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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
+1 250-746-4614
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stopped in while my van was being serviced nearby. Recommended by the dealership staff. Unusual name had me smiling. Friendly service, a comfortable diner style atmosphere unlike typical fast food franchises. Best part was I never felt rushed even though I stayed longer than usual while waiting for the van. And the coffee and breakfast were great!

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Thank Mike R
Cobble Hill, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We use to eat our regular, Saturday breakfast there with the grandparents and whole family. Over time we noticed the food quality drastically decline and the manager was terrible to the wait staff if they had to take food back because the customer complained. the last straw was when my husband found part of a metal scrub brush in his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is wow! I came in last week with my husband Bill for our 32nd anniversary, I was beyond impressed with our waitress. (I believe she told us her name was Dallas) I have come into the Dog house many times in the last few years , but never have I enjoyed my meal as much as... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been eating at the Dog House for years, almost my whole life, and it's always been really good food. My wife and I came to the island for a wedding, so I decided to take her into the Dog House to try it. The food and service is still really good. Some of the food is slightly bland, but... More 

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Thank RandiFlowers
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the dog house last night with four people the waitress was quick to get the menu to us. It took her 10 minutes to come back to take the order we placed the order for two teas one coffee and one pop it took another 10 minutes to get the drinks. 20 minutes later one of the orders... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's like a slightly upscale Denny's/White Spot. Extensive menu, full bar, Good service.A few too many small children for my taste -- but that makes it a GREAT place if you do have young ones. High quality Rueben, my friend had the turkey wrap. Good solid food.

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Thank MarkStephenSouder
TRAIL
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

So this is a huge breakfast joint in town that a tonne of people go to. What we witnessed today was the worst excuse for eggs...ever. we ordered over medium and basted. What we received were Sunnyside and Sunnyside. We asked for the eggs to be cooked properly. The waitress had to come back to ask us if we wanted... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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234 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We were meet with a warm welcoming and lead to our booth by Hostess and then by a waitress and waitress in training, who both were very friendly. They have a wide variety of meals for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was very good and hot and a good portion of food and the prices were average. This place... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

After not getting service at a restaurant in Cowichan, we choose after driving back to Duncan, e stopped at the Dog House, so glad that we did, service was great, food very plentiful, fresh and delicious.

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vancouver island
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

I like the Dog House in Duncan. It is an "institution" as the restaurant has been around a long time. Good food and great friendly staff. The menu is varied, lots of home cooking standards and also variety of ethnic dishes too. I would recommend for a good meal go there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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: +1 250-746-4614

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