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Big Bopper Drive-In

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1510 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2608
+1 805-688-6018
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Solvang, California
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

If you're looking for something very casual, then look no further. The Bopper has great burgers and onion rings. It's a no frills place, but if you've got a hankering for a good burger, fries, etc., then this place is for you.

Thank Greg W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

I got the big bopper, and the bun it came on was pretty hard. The fries and shake that I got were amazing, and the burger was pretty good other than the bun. I don't think I'd eat here again considering how much I paid but it was okay.

Thank Mambo87
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Good value and everything tasted great - huge portions! We went here because of reviews but weren't expecting it to be so good. The outdoor seating is clean but old.

Thank jenzy81
San Diego
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

My wife and I were out after dinner checking out the various, tiny towns around Solvang. It got late and we were hungry. We remembered walking by the Big Bopper Drive In when we were walking around and through Solvang. We decided to check it out. We parked near the building, walked over and placed our order. Their California Tri... More 

1 Thank Dancer007
Los Angeles
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

ok, this is not In-N-Out Burger, but you knew that. it's a good, typical semi-greasy burger-n-fries place with very reasonable prices on a street that is not at all full of reasonable prices. it's right by the park, so it's perfect for that early family dinner while you're vacationing in Solvang, and you aren't interested in $20/plate restaurants that might... More 

1 Thank hadashi
Riverside, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Tasty tri-tip tacos with a good homemade salsa. Onion rings were hot & crispy. Who cares if the old place needs some paint. Sat outside and enjoyed my quick bite and the sunshine.

Thank Jeff D
Buellton, CA
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The burgers and fries are better than average (although expensive), the Mexican food is poor quality, but they have the best chocolate shakes within 100 miles! Get a large. I know, it's huge, but the calories are worth it!!

Thank BuelltonLocal
Angelus Oaks, California, United States
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Oh the tempting food and wine and goodies...never forget the bakeries. But all my husband wanted was a Malt (milkshake). We found it at the Big Bopper Drive-In. Not the classiest place and a little dingy but they make a good malt shake

Thank Kay W
Torrance, California
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351 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We were in Solvang and had trouble deciding where to eat. As we had eaten at The Big Bopper before, we gave it another try. The food was okay, the 11 year old taking our order certainly knew the menu and the ingredients, but the eating area and the restroom were a bit below par. Its a good place for... More 

Thank steversjunk2016
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Had soup and taco's to go (tasty). Took back to Hamlet Inn(short walk) Also took photo of windmill on way.

Thank pwalesky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-6018

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