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PJ's Drive -In

600 E Main St, Panora, IA 50216-1152
+1 641-755-4264
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
1 week ago
“Excellent Food near Lake Panorama”
17 Oct 2016
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
Diner, American
600 E Main St, Panora, IA 50216-1152
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint lil drive in with picnic tables outside and kind of an old style diner on the inside. I really loved the feel. You do have to order at the counter. The workers were very nice and I would of gave it...More

Thank HonestJJReviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Read about PJ's on trip advisor and was in Panora so...decided to give it a try! Glad that we did! Breaded Pork Tenderloin sandwich & the Roast Pork sandwich special very good! We will be back For Sure!

Thank PMtime82
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place for pork tenderloin when i go to Iowa. Cooked perfectly, juicy, and very tasty.

Thank Sailuver
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It has very good sandwiches, salads, and ice cream products. Service has always been good. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place for pork tenderloin when i go to Iowa. Cooked perfectly, juicy, and very tasty.

Thank Sailuver
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Found this one through rest.com and will certainly go back. If your traveling and in the area, it's well worth the trip to PJ's!!! Burgers, fries, fried pickles, wings and shakes are extremely good. Service is great, prices fair and everything served hot! Will highly...More

Thank RetiredOhioTravelers
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure if I've ever had the good but it does look good. The malts/shakes are good the make homemade cobblers too. There is usually a line to order but the order comes out quickly. Right next to bike path

Thank iowarefugees
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were referred their several months ago and finally got around to visiting this past weekend. We came over for the Friday night fish dinner which was perfectly prepared and not greasy at all. We enjoyed the dinner so much, we returned...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Best pork tenderloins ever! I get mine breaded. Comes with delicious bun with pickles and onions sisters love their thin onion rings and I like their fries.

Thank Sailuver
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The service was fast and with a smile. The tenderloin was great. It was huge. Will stop again. There is indoor and out door seating. Portions were nice sized.

Thank Cindi D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Diner, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E Main St, Panora, IA 50216-1152
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Panora
  • Phone Number: +1 641-755-4264
  • E-mail
PJ's is family owned and there is a good chance you can say hi to Chef Joe when you stop in for a family dinner, enjoy a cold beer on the patio or stop in for a sweet ice cream treat. Chef Joe prides himself on providing fresh food from scratch and creating a family atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. The menu is endless including salads, wraps, comfort food and each burger is made of fresh ground 1/3 pound burgers. And don't forget desert, the ice cream menu offers endless possibilities.
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