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“Great for a group”
Review of Mad Chef Cafe

Mad Chef Cafe
Ranked #7 of 142 Restaurants in Courtenay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great for a group”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The food is definitely interesting, reasonable prices, gigantic portions. Fishbowl drinks are a novelty. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. Next time I would think about sharing a meal and save room for dessert

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Gord F
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  • English first
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Eh.....”
Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

Rude staff, like, really rude, like, beyond novelty-rude...which is sad, because they used to have great servers. Food quality has definitely gone down as well. One can only assume that the owner's public brawls and vendettas have taken center stage while the restaurant falls by the wayside. Too bad.

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6 Thank siamoise112
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Continually amazing food!”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We decided to try the Sweet Curried Chicken Pizza on this trip to the Mad Chef. Caramelized onions, fresh tomatoes, avocado and pepper smoked brie with chicken doesn't really do justice to this pizza. Thin, crisp crust, crunching when you bite it and layers of flavour on top. This has to be one of, if not the most interesting menu(s) I've seen. A healthy dose of humuor makes for interesting reading. We live an hour and a half away and are planning a bi-weekly trip to work our way through the menu. Very casual venue with great service and food. Limited wine menu. They are working on getting a new venue which will hopefully have a little more space so they can expand the wine selections.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank David I
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food, Great Value”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Small cafe / restaurant serving great food including gourmet burgers, which I have to say are the best I have ever eaten. A must do when visiting Courtenay

Visited November 2013
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Thank Jos-QLD
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Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First time and a fan for life”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We heard about this restaurant being on the show "You Gotta Eat Here" and my wife and I drove an hour to try it out. Well worth the drive as the atmosphere was awesome, service was great, and the food was outstanding. They have a fresh sheet with specials that looked awesome, but I had to go with the Mad Chef Burger witch was fantastic. We both had a half portion of desert. Thank goodness as the portions are huge. Green Tea Cheesecake was wonderful. We will return again, again, and again!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank danno5oh
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