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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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Centrally Located and Cheerful Staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
matwaites
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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