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Smitty's Pancake House

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian
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3426 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4E5, Canada
+1 250-724-5022
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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Well, it has been many years since I have eaten here, probably since 2005. It was bad then, and it was bad now. Even the waitress was the same. We all had eggs for our breakfast because we all knew that pancakes/waffle mix gives you stomach cramps. The eggs were okay, it would of been perfect if they had cleaned... More 

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Thank Rose S
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Was a great pancake breakfast coffee was good service was top notch. They made sure we well taken care of would defiantly go back. Reminded me of going for breakfast when I was a child with my parents.

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Thank Eric M
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Our breakfast came and the pancakes were cold but the waitress quickly fixed the problem and had them heated! Then the breakfast became very delightful!

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Thank mrstravellinglady
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The coffee was tasted terrible, and the pancakes and sausages were mediocre. The syrup tasted like Aunt Jemima. The prices were okay, but you pay more then what you get. The service was good.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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Thank jokelta
Comox Valley, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

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

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Thank John R
Ladysmith, Canada
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268 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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210 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank onip1969
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank John P
Tofino, Canada
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +1 250-724-5022

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