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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Family Day ~ Breakfast

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Whitesands13
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Parksville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Osoyoos, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great service with good food. Smittys are a franchise but the experience is greatly dependent on each operator/mgmt.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Shortly after 7 A.M. we dropped in for breakfast after going for a blood test and several people were already having theirs. Good food, friendly waitress. Can recommend it.

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Vancouver Island
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On the evening of 1st September I was really pleased to invite my daughter and 2 lovely granddaughters out for dinner, we chose to go to the local Smitty's in Parksville B.C.,, a long time favourite and often visited place to eat. After being seated we placed our orders and waited for our anticipated meal, when our chosen dishes arrived... More 

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Maple Ridge
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103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were reluctant to eat here but were pleasantly surprised. Good basic food at decent prices. The staff were great and on the ball. No long waits for your food or coffee refills. Worth taking the whole family to for any meal of the day.

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Restaurant Details

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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