PJ's Drive-In

PJ's Drive-In Small town restaurant located on the Raccoon River Valley Trail in Panora and Lake Panorama. We serve all your favorites including juicy burgers, tenderloins, and ice cream.

Operating as usual

Today’s special is for Brandi  👏 Chicken Fried Chicken with french Fries and Gravy
08/05/2021

Today’s special is for Brandi 👏 Chicken Fried Chicken with french Fries and Gravy

It’s Panorama Days week and we have a special shake just for the occasion!🔹COTTON CANDY 🔹 Available now! #pjsdrivein #sh...
08/04/2021

It’s Panorama Days week and we have a special shake just for the occasion!

🔹COTTON CANDY 🔹

Available now!

#pjsdrivein #shakeofthemonth #panoramadays2021 #panoraia #lakepanorama

Audrey and Paige (the twins) are heading off to college! 👏🥳 Please stop in and say hello for their last shift and give t...
08/02/2021

Audrey and Paige (the twins) are heading off to college! 👏🥳 Please stop in and say hello for their last shift and give them ALL the advice on how to thrive as a college student. In return, they’ll give you a cookie. Pretty great deal. In all seriousness, we will miss them like crazy.

Audrey and Paige (the twins) are heading off to college! 👏🥳 Please stop in and say hello for their last shift and give them ALL the advice on how to thrive as a college student. In return, they’ll give you a cookie. Pretty great deal. In all seriousness, we will miss them like crazy.

Happy August! We’re throwing out a burger of the month! Pimento Cheese Burger topped with pickled jalapeños! $7
08/01/2021

Happy August! We’re throwing out a burger of the month! Pimento Cheese Burger topped with pickled jalapeños! $7

Happy August! We’re throwing out a burger of the month! Pimento Cheese Burger topped with pickled jalapeños! $7

You all need to eat so you might as well get your food here tonight!! 5 PM FISH FRY (all you can eat -dine in)#panora #p...
07/30/2021

You all need to eat so you might as well get your food here tonight!! 5 PM FISH FRY (all you can eat -dine in)

#panora #panoraia #lakepanorama #fishfryiowa #riverruckus2021 #riverruckus #guthriecenter #iowafood #iowaeats #iowarestaurants #iowafoodie #iowa #fishfryfriday

You all need to eat so you might as well get your food here tonight!! 5 PM FISH FRY (all you can eat -dine in)

#panora #panoraia #lakepanorama #fishfryiowa #riverruckus2021 #riverruckus #guthriecenter #iowafood #iowaeats #iowarestaurants #iowafoodie #iowa #fishfryfriday

Thanks so much for the kind review Ann! We’re glad Hannah’s day was amazing! ❤️
07/13/2021

Thanks so much for the kind review Ann! We’re glad Hannah’s day was amazing! ❤️

PJ's Drive-In is known for its restaurant and ice cream treats but did you know they also cater? My daughter (and her dad) really wanted corn dogs and mini-donuts from the PJ’s trailer for the late-night food at her wedding but the trailer was already booked for a fair event. So PJ's owner, Joe, suggested street tacos instead and it was a huge hit. He arrived at our venue, quickly set up and the guests enjoyed delicious chicken & pork street tacos with a wide variety of toppings. Joe presented the bride (who worked at PJ’s in high school) with a singular corn dog he had made just for her - such a fun and personal touch! We highly recommend Joe and PJ’s Catering for special events! He was so easy to work with, on time and the food was amazing!

It may be hot outside but our ice cream is COLD. Treat yo self 👏
06/10/2021

It may be hot outside but our ice cream is COLD. Treat yo self 👏

05/31/2021

Serving food until 5 PM today, ice cream until 8 PM! Happy Memorial Day and thank you to those who have served and given their life so we could be here today 🇺🇸

Come join us on the patio today with a smoked pulled pork sandwich served with bbq or kettle chips! $8.95 with a drink i...
05/29/2021

Come join us on the patio today with a smoked pulled pork sandwich served with bbq or kettle chips! $8.95 with a drink included or add a beer🍺 for $1

Come join us on the patio today with a smoked pulled pork sandwich served with bbq or kettle chips! $8.95 with a drink included or add a beer🍺 for $1

Only a few more days left for our birthday cake shake 🎉 🎂 Be sure to grab yours today while the sun is out! #shakeofthem...
05/26/2021

Only a few more days left for our birthday cake shake 🎉 🎂 Be sure to grab yours today while the sun is out!

#shakeofthemonth #pjspanora #pjsdrivein

Only a few more days left for our birthday cake shake 🎉 🎂 Be sure to grab yours today while the sun is out!

#shakeofthemonth #pjspanora #pjsdrivein

Some of our most loved specials all in one week!!
05/24/2021

Some of our most loved specials all in one week!!

Some of our most loved specials all in one week!!

This weeks specials!!
05/17/2021

This weeks specials!!

This weeks specials!!

Let’s throw a little BBQ in the mix! MON: Queso Burger (reminder we open at 5 pm today) - Queso, corn & bean salsa on a ...
05/10/2021

Let’s throw a little BBQ in the mix!

MON: Queso Burger (reminder we open at 5 pm today) - Queso, corn & bean salsa on a hamburger

TUES: Chicken Philly - chicken, grilled onions, grilled peppers, Swiss cheese on a hoagie

WED: House Smoked Brisket

THURS: BBQ Pulled Pork

FRI: Breaded Tenderloin 11-4 Friday Fish Fry 5-CL

All served with French Fries and a Drink for $8.50

HEADS UP‼️We will be closed Sun 5/9 - Mon 5/10 until 5 PM. Thanks and we’ll see you soon!
05/07/2021

HEADS UP‼️

We will be closed Sun 5/9 - Mon 5/10 until 5 PM. Thanks and we’ll see you soon!

HEADS UP‼️

We will be closed Sun 5/9 - Mon 5/10 until 5 PM. Thanks and we’ll see you soon!

Specials of the W E E K Mon: Queso Burger Tues: Chicken Philly Wed: Patty Melt Thurs: Crispy Chicken Swiss Bacon Sandwic...
05/03/2021

Specials of the W E E K

Mon: Queso Burger

Tues: Chicken Philly

Wed: Patty Melt

Thurs: Crispy Chicken Swiss Bacon Sandwich

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 11 - 4

Served with French fries 🍟 and a drink 🥤 for $8.50

Shake of the month: birthday cake 🎂 🎉 Cake and ice cream = perfect combo
05/03/2021

Shake of the month: birthday cake 🎂 🎉

Cake and ice cream = perfect combo

Shake of the month: birthday cake 🎂 🎉

Cake and ice cream = perfect combo

VOTE for us! We've never asked for any votes before, but you know... it's about time we get recognized for our TASTY ten...
04/30/2021
Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest - Iowa Pork

VOTE for us!

We've never asked for any votes before, but you know... it's about time we get recognized for our TASTY tenderloins. 👏

#iowasbestporktenderloin

Nominate an Iowa restaurant to become the 2019 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in the annual Iowa Pork Producers Association's contest.

Our specials save you up to $3!! Mon: CheeseburgerTues: Queso Burger topped with black bean corn salsa Wed: Crispy Chick...
04/26/2021

Our specials save you up to $3!!

Mon: Cheeseburger

Tues: Queso Burger topped with black bean corn salsa

Wed: Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Thurs: SW Philly topped with Pepper Jack Cheese and Grilled Onions and Peppers

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 11-4 Fish Fry 5-8

Sat: BOMB Burger - Bourbon, Onion, Mushroom, Swiss, Bacon

Served with French Fries and a Drink for $8.50!!

Whether you’re walking, running, or biking on the Raccoon River Valley Trail 🏃‍♀️ 🚴 - be sure to make time for ice cream...
04/23/2021

Whether you’re walking, running, or biking on the Raccoon River Valley Trail 🏃‍♀️ 🚴 - be sure to make time for ice cream too!🍦

#rrvt #lakepanorama #panora #pjsdrivein #pjsletseat #iowaoutdoors

Whether you’re walking, running, or biking on the Raccoon River Valley Trail 🏃‍♀️ 🚴 - be sure to make time for ice cream too!🍦

#rrvt #lakepanorama #panora #pjsdrivein #pjsletseat #iowaoutdoors

It's chilly but these specials are HOT! Mon: Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Swiss, Bacon, & RanchTues: CheeseburgerWed: G...
04/19/2021

It's chilly but these specials are HOT!

Mon: Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Swiss, Bacon, & Ranch

Tues: Cheeseburger

Wed: Grilled Chicken Philly with Onion, Peppers, and Swiss Cheese

Thurs: Queso Burger topped with queso, corn & black bean salsa

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 11 - 4 Fish Fry 5 - 8

It's chilly but these specials are HOT!

Mon: Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Swiss, Bacon, & Ranch

Tues: Cheeseburger

Wed: Grilled Chicken Philly with Onion, Peppers, and Swiss Cheese

Thurs: Queso Burger topped with queso, corn & black bean salsa

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 11 - 4 Fish Fry 5 - 8

Come on in for some delicious food and deals this week. $8.50 sandwich, fries & drink. $$$Mon: Grilled Chicken, Bacon, R...
04/12/2021

Come on in for some delicious food and deals this week. $8.50 sandwich, fries & drink. $$$

Mon: Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Ranch, Swiss Sandwich 🐓

Tues: Cheeseburger 🐄

Wed: Grilled Chicken Philly - Grilled Peppers and Onions, Swiss Cheese 🐓

Thurs: Queso Burger - Queso, Corn & Bean Salsa 🐄

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 11-4 🐖 Fish Fry 5-8 🐟

#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat

Come on in for some delicious food and deals this week. $8.50 sandwich, fries & drink. $$$

Mon: Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Ranch, Swiss Sandwich 🐓

Tues: Cheeseburger 🐄

Wed: Grilled Chicken Philly - Grilled Peppers and Onions, Swiss Cheese 🐓

Thurs: Queso Burger - Queso, Corn & Bean Salsa 🐄

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 11-4 🐖 Fish Fry 5-8 🐟

#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat

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04/10/2021

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REVISED**
04/08/2021

REVISED**

Change of hours this weekend

FRIDAY: Regular Hours 11 - 8
SATURDAY: OPEN 11 - 4 CLOSED 4 - 8
REVISED** SUNDAY: Regular Hours 11 - 4
#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat

Change of hours this weekend FRIDAY: Regular Hours 11 - 8SATURDAY: OPEN 11 - 4 CLOSED 4 - 8REVISED** SUNDAY: Regular Hou...
04/08/2021

Change of hours this weekend

FRIDAY: Regular Hours 11 - 8
SATURDAY: OPEN 11 - 4 CLOSED 4 - 8
REVISED** SUNDAY: Regular Hours 11 - 4
#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat

Change of hours this weekend

FRIDAY: Regular Hours 11 - 8
SATURDAY: OPEN 11 - 4 CLOSED 4 - 8
REVISED** SUNDAY: Regular Hours 11 - 4
#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat

Today’s Special is looking mighty FINE. Stop in or carry out 6417554264#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat
04/08/2021

Today’s Special is looking mighty FINE. Stop in or carry out 6417554264

#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat

Today’s Special is looking mighty FINE. Stop in or carry out 6417554264

#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat

S P E C I A L S Mon: Cheeseburger 🐄 Tues: Queso Burger 🐄 Wed: Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich 🐓 Thurs: Patty Melt 🐄 ...
04/06/2021

S P E C I A L S

Mon: Cheeseburger 🐄

Tues: Queso Burger 🐄

Wed: Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich 🐓

Thurs: Patty Melt 🐄

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 🐖 11-4 Fish Fry 5 - 8 🐠

Sat: Fish Sandwich 🐠

All served with French Fries and a Drink for $8.50

#pjsletseat #pjsdrivein

S P E C I A L S

Mon: Cheeseburger 🐄

Tues: Queso Burger 🐄

Wed: Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich 🐓

Thurs: Patty Melt 🐄

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 🐖 11-4 Fish Fry 5 - 8 🐠

Sat: Fish Sandwich 🐠

All served with French Fries and a Drink for $8.50

#pjsletseat #pjsdrivein

✨ JOIN OUR TEAM! ✨Hiring for all positions and hours. PM for more details or stop in and fill out an application. On the...
04/05/2021

✨ JOIN OUR TEAM! ✨

Hiring for all positions and hours. PM for more details or stop in and fill out an application. On the job training, flexible hours, free meal during shift, and LOTS OF FUN!

#pjsdrivein

✨ JOIN OUR TEAM! ✨

Hiring for all positions and hours. PM for more details or stop in and fill out an application. On the job training, flexible hours, free meal during shift, and LOTS OF FUN!

#pjsdrivein

04/05/2021

URGENT!!!! Please read, we need your help!

We need YOU on our PJ’S team

We have officially come to a point where we need to adjust our serving hours drastically due to lack of staff until we can find enough staff willing and wanting to work.

If you or someone you know would like to join our PJ’S team please pm me. We are looking for staff to cook, and serve immediately! Our patrons deserve the best food with the best service and with limited staff we struggle making this a reality.

Servers make great tips and cooks are well compensated. If you have always wanted to learn to cook and have a positive attitude and willingness to learn, I’ll teach you personally to cook!

Immediate openings: Starting ASAP!
Day cook 10-5. Full time
Night cook 4-close Full Time and Part Time
Day server 10:30-4/5
Night server 4-close

04/03/2021

Hello PJ’S friends! In honor of the holiday weekend we will be closing at 4 today, April 3rd. Enjoy the nice weather and the rest of the weekend! Thanks for all your support.

New month ➡️ New Shake Cotton Candy Crush 🍨Available while supplies last so get yours ASAP! #pjsdrivein #iowaicecream
04/02/2021

New month ➡️ New Shake

Cotton Candy Crush 🍨

Available while supplies last so get yours ASAP!

#pjsdrivein #iowaicecream

New month ➡️ New Shake

Cotton Candy Crush 🍨

Available while supplies last so get yours ASAP!

#pjsdrivein #iowaicecream

Tag the person you want to go get ice cream with... #pjsdrivein
04/02/2021

Tag the person you want to go get ice cream with...

#pjsdrivein

Tag the person you want to go get ice cream with...

#pjsdrivein

The sun is shining and we’re soaking it in on the patio ☀️ stop by for one of these specials this week! Mon: Crispy Chic...
03/29/2021

The sun is shining and we’re soaking it in on the patio ☀️ stop by for one of these specials this week!

Mon: Crispy Chicken, Swiss, Bacon Sandwich 🐓

Tues: Queso Burger 🐄

Wed: Patty Melt - Burger, Grilled Onions, Swiss, Thousand Island on Texas Toast 🐄

Thurs: BOMB Burger - Bourbon, Onion, Mushroom, Swiss, Bacon Burger 🐄

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 🐖 11-4 • Friday Fish Fry - All you can eat Po***ck 5-8 🐟

Sat: Fish Sandwich 🐟

Served with French Fries and a Drink for $8.50

#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat

The sun is shining and we’re soaking it in on the patio ☀️ stop by for one of these specials this week!

Mon: Crispy Chicken, Swiss, Bacon Sandwich 🐓

Tues: Queso Burger 🐄

Wed: Patty Melt - Burger, Grilled Onions, Swiss, Thousand Island on Texas Toast 🐄

Thurs: BOMB Burger - Bourbon, Onion, Mushroom, Swiss, Bacon Burger 🐄

Fri: Breaded Tenderloin 🐖 11-4 • Friday Fish Fry - All you can eat Po***ck 5-8 🐟

Sat: Fish Sandwich 🐟

Served with French Fries and a Drink for $8.50

#pjsdrivein #pjsletseat

Today’s Special ☀️Crispy Chicken Sandwich with cheese and baconFrench Fries + Drink $8.50
03/29/2021

Today’s Special

☀️

Crispy Chicken Sandwich
with cheese and bacon
French Fries
+ Drink $8.50

Today’s Special

☀️

Crispy Chicken Sandwich
with cheese and bacon
French Fries
+ Drink $8.50

03/26/2021

The lunch cook will be responsible for creating excellent food within a ten minute time limit every day. They are responsible for food prepping the lunch and night shift. Creating bi-weekly order list. Cooking catered meals and creating tasty daily specials.

Must be able to work in stressful situations and remain calm.
Must be a fast thinker and solve problems.
Must be able to remain on your feet for 6-8 hours.
Must be willing to go above and beyond to create good food (will train for the right person)
Must keep a clean surface area at all times
Must be outgoing and friendly to customers

This shift is from 10-4 Mon-Fri with possible night and weekend availability. Pay determined on experience.

Address

600 E Main St
Panora, IA
50216

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 7pm
Tuesday 11am - 7pm
Wednesday 11am - 7pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Telephone

(641) 755-4264

Services

  • Catering
  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Dinner
  • Lunch

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PJ's Drive-In is known for its restaurant and ice cream treats but did you know they also cater? My daughter (and her dad) really wanted corn dogs and mini-donuts from the PJ’s trailer for the late-night food at her wedding but the trailer was already booked for a fair event. So PJ's owner, Joe, suggested street tacos instead and it was a huge hit. He arrived at our venue, quickly set up and the guests enjoyed delicious chicken & pork street tacos with a wide variety of toppings. Joe presented the bride (who worked at PJ’s in high school) with a singular corn dog he had made just for her - such a fun and personal touch! We highly recommend Joe and PJ’s Catering for special events! He was so easy to work with, on time and the food was amazing!
More photos from our visit today...
Thank you for being incredible hosts today for the Dream Team!! Our team LOVES stopping for lunch any chance we get because the food is always delicious and service always friendly. Can't wait until our next visit!!
10-12 inches on our trails and some good riding at present. The RVSC were pleased to have an Iowa snowmobiling legend ride our trails Tuesday--Bruno Andreini. Right next to him is THE BOSS, Mike Patten. Mike appears a bit exasperated in the photo, as he had just gotten the groomer stuck in a ditch that had snow way deeper than expected. Our thanks to PJ's Drive-In right next to the bike trail. Always great food and snowmobiler-friendly staff!
OMG OMG OMG ***** The BEST Tacos that I have EVER had !!! Two softshell Tacos with chicken, corn and black bean salsa, lettuce, sour cream, chips and salsa plus a drink !!! ALL for $7.00 !!!!!! What a DEAL !! Can't wait for "Taco Tuesday" to roll around again !!! The "Only Thing" missing was the Margarita *** But, I did a "Take Out" so, my fault that I didn't add that at home !! LOL !!! THANK YOU PJ's Drive-In !!!!!!!!
what are your hours for the week?
when are you opening back up?
Are you open now? Looking for Fish Friday Takeout
Any specials tonite??
Todays Yummy Special! Grilled cheese with a cup of chili!😋
Served by his sister
We had sandwiches yesterday & I definitely would recommend that as a great eatery!! 😊😊