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Billy Heartbeats

American, Diner
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2039 Lloyd Ctr, Portland, OR 97232-1314
+1 503-288-6010
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We visited this place for a milkshake (for the whole American mall diner experience). Our waitress was friendly and not too pushy and the milkshakes we shared was nice. The fact that it's in a mall does affect the atmosphere a bit but the checkered flooring and red sparkly seats make up for it.

Thank Kathryn G
Wollongong, Australia
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150 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We really enjoyed Billy Hearbeats. Typical American diner fare with generous serves at a reasonable price. Served by friendly staff and very convenient in the Lloyd shopping centre. We were staying across the road in the Doubletree, just a short walk away. We enjoyed it so much, we went there twice!

Thank L&M_from_Oz
Winterville, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

I ordered the spicy black bean burger. It was pretty good but the bun was very cold. It seemed like it was recently thawed but they didn't heat it up further. The burger patty was also very mushy, but it still tasted delicious. We all got shakes as well. I got the pumpkin spice shake and absolutely loved it. My... More 

Thank Robin M
palm desert ca
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196 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Great lunch place in the heart of Portland's Lloyd Center. Good, service and good lunch. Very good place for the kids, too

Thank morteight
Tacoma, Washington
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157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We go to eat here every time we visit Portland. They have the best milkshakes around, thick & creamy, with lots of flavor & they also give you the rest of the shake to enjoy all of it, which a lot of places don't do. There burgers are wonderful. I had a Chicken Caesar Salad, it was great. My husband... More 

Thank teenytinyterri
Fountain, Colorado
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Just like the Good Old Days. My wife and I enjoy eating at 50's style restaurants and Cafes. Billy Heartbeats does a nice job of helping us to remember simpler times. Wait Staff was excellent and very helpful. Worth going out of your way for! Definitely a two thumbs up experience!

Thank David T
Derek K, Manager at Billy Heartbeats, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your comments!! We are glad you enjoyed visiting our place!!! I share your love of the Good Old Days....thanks again friends. More 

Vancouver, Washington
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Whenever we go to Lloyd Center, we end up eating here if the need calls. The other options are all fast food or just not appealing at the time. I love the feel of the eatery and that it's kid friendly. Service is reliable and friendly.

Thank hmariecj
Derek K, Manager at Billy Heartbeats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments!! We are glad you enjoy it, cool! More 

Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

UGH. We took our 4 Chinese friends on 4 July to experience "American" food as was their desire. Staff was lovely but the food was wretched. We were so embarrassed. My husband and I had cheese burgers which were the worst we have ever been served. Over-cooked, dry, falling apart, small meat-- not delicious. Fries were soggy, salty, cool, and... More 

Thank londonna
Derek K, Manager at Billy Heartbeats, responded to this review

Hi friends. I want apologize that your experience at Billy's wasn't up to our usual high standards. I'm very sorry that we did not meet your expectations and I share your disappointment since we strive to provide a fun and tasty experience to all of our guests. Again, I apologize and am frustrated that we were not able to exceed... More 

Richland, Washington
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

When you're stuck at a mall you're usually forced to choose from the standard mall fare which usually costs too much and satisfies too little. We had burgers here and really enjoyed having a restaraunt quality meal for a mall price. I would definatly go back.

Thank Adam99354
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

This was a nice place with lots of atmosphere. While the waitress was a real sweetheart, the food was just bad. My girl and I both had black bean burgers that we took home. To our surprise the patties were both uncooked. Completely. Were not talking about rare here, it was literally uncooked. Apparently they dont sell many so maybe... More 

Thank thebluelion
Derek K, General Manager at Billy Heartbeats, responded to this review

I'm terribly sorry for the under cooked black bean burgers!! The positive side is that our house made black bean paddies are never raw (meat) as they are vegetarian. So no danger there. I'm sorry for the mistake. It sounds like an unfortunate temperature error on our part. Again, I am sorry. We really want and encourage our guests to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2039 Lloyd Ctr, Portland, OR 97232-1314
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-288-6010
Dining at Billy Heartbeats is a flash back to the 50's. Come in and enjoy a burger while listening to the bopping hits of the 50's and 60's. Like to watch sports? We have 3 flat screen TVs that you can see from anywhere in the restaurant. We're perfect for birthday bashes (please be courteous and call to make a reservation)! We have vegetarian options so all can enjoy our fast, fun and friendly environment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?