Miner’s Drive-In | Yakima Burgers Fries and Shakes

Review by: Michael Stern

Drive-In With Personality

Whatever brand of franchised fast food you want, the city of Yakima has it. Miner’s Drive-In Yakima: here you will enjoy an eatery with its own personality. In the burgers fries and shakes business since 1948, Miner’s isn’t technically a drive-in. You’ll find no car hops, but it surely delivers the spirit and the menu of a vintage drive-in. And it does provide a drive-through lane, making it suitable for folks on the go and virus-avoiding meals.

Big Beef

The signature item, a Big Miner burger, really is very big. A broad bun nicely holds its six-inch girth. While the meat itself won’t make you swoon, its garnishes and condiments sparkle. If you seek more beefy satisfaction, have what the menu calls a Double Burger Dip. You get two patties on a sub roll (cheese optional) with a cup of au jus. Pour the gravy on the sandwich or use it as a dip: the meat will sing. French fries are decent drive-in twigs, served in abundance. The drive-in provides four different dips for fries (and burgers). Choose ketchup, mustard, barbecue ranch or the western favorite, fry sauce. That’s a mayo-ketchup mix similar to Russian dressing.

Super-Thick Milk Shakes

Miner’s in Yakima earns high marks for milk shakes. They are nearly as thick as a Ted Drewes concrete, causing serious cheek hollows if you try to suck one up a straw. Actual fresh fruit, good candy and cookies, and plenty of nuts compose premium flavors. Devoted milk-shake drinkers speak highly of maple-walnut (loaded with nuts), banana cream pie, strawberry, Oreo, Reeses, peach, and pina colada. Shake sizes range from 16-ounce small to 44-ounce extra-large.

Surprise Education

A visit to Miner’s in Yakima includes not just burgers fries and shakes, but an unexpected education. Glass cases along the wall display Native-American costumes and artifacts. It’s a veritable museum of Native-American life in the Pacific Northwest!

Directions & Hours

8am - 1am
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM

What To Eat

Milk Shake

Big Miner Burger

Double Burger Dip

French Fries

Fry Sauce


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2 Responses to “Miner’s Drive-In | Yakima Burgers Fries and Shakes”

Bill Matson

August 16th, 2022

It was many years ago 1980-1987 I was a youth pastor at the Stone Church in Yakima. Lee minor was one of the most gracious and kind people I met during that time.
Lee would allow us to do car wash fund raisers at the drive in and was always so generous with our group.
I remember his son Gary who was always willing to assist us with our projects as well. And the best Burgers ever. My Son Scott born in 1982 was just a toddler.

Next week my son will be in Yakima for part of his ordination as a Pastor. He told me he plans to visit Miner’s.

A Belated Thank you / Thank you Lee and Gary and the Miner family…

Bill Matson
Medford, Oregon



March 14th, 2022

Service and quality have gone way down hill. Lived here most of my life and was a favorite place to eat. Now their food for the price is sub par. They serve onion rings that appear to be twice cooked and the onions cooked so long they are dried and the breading is cold and disgusting. I thought maybe they had an off day. Ordered onion rings and a milkshake today at 12:20 and got my order 45 minutes later and very disappointed. $22.00 for the order. We won’t be going back.


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