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“Has gone downhill” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spitfire Grill Restaurant

Spitfire Grill Restaurant
9681 Willingdon Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V6, Canada
250.655.0122
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Ranked #13 of 76 Restaurants in Sidney
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Victoria, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Has gone downhill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is a great restaurant as far as its location. Kids and airplane buffs will love the view of the Victoria airport and its runways with airplanes arriving and departing in front of you. The food here used to be great and very consistent. The last time we dined there we were very disappointed in the quality of our meals. I ordered the Westcoast seafood wrap, and it had the flavourless, watery taste of frozen seafood, with no evidence of "zesty lemon mayo" as promised on the menu. I had planned on eating half and taking the rest home for later, but I ended up letting it be taken back to the kitchen because it just wasn't worth it. The split pea soup of the day tasted like it had been made with old ham-it just tasted "off", and I was unable to eat more than a couple spoonfuls. An expensive waste of $11, given that most of it was left uneaten due to poor food quality.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Victoria, BC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Excellent food - great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

An out of the way location but well worth the drive, since the Spitfire Grill offers excellent food and friendly service. My wife and I are regulars there, and love the seafood crepes and the ribs - and their daily specials are a great value!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Always been happy with our meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We've gone to the Spitfire Grill several times over the past few years. We have always been happy with the food and the service. It is reasonable and tasty.

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great for watching planes at Victoria's Airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is a casual restaurant situated on the backside of Victoria's airport. It's great for watching planes.

I'm giving it a "very good" rating because of the unique view/scenery, but I would only rate the food as "good".

The food/menu is average - hamburgers, steaks, ribs, chicken, pasta, seafood, etc. The restaurant is licensed. Make reservations for larger parties and if you want seating by the windows; otherwise go early for a table by the large windows.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sooke B.C.
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Tasty Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Good quality lunch fare, haven't tried other times. Look forward to my next visit. Great location if you need a quick meal before drop off or pick up at the airport.

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