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Dog House Restaurant and Take Out

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Diner, Canadian
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271 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3R1, Canada
+1 250-746-4614
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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always stop in at this restaurant when driving through Duncan, it's a favourite but the last few visits have not been that great. On our last visit we stopped in quite late and it was about an hour before closing, I ordered a combo burger which even had a hot dog on it, it was quite good and I... More 

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Thank Peter E
Ladysmith, Canada
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We quit going to the doghouse in 2011 and only went because my dad liked it, but I finally said I couldn't eat there anymore. We had out of town family visiting over the holidays and they suggested we give it a try. I figured there must be something I would like and we agreed. I chose the Asian Noodle... More 

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Thank maitiemouse
Vancouver
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444 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in for breakfast. An extensive menu for breakfast,lunch and dinner. Had a coffee and full house omelet. Too much food to finish. Reasonable prices. The carafe of coffee left at my table for refills. Super service. A very nice diner experience.

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Thank LLHH
Duncan, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Food, Good Prices & A FULL Carafe of COFFEE! Dined here many times & have NEVER had a bad meal, staff are always friendly & prompt. My favorite breakfast place because you get a carafe of coffee at your table!

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Thank Staci S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Eggs Benedict I've had at a restaurant in years! Eggs seemed farm fresh and done perfectly! Home made hash browns were a nice surprise. Friendly efficient service! Will definitely be back!

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Thank Joan S
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food-Good service-Good atmosphere....great experience and not too pricey. If you have to go to Duncan (I don't know why anyone would except to eat here) or if you are passing by to go up Island. Stop here to eat. We always do.

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Thank Rob O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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616 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to the Dog House on our way up from Victoria to Parksville every summer for 40 years. It is a Duncan institution. Classic diner food - friendly service. Good value for money.

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Thank TravelOften1968
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I stopped in while my van was being serviced nearby. Recommended by the dealership staff. Unusual name had me smiling. Friendly service, a comfortable diner style atmosphere unlike typical fast food franchises. Best part was I never felt rushed even though I stayed longer than usual while waiting for the van. And the coffee and breakfast were great!

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Thank Mike R
Cobble Hill, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We use to eat our regular, Saturday breakfast there with the grandparents and whole family. Over time we noticed the food quality drastically decline and the manager was terrible to the wait staff if they had to take food back because the customer complained. the last straw was when my husband found part of a metal scrub brush in his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

All I can say is wow! I came in last week with my husband Bill for our 32nd anniversary, I was beyond impressed with our waitress. (I believe she told us her name was Dallas) I have come into the Dog house many times in the last few years , but never have I enjoyed my meal as much as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3R1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-4614

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?