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Pilot Butte Drive In

#41 of 346 Restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
+1 541-382-2972
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$12 for a burger and fries. $5.50 for a shake. Justsaying. The burgers were just ok. If you want a really big bun, with a little 6oz patty hiding somewhere in the middle, and the old school shredded iceberg lettuce, some sliced unripe tomatoes in a fall apart when you pick it up sort of experience, pre-cut freezer fries, and... More 

Thank Megan L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It is a small restaurant and can be crowded and noisy. However, the food is plentiful and very good. There is an old fashioned drive in area where I assume you can eat in your car.

Thank KellyBearbooks
Bothell, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I was in Bend helping a friend with a project. Stopped in at the Pilot Butte Drive In and bought 3 cheese burgers to go. Bill was $28. I tried to eat my burger in the car. Huge mistake! The lettuce, grease and pickle went flying. I fully understand the large burger but why can't they make it edible without... More 

Thank sleepyhead8822
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I read about pilot Butte drive-in on a website I decided I would give it a try. I had the Ortega burger and it was really good. The burner had poblano peppers and Monterey Jack cheese, so it wasn't spicy at all. The fries were really good also. Not really fast, but definitely worth the wait.

Thank rasmaaro
Canby, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Stopped in for lunch. Hubby had the hamburger special of the day. Burger was large and well prepared. Fries were hot and crispy, (enough for two people), and served with their amazing fry sauce. They had a variety of sandwiches on the menu and I chose the hoagie club. It was tasty with generous portions of ham and turkey. It... More 

Thank Barbara N
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

the roasted garlic burger was so worth it. It is huge along with the fry's and fry sauce. Will definitely visit again. Very good service and clean.

1 Thank Melissa P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

One of the best breakfasts in Bend. The staff is friendly and always clean. The portions are huge and good value for your money

1 Thank Camille S
Haines, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant, stand in line to order & food brought to your table. Quick turnaround. Large menu selections. I have never had a bad meal there and have been going since 1986.

Thank Ann L
Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We enjoyed our experience at the diner. Friendly service. Burger was tasty- we split because they are huge!

Thank MM5353
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

My Reuben sandwich was big and prepared perfectly. The halibut sandwich was excellent according to my wife and the hamburger that my uncle had was nice and juicy as hamburgers should be. The sandwiches will definitely fill you up. The french fries are pretty good too.

Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 541-382-2972

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