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Chakalaka Bar & Grill

££ - £££American, ,
13230 Island Hwy., Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L8, Canada
+1 250-924-0324
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
13230 Island Hwy., Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L8, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped on 7/3 right before closing. We ordered wings and Poutine with Attitude, absolutely loved it all! Our service was great, the wings were some of the best we've had. First time ever having poutine and I'm in love! Wish I...More

Thank farmgurl1973
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Had the prime rib special. What a mistake! It was warmed over thin leathery and dry. I ordered it medium. Potatoes were stiff and cold. My bottle of beer was the highlight of the dinner. Stay away!

Thank chemainus2018
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This is somewhere I’ve driven by a lot and thought to stop in but never did, today I’m glad I did. The food was amazing and a nice surprise, the portion sizes were good and we left full and happy.

Thank Chantel W
Reviewed 26 April 2018

This is an older family style restaurant. I ordered the fish special and found it very tasty. The prices for the food tend to be on the expensive side considering the old decor of the space.

Thank cmayercurry
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly server. Good food. Old style interior. Kids loved it Better than average prime rib. Need to get the bill to you faster.

Thank EcoAdvisor
Reviewed 3 March 2018

After waffling back and forth between the fish and chips and the lunch special, I had the amazing fish and chips. Best coleslaw I have had in forever in a restaurant. The fish was fresh and the batter light and crispy and the fries, clearly...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Average, salads very fresh, a little overpriced for the area. I do hope they stay open....so much potential!

Thank Shardi
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I went to Chakalaka for the Sunday brunch, we were warmly greeted by the hostess and seat close to the brunch table. Brunch had the usual fare eggs beni, bacon, potato, pancakes carved ham etc. The owner made omelets to order with...More

Thank Norm W
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This was our first time to Chakalaka and we loved every aspect of our experience.... from the moment the amazing hostess - server (Cyan) seated us, to the fabulous food (Port Douglas pasta with succulent shrimp add-on and the Black and Blue burger) we were...More

Thank ccastellar2017
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Eclectic, rather odd place - but was willing to sample their offerings with our party of 3. Nothing outstanding, stellar or wow...just average eats for everyone. One in our party ordered the vegan burger; was simply a mound of quinoa and a few black beans...More

Thank annapace
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Cheryl M
27 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Norm W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is food suitable for a child
Susan H
18 June 2017|
Response from diabow_10 | Reviewed this property |
The menu is posted on their Facebook page, under photos. They have nightly specials and do a Friday, Saturday Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding entree special.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13230 Island Hwy., Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: +1 250-924-0324
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