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Dakota Cafe

Cafe, Contemporary, Canadian
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1852 Canso Rd, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
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Victoria, BC
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place for breakfast. Great food, amazing service, and amazing value for the large portions you get. We go almost every weekend for breakie and are delighted every single trip! Cudos to the new owners and their great little diner. All the best!

Thank VictoriaLover453
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201 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Rainy day out cycling stopped for warmth and coffee. ..refills are free and served at your table...this is also a great place to flight see. ..it is right adjacent to the airport..

Thank CapitanVictoria
Sidney, Canada
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

found this hidden place located near control tower at..airport...very good menu selection something for everone ..well presented dishes,tasty,attractive food ...as well as very tasty...great for breakfast &lunch

Thank redline41
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great little cafe at the airport and ideal to for plane spotters to take in not only the commercial flights but also the small private aircraft from the Victoria flying club. Inside or outside seating, very pleasant service, good choice of coffee go withs or lunch. Price is right too!

Thank Jane B
Vancouver Island
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

From the basic breakfast through some spectacular bennies and omelettes served with style and a smile this place never disappoints. Don't go expecting high end décor but the café is clean and comfortable. You can take a look in the kitchen as you enter and that's clean too. Sit and watch the planes at the Flying Club or from the... More 

Thank dusko2
Nanaimo, Canada
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125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is a very basic restaurant which offers soup, sandwiches & burgers. It is simple but honest food and the service is good and friendly. A lot of pilots from the flying club come here and everyone knows everyone else. It is a very friendly spot and prices are reasonable.

Thank J T
Victoria, Canada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Dakota Cafe is tucked away in the Victoria Flying Club beside the tower at Victoria Airport. Dakota's has large windows with a good view of the runway and seasonal outdoor seating, so it's a great place for plane-spotting. It's also a great place to meet pilots. The menu has a large variety of eggs, omelettes, Benedicts and pancakes, as well... More 

Thank Kim S
Santa Barbara, CA
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200 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Interesting menu with an Asian influence, the very good looking waitresses and a fun location make this hard to find spot worth a trip. My Reuben sandwich was great, the fries were crisp and the salad was cold & crisp. Definitely worth a repeat.

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201 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We wanted to grab some lunch before taking off for an afternoon flight, so stopped in to the Dakota Cafe, conveniently (for private pilots and their passengers) located in the Victoria Flying Club. We had wonton soup, which is served only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It was actually pretty good, loaded with a choice of chicken, seafood, or beef,... More 

Thank Skeptic2241
Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I am addicted to their chicken caesar wraps. They have yummy fries and airplanes to watch for entertainment. Come on Monday/Weds or Friday for amazing homemade wonton soup!

Thank tiaceleste

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Contemporary, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1852 Canso Rd, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • This restaurant is at Victoria Intl Airport (after security)

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