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Dog House Restaurant and Take Out

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Canadian
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271 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3R1, Canada
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Ladner, Canada
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was super friendly, and the restaurant was busy. It took more than 10 minutes to get my single meal and it was not very good. Dry scrambled eggs half cooked hashbrowns. I chose a local restaurant over a chain but was not rewarded for that choice. I'll hope for better next time.

Thank GordWright
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been travelling Vancouver island for years....first time stopping there for breakfast or any meal for that matter. Great Foood....larger portions then either of us could finish...we both have the steak skillet....my dog got my left over steak. Great service to boot.....

Thank Tiberious555
Monchique, Portugal
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently one of the oldest eateries around. The have a lunch and separate dinner menu but when I compared them they are virtually the same. They do have specials on a board. I had fish and chips which were very poor, maybe a bad choice. Service was friendly though.

Thank NS357
Saltair B.C.
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I often have business in Duncan, or company from the mainland. There is a strong likelihood of stopping at the Dog House for Breakfast/Brunch. The Eggs Benny, in all their forms, are deliciously presented, portions are humongous, so much so that I often order a single Benny. Have had wonderful lunchtime salads too, and again, if you have a large... More 

Thank DonnaCrane
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the The Dog House restaurant on recommendation from a friend. Such good food and fantastic service. :) will recommend to anyone visiting Duncan

Thank Wafflesaredelicious7
Saskatoon, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are visiting in Victoria for a few days, but we had such a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at Dog House last year, that we drove up to Duncan again this year. Twice! They have the best food on the island, with very reasonable prices, and the service is exceptional. The manager, Clay, went out of his way to make us... More 

Thank MA
Orangeville, Canada
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172 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place after dropping off daughter at Nanaimo Airport. It is a family restaurant similiar to a Perkins. Great selection on the menu and prices were reasonable, especially their deserts. Love that when you order coffee they leave the caraf at your table.

Thank Karen W
Duncan, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had veal cutlets. generous serving with lots of veggies .Enough for lunch tomorrow. we frequently eat here.

Thank Jacquelin G
Nanaimo, British Columbia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure eating great home made food here. Everything is made from scratch a great instution in Duncan BC Had a seafood quiche here ( it was a special) ( years ago)one of the best dishes ever. Would love to see the seafood quiche on the menu

Thank lakes948
Toronto, Canada
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712 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 641 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Can't remember when I last had raisen pie, but the Dog House, devoted to tradition, was able to oblige. Warmed up, with a scoop of ice cream, it was just the way I remembered it from many years ago. The coffee is no big deal, but who cares?

Thank operalover939

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3R1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: 250.746.4614

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?