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Mad Chef Cafe

444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-871-7622
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Ranked #21 of 120 Restaurants in Courtenay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $14
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A burger joint with out potatoes is like a pub with no beer. Burgers had toppings that were there to give the bland beef an exotic flair. Less is more. Diversify the menu, improve the service and keep it simple. The fryer must have been too expensive for the budget with the auto shop decor. The Irish survived, this place... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There is a certain uniqueness of the Mad Chef that's very attractive. I like the decor. I like the crazy menu and the names of dishes. Had a duck burger that was amazing! I asked the server to recommend a side and she brought me some potatoes with beer cheese. Not so amazing. The potatoes were so overcooked and tasted... More 

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kamloops
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

One of their feature dishes not on the regular menu, chicken and waffles was a very different then you would expect. Excellent service and a tasty meal as always I look forward to my next visit to the mad Chef Café.

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Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The good thing about the new location of the Mad Chef is that it's no longer a sardine can. It is nice to have some breathing and elbow room, but the new space does seem a little hollow which makes the noise level a little high. That aside the menu remained interesting, and the food is fine. The portions are... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Fantastic food. Huge portions. Had the Bong Burger with sweet potato soup. Buth great. Partner had chicken burger & potatoes.Look up the menu it is wild. Just like the decor! Metal ,non slip, floor!!!

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am a local of Courtenay and the mad chef is by far the best place to eat in Courtenay. I recommend the uncle buck burger and the daily soup if you really like juicy burgers, its my personal favorite. The mad chef is a fun place to eat and the names on the menu will make you laugh. Its... More 

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Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ate here for the second time and once again did not disappoint. Almost impossible to choose from a very unique menu (someone else said they could eat here every day - I agree if not just to try everything!!). Lots of dishes look typical but then incorporate interesting ingredients - the Mad Chef has put their own spin and special... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I would eat there everyday! Yum Yum Yum!!!! Great atmosphere! Great Food! Must go there more!! Recommended!!

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

In the middle of a day of visiting artists studio, we stopped in at the Mad Chef in Courtenay for lunch. We try to get there (2 hours from our house) at least a couple of times a year and hadn't seen their new digs. The food as usual, was excellent. We shared a curried chicken, avocado and peppered brie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went here as a large party with my family for a birthday and the staff was fabulous, the food was ALL amazing and we had a phenomenal time!! Highly recommend! !

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Additional Information about Mad Chef Cafe

Address: 444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-871-7622
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
Average Prices: USD 0 - 14
Cuisine: Canadian

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