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Beacon Drive In

Certificate of Excellence
James Bay
Fast food, Canadian
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126 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2N9, Canada
+1 250-385-7521
07:00 - 22:00
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Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family came to Victoria in 1957. Soon after, my parents discovered the Beacon Drive In. The ice cream is as good as it was then, and the drive in food is excellent. The drive in is near Beacon Hill Park, and makes a nice addition to time spent at the park.

Thank barenda j
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you don't mind the line ups, the ice cream is so worth it - the hardest part is deciding which flavour you want

Thank DMacKinnon2014
Winnipeg, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food from menu boards above counter. No wait staff but a pleasant, cozy experience. Nice break from chain fast foods. Great burgers, and milk shakes. Most customers were take out, but we enjoyed our eat in experience. Nice staff.

Thank hankm780
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a trip through Beacon Hill Park a great place to recharge either with a coffee, ice cream cone or burger. This place is one of the oldest Drive-ins in Victoria. Rate the Best soft ice cream for years.

Thank BarbaraTreavels
New Westminster, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ice cream is tasty but the service lacks. No apologies for order error & a refusal to give a free glass of water.

Thank Consumer14
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A real blast from the past, this fabulous little spot is the place to go for burgers and such in Victoria. Always busy, and for good reason- the food is excellent, and very affordable. Great for family dining.

Thank Clayton B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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615 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This Victoria institution serves the best soft cone ice cream in the city,. Also good for cheap eats but better for take away ice cream fro the window on a hot summer day.

Thank TravelOften1968
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I would go here specifically for the ice cream. Build your own sundae or 'blizzard' style dessert, so good. The food is good too if you're not looking for salads.

Thank luvmeggie
Level Contributor
58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Don't miss going to this place on a hot day, a summer evening with your boo, or let's be honest on any occasion. Classic pick up window ordering and a place inside to eat as well if you don't want to take it across the street and stroll through Beacon Hill Park or picnic on the grounds which I highly... More 

Thank Wendy H
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Good breakfast, comfy well cared for classic diner. Will definitely return. Busy & full while we were there.

Thank 4Laura

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Fast food, Canadian
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-385-7521
Established in 1958, voted #1 soft serve ice-cream 22 years in a row. Enjoy our heated patio across from the park. We are open 7 days a week at 7 am, serving breakfast till 1 pm. Burgers, sandwiches, treats, and much more. Eat in our take out,

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