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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (22 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Canadian
4422 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6J8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here a few weeks ago and still rave over the flavour and simple,well-made food they offer!The onion rings are terrific and they made my fries the way I like them-extra crispy! Really consistent quality and the prices are an absolute bargain in this day...More

Thank larryandida
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on our drive from Tofino to Comox. Our teenagers loved this 50's style drive in restaurant. Super friendly fast service at your car window. We had the cheese burger specials, chicken burger, double decker, fries, onion rings and chocolate shakes. Very filling and...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The reason this still survives is the great service and food The car hops are just good as girls from the past,, except they do not have roller skates.

Thank bigsteve772017
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I love J&L Drive-in! Nothing finishes off a day at the lake better than a burger and milkshake! Classic Drive-in experience, the food is fast-food, but sometimes a good greasy burger just puts a smile on your face! Friendly servers and good food. Summer is...More

Thank seatoskymedia
Reviewed 18 February 2018

If you are looking for something quick and consistent, J&L is the place in Port. They have been there almost forever, and practically unchanged. Don't mess with perfection.

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Taking your kids here is like a little history lesson! We love it here and the burgers are a must have. My daughter's fish & chips were delicious too! The foot long hot dog wasn't as good as I had hoped but I made the...More

Thank heatherbella
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We love visiting this restaurant. The food is fast food but it does not matter. Just to be able to have car service it is all worth the greasy burger and fries. I love that this restaurant is still open and thriving. I really miss...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I always stop by the J & L for yummy old fashioned drive-thru when I'm in Port. It's great. I recommend their mushroom burger. Yum!

Thank jessimcq
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The experience was great - everyone there seemed to be in a 60's vibe. We were lucky on our 2nd visit to be surrounded by vintage cars. The burgers are patties and the mushrooms were from a can. Say no more. The onion rings were...More

Thank Gord B
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This place was my first job I ever had when I was 16 ..36 years ago... locals here in town are loyal because it's been here so long..I don't understand why all these years they would install a flame broiler..the burgers are fried and the...More

Thank Jody R
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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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