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VJ's Drive Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Winnipeg
American, Fast Food, Canadian
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170 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
+1 204-943-2655
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite place to eat in Winnipeg. The deluxe burger with extra chilli is my favorite. Love the fries and milkshakes as well to complete the combo.

Thank John L
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask anyone from Winnipeg what summer meant to them, and VJ's is sure to be included in their story. My family loves frequenting here all we can. The service is quick, and the food is immaculate. The Special is hands down the best burger in the city

Thank Harrison K
Brandon, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

If you're in Winnipeg do yourself a favor and try the burger and Fries at VJ's! Delicious! It's our must stop whenever we're in town! (Be advised - cash only)

Thank 87kandj
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

liked it so much we stayed at the fort gary hotel and walked across the street to dine outside on the picnic table on our 25th wedding anniversary, have eaten there before, and its always tasty with the chili and all.

Thank kamikazee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 October 17, 2016

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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

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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53 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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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399 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 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

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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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg>  > Downtown Winnipeg
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: +1 204-943-2655

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