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“cozy pub, nice service”

Charles Dickens Pub
Ranked #31 of 84 Restaurants in Sidney
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kootenay Rockies, Canada
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“cozy pub, nice service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

We had dinner here one night because the Smitty's restaurant near our hotel was already closed. Good pub food, nice atmosphere !

Visited April 2013
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Thank garden-witch
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GMNCVat, General Manager at Charles Dickens Pub, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you. Its great to hear our staff ond Pub made a good impression. We hope to see you again.
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Anywhere, Earth
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

un by the hotel as we wanted a late dinner. It was about 9:30 pm and the kitchen is open until 11! (Most places close around 9, but things were going strong for a monday night!) Firstly I noticed how clean everything was; tables, chairs, floors, ketchup containers, etc. What a nice change to the normal dirty pub scene. This was a preview for what our food was going to be! After the server took good care of us - answering all our questions and assuring us that the kitchen would make things dairy free and gluten free. Our food arrived shortly thereafter and was fantastic! We greatly enjoyed everything presented to us. The stir fry was so fresh and my burger was wonderful. The fries, on this visit, were the most wonderful fresh, hot crispy fries I have had in a very very long time. Thank you to the new cook who was working in a wonderfully clean kitchen! It looked new!

Visited March 2013
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Thank ConciergeGuy
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GMNCVat, General Manager at Charles Dickens Pub, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thanks for your great review. I feel we have a great, service orientated staff and from the sounds of it they did just that. Please come back and visit us again, and yes the kitchen was recently completely renovated.
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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Just average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

This restaurant serves typical pub food; not great, just okay. I had a steak that was quite chewy and a little overdone for my taste. It's located in a strip mall of sorts - next to a liquor store and across from a gas station and McDonalds.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank nogobev
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Cornwall, Canada
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415 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Good pub grub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

While passing through Sidney en route to the ferry terminal and stopped by for some lunch. Our first choice was a pub near the waterfront, but for some silly reason all parking spaces are limited to 15 minutes! We went in search of another restaurant and found the CD Pub near the highway. Funnily enough the parking spaces in front of this pub are limited to 5 minutes maximum!!! Fortunately we found a few spots further away. We both had the Baja burger in our quest to have something spicy and it hit the spot. My wife had a small caesar on the side while I had fries. We both must have been quite famished as we finished everything including a beer each. There was only one girl serving and she was efficient and freiedly eventhough there were about a dozen othe rtables to serve.

  • Visited August 2012
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Lake Cowichan, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My husband and I really enjoyed the dinner meal we had at this pub. restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2011

If you want to have a good meal choice, you really must visit the Charles Dickens Pub in Sidney, B.C. The service was excellent. The girls were so pleasant. We had just arrived in from a flight from Kelowna and we were looking for place to eat. Well we made the right choice. Keep in mind, it is a pub, so it was a little noisy and busy, but my husband and I both agreed we couldn't have had a better meal. The location was close to the hotel we were staying at. We will definitely visit the Charles Dickens Pub again.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Grace B
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