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$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
220 West Island Highway | Across from the Beach Club, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2P3, Canada
+1 250-586-5500
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“crab dip” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
220 West Island Highway | Across from the Beach Club, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2P3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous food!! Portions are generous and the service is awesome. Cosy atmosphere. My husband had the chicken cordon bleu while I had a chicken jaegar schnitzel; just could not ask for a better meal! Prices are well within reason. Look forward to returning in...More

Thank 773fayew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were extremely pleased with the first class quality of the food and the efficient and friendly service at this wonderful restaurant in Parksville.

Thank photobug4827
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant in Parksville BC. I had lunch there and dinner in August and September 2018 three times. Best martini on the island! Try the lamb shank and the ribs. Good service, small and intimate and casual attire.

Thank sharon g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife to Parksville to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Came across Chameleons when researching restaurants in the area to have a nice romantic dinner. The reviews were all good so i reached out to them to make a reservation. During my chat...More

Thank zulusix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so fortunate to have been recommended to this lunch spot in Parksville. The owner herself served us, she was short staffed and yet made everyone in the place comfortable and satisfied. Everyone in our group was exceptionally pleased with their meals both tasty...More

Thank CeeZeeMex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the good reviews and decided to try this place while we were in Parksville. Glad we did. First of all, one of the owners, a bubbly young lady greeted us with a smile and the service did not disappoint throughout the night. Very attentive...More

1  Thank Rick B
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Wanted to go to some small cozy place for a lunch date with my visiting Mother. I haven't been to this place yet, so we stepped in and were approached by a lady named Leanne. She alowed us to pick one of the 2 a...More

Thank d272016
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

A great place to eat. The Chef’s Pasta was terrific! Mixed seafood with a light cream sauce, oh so good! Also had salmon, a choice of 3 different sauces, I had the lemon caper sauce with rice (or potatoes) and veggies. We started with the...More

1  Thank Wanderlust_Bee
Reviewed September 6, 2018

This is a great little place but they need bussers and a host/hostess. Just 2 servers were trying to do everything. Does not work. We were going to have dessert but things took just too long

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Chicken pot pie was excellent, owner/operator was friendly and personable. Just wish they had french fries on the menu...

Thank Sean B
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Questions & Answers
December 9, 2016|
Response from timothy h | Property representative |
I am sorry but we are closed every Sunday and Monday. The rest of the week we do suggest making reservations.
November 16, 2016|
Response from Geri R | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant open Christmas Eve for LUNCH. Geri
October 14, 2016|
Response from timothy h | Property representative |
I am sorry you are having such a bad time with us . I venture to say that we haven't been busy lunches. I would be interested to know what the date was.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 West Island Highway | Across from the Beach Club, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2P3, Canada (Formerly Cha*me*le*ons oste*ria)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-586-5500
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