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“Not near as good as in the past.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gillis Drive In

Gillis Drive In
Ranked #12 of 23 Restaurants in Montague
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Souris, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not near as good as in the past.”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Gatineau
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“My son's favorite drive-hop”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 drop a fry!

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Samtraveller70
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Halifax Nova Scotia
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Hoping it improves”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

Im originally from the area and try to go to Gillis when i visit home. There is a difference since the new owners took over. Its not the same. The parking lot is never packed. Some food items have changed and prices increased. What is it with the waitresses and the change? As if im going to tip $8 for a $12 meal? Give me a break. The fries with the works is good.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Timbitgirl
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Montague, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nothing has changed after a year”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

The only good part about going to Gillis Drive in now is... you don't have to wait in lineup anymore because no locals go anymore... Only tourists..

Food is just bad and usually cold when it comes out because of the servers standing around inside talking to each other or texting.

There is a problem with learning how to give change back.. Meal came to $12.80, So we gave a $20 to the server and she looked in our window and asked if I wanted the change back....????

Portion sizes are still small at best while prices have doubled.

I fear I have eaten my last meal here till something changes! For now there is plenty of other respectable restaurants in Montague where I can eat!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank JMMAES
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Cardigan, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Same Look but thats about all”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Gillis use to be the must stop spot in Montague for many years... This is an old fashion drive in where a car hop will take your order from you car and bring you food once its ready and pay!

This changed two summers ago when new ownership took over and hired all new employees

Gone are the days where a family of 5 can dine for under $30

The food here now is poor at best, the staff is very frustrating as when you pay in cash they now keep the change for a tip without asking! Also out of the several times I have been here since new ownership my meal has been messed up 90 percent of the time!

The food is still good, but not as good as it use to be or worth the price.

The main reason to go here now is for the soft serve Icecream as its the only place in Montague that serves more the soft serve vanilla

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Jay S
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