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Mad Chef Cafe

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444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-871-7622
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Kingfisher Spa and their restaurant was closed for renovations. Someone recommended this Cafe and we were so glad we went. I had a Crab and Scallop burger which was delicious $15 including a side. There are no fillers in this burger just crab and scallop mixed and shaped into a burger served with crazy mayo... More 

Thank 181Linda
Courtenay, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and 2 grandskids went for lunch today, one of many, many lunches we had here, my daughter was on her break from work. After waiting an hour for our meal, when it finally did come, I had no time to eat my salad. The server did offer to put it in a togo container but there's nothing worse... More 

Thank pat l
Courtenay, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in the Comox Valley. When I have friends and family from out of town, I take them here because the food and service is always excellent. I think the menu is creative and delicious and definitely out of the ordinary. I recommend it to everyone.

Thank Jazzfatcat58
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Im pleased with the positive changes the restaurant has undergone over the last year regarding upgrading equipment, hiring more professional and competant staff, using more fresh ingredients, updating the dining area and adding more beer options. Well done.

Thank Niall C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have only had lunch here once before and really enjoyed it. We decided to go again on Family Day. Brutal service and below average food. Waited for 15 minutes before being acknowledged at the front door and then waited almost an hour and a half to get our meals. Fries were cold, wrap was falling apart before it was even... More 

Thank fern1234567
Courtenay, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hope you are hungry cause this is the place! Excellent food and Always fresh vegetables. Drinks are special too and of course...Big lol

Thank stephaneandmarie
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mad Chef is a wonderful restaurant located on Fifth Street in downtown Courtenay. From a very diverse menu with a wide range of offerings, to its beautiful, modern warm industrial interior and furnishings, along with very playful art pieces on the walls, you will certainly enjoy your meal and the time you spend here. The portions are satisfying and... More 

Thank Mark R
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and great service, this restaurant was highly recomeded so we had to visit. The restaurant was quite empty so we were given great service.

Thank Rose R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I came in for dinner with a friend, immediately we were greeted with a poor attitude at the front door. The lady who sat us also happened to be our server, Chantelle I believe was her name. She took our orders, brought us our appy then ignored us for the whole time it took us to finish our appetizer meanwhile... More 

2 Thank Jade M
Vancouver, British Columbia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

But the service was very slow. Not sure if it's like this all the time but it took at least 45 minutes for our food to arrive. Luckily, we weren't in a rush so it was not problem. The reason I gave Mad Chef such a high score was that the food was delicious when it finally arrived. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-871-7622

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