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Big Jim's Drive-In

2938 E 2nd St, Exit 87, Off I-84, The Dalles, OR 97058-4053
+1 541-298-5051
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
“fry sauce” (9 reviews)
“hamburger” (16 reviews)
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10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner
2938 E 2nd St, Exit 87, Off I-84, The Dalles, OR 97058-4053
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner while on the road. We ordered chicken fingers go figure go to a burger joint the wife wants chicken. We split the dinner and had the sweet potato fries and I ordered tator tots( it's a childhood thing). The food...More

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy place not just for visitors, but lots of locals eat here, too. even though the line was long to place our orders, the staff is very efficient and we were served in a very short time. There is outside seating, but it was...More

Thank Judith V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a milk shake here which was made with Umpqua ice cream and fresh berries and it was very good. Based on that and word of mouth, I decided to try a hamburger and fries. They were OK, nothing special - the meat patty...More

Thank SS3170
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very busy place! It is understandable because the burgers are great! There are a variety of options and sizes which makes it even better! The milkshakes are rich and thick. This is the place to stop in The Dalles, OR for great...More

Thank KFallsRNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What's not to love about this place! It is a true mom and pop restaurant that puts the chain restaurants to shame. It is called a drive-in, but you can eat indoors at their tables and booths. They serve fabulous burgers, seafood and sandwiches, chicken,...More

Thank karoleigh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must stop at Big Jim's drive in.Best burgers,curly fries and milkshakes.They also have other things like chicken,shrimp and fish.Old fashioned place that is great.Kids love it and they have a drive thru if you don't want to get out of your car or deal...More

Thank Jakob A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has almost too many to choose from. It took myself and my 17 year old daughter almost 20 min just to make a decision. But it was great. The ice cream looked delicious too but the burgers will fill you up. Only thing...More

Thank AngelPedersen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had 15 people in my group. They made ordering easy and got everything exactly right (which isn't easy with 15 custom orders). The food was really good. We ordered a variety of burgers and some of their other items. The T-Rex burger is absolutely...More

Thank Jolche
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband got the Gorge Combo and the hamburger was HUGE!!! Really good food, good service, and fun place to eat. I had the chowder and really enjoyed it. Good shakes.

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The VERY BEST onion rings on earth! Got the Jim Dandy and lemonade.. Brought 4 friends with me who've never been.. And we all walked out fat and happy! Even satisfied the most picky of eaters! Yum yum yum.

Thank Elizabeth T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2938 E 2nd St, Exit 87, Off I-84, The Dalles, OR 97058-4053
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  The Dalles
  • Phone Number: +1 541-298-5051
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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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