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Pilot Butte Drive In

#40 of 351 Restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Diner
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917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
+1 541-382-2972
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Salem, Oregon
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife has been to Bend many times but never ate at Pilot Butte Drive-In. We were spending the day in town so we made time for a lunch date at the Drive-in. This was a late lunch but the inside seating area was still full but a table opened up as soon as we walked in. I ordered the... More 

Thank audiome
Washougal, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate lunch here on a Friday afternoon. Pretty busy when we got there, but was able to get a table pretty quickly. Got our food quickly, and was very good. Husband had a burger and I had a turkey sandwich. Food was bigger portions than I thought they would be. Prices were just right. Would come... More 

Thank Miranda L
Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband had very a very good waffle and three huge link sausages and it was delicious. I had a basic breakfast hashbrowns and good toast and eggs. The burgers are really good as well.

Thank Callygator
Spokane, Washington
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We usually try to fit in a meal at the Pilot Butte Drive In whenever we are in Bend. The hamburgers are very good as are the french fries. This is a long standing restaurant in Bend, and I like it, funky seats and all. If you are in Bend, and have a hankering for a good hamburger, find the... More 

Thank jmleo
Bend, Oregon
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Came here for a lunch with my girlfriend, intending to get a good lunch and impress her with the l meals they are famous for. Not a chance! My hamburger was cold and had no taste and my girlfriends lunch was so bad she only ate a few bites and then threw it away. The seats have large tears in... More 

2 Thank geno121
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180 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Burgers are their thing from what I hear but my pulled pork sandwich, fries and coleslaw were great. Easy parking. Don't let the drive in stalls fool you..walk in and sit down instead.

Thank Erik C
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

$12 for a burger and fries. $5.50 for a shake. Justsaying. The burgers were just ok. If you want a really big bun, with a little 6oz patty hiding somewhere in the middle, and the old school shredded iceberg lettuce, some sliced unripe tomatoes in a fall apart when you pick it up sort of experience, pre-cut freezer fries, and... More 

Thank Megan L
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is a small restaurant and can be crowded and noisy. However, the food is plentiful and very good. There is an old fashioned drive in area where I assume you can eat in your car.

Thank KellyBearbooks
Bothell, Washington
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I was in Bend helping a friend with a project. Stopped in at the Pilot Butte Drive In and bought 3 cheese burgers to go. Bill was $28. I tried to eat my burger in the car. Huge mistake! The lettuce, grease and pickle went flying. I fully understand the large burger but why can't they make it edible without... More 

Thank sleepyhead8822
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I read about pilot Butte drive-in on a website I decided I would give it a try. I had the Ortega burger and it was really good. The burner had poblano peppers and Monterey Jack cheese, so it wasn't spicy at all. The fries were really good also. Not really fast, but definitely worth the wait.

Thank rasmaaro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701-4818
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 541-382-2972

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