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Smitty's Pancake House Restaurant

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545 E Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H2, Canada
(250) 248-2432
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Breakfasts

For the last several years, I've been visiting Smitty's restaurant for breakfast whenever I've been in Parksville on vacation. While there are no surprises on the menu, the quality of the food is always very good and the service is excellent. I've noticed that the restaurant is very popular with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Bill H
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For the last several years, I've been visiting Smitty's restaurant for breakfast whenever I've been in Parksville on vacation. While there are no surprises on the menu, the quality of the food is always very good and the service is excellent. I've noticed that the restaurant is very popular with local residents. Another good point is that it opens at... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My son took me for breakfast to smittys on Father's Day . The menu choices were good and the prices reasonable. The portions were ample and the food was good. Set me right for Father's Day. Good place to take the family.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

However, on Vancouver Island, my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised at the two Smitty's locations we visited with the consistency of: well prepared food; served hot; quiet atmosphere; and very professional staff. At both locations, we were travelling with a lady who had to use a walker. There was immediate acknowledgement of the types of seating needs that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went to Smitty's Restaurant in Parksville because we were wanting a light lunch, and we knew what to expect as we have visited other locations in BC and Alberta. We both had the lighter portion of the Clubhouse which was really good, along with fries, and that filled us sufficiently. The staff were quite friendly, and very knowledgeable about... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Eatin here a few times, never any complaints. Always tons of parking unless the place is packed, which it was on Family Day. Breakfast was quick, hot and tasty.

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Surrey, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After experiencing two other very good restaurants this was a bit of a disappointment. Service was good, atmosphere was typical but food left much to be desired. Pancakes were dry and flavourless, and everything else was just really bland. Sorry but will not return.

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Westerose, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I ordered the regular breaded veal cutlet for dinner, with a side Ceasar salad. The salad dressing tasted like it came out of Kraft dressing bottle, the price for the side salad, (not included with a dinner) was $3.99. There were 2 pieces of meat on the plate, 1 was veal, the other I'm thinking was a very fat salisbury... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stopped for breakfast and had a great meal, very reasonable and great quality. Staff are lovely and a good find in parksville

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Sherwood Park
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Parking is in short supply and difficult to maneuver Tables are close together Good variety but most dishes rely on carbohydrates (bread/pasta/potatoes(fries)) A better option for breakfast. Alcohol is a bit expensive but this is the norm at BC restaurants. Non Alcoholic beer is not available.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I haven't been to a Smitty's in years because of bad experiences at one of their locations in Edmonton. But when out-of-town guests invited me to breakfast, this was their choice so I went along. Surprise! Each of us had a different meal and we all gave them a thumbs up. Since then, I've been back for evening meals 3... More 

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Additional Information about Smitty's Pancake House Restaurant

Address: 545 E Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H2, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 248-2432
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 545 E Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: (250) 248-2432
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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