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“wonderful food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Matterson House

Matterson House
Ranked #5 of 38 Restaurants in Ucluelet
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian, Soups, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Christow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Called in here just before we left Ucluelet, why didn't we try it earlier. Went in for breakfast, it was very busy, but we still got very good service, the chap being very friendly, didn't rush us or anything. We had the best omelettes ever! If you are lucky enough to go to Uclulet, must have breakfast here!

Visited June 2014
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Won't return”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

According to the host of the motel we stayed, Matterson House is one of the favorites of the locals. This may be true, but it did not become our favorite. The menu mainly was based on fish dishes, but we ordered some things based on meat. Maybe that's not their thing, as what we got lacked the creativity, presentation and taste you expect in a reasonable restaurant. Pity, as we were really looking forward to some real home style quality meals. The prices are a bit on the high side as well...

Visited July 2014
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Belle Mead, NJ
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch at a reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had lunch at the Matterson House on June 27, 2014 and really enjoyed the meal. The bread is homemade and very tasty. The prices are quite reasonable - especially for Ucluelet which, along with Tofino, tends to have expensive restaurants because it costs a lot to ship food to the area.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Whistler, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely wee place that aims to please”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here in June 2014 for my birthday, yes, it's in a house, yes, it's small and if you like personal space and no interactions with other people, this may not be the place for you.. But we loved it, great personal service, the hostess was lovely and did her best to please and give recommendations. Wine menu was small but a good selection if you like to try medium range local BC wineries (which we do) but there were some international choices too. The food hit the spot with a choice to suite all (loved the sea food which is a must when next to the sea right!?) and the price was spot on. Would not hesitate to go back or recommend to anyone going to Ukee.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Colorado
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151 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good Potential; falls short”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

Matterson House is literally that, a house, and a small one at that; very cramped. They have a great looking menu but the dinners that my wife and I had fell flat. We opened with their chowder which was pretty good. The BC house merlot was a bit weak (at first I thought they brought a blush by mistake). We had the bacon wrapped scallops for an appetizer and were disappointed. They were steamed with no spices and were pretty bland. The same with our main courses although the baked potato was good. The service was very good; they just need to add some distinctive flavors to their dishes.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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