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Mad Chef Cafe

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444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-871-7622
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited for dinner while in town on business. I would have rated it 5 stars, if not for watching my dinner being delivered to the neighboring table, taken away and then delivered back to me more than 5 minutes later. When I asked the server if this was the same plate that was sent back from the table beside... More 

Thank marny sanderson
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very up and down. It can be out-the-door busy, or dead, so it's a challenge to find the right time to walk in for a meal. The menu is rather exotic, so if you are just looking for a cheeseburger and fries in less than 20 minutes, good luck. MAD props to ALL the servers that are... More 

Thank Nick K
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am gluten and dairy free (medical, not lifestyle) and made this very known to the server. She was a new trainee who did her job excellently, punching our requests into the computer. However, the chef didnt pay attention and served me dairy, which caused complications for the next few days. The server was very apologetic, and spoke to the... More 

Thank Kim W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

SO GOOD! Extensive menu with lots of healthy and vegetarian options. Both me and my Mum loved the food. I had the taco salad wrap (perfect spice with jalapeños) and Mum had tuna tacos. Well priced and large portions. Great service too!

Thank Laura S
Duncan, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great place. Great food. Outstanding menu and great value. A must try! This was my second time and was not disappointed!

Thank Sherilee B
Courtenay, Canada
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184 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun and differently fulfilling event. Yum.....there is something for everyone. This lots of good food and hard to decide what to have.

Thank retepremhel
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously. This is one intimidating menu! Way too much to choose from! However, the food was pretty good once we were able to decide what to have. Tiny tuna tacos - interesting, healthy and delicious. Will have to return to try one of the other delicious sounding meals soon. And the service was terrific.

Thank Pawprintz
Comox, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FRANTIC-looking staff, blamed on attention req,d for new staff member. Multiple requests for our bill, finally left cash with reduced tip. Definitely not the tasty adventures I,ve enjoyed in the past. Quite ordinary. I used to buy the gift certs on special. Won,t bother going again. The others in my group of five felt the same, but this was one... More 

Thank alphacanine
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying at the Kingfisher Spa and their restaurant was closed for renovations. Someone recommended this Cafe and we were so glad we went. I had a Crab and Scallop burger which was delicious $15 including a side. There are no fillers in this burger just crab and scallop mixed and shaped into a burger served with crazy mayo... More 

Thank 181Linda
Courtenay, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

My daughter and 2 grandskids went for lunch today, one of many, many lunches we had here, my daughter was on her break from work. After waiting an hour for our meal, when it finally did come, I had no time to eat my salad. The server did offer to put it in a togo container but there's nothing worse... More 

Thank pat l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?