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“..don't drive by....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cruisers Grill

Cruisers Grill
3680 Alberni Highway, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1X7, Canada
250-752-4814
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Price range: $7 - $10
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Nanaimo, Canada
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“..don't drive by....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Referred by a friend, which is sometimes not the best way to pick an eatery, w stopped in for breakfast on our way to do some gold panning at the Kennedy River.
The place doesn't look like much, an old house converted to a cafe, with hokey signage, it's located off to the side of the Whiskey Creek Co-op. Often these kind of places can be pretty scary, especially in the U.S, as we've discovered to our great dismay. However, this one is perhaps the exception to the rule, clean and tidy inside with a neat little seating area and a few tables outside.
The food was excellent!! Best breakfast sandwich on a Kaiser I've had for a long time, maybe ever. The whole gang was well pleased with their food and the price was a steal for the food we had. If they had better coffee, they would get 10 out of 10.
Service was fast and efficient
The lunch and dinner menu looks like the usual small town cafe fare.
Definite markdown for a return visit.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
“Great Grill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have been fortunate to be able to eat at this little grill many times...the cafe has very friendly staff, and has a relaxed family atmosphere. The staff has made an effort to remember you, what and how you like your food. The food is hot, good, and plentiful, the cook will often look over and give you that welcoming smile, as you enjoy..I would recommend this restaurant for all those visiting the west coast on your way to or from your adventures. I have noticed that this grill is also very community minded and lives up to its name opening itself to motorbike and car enthusiasts, as well as old fogies like myself. The only downfall I see, is that the hours of operation change, be sure to check if they are open prior to making a trip there or better yet drive on by between the east and west side of the Island, and take your chances you will not be disappointed..., and remember you are on the island so even a burger takes a few minutes to prepare...

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Alberni, Canada
1 review
“One of my Faves!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I love the burgers and fresh cut fries. Always great service there. I have never had a rude experience there. For someone to whine about a coupon is pretty silly. I don't know anywhere else that will take an expired coupon... that is why there are dates on it!
I love the fact that the soup is bottomless as well :) and a choice of cream soup or broth, and always so cozy in the winter with their fire place on!!
The waffles and pancakes are excellent there too! and eggs benny.
Fast service, decent timing... it's not a fast food take out place ... it is cooked to perfection there

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Great food with reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Great food along with a great atmosphere. The french fries are the best in town along with the burgers

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A very comfortable place to relax and enjoy a lovely meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I personally love going to Cruisers Grill. I've never witnessed or have had a problem with service or the food yet. I always stop in on my way through and I highly recommend you do too! :)

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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