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“Excellent burger, fries and shake”
Review of Big Jim's Drive-In

Big Jim's Drive-In
Ranked #7 of 71 Restaurants in The Dalles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Fast Food
Description: Celebrating 50 Years It’s not just a slogan at Big Jim’s Drive-In located in The Dalles, Oregon. Dedication and consistency is what we value and want to serve our customers the best food possible in a relaxed, clean atmosphere. We’re GOOD food, NOT fast food. We never cook our burgers ahead of time. We make our own dressing for the burgers, tartar sauce, fry sauce and our own recipe for chili. We still make those old-fashioned milk shakes, Banana Splits and Sundaes. Our Waffle Cones are a big hit with one of our 16 flavors of UMPQUA brand hard ice cream in them. Try one of our 5 FRESH FRUIT milk shakes or Smoothies. Big Jim's burgers made with love.
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Description: Celebrating 50 Years It’s not just a slogan at Big Jim’s Drive-In located in The Dalles, Oregon. Dedication and consistency is what we value and want to serve our customers the best food possible in a relaxed, clean atmosphere. We’re GOOD food, NOT fast food. We never cook our burgers ahead of time. We make our own dressing for the burgers, tartar sauce, fry sauce and our own recipe for chili. We still make those old-fashioned milk shakes, Banana Splits and Sundaes. Our Waffle Cones are a big hit with one of our 16 flavors of UMPQUA brand hard ice cream in them. Try one of our 5 FRESH FRUIT milk shakes or Smoothies. Big Jim's burgers made with love.
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The ground beef puts the chains to shame. The hamburger was juicy, large, and delicious. The fries were crispy and cooked fresh and came with fry sauce, a Utah staple. I didn't have a shake, but I saw others with lots of flavor choices and without the normal fake texture. The most amazing thing I noticed was that Big Jim worked the counter, delivered food, and cleaned tables. He worked as if a normal member of the crew. While only a fast food drive in, doing it well makes it worth the stop. Also, it's not inexpensive, but quality products prepared fresh to order, makes it worth the price.

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Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Veggie burger is very good. Turkey Reuben was tasty. Salad with salmon was excellent. They even have smoothies. Quite a selection beyond burgers (which are also terrific). I saw the manager, Linda, widdle a line of customers down in no time while also keeping a sharp eye on drive thru, the dessert station, food quality and she knew where the "to go" customers were and what they ordered. I have had breakfast here before which was also spendy but excellent.

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Thank Qaedon
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Big menu, lots of choices - we ate:
-Fish & Chips - 2 nice pieces of cod, came with a side salad and coleslaw. Good portions for women, men might want the 3 piece
-Rodeo Burger - spicy but good
Reasonable prices, we ate well for under $20
Friendly service

Thank 634alisonh
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Awesome shakes but not inexpensive. Very friendly staff. Burgers okay but again a bit pricey. Fish and Chips were fair and would have been better with more crispy fries.

Thank steeliegrande
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Quite a burger , always fresh & hot , got a Gorge burger this time , we bought two , had one leftover , geez what a bunch of burger! Hot fresh crispy french fries ... Just MMMM - Fairly expensive for burgers , but once in a while woth the splurge!

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Thank Rust-E-Junque
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