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Beacon Drive In


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Established in 1958, voted #1 soft serve ice-cream 23 years in a row. Enjoy our heated patio across from the park. We are open 7 days a week at 7:30 am, serving breakfast till 1 pm. Burgers, sandwiches, treats, and much more. Eat in our take out,
$3 - $7
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Fast Food, Canadian
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

The food is fine. The ice cream is great. Options are fairly good and service is fine. But you cannot beat the location and history. Across the street from the park and a short hop to the ocean with your food. Hopefully this place sticks...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank thatcraigguy
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

It was nice to visit a local tradition while visiting Victoria - very nostalgic, memories of my youth. The bacon cheese burger was very tasty as were the fries. I was too full to enjoy what looked like yummy soft serve ice cream cones. Lots...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Peter N
Reviewed February 27, 2019

We had heard about the place so popped in for lunch..the special BLT, soup and soft drink was $8.60 plus tax...doesn't get any more affordable than that. We also had a tasty egg salad sandwich. Will be back for one of their $9 breakfasts one...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gardiner W
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Open all year and most often a line worth standing in. There isn't a better way to end your walk in the park than a dipped ice cream.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank IamaTurtle
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Ice cream is extremely rich, and honestly gross compared to DQ soft serve. Food is not very good and over priced for what it is. I'll never go back again....

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank coffeeandfoodjunkie
Reviewed December 16, 2018

I stayed in the area for a week and went several times but probably will not go back, the place is a throwback to the 60 and needs an update. The hamburgers are ok but why not make them great, the food is mediocre at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I went to Beacon Drive in a few days ago - a place I go fairly often, as I love their ice cream and like to support local businesses. I ordered at the counter, and the cashier gave me my total. I paid by debit....More

Date of visit: September 2018
4  Thank Road735040
Reviewed August 29, 2018

August 27 2018 - was dragged here by family members who had fond memories of the place in days gone by. Maybe it was the ice cream they remembered? The burger and fries I had were no better than McDonalds or A&W. Nothing fresh, with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Trish G
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place is just like the burger drive in located in the town where I grew up! Excellent soft serve ice cream. The burgers are good and the onion rings crispy! It is a classic slice of history. There are plenty of inside and exterior...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank dgarneau
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We were walking toward another more popular breakfast recommendation which we heard was quite busy and has usually a long wait when we stumbled upon this beacon drive-in and give it a try. It seems to be a local favorite pancakes were big fluffy tasty!!!...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank MIOWSHU
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