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“Food just OK, waitress and atmosphere enjoyable.”
Review of Chameleons

Chameleons
Ranked #22 of 100 Restaurants in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$24
Cuisines: Canadian, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Vancouver Island, BC
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Food just OK, waitress and atmosphere enjoyable.”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We went for dinner with friends during the week, there were only two other couples in the place so the restaurant felt empty. I had the seafood risotto which was a disappointment. It was not creamy and had a black tinge with not much seafood. My husband's veal was dry and the tuna starters were overcooked. The waitress was charming and I could see if it was full, it would have felt different. Our friends liked their meal and have raved about previous visits so I would probably give it another try. I thought the meal was expensive for what we received.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Mickey1952
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Victoria, Bc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Had a good meal here tonight - reasonably priced (entrees are $15 to $25), pleasant and attentive service by both our waitress and by Tim, the manager. Limited wine selection (4 whites, 6 reds) and well priced - $5.50 to $9.00 for a glass to $24 to $39 for a bottle. It's right across the street from the pricier Pacific Prime so a good choice if staying at the Beach Club Resort and wanting something within walking distance and less high-end, both in terms of the food and the ambience.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Demisemiquaver
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great affordable food in Parksville BC”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

I've eaten a number of meals at Chameleons, the ribs, a number of their soups and the Seafood linguine. All were full of great flavour and generous with the meat/fish. This is the best resteraunt in Parksville and on par with some of the high end eateries in Naniamo. Staff and owner were very friendly and attentive. I will make this a regular place to eat.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank JonHatch
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Victoria, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Was expecting more!”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

On a recent trip through Parksville we stopped at Chameleons for a quick lunch on the recommendation of one of the locals. It was an ok experience but not somewhere we would return. Place wasn't overly clean, staff friendly but not attentive and food average. My plate of soup was good but very small and didn't come with a bun or anything and actually didn't seem to have any more than what came in their cup of soup. Way over priced for what it was. Sandwiches served on great buns but were tasteless and came with strange tasting carrot salad.

  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank geminigemini
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Peter M, General Manager at Chameleons, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Thanks for your feedback. At Chameleons, we strive for 100% customer satisfaction and encourage feedback from our clientele with each meal served. Our menu is clearly defined and any variations are explained by our service staff. We regret that your expectations were not met in this instance and would encourage a return visit. The vast majority of our testimonials have been very positive and we will continue to offer healthy meals at reasonable prices.
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“Great food with great service!!!”
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

Had heard alot of great things about this place and was excited to finally get to try it. My ribs feel off the bone and were full of flavor. Char was the fish for the night and it was cooked beautifully topped with a mouth watering topping. The service was very friendly. Overall one if the best places I have eatin in a while.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank food_lovers86
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