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Mad Chef Cafe

444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-871-7622
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Ranked #25 of 117 Restaurants in Courtenay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Awesome food, awesome place ! Can't get enough always going back, love the fresh sheets always something new to try , also LOVE there drink specials

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

my wife and i drove up to eat at this cafe as soon as we entered our experience went down hill fast the girl at the front was not people friendly we seen an empty booth so asked for it she went to clean it we thought for us next we seen her cleaning up other tables also two other... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My son and I went out to the Mad Chef at its new location on 5th St. in Courtenay a few days back for his birthday and the place was working its usual magic. I had the "Death By Burger Ito" (Burger in a burrito) and Junior had the 'Red Neck Mac 'n Cheese'. Both were excellent. What impressed me... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My friend and I had their signature burger. It is huge so we shared it and it was still plenty. They have just moved to their new location and we found it a little noisy but hopefully they will get that situation remedied.

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food but with a unique twist. Pizza is amazing with all kinds of unusual topping. I have had some of the best burgers there. Each dish is well presented.

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B.C.,Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Mad Chef Restaurant has a wonderful menu and great food. In its former location this was my favourite place to eat. But I have been to the new location twice now and there is a dull roar going on in that place??? What a relief to walk outside to the relative quiet of traffic noise. I cannot go back... More

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Comox, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First time visit, after seeing it on the food network show. You got to eat here. Decor is different, Food was very good, service could be a little more attentive, the downside was the acoustics, Both my friend and I wear hearing aids, and we couldn't hear each other talk without shouting, this was not pleasant.The serving staff should be... More

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Black Creek, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Last Friday my partner and I thought we'd treat ourselves to dinner at Mad Chef Cafe. I ordered my favourite item, the large berry fling salad, which turned out to be a sad version of it's formal self. The salad consisted of chopped cabbage, romaine lettuce, with a bunch of alfalfa and bean sprouts on top, garnished with a slice... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by several people in Courtenay as having been featured on a the Food Network. The three of us agreed that the food was average at best. My duck meatball pizza was beautifully presented but tasteless. The meatballs might have been unseasoned beef or pork here was so little flavour. The sauce too was flavourless and it... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Friends had told me that I was going to enjoy 'the mad chef' and you know what? I did. The food is a fusion of amazing different tastes - textures all mixed together with a bit of fun and silliness. I had an 'animals taste good' burger' and it was great. The cornucopia of different meats and sauces were brilliant... More

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