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Mad Chef Cafe - CLOSED

444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-871-7622
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“tuna tacos” (15 reviews)
“burger” (77 reviews)
“salad” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

This restaurant just recently reopened after being closed for renovations and a revamp of the menu. Same owners so I expect the the food and service will be as good as before. They pared down the serving sizes, which had been huge, in response to...More

Thank Localresident99
Reviewed July 5, 2017

This restaurant has a big following and it doesn't let down. Our son is celiac and he loved eating here. The food was well presented and very tastily. Service was friendly and helpful. Will return. Thanks

Thank Tauna B
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Great place to hang out, the burger was exceptional!! Especially the one featured on "You Gotta Eat Here"! service was top notch, server was friendly and eager to please a little bit sassy

Thank 533tanam
Reviewed June 17, 2017

hubby and i went for lunch. hadn't been there in a year or so. we got our drinks promptly, but waited a super long time for lunch. people who came in after us were already eating. i ordered the lobster mac and cheese...it was horrid...dry,...More

Thank juanita k
Reviewed June 16, 2017

We decided to try this place just for a change from our favs in town. Got there at 7pm on a Thursday and saw a fairly full place but a number of empty tables. No one there to greet us: well they are busy I...More

1  Thank Kikoenmexico
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

For me, this is a "must" if you're visiting Courtenay to go to once, but probably wouldn't go back unless it was to take others there. Neat place, art on walls, sassy waitresses, large portions, cool names for all the menu items. Had the "Animals...More

Thank JasperKelowna
Reviewed June 15, 2017

On a very rare evening without children wife and I went to go for a quiet meal together and decided to give the chef another chance. Ordered our meal, an appy, and a couple drinks. Drinks and appy show up no problem and enjoy them...More

1  Thank Kevin O
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Just had lunch here. The French Onion Burger was absolutely amazing. Would definitely recommend to anyone going there.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

And I read on it to check it out. I was in the mood for a burger, but I'm tired of the same old, same old. I settled on the popular Burger-itto. It was pretty good, and it's nice not to get your hands all...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Excellent lunch! Good service, not fast because everything is made fresh and it shows. My son said the burger he had was the best ever! I had the seafood salad bowl which was awesome, and the miso soup also very tasty but a tad salty...More

Thank Buttugly
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Large groups
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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