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“P.J's”
Review of PJ's Drive -In

PJ's Drive -In
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Panora
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Description: PJ's is family owned and there is a good chance you can say hi to Chef Joe when you stop in for a family dinner, enjoy a cold beer on the patio or stop in for a sweet ice cream treat. Chef Joe prides himself on providing fresh food from scratch and creating a family atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. The menu is endless including salads, wraps, comfort food and each burger is made of fresh ground 1/3 pound burgers. And don't forget desert, the ice cream menu offers endless possibilities.
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Description: PJ's is family owned and there is a good chance you can say hi to Chef Joe when you stop in for a family dinner, enjoy a cold beer on the patio or stop in for a sweet ice cream treat. Chef Joe prides himself on providing fresh food from scratch and creating a family atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. The menu is endless including salads, wraps, comfort food and each burger is made of fresh ground 1/3 pound burgers. And don't forget desert, the ice cream menu offers endless possibilities.
Jefferson,Ia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“P.J's”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

We go there often. Next to bike trail and a great place for sandwiches, or ice cream, or cobblers.

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Pleasanton, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A family favorite!”
Reviewed September 4, 2010

We have had our family reunion at Lake Panorama near Panora each of the last 9 years. 20-30 of us gather from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana each year, and it is a must to visit P.J.'s drive-in for a pork tenderloin once or twice each year. The butterscotch malts are also a favorite!! Our reunion wouldn't be the same without P.J.'s to look forward to!!

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Oakland, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Old-fashioned Diner, good food”
Reviewed September 25, 2009

A "must stop" if you are passing through Panora or bike riding on the Racoon River Valley Trail (passes right outside the door).

PJs is literally a "mom and pop" operation. Typical diner offerings of burgers, fries, shakes and ice cream, well as reasonably-priced lunch and dinner plates.

Indoor or outdoor dining available. Would recommend for a casual, quick burger or meal. Locals eat here, as well as an occasional tourist (us).

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