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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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Cohoes, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Fixit14
Columbia, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great burgers, shakes, fries. I know there is plenty of other food on the menu, but this is what I get very time I travel to Scotia. Staff is great. If you give a tip the entire staff yells, subway! You can tell they all like working here.

Thank Marty R
Scotia, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fish was very bad , fries poor. The service is good and it's a good vist once every 5 years after you forget about the poor food:(

1 Thank Davidg100
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This replace recalls another time. I enjoyed the atmosphere. You order your food and you can eat in your car or in one of the outdoor tables. I liked the Jackburger. But the food is not amazing or anything. The banana split I ordered was nice but I've also had better. But overall it just feels good to sit outside... More 

Thank Ladislao B
Schenectady, NY
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

While a staple of the area, the food isn't great. The JackBurger has it's own unique yumminess, but this is typical greasy drive in food. You come here for the water ski shows, the park across the street, or the ice cream and milkshakes, which are amazing. Two words: pistachio milkshakes. A great place to go, hang out, make memories... More 

Thank debbiechickie5
New York
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Bring a wet wipe with you so you can eat off a clean picnic table. Consider getting your ice cream in a cup instead of a cone because the same gloved hands that touch your cone handle money. As others have said, the food is mediocre and not inexpensive, but these old-time hamburger stands are disappearing from the landscape, so... More 

1 Thank Susanarl
Clifton Park, New York
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Know what you want to order in the food line before you get in line as it moves fast and you need to shout your order from the back of the line to the person taking your order. That part’s a little crazy. Great ice cream though!

Thank Janice G
Scotia, New York
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place is about "summer." People wait in very long lines, for mediocre food, because it is a Tradition, for anyone growing up in this area!!!

1 Thank Linda V

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?