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Chef Big D's

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38040 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 41
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  • 22
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  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Non Descript Cafe with good food

We were directed to this main street Squamish cafe by a local. After the sumptuous meals we experienced in Whistler, this was quite a contrast. However sceptical we might have been, the food here was really good and homey. We had good service & our waitress really took pride in what she was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
JRogers70
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Families with children
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UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visiting Squamish one morning we called into Big D's for a bite to eat. I had the most yummy fried egg sandwich ever (and trust me I've had a few!); it was so tasty. My wife had a 3 berry pancake stack which just hit the spot. Nice atmosphere, friendly service; all in all a great find for breakfast.

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were directed to this main street Squamish cafe by a local. After the sumptuous meals we experienced in Whistler, this was quite a contrast. However sceptical we might have been, the food here was really good and homey. We had good service & our waitress really took pride in what she was serving. Best part for me is that... More 

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Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

My go to for a never fail meal! Crab cakes with poached eggs with the best potatoes is to die for. Beef dip, ceasar salads and burgers are all wonderful.

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Vancouver
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Grumpy service staff, lots of not great food. My crab cakes were frozen and shipped from Vancouver, very disappointed. And we were hungry! Quantity does not mean quality.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was very happy in October when I moved to Squamish to discover the excellent food at Chef Big D's. I started to go fairly regularly for the Crab cakes benny and shrimp salad. I would rate the food a 10/10. It's too bad that I have had 2 really bad experiences with a server there. The last one with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A bit on a pricey side for a breakfast place, but the quality of food was excellent. Nice service too. They have traditional hash-browns omelettes and frittatas as well as healthie choices with salads and salmon.

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New Westminster, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended to me by a local, so I thought it would be great. However, I came away so disappointed, I doubt I'll return. If I was to rate three "hallmarks" of good diner service, I expect the following, of which this establishment fell short on all three counts: - smile / welcome upon entering - inquiry... More 

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Corrales, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I went there with two of my friends because it was decently higher rated. We saw them carrying out two burgers. They 'looked' really good. We ordered them. They tasted like somewhat bad tasting meatloaf on a bun. The meat crumbled away as we were eating it. The two of us that got burgers did not care for them. I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Not much to say, we waited for ten minutes watching other patrons seated after us get menus and served coffee while we were totally ignored. If your not from around this here town, I think you're outta luck.

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Squamish, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best place in town to get soup and a great home made sandwich. Their treats are really good too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38040 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Squamish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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