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Pioneer House Restaurant

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4675 Trans Canada Highway RR 7, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3Y1, Canada
(250) 746-5848
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Today
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super for lunch or dinner

Great ambiance if you want a casual dining experience with some rustic roots. The Cabin is cozy and the food is great. Good value too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
IslandGal35
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Victoria, Canada
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sidney, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Fed my nephews coming out of the West Coast trail very hungry. They loved the menu, the ambiance, the food and the home-made rhubarb pie was a great hit. Nice efficient service. A nice BC feel at a very reasonable cost.

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Victoria, Canada
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241 reviews 241 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you're at Whippletree Junction there aren't too many options. Rather than wait for the trip up to Duncan or back down to Victoria we decided to give the Pioneer House a try. It was surprisingly busy. When we walked in one of the waitresses came right over, got us seated and took our drink order. Our waitress appeared directly... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The breakfast menu is wonderful. There seems to an ethnic fusion of sorts but there is plenty of food choices to choose from. The atmosphere was fun and relaxing. Bright decorations and antiques everywhere. The service was great. This will certainly be one of our stops the next time we are in Canada.

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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great ambiance if you want a casual dining experience with some rustic roots. The Cabin is cozy and the food is great. Good value too!

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I've been to the pioneer house a number of times, the food is always good, the service is great, sometimes there is a line at the door...but it always moves fast. I would recommend it to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I have often driven past this place because of poor press from others however we stopped last night for a birthday party for my brother in law and was pleasantly surprised. The food was good (I had the ribs) and the prices were reasonable. Our server was enthusiastic and we had a good time,who could ask for more.

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

When calling to make a reservation for 4 for Sunday lunch, was told their new policy was no reservations for parties under 8 - when told that I could not stand in the crowded doorway for very long because of my disability, I was told, we can't cater to that. We drive up from Victoria once a month, for 8... More 

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Vancouver
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and ordered clubhouse sandwiches which were pretty good. Could use a bit more mayonnaise on them, came with fries, and plenty of them. Totally will fill you up. Will stop here again next trip to Victoria. Love the place, old log cabin, rustic feeling. Not overly crowed and service was friendly.

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Duncan, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great service! Awesome breakfast! This restaurant has been here a long time! Never disappointing! Love the fixtures! Old log house that has a bar in it that is from an old saloon which I do believe has gun shots in it!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Casual family friendly restaurant. Good prices, good sized portions. Not the best food I have had, combination on my plate of salad with steamed veges did not compliment each other, and while my fish was fresh, it was overcooked. Good value for money and convenient, on TCH1 at Whippletree.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4675 Trans Canada Highway RR 7, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3Y1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: (250) 746-5848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Family Fare
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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