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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
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Winnipeg, Canada
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390 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank NormanBubis
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't go any further than this quaint little dive of a restaurant just a few steps away from Main St. in Winnipeg. You can't go wrong with any of the burger selections and their fries are delish! This is a Winnipeg staple and has been around for many years. It doesn't get much better than this when it comes to... More 

Thank 544camillew
Winnipeg, Canada
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived in Winnipeg for almost five years, so we hear about this from many who love it. It was just okay, in my humble opinion. We went there late at night. No debit or credit cards allowed, and no phones either. We had burgers (almost $7/each) with fries ($3.90). We ate outside at the picnic table. The food... More 

Thank Melania_Ann
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

It has been one of the food highlights of the vacation including Rushmore, Medora, and Regina. The food is very honest with no pretence. The chili is excellent and they would make a killing if they decided to do chili fries with cheese. Service was very fast and efficient. Also, very honest when working with tourists who did not know... More 

1 Thank Trinh C
Regina, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We don't get to Winnipeg often but we always make sure we hit VJ's when we're in town. The burgers are messy and delicious and the fries are equally good. The staff are some of the nicest people we've encountered. See you next year!

1 Thank kateb33
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I hit this Winnioeg Iconic eatery most times after or during our spa time at The Loft. The home made burgers and fries are so delicious we always save room to enjoy the special treat which is VJ's. Always giid food, great service and priced right. Anyone who visits our fair city needs to experience this iconic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
American, Fast Food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?