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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fry sauce” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (52 reviews)
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
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10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner
2938 E 2nd St, Exit 87, Off I-84, The Dalles, OR 97058-4053
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at this little hamburger place many times, it has never disappointed me. It reminds me of a small town 1950s burger joint, great food, huge portions. I usually get a junior burger, even my teenage son has problems finishing a large burger...More

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day on the road, checked into the motel, and this was the first restaurant we came to, and glad we found it. It's a hamburger joint and very good. Found our new fast food place in the Dalles. Food was hot, very...More

1  Thank woody99114
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in The Dalles on business, needed lunch, and instead of seeking out one of the major chains I decided to look online for something local. Big Jim's came up with great reviews, and it certainly did not disappoint. Read that the Fish & Chips...More

1  Thank bagpipe
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I usually just go here for great ice cream. They are very expensive for a burger diner/fast food type of restaurant. Similar to Burgerville.

1  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The burgers are off the chain. The fries and onion rings are the best. They have different kinds of desserts. So if you are in the area the food is worth the money you will spend.

1  Thank Crystal F
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We stopped in at Big Jim's because it was so close to the hotel we stayed at. Staff was friendly and helpful. The burgers were big and juicy. And the chocolate shake I ordered was really good. Prices were about average. (Cheaper than burgers at...More

1  Thank 2TravelBears
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Always excellent food good price, courteous staff, been coming here since it opened . always stop on travel to Portland from Hermiston.

1  Thank Donna M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here based solely on its proximity to the bridge to Washington. It was a good choice. Burgers were very filling and tasty. Service was quick although the woman taking orders seemed a bit cranky. Restaurant and washrooms were clean.

1  Thank LastMango
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We use to love Big Jim's. Last two times have not been good. Rude staff, negligence in forgetting items in our order. And not seeming to care. Unfortunately, We will not be returning.

Thank jgreen7584
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Stoped by to grab two burgers and fries for me an my kid. Over $30. For the two of us for a crappy hamburger and soggy fries. I paid 4.20 for a side of tots. I counted them 18 tots. Really guys if you charge...More

Thank Forrest R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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