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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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have tried this place a few times over the summers. The old fashioned building and décor is charming. However no air conditioning and very hot on a warm day. The onion rings were fresh and delicious. The burgers were so/so and expensive. Pop in for a milkshake, but don't expect too much.

5 Thank darvo
Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food here is yummy! No complaints. I can definitely say my scallop burger was fresh and delicious, served on a homemade bun! The diner atmosphere is nice too. Worth the stop if you're hungry!!

1 Thank Rena860
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Found this place by accident, was just driving along and had to stop! Just put your four ways on and before you know it a server is at your window. Prices are ok, concept super neat, food not so great. Milk shakes, a+. A good place to stop by.

Thank Easy_eddy_85
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

used to be gillises drive in was a blast from the past turn lights on for service in your car good food at good prices a nice place to grab a quick but good inexpensive lunch all those services arew still there but the food definetly isn't as good as it was,not near as much and the price went through... More 

2 Thank Deb F
Saint John, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Kuddos to this place for being more environmental friendly than other drive-thru joints by allowing you to flash your lights and have someone come take your order while parked instead of wasting gas and causing pollution. We also enjoyed the outside benches so we could eat with our dog. The food was typical diner fare and was yummy and seemed... More 

Thank KaleSaintJohn_Canada
Truro, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have ate here the last 3yrs and will not be eating here again. When we arrived we were excited to eat here a once a yr treat. Well we were served at the cash by WANDA what a b***h, she had no patients, and was very rude to my father (who is deaf). She got snarky with him when... More 

6 Thank travelwifes
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The food was good. Delicious burgers and good shakes. Not sure why the negative comments on some reviews. We ate inside and the service was good and so was the food. Reasonable price for what we had. Would return for sure

Thank Splatravel
Vegreville Alberta
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443 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

I can't comment about the food at this place but i must say they serve up a very tasty milkshake. I had a large strawberry milkshake (cost 41/2 bucks), full bodied, a few strawberry pieces. I enjoyed it very much.

Thank firechief-JL
Souris, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Change isn't always good...much better with previous owners. Prices increased and portions cut back. Used to love going to Gillis' in the past.

4 Thank coldonpei
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Our yearly visit to PEI would not be complete without a visit to Gillis'! My son wouldn't let me go home without stopping at least 3 times! The food is your typical hamburger place but it just seems more fun because you can order from and eat in your car! Never mind the seagulls flying around waiting for you to... More 

1 Thank Samtraveller70

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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, Outdoor Seating
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?