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195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
(250) 746-5443
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  • 16
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Arbutus burger to die for!

Ok I am constantly on the hunt for a great burger. It is my favorite meal. This was one awesome burger...was near perfect. Nicely caramelized burger, great bun, awesome fries... a true winner. The ambiance is definitely dinner with some funky art done by the owner and locals. Prices were reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Rdrambuie
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Ok I am constantly on the hunt for a great burger. It is my favorite meal. This was one awesome burger...was near perfect. Nicely caramelized burger, great bun, awesome fries... a true winner. The ambiance is definitely dinner with some funky art done by the owner and locals. Prices were reasonable and the pie was great! Would definitely recommend!

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Mill Bay, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This little favorite place has been around in Duncan for years! They make the best Eggs Benedict. Smoked Salmon etc, as well as their breakfast special. Love this place!

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Enjoy a good meal in a very nice atmosphere. Enjoy the paintings and wood carvings of the owner, Miles Dobson while you're there.

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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

S one of our favorite places to go for lunch EDIT DINER FROM VANCOUVER ISLAND • Deedeem • 3 Reviews we were out of power in Youbou so we thought we would drive into Duncan for lunch! the traffic was horrid because the power to our surprise was out in Duncan as well! no where to have lunch because every... More 

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Victoria
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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Used to go to this place many years ago. The food is very good and the atmosphere is as well. Simple but done well. Will return as the place makes you feel welcome and upon leaving you feel nourished.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Arbutus cafe is a casual restaurant, serving home-made comfort food for breakfast and lunch. It is always very busy, so go early. The food is tasty and the dish portions are generally large & satisfying. Seating is in 3 areas, including an outside area. Booths,a lunch-counter and tables inside, tables outside on a street-side patio.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We pop in here quite often for lunch. Our favourite is the avocado vegi sandwich. Portions generous, fries home cut. Great staff.

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Duncan, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Arbutus is an institution in Duncan. Great basic food (burgers, sandwiches, stir fries, etc.) in a homey nieghborhood setting. Good, friendly service. Out favorite in downtown Duncan.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a place to eat breakfast in Duncan, BC so we took a stroll through town and found this little old time restaurant. It was like going back in time. The food was all fresh and home made, we weren't disappointed with our, Breakfast. Large portions and the staff were great. They greater their... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place doesn't seem to have changed much in decades. There are a lot of regulars who seem to be fixtures. If you want an olde time breakfast, try this place. Good, efficient waitress!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: (250) 746-5443

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