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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I didn't want to go there for dinner, but it was my husband's choice and I am GLAD we did. The service was fast and friendly and our entrees were delicious. We both ordered the veal cutlets and it was great. Being on vacation and eating out all the time is hard on the wallet and honestly the gut... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I didn't want to go there for dinner, but it was my husband's choice and I am GLAD we did. The service was fast and friendly and our entrees were delicious. We both ordered the veal cutlets and it was great. Being on vacation and eating out all the time is hard on the wallet and honestly the gut too,... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were very happy with the service for breakfast, however when the bill comes to $30 and change for 2 meals and coffee and then add a tip it gets expensive. Could have had breakfast at A&W for less than half the price and no tip needed.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

All day breakfast. Excellent service from a waitress there with long dark hair in ponytail and tattoo behind ear. Good to see a young person doing her profession proudly. They were very busy and she was working very hard but throughout it all she was smiling and pleasant and efficient. No, I don't know her - just wanted to say... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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