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“Bad Service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Malahat Mountain Inn

Malahat Mountain Inn
265 Trans Canada Hwy., Malahat, British Columbia, Canada
250-478-1944
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Malahat
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Bad Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

First of all the view was excellent. Too bad that their service was not.
We had to get everything. From our own cutlery to the food.
High prices for the food. Guess you are paying for the view.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Overpriced Epically Overpriced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The menu is too far left with nothing truly kid friendly. The food portions leave you hungry after spending $25.00 to $50.00 a plate. The remodel did nothing more than add a highbrow deli counter and an ugly sign advertising for months fast casual which was completely false.

Visited May 2012
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Seattle Washington
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168 reviews 168 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Expect more than a sandwich overlooking spectacular Saanich Inlet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

A friend raved about previously eating on the deck with an unsurpassed view of natural beauty: Far below is gorgeous Saanich Inlet with mountains of forest coming down to the shore and occasional boats leaving a white trail of churned water. Unbelievably beautiful and all seen from the deck that has railings with transparent panels to keep from inhibiting the view from your table. The view alone is worth the visit and sitting outside on the deck is a must. The "inside" restaurant is unpretentious, plain and simple, for the focal point is the view. No one was seated inside.

Our server was friendly and positive, highly recommending the new chef. The menu features traditional beef and chicken items but also organicly healthy selections. There is a deli, too. The food was good though we waited a long time for orders to arrive. I enjoyed my hamburger and somewhat greasy fries while one friend had a healthy salad served alongside chicken in pita bread. Another friend liked her French Dip. The tomatoes were outstanding. More than generous portions meant we had no room for dessert.

If you want to combine Victoria's attractions contrasted with mountain view beauty, I recommend you drive less than 20 miles up a winding mountain highway to a "take your breath away" panoramic view while enjoying a good meal at Malahat Mountain Inn.

Visited July 2012
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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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“Pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

rather expensive ,felt we paid for the view, staff were nice , would not make a special trip just to eat there.

Visited June 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Fabulous views in a great restaurant, terrific food and service...Gluten free menu available!

Visited October 2011
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