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Smitty's Pancake House

American, Canadian
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3426 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4E5, Canada
(250) 724-5022
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Chilliwack, Canada
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter loved her quesadilla! It was a Santa Fe one or something like that. I ordered the Chef salad and it was very good, I just would have liked some more variety of vegetables in it like some cucumbers or bell peppers instead of just lettuce, tomato and carrots. My husband thought the fish and chips were delicious. He... More 

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Comox Valley, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I had breakfast there on two occasions this trip. Food was good, well priced, and friendly waitresses.

Thank John R
Ladysmith, Canada
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177 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We went for a family breakfast. Our server who was quite friendly, was also very slow. The place was slow that morning, so it was surprising to have to wait as long as we did for 4 meals. Food was good, but doubtful we will be back.

Thank fishingguy2015
Vancouver, Canada
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193 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The service here was rather slow. The restaurant wasn't that busy and the waitress disappeared for long stretches so getting a coffee refill or anything else took longer than it should have. The food was ok and the prices were reasonable.

Thank onip1969
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

I went to Smitty's with my wife last month and I thought it was delicious. I have never tasted better breakfast food in my life, besides at home. My wife ordered the pancakes and I ordered a custom toasted sandwich. That's another pro of the restaurant. It allows you to create your own custom breakfast with different ingredients and combinations.... More 

Thank John P
Tofino, Canada
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160 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Just your usual Smitty's ... but we have been here for a couple of breakfasts. they have been very accommodating in changing the specials up a bit (pancakes instead of french toast).

Thank wolfcruise
Victoria, Canada
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512 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Food is average to very good, service is attentive and parking is easy to find. The lunch specials and soup are worth a try. Meals generally are served in generous portions. I found getting a refill on coffee slow.

Thank dennisjoanna
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Good comfort food at reasonable prices. Closes at 8 pm on Sundays but they were very accommodating when we walked in 20 minutes before closing. Multigrain pancakes are delicious!!

Thank kinx81
Port Alberni, Canada
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a mainstay in it's same location for years. Food is consistent and average. The place is clean and the staff are very good. There are two in particular who go out of their way to be helpful.

Thank 289Clancy
Campbell River
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This Smitty's is a good place for breakfast & lunch, even dinner with a family. Well-kept & friendly staff. All the usual pancakes/waffles, etc. with an extensive menu for all meals. Seniors' menu. Good location. Watch the traffic go by, especially during annual PA Toy Run! Not classy, but good, wholesome food.

Thank Julie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3426 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: (250) 724-5022

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