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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (23 reviews)
“burger” (69 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

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This drive in restaurant has been a local eats stop for 40 years or more Dating back to the times of car Hops on rollerskates (now they walk)!!! This is a fast food place and the locals love it as you don't have to get...More

1  Thank Donna G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great burgers, a must visit. Takes you back to those old days of the drive in, good pleasant service, fun time.

1  Thank Abby W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Came here as I always do while passing through Port Alberni. I have been coming here since I was probably 10. I came here this time with my family and parents. All of us had the J&L burger or cheeseburger with fries. My kids had...More

1  Thank Russfest
Reviewed 15 February 2017

for fast food the food is very tasty and the service is fast. The servers are all very pleasant. It has a great drive in atmosphere

Thank dodgeshelley
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent service and highly recommended. Had double burger and milkshake. Order taken at your car and delivered in less that 4 minutes. Hot and fresh.

Thank kdhhebs
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The burgers and fries are delicious, then add a order of onion rings and a milkshake. And you are wonderfully full.

Thank Carolyn S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options?
4 November 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-6331
  • E-mail
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