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J & L Drive-In

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4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
+1 250-723-6331
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (23 reviews)
“burger” (70 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Canadian
4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The burgers and onion rings were great. The prices are awesome. The fries are nothing special and really need to go in a larger container when you have to eat them in your car, unless you do take away. All in all good.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really like going to the drive-in, brings back memories. Good burgers abd love the onion rings. Waitresses always helpful. Should have gone to the drive-in over the Golden Dragon.

Thank karvin h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say anything bad about this place, great burgers, friendly staff. You don't see many drive-ins anymore and it's a nice throw back.

Thank Devon P
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Great place to stop if you want a quick meal to take on the road. It is definitely a greasy burger and fries kind of place, but sometimes that is exactly what you want. Our server was very friendly and the food came out nice...More

Thank Trudy L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great food good prices friendly staff super fast grateful some one still cares about the old style food nice place for a quick good food will be back real soon!☺

Thank Donn T
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Went there for a quick. And cheap lunch and we were not disappointed. Car hops comw right to the car. Burgers are fresh and great taste. Onions rings are just the rifbt crunch. 2 people for just under 20 bucks. All done in the old...More

1  Thank darrell f
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Just like the 50's drive in diner. Turn your car headlights on for service, a server will be right there to take your order, there are picnic tables in the rear of service area so you can dine there instead of your car. The deluxe...More

Thank jan y
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This drive in restaurant has been a local eats stop for 40 years or more Dating back to the times of car Hops on rollerskates (now they walk)!!! This is a fast food place and the locals love it as you don't have to get...More

1  Thank Donna G
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great burgers, a must visit. Takes you back to those old days of the drive in, good pleasant service, fun time.

1  Thank Abby W
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Came here as I always do while passing through Port Alberni. I have been coming here since I was probably 10. I came here this time with my family and parents. All of us had the J&L burger or cheeseburger with fries. My kids had...More

1  Thank Russfest
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Response from SharingMyOpinion79 | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think there is. But if you can do gluten free it's delicious!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-6331
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