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“Great local food!”
Review of Jim's Drive-In

Jim's Drive-In
Ranked #68 of 119 Restaurants in Waynesville
Cuisines: Diner
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
656 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“Great local food!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has some of the greatest burgers. Get there early because seating is limited. Burgers come in two sizes small and large. They even have relish! Fries terrific especially if you get them crispy. New is limited as far as "healthy" food goes but this is an all in all great place.

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English first
Waynesville, North Carolina
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“Fantastic Homemade Hamburgers”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Fantastic homemade hamburgers everyday, except Sunday, and $1 hotdogs on Wednesdays! Tell me life isn't good!! One of the best hamburgers I've ever had! Got it all the way, including mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Chili offered by didnt get it on the burger. Absolutely wonderful! It's a very nondescript little building, and sometimes people eat in their cars, which at lunchtime particularly, surround the little building. It's a well-kept secret in Waynesville. Not saying at all that the hamburger is one of the healthiest things you'll eat that day, but if you want a delicious burger on a fresh and soft bun, you won't regret stopping in at Jim's Drive-In. About four booths inside and a counter to eat in with maybe 6-7 stools, but if it's crowded, eat in your car. It's worth the stop, believe me!

  • Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Best chilli cheeseburger in town”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

This little drive in, still with curb service, has been in business for over 60 years and in the same location (as the server told us). They serve breakfast and lunch and close around 5 or 6pm. i love a good chilli cheesebruger and a good hot dog with homemade chili... nothing from a can. Well they do make their own chilli and the server said they have made it the same way for years. If you order a cheeseburger, it's comes with mustard, chilli and onions. So I had the cheeseburger, fries and can pepsi ($5.00) and I was not disappointed with the burger. It was a little dryer that I would have liked (they mash the burgers while cooking which would be a fireing offense if I had a burger joint) but the addition of the chilli helped that. It was very good.... the fries were basic fries and were ok. My lunch partner ordered the pinto beans, onions and cornbread which were excellent. Oh... a sign tells you that on Wednesday they have $1 hotdogs. I want to go back and try the breadfast. Seems to be a good southern breakfast wtih biscuits and gravy as a choice on the menu. The one server was very friendly and provided fast service. They have a sandwich bar seating area and a few booths, so a very small place. It was full of locals who all seemed to know each other. Love this little place in Hazelwood. Oh.... and they serve Townhouse fried pies that they will heat up for you. Yum... try the pineapple one.

  • Visited December 2011
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