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Denny's Drive-In

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American, Fast food, Canadian
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86 Ontario St S | Grand Bend, Ontario, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0M 1T0, Canada
+1 519-701-5808
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Sat - Sun 11:30 - 19:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming here for years for the home made fries, hot dogs or foot longs with fried onions ,mainly, and the odd burger . Why ?....you might ask. Because the food is absolutely fabulous every single time ! If you are ever in the area you won't regret stopping for a bite.

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Thank Kenny B
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear Kenny B, Thank-you so very much for your wonderful review. It is loyal customers like you that keep Denny's strong in the shoulder seasons and in the busy summer tourist season. Thank-you for your ongoing support and for taking the time to write such a positive review, the Denny's Girls and I really appreciate it!!! More 

Grand Bend, Canada
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300 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped int o celebrate spring in April and for Easter. Had the poutine and it was just as good as I remember. Also, the ice cream was a great way to finish the meal. Good food, quick, nice and clean patio. Free wifi! I love this place!

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Thank DougNemeth
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear DougNemeth, Always a pleasure to serve you and thank-you for posting your photo on TripAdvisor! The "Denny's Girls" and I are very excited to be back for another season. 2017 will be known as the "Elvis Season" here at Denny's. We are one of the sponsors for the Huron Country Playhouse production of "ALL SHOOK UP" a play featuring... More 

Lambton Shores, Canada
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Typical fast food restaurant at a summer resort. Has a great fast food menu. Great food, good service, outside eating at picnic tables.

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Thank lories866
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear lories866, Thank-you for the 5 stars, it is very much appreciated! Denny's is well known for its foot longs for a couple of reasons. First of all, foot longs are "summertime" food and while everyone knows what a foot long hot dog is, not every restaurant offers them. Our foot longs are a Schneider's Red Hot product, very tasty.... More 

Grand Bend, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

It was late in the season, but I still wanted to taste those famous fries one more time. They are so famous and so delicious that I had to wait and wait and wait. Most places in Grand Bend have a "fly" problem this time of the year, but it was ok. I just wish they would build a dome... More 

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Thank William K
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear William K, Thank-you so much for your wonderful review, 5 star rating and your kind, encouraging comments. I have never taken Denny's success for granted and am always concerned that we are getting the fries "right". We will re-open for business next April. Watch out for our 2017 summertime specials that will commence in late June. So far, I... More 

Grand Bend, Canada
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300 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We rolled in minutes before they closed tonight and the last day they are open in 2016. I suspect we may have been the last customers but the Staff still treated us great as if we were the first. Note to the owners. Whoever is the server closing this evening, they are great. You better keep them! Onion rings, fries,... More 

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Thank DougNemeth
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear DougNemeth, thank-you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! It is a great way for us to end off the 2016 season. The staff who served you have been notified of your review, kind words acknowledging a job well done are always a pleasure to receive. We are closed for the winter but look forward to... More 

Grand Bend, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The fries must have been reheated several times and were burnt, the burger's were at a level below McDonald's. Would not recommend.

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1 Thank j0hnduggan
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear j0hnduggan, now that the season is over I figured I would take a moment to respond to your review. It is obvious that we did not serve you the quality of food that you were expecting and for that I am very sorry. We always aim to serve excellent food but sometimes we fall short of the mark. I... More 

Waterloo
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We just have to stop at Denny's Drive-in every time we come to Grand Bend. Our family just loves the food and the servers are friendly. No trip to either Pinery Provincial Park, or the main drag beach is complete without a stop at Denny's.

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Thank Thomas R
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear Thomas R, We appreciate your loyalty and your business!! Thank-you so much for including Denny's on your visits to Grand Bend, it always makes me happy when I hear customers essentially saying that a trip to Grand Bend is not complete without a visit to Denny's. Should you be back in the area this Fall, our opening hours are... More 

London, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We just ate here and very disappointed. Our burgers were lukewarm and overcooked. So were the fries. There is no excuse because it wasn't busy. $4 for cold fries. Never again.

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Thank LowchenLover
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear LowchenLover, I am sorry to hear that we did not serve you well on your recent visit to Denny's. I understand your reasoning for giving us one star and I agree with you, there is no excuse for cold food. My only comment is that you should have told us when you were here to allow us an opportunity... More 

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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Best burgers and fries in town. Fun family food, well organized, good prices. When you are craving a burger in Grand Bend, head here!

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Thank SirusJess
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear SirusJess, Thank-you so much for taking the time to post your review. It is always my aim to provide a suitable place for family dining and to provide quality "fast food" at a reasonable price. I also like to think that my staff and I are well organized and efficient most of the time! I really do appreciate the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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165 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

It is has become a tradition to visit Denny's during our camping trip to the Pinery. The kids look forward to the amazing fish and chips and they were not disappointed. We went for the Thursday special - 8oz fish and chips. They had coleslaw and real lemon juice! Very enjoyable!!! The fish was huge and the chips were great... More 

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Thank bleec0m
ValerieBoland, Owner at Denny's Drive-In, responded to this review

Dear bleec0m, It is always a pleasure to serve you, your family and your extended family on your annual camping trip to the Pinery; I am glad to hear that we met the mark once again! Your feedback is also very much appreciated. In your 2015 review you suggested that we consider serving coleslaw with our fish and chips. On... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 19:00
Saturday
11:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Ontario St S | Grand Bend, Ontario, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0M 1T0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Lambton Shores  >  Grand Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 519-701-5808
Description
1950's style patio restaurant featuring summertime favourties including fresh-cut fries, burgers, hot dogs, foot longs, poutine,fish & chips, shrimp & chips, chicken nuggets, deep fried dill pickle spears, mozzarella sticks, soft serve ice cream cones, sundaes & milk shakes. We have a long standing reputation for serving quality fast food in an informal, relaxed setting.

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