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Beacon Drive In

126 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2N9, Canada
+1 250-385-7521
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“soft ice cream” (36 reviews)
“sundae” (11 reviews)
“burgers” (26 reviews)
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Fast Food, Canadian
126 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2N9, Canada
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

My family stopped here for taking a rest after visiting the beacon hill park. Simple small traditional fast food restaurant as u could image...

Thank Yu Z
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Possibly Victoria's favourite soft serve ice-cream place. I've been there countless of times and have had many happy family memories o the ice cream eaten in nearby Beacon Hill Park. The rest of the food? It's a diner...

Thank josephhO9914VQ
Reviewed September 6, 2017

best soft ice cream ever. Very busy place but service is quick. It's been there since I was born in victoria and I'm now 58 so that must say something.

Thank cheryl-lynnB
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Always have to hit up the Beacon Drive In when in Victoria for a ice cream cone! I think they have changed the formula of the ice cream a little but still very good. Regular vanilla cone!

Thank David W
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Stopped in here after seeing a man eating a cone as we were walking through the park! He told us where it was and sooo glad we stopped! Had soft ice cream cones, chocolate swirl and one of us had a banana swirl. All were...More

Thank peggy d
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

A local institute for soft ice cream in Victoria. It's a great place to go in the summer on a hot night as we did last night. They have good flavoured soft ice cream and sundaes. It's also a great place to just people watch.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed August 27, 2017

As a kid I was taken to this establishment for ice cream by my grandparents and over the years it has become a tradition to stop in when were are in Victoria. I have fond memories of this location and am now passing this onto...More

Thank Gordtgr
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I think people must go here for some kind of trip down nostalgia lane (it's some kind of landmark in Victoria), because there's nothing much good the food. I'm guilty as the next guy to sink my teeth into bad (delicious) food, but I really...More

Thank CaboSanAntonio
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We decided to splurge and go out for an ice cream cone in the early afternoon of August 15th. At $5.00 per large dipped cone we thought they were a little pricey, but got two anyways. Upon driving away in our car we both felt...More

2  Thank Trudy L
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after a long walk in the park. I saw ice cream and wanted some! Delicious sundae! The food looked delicious too! Prices were right and the restaurant seemed very popular with the locals!

Thank mizdot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $8
Fast Food, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighborhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-385-7521
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Established in 1958, voted #1 soft serve ice-cream 22 years in a row. Enjoy our heated patio across from the park. We are open 7 days a week at 7 am, serving breakfast till 1 pm. Burgers, sandwiches, treats, and much more. Eat in our take out,
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