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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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7:30 am - 9:00 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice traditional Independent eatery

Great big log cabin with a 120 year old bar from the wild west. Wasn't sure what to expect here, a large menu with great variety doesn't always bode well, but they were slick. To start we shared a Hot Spinach and Artichoke dip, plenty for the 3 of us to follow I had Jambalya which although was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Duncan, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice building with an ancient long bar, which is of historical significance. Good service. Average quality food, with an emphasis on carbs. quite cramped and not all that comfortable. Mexican theme nights are quite enjoyable

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Sidney, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This PIONEER HOUSE is known to me since many years, and it has not changed a bit the way it looks. It is a traditional log-house eatery, which caters to the standard food one can find in restaurants on VANCOUVER ISLAND, and it is of good quality. It is reasonably priced, orders come quick, and in summer you can choose... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great big log cabin with a 120 year old bar from the wild west. Wasn't sure what to expect here, a large menu with great variety doesn't always bode well, but they were slick. To start we shared a Hot Spinach and Artichoke dip, plenty for the 3 of us to follow I had Jambalya which although was huge and... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

anytime I travel around the Duncan/Cowichan area I like to stop in at the Pioneer HOUse for a bite to eat. They have great food and a nice menu. Their desserts are awesome too. the waitresses are very friendly and good service!!!! I would recommend eating here for lunch or dinner (haven't done breakfast yet). And the little shop beside... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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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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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 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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Additional Information about Pioneer House Restaurant

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

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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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