and we ate everything they cooked. The problem with the fries is that they harded as they cooled. So if your order is takeout, wait until the customers count is low before you order.

Thank DarrellRS
Winnipeg, Canada
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397 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Although it's called VJ's Drive Inn, most of the traffic is by foot. People are always congregating at VJ's and there is not much place to eat save for a few picnic tables, but the food ... The burgers are mouth-watering and slathered in chili, just the way I like it, onions, etc., the fries just right, and the shakes... More 

Thank Bill Z
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I left Winnipeg 18 years ago but still dream of VJs burgers. Soft with a crunch from the flat top grill, chilli, lettuce, etc. Simply delicious. I make sure to visit this stand each time I am in town.Prices are not cheap but the burgers are worth every penny.

Thank Emjay395
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I grew up in Winnipeg and didn't appreciate how amazing these burgers were until I was gone. I specifically stop over in Winnipeg when flying from west to east for no other reason than to have a Special (sometimes 2!!!). Fry's are beyond description and the shakes so incredibly delicious. Go to VJ's... go often... and for those of you... More 

Thank Kelly K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

One of those hole in the wall spots, not much to look at but great burgers and shakes. Outside seating at picnic tables.

Thank Linda B
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

the real original juniors location never surpassed Lots of copies around Winnipeg - this was the first and original

Thank NormanBubis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $10
American, Fast Food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg>  > Downtown Winnipeg
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: 204-943-2655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?