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“Cute place, friendly service”
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.
Iowa
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cute place, friendly service”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stopped for ice cream after dinner. Clean, cute place. Looks like a local favorite. It's right on the bike trail so would be a great place for lunch.

Visited April 2014
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English first
panora
2 reviews
“Excellent diner with a welcoming atmosphere”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

The food is decent and fairly priced, the staff is friendly even when the place is packed. This is a very popular place in town because the atmosphere is so refreshing. The owner is fantastic guy who really supports his community.

  • Visited August 2013
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Orange County, California
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good home cooking.”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Good food, good prices. Friendly environment, with locals frequenting the establishment. Don't miss a meal at PJs when driving through Panora.

Visited June 2013
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Panora, Iowa
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best little diner and malt shop in the county!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

PJ's is a great spot to stop whether you're riding the Raccoon River Bike Trail, visiting near-by Lake Panorama, or staying at the B&B or Resort. The staff and chef (YES, CHEF... not just a cook) will take very good care of you. Hand patted burgers, center cut pork chops hammered into tenderloin sandwiches, great hand crafted malts, or tempting onion rings... you'll find them all here. EVERY item on the menu is a keeper... and MUCH better than ANY fast food chain you'll visit. If you're looking for a cute, VERY CLEAN, home-town type place, you'll be VERY glad you stopped at PJ's. I have friends that plan motorcycle rides just to stop here. Don't miss it!

  • Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Really good food!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

A fun little place with really good food. And it is served on real plates with real silverware - not plastic. Good food and service!

  • Visited August 2012
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