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Ideal Cafe

) #5 of 111 Restaurants in Campbell River $ Cafe, ,
2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
+1 250-287-9055
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Diner, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make no mistake, this is a truck stop; license plates and old photographs on the walls. Don't be put off by the outside appearance. Great staff, prompt service, great food. If you're hungry and in the area, GO. You won't regret it. The bar opens...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good size portions . Good cooking . Great staff. Long waits sometimes if you're not in early for your meal . Not for those fixated on interior decorating with their meals ..lol

Thank Ed I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Farm eggs, local smoked salmon, Bennie sauce to die for. Wonderful! A locals favorite hangout. Super friendly servers.

Thank Drubytwo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Ideal Cafe. We visit Campbell River most years and it's part of the trip - a classic north american diner with great service and classic food too.

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place! Food was wonderful. Hubby said it was the best eggs benedict he's ever had! Best their burgers are great too! Highly recommend!

Thank HopeTraveler
Reviewed 16 June 2017

If you are looking for a great atmosphere with great food and wonderful friendly service, then this is the place. Highly recommend.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We made a day trip from Nanoose Bay to Campbell River, BC to view Elk Falls. Afterward, we had lunch a the Ideal Cafe located just off the main highway 19. The Ideal Cafe looks like it has been around a long time and there...More

Thank klkks
leah b, Manager at Ideal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thanks so much for the Review! We are so glad you had a good meal here! We just wanted to clarify that our Reuben Sandwich is $13.50 So a split meal of $6.75. We do try to keep our prices as reasonable as we can...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

First i must say lunch was excellent, but $14.50 for daily special (and basically all main courses) was a surprise since so many reviews said great food and "good value". Didn't notice the price of milkshakes (they looked awesome) but would surely have pushed lunch...More

Thank Keelungtourist
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We came here on our first day in Canada. We wanted a great canadian breakfast and we got it! We loved the diner style restaurant.

Thank Kathrin E
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting CR and went to TA to find a good breakfast joint....the reviews were right. Really good breakfast in this throw back diner style restaurant. And the server Cheryl Baker "Trouble Maker" was fantastic! Very personable and made us feel totally at home. Would recommend...More

1  Thank ChefboyRV_13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Diner, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Campbell River
  • Phone Number: +1 250-287-9055
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