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Ideal Cafe

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Cafe, Diner, Canadian, American
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2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
+1 250-287-9055
Today
07:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast,Friendly and Family owned! Great food large servings.Just over the bridge heading North.Go with an appetite. Try the clamchowder or mouthwatering burger and fries! Delicious.

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Thank Deidre S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Killer food, awesome atmosphere. Dont bother asking the servers whats good here because everything is delicious.

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1 Thank James J
Campbell River, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is what it was! An old fashioned diner with a wrap-around counter and lots of tables. A friendly, sit-anywhere place to go for breakfast or lunch. The coffee keeps on coming and the food is traditional.

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Thank Heather H
Vancouver
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an old style diner with great food. The prices are reasonable and the staff are excellent if you like old style diners then this one is worth checking out. It is right on the highway as you pass through Campbell River.

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Thank Taipay
Campbell River
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great old style dinner with great food and service. We go often for breakfast. Specials are always tasty, but my favourite is the eggs benedict with a slice of tomato added. Staff are always friendly and willing to alter menu items to your taste. The dinner looks like it come out of the 60's with and old milkshake machine (... More 

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Thank donnakerryw
Campbell River, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, Good service.... will definitely go there more often! Nice little cafe at the north end of town just across the Campbell River bridge

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Thank MrBillybob
Campbell River, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Cafe / casual style restaurant catering to workers and general public. Not fancy but good home style cooking for a good price.

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Thank malone1140
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for good home style cooking meals, Ideal Cafe is the place for you. The outside and inside deco are quite dated, however it gives the place an unique character. It serves breakfast and lunch and it closes at 3pm everyday. Worth to try it out if you are in Campbell River area.

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Thank PumperMe
Marysville, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Omelette, scrambled eggs, ham Benedict and waffles. The food was good with huge portions. This is a local hangout prices are reasonable would eat there again.

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Thank BillRNC1
Read Island
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The original 'greasy spoon', the Ideal serves hot, delicious food in hearty proportions. Noon is too busy with locals and the noise level can get raucous. But, it is definitely worth going for breakfast.

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Thank sallyd926

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Diner, Canadian, American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:30
Monday
07:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:30
Thursday
07:00 - 15:30
Friday
07:00 - 15:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?