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Jumpin' Jack's Drive-in

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5 Schonowee Ave, Scotia, NY 12302
(518) 393-6101
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A summer institution from the 60's

My husband and I have been going there since 1962. they have changed very little. Expanded and added roofs over tables. That's it. Food is the same. Great steak sandwiches. Good atmosphere. Convenient to Freedom Park Pavillon for quick meal before concerts and ice cream after. When they open in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
Susan B
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Scotia, New York
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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this drive in is outdoors and great for the entire family. the food is good, reasonable prices. adjacent to a large park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Great summer eatery. Outdoor, beautiful setting looks out on the Mohawk River, great food such as burgers, onion rings, fish fry, shakes, friendly atmosphere, goid prices overall.

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Thank Nancy D
Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A riverside location adjacent to the community performance stage and amphitheater, ample parking, and prices still straight out of the 1950s make Jumping' Jack's a family gem. Soft ice cream... hamburgers and hot dogs... this is what summer family dining and a day outdoors for a concert with the lawn chairs is all about. The drive-in is a fading piece... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

If you live in Schenectady then you know you must visit this place when it opens and when it closes in September. The food is great its your basic burgers and fries shack but its not greasy. They host fireworks every year around the end of june and if visiting on the weekends their might be a show nearby in... More 

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Scotia, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My husband and I have been going there since 1962. they have changed very little. Expanded and added roofs over tables. That's it. Food is the same. Great steak sandwiches. Good atmosphere. Convenient to Freedom Park Pavillon for quick meal before concerts and ice cream after. When they open in spring (too early, too cold), summer is here. When they... More 

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Thank Susan B
Schenectady, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

As always...., the time went fast & well worth the extra 5,minutes! The food is always great & the service is too! Seasonally opened. I've is ALWAYS available!!! lol

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Thank KathyinNY
Malta, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Place your order, listen to the waiter call out in their own special jargon to cooks. Get your order of great fish fries, burgers, clam rolls, fries, curly fries, always fresh and always tasty. At the end of the line, get your choice of drinks or shakes and pay. If you tip, the cashier yells "Subway" and everyone of the... More 

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Thank georgevandeusen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Great old fashion drive in food. Worth the visit and reasonably priced. Service was stand in line style, fast and friendly. The food was good but typical hot dog and hamburger stand type. The shakes and ice creamed, served next door, were most tasty. Get it a try for good food fast

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Thank speedpa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The jack burger and onion rings are my all time favorites, but the price is crazy. 5.25 for a burger you can get at Wendy's for half the price? C'mon guys. It's a little ridiculous to go and spend 45-50 dollars on a family of 4 at a burger joint.

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Thank Christopher K
Clifton Park, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had dinner before a concert next door at Freedom Park. Go for the "Jack Burger" and some fires or onion rings! If you skip the shake, there's ice cream for desert.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Schonowee Ave, Scotia, NY 12302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Scotia
  • Phone Number: (518) 393-6101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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