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Gillis Drive In

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5207 AA MacDonald Highway, Montague, Prince Edward Island C0A 1R0, Canada
+1 902-838-2031
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the age of rock 'n' roll and later for those of who didn't want to let go , Gillis on a Friday night in the summer was the place to be with your classic car. you could sit and have the waitresses ,on rollerskates ,delivering the food right to the window of your car. The food was your hamburgers... More 

Thank betsy264
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

What a step back in time. If you are looking for good old fashion, hot food, good food, good vibes. Friendly staff and feeling full when done. Head on down to Gillis Drive in

Thank Kim M
Murray Harbour, Canada
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

There aren't any waitresses on roller skates but nonetheless they do deliver food right to your car window. Keep your headlights on or your flashers and they know you want service. Good cheap eats. Decent burger and fries. Not much for ambiance.

Thank vitaminsea2016
Belleville, Canada
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We found this place while out for a drive. It looked like a place out of the 50s with car hops and everything. The menu is your typically fast food type but it was very good. I loved the deep fried dill pickles and the deep fried pizza bites. Ice cream was good too.

Thank Kathy R
Charlottetown, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

We tried this restaurant for the first time this past weekend. We were driving by and we were hungry so we decided to give it a try. Also, we were with our dog on a hot day so we needed a place with picnic tables that we could have our dog lie on the grass beside us so it was... More 

Thank sometimestraveler16
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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197 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

First, the staff is very nice and for a drive-in experience it is good. Car and motorcycle cruisers or touring groups like it here due to the ease of driving in from the main road and the car hop service. The fish and chips I had was good but I found that compared to area restaurants the portions were small... More 

Thank russpei
Charlottetown, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The menu will take you back to the 70's ... nothing special and a bit pricy. The experience of staying in your vehicle and having the food brought to you will either take you back in time or be a one of a kind experience. Not a bad joint.

Thank ConnieSomers
Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

While I'm all for supporting local businesses; I don't eat at Gillis' too often as most of the menu is deep fried and I try to stay away from that, as tasty as it is! I think there is a salad plate you can get though and always lots of ice cream to be had.

Thank Sandra M
Montague, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

Ordered the club platter which was 6.79 on the menu added gravy on the fries. When I went to have a seat while waiting for my meal there was one family in the seating area and maybe 6 cars in the lot. The floor was filthy, every table was dirty. ( I had to wipe a table to sit at... More 

1 Thank liveslocal
Souris, Canada
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132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

Gillis is a blast from the past. Just like the old drive in spots you turn on your four way flashers for service at your car door. The menu is painted on the side of the building and includes all the regular burger fair. A special treat is the scallop platter.

Thank PEILynn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5207 AA MacDonald Highway, Montague, Prince Edward Island C0A 1R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Montague
  • Phone Number: +1 902-838-2031

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