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Smitty's Pancake House Restaurant

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545 E Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H2, Canada
(250) 248-2432
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to stumble across this and are so glad we did! The kids menu was well priced with a huge selection of things for them. My husband said his roast beef sandwich was the best he ever had! My pancakes were also delicious. The staff were friendly and it was a really clean restaurant with free wifi to keep... More 

Thank Lynne1153
Abbotsford, Canada
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on Canada day weekend with our 2 young kids. The service was very prompt, drink refills were fast and food came out fast as well. I ordered the chicken and spinach dish which was made to order and good, my husband ordered the hot turkey sandwich and once he received extra gravy he enjoyed it and our... More 

Thank yupimjudgy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the food was good, the service was terrible. After bringing our food, our server never came back to see if we needed anything. There was three staff standing by the register so I got up to ask one of them to bring more coffee to the table. Water and soda glasses sat empty. When our waitress finally returned it... More 

Thank Lucy E
Brockville, Canada
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14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a family friendly restaurant with great food and service. Their menu is very versatile creating tantalizing well presented creations using eggs, bacon, peppers, onions, toast, pancakes, hash browns, and more, as well as juice, coffee and tea. We visited this place a couple of times during our visit to this area and would return many times more!

Thank Cindy F
Parksville, Canada
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

So it's dinner time and you are craving steak, but the kids aren't interested in a steak house because they want what they want. So dad caves in and we head to Smitty's. Our drink orders came quick, our meal orders were take quick and our meals arrived quick. So far so good. But how was dad's steak. Let me... More 

1 Thank G9832HZdavidm
Parksville, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Its been over a year since we were there for breakfast. After looking at the seniors menu I was surprized at how much it costs. One egg, toast, and bacon was over $11:00. Then cost of coffee on top of that. My wife's meal cost a little more. The bill was just over $35:00. Then on the debit card they... More 

Thank Hal1012014
Gibsons, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

For the past ten years that I have lived here, this has been my go-to restaurant, whether for a quick coffee and snack or for a meal with visitors. Food chosen from the varied menu (breakfast all day) is perfectly cooked, attractively presented, and served by a pleasant, helpful, informed waitstaff.

Thank 1cybergal
Lake Cowichan
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Wide breakfast selection. Not rushed. Made us feel welcomed. Good food plenty to share. The two of us had enuff food to plate a third person. Will go again.

Thank Ben Y
Victoria, Canada
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512 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The rug at the entrance wasnt flat and I noticed two others trip on it. You will notice lots of seniors compared to families with children here. Coffee and breakfast can be expensive depending what you choose to order. They often have a breakfast special posted on a wall behind the cash desk. Be sure to check out the special... More 

Thank dennisjoanna
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great place to go for friendly quick service and good food. We visit mainly for Sunday breakfast because if you want to eat healthy they accommodate requests but the classics are always good too. We have never been disappointed!

Thank Sincerelyxx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 E Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: (250) 248-2432

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