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Pal's Sudden Service

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101 Alexis Dr, Bristol, VA 24202-5973
+1 276-645-6168
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Walkertown, North Carolina
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Wow, never thought I would enjoy a little drive thru place like this but the food was so good, had a great breakfast of Country ham biscuits and cheddar rounds, service was fast and friendly, will be back!

Thank HunBun7208
Abingdon, Virginia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Pals pretty much beats every fast food place around the area. I always get the chipped ham an cheese, frenchie fry and gotta have a sweet tea with lemon...but everything I've tasted is very good and the staff is always friendly. Enjoy!

Thank Amanda H
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Pal's is just terrific, both in terms of its unique, eye-catching architecture and its menu. No restaurant seating here--just a well-oiled drive-thru, affording hungry patrons with great fast food, from their iconic chili bun to the delicious sauce burger and sweet tea. Highly recommended, particularly as a break from a long drive up Route 81!

Thank M. M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is NOT fancy, but the line was out the driveway at 5:55 pm! DQ down the way had 2 cars... We were at the order window in literally 1 minute. Ordered in a minute, we are slow....$7.76 for Big Pal and 2 sauceburgers. We had a soft drink alre. Payment and pickup took all the way to 6:04.... More 

Thank momwho
Chapin, South Carolina
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The building catches your eye when you drive by. The food is awesome! My family and I stopped in a grabbed some burgers and shakes and loved it. Everything was fresh and tasted great.

Thank Steffan B
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If your in a hurry and want quick service this is the place for you. It's drive around the building, order at first window, drive to next window , pay for food, collect what you ordered and move on.

Thank Brenda O
Bristol, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Food from Pal's is always the same and really great. And the Tea is yummy. Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese and fries.

Thank Susan D
Elizabethton, United States
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170 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Chipped ham Great, The Big Pal second best bugger in the area, Shakes of all kinds and the wife likes the sauce burger. Drive through only, but it is guick service. Don't forget the hot dogs.

Thank Russell H
Central, South Carolina
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108 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Pros: Shoestring fries with light seasoning. Sweet tea seemed fresh brewed. Fast friendly service. Decent prices. Neutral: Sauceburger. Was okay, sauce reminded me of mustard based bbq sauce mixed with pickle relish. Cons: The chilli was very bland. I got a chilli bun and was not at all impressed. Tasted and looked like Hormel or wolf brand. Straight out of... More 

Thank Gypsy-Prince
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the Cheddar Rounds and Sweet Tea! That's all I've had so far but I'll definitely go back and try burgers and hot dogs!

Thank gypsygohard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Alexis Dr, Bristol, VA 24202-5973
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 276-645-6168

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