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J & L Drive-In

4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
+1 250-723-6331
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (26 reviews)
“burger” (74 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Canadian
4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spicy Fries - were not spicy. Burger was not much better then McDonalds. I thought it would have been cleaner, needs a paint job,

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old style drive in restaurant . It is eerily similar to an old style A & W , though they deny a connection . . The hamburgers were OK but no better than that . Good onion rings . Service was good...More

Thank rdmiller_pcj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this via TripAdvisor Great spot loved that we got window service. The J&L Special burger was a wonderful complete burger. Mushrooms,cheese, two patties tomato,lettuce,sausage, sauce and bacon. Onion rings cook d to perfection. Shrimp and chips were a wow. Note this place for your...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 July 2017

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 6 July 2017 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 28 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 26 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 25 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
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4 November 2016|
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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  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-6331
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