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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (14 reviews)
“burgers” (52 reviews)
“fries” (27 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
2938 E 2nd St, Exit 87, Off I-84, The Dalles, OR 97058-4053
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank LastMango
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 12 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The real deal. Real ice cream shakes and fresh made burgers. Super good and definitely worth stopping here!!

Thank Sheri A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We stopped here for lunch while traveling to Portland from Boise. We are so happy that we did. The food was delicious. The lightly battered fried halibut was wonderful & the slaw that came with it was very good too. The sweet potato waffle fries...More

Thank PamSuBa
Reviewed 6 September 2017

First of all lets call this place what it is, a greasy-spoon. That being said it is an awesome one at that. There can't be anything healthy about the food and the unapologetic attitude of the menu is excellent. I recommend it, because sometimes the...More

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is what burgers are supposed to be like. Restaurant is nothing fancy but the selection of burgers is vast and delicious.

Thank HotMustardMan
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The food is good. I like their BLT, with a cone for dessert. Also, restrooms are consistently clean. A pleasure to stop when traveling!!! Thanks Big Jim😊!!

Thank COUG63
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place - excellent fresh made burgers. We tried the red white and bleu and the rodeo - both delish! Great service and spotless! Wish we had one in Portland. Will definitely be back😎

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner while on the road. We ordered chicken fingers go figure go to a burger joint the wife wants chicken. We split the dinner and had the sweet potato fries and I ordered tator tots( it's a childhood thing). The food...More

Thank Tracey S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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