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Smitty's Pancake House Restaurant

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545 E Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H2, Canada
+1 250-248-2432
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been to Smitty's in quite a while due to a bad experience but decided to give them another try. The service was good. We were seated quickly and it did not take long for our food to arrive. I had the clubhouse with fries and my wife had a philly cheese steak type sandwich with fries. My... More 

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1 Thank Island_Guy82
Surrey, Canada
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went for breakfast there and it was OK but the service was somewhat slow and the food was average at best. Most meals were fine but one of our pancakes had a huge dough ball in it. This is really a basic family friendly inexpensive restaurant. If that is what you are looking for then this is the place.

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1 Thank tdmy
Maple Ridge, Canada
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We had brunch here today. Loads of breakfast options, and a very thorough lunch menu as well. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive. The food was great. The place lacks a bit of ambiance, but the offset is everything else. A hint. If you drive by and see that the parking lot looks full, there is a lot more parking... More 

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1 Thank Mort69
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We have a nice lunch I had fish and chips my friend had liver both nicely done and good service will go again

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Thank Brenda V
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149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We happened to stumble across this and are so glad we did! The kids menu was well priced with a huge selection of things for them. My husband said his roast beef sandwich was the best he ever had! My pancakes were also delicious. The staff were friendly and it was a really clean restaurant with free wifi to keep... More 

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Thank Lynne1153
Abbotsford, Canada
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We went here on Canada day weekend with our 2 young kids. The service was very prompt, drink refills were fast and food came out fast as well. I ordered the chicken and spinach dish which was made to order and good, my husband ordered the hot turkey sandwich and once he received extra gravy he enjoyed it and our... More 

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1 Thank yupimjudgy
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

While the food was good, the service was terrible. After bringing our food, our server never came back to see if we needed anything. There was three staff standing by the register so I got up to ask one of them to bring more coffee to the table. Water and soda glasses sat empty. When our waitress finally returned it... More 

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1 Thank Lucy E
Brockville, Canada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a family friendly restaurant with great food and service. Their menu is very versatile creating tantalizing well presented creations using eggs, bacon, peppers, onions, toast, pancakes, hash browns, and more, as well as juice, coffee and tea. We visited this place a couple of times during our visit to this area and would return many times more!

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1 Thank Cindy F
Parksville, Canada
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

So it's dinner time and you are craving steak, but the kids aren't interested in a steak house because they want what they want. So dad caves in and we head to Smitty's. Our drink orders came quick, our meal orders were take quick and our meals arrived quick. So far so good. But how was dad's steak. Let me... More 

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1 Thank StageStruck56
Parksville, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Its been over a year since we were there for breakfast. After looking at the seniors menu I was surprized at how much it costs. One egg, toast, and bacon was over $11:00. Then cost of coffee on top of that. My wife's meal cost a little more. The bill was just over $35:00. Then on the debit card they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 E Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-248-2432

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?