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Jumpin' Jack's Drive-in

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5 Schonowee Ave, Scotia, NY 12302-2516
(518) 393-6101
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Try to get there once a year as a tradition. Though every time I go I wonder why. Yes, the food is good, but the cost is high for what you get. Plus, if you stay there to eat, the picnic tables are dirty with birds and bees flying all around you. High chairs are dirty as well. I think... More 

Thank zxc12
Schenectady, New York
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They have hands down the best cheeseburgers and the ice cream is also amazing. I love the different special of the week flavors

Thank Tomtravelsalot
new york
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175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that this establishment has been a place for locals to frequent for years! We were told about Jumpin Jack's by some co-workers who are originally from Schenectady. Whenever they go back for a visit, they have to make a stop here. So, when we found ourselves in the Scotia, NY area, we had to try it! I actually... More 

Thank newyork145_9
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a tradition to go to Jumping Jacks !! if your lucky you'll see the US Waterski Show Team practicing or performing on the mighty Mohawk too! YOU MUST Get a JACK BURGER. It has a groupie following ! The food is good and don't forget to tip!!!!

Thank Heather L
Scotia, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a nice scenic outdoor meal. Good food and watching the staff work and having fun while doing so is also a pleasure. Good food good prices nice people.

Thank rtk71
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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219 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a generations-old drive-in restaurant. You don't go here for the food as much as for the experience. It will feel a burger and shake joint at the beach... without the beach. The fish sandwich is actually really good and the onion rings are worth the calories. The rest of it is pretty average if you're just judging on... More 

Thank PaulLMullen
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading and hearing about Jumping Jack's for years, we decide to visit it. The best things we ate were the French fries. The Jack burger was a double patty, one with cheese and topped with mediocre coleslaw. Don't look for pickles, lettuce, or tomatoes to jazz up your burgers. They aren't to be found. Don't look for anything healthy... More 

Thank cpjrod510
Cohoes, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service. Worth a short wait in line. Burgers or cheeseburgers with sautéed onions the best (the famous sliders).

Thank Suzanne A
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food came out super fast but it was basic fast food. The portions were not very large. The cashier had a bit of a smart reply when we asked if they had refills. He said, "sure but they are not free". My wife asked how much they were, he said "same price as a new drink" so essentially they... More 

Thank Jdavis1969
Albany, NY
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite fast food place anywhere. I started coming here 40 years ago, and still love it. I no longer live close enough to visit frequently, but enjoy it when I can get here. It is right beside the Mohawk River, and all seating is outside at picnic tables, under gazebos. Everything cooked to order amazingly quickly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Schonowee Ave, Scotia, NY 12302-2516
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Scotia
  • Phone Number: (518) 393-6101

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