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Mad Chef Cafe

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444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-871-7622
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Courtenay, Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had always walked past and thought it was a small "hole in the wall" cafe. My wife and a friend planned a visit to the Mad Chef for Lunch. Well when I walked in I was surprised at the the decor. It was eclectic, hip, and spacious. The food came and it was the most flavourful food I have... More 

Thank Wayne W
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed sharing the burger and the dessert. Both were large portions and super tasty. We had seen these made on You Gotta Eat Here and they lived up to what we saw on TV! What a great idea to have a drippy, juicy, hard to hold burger wrapped in a tortilla which keeps all the goodness IN. What... More 

Thank LoisWinnipeg
Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our two entrees - wild salmon burger and chicken burger. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The menu is not all that clear regarding which beer is on tap, but the place has a good vibe and the food was delicious.

Thank Joan_U778
Courtenay, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food, (husband and I had the salmon burger with fries), and service was superb, our waitress was incredibly friendly and personable. Drinks came fast and she was very attentive. I believe her name was Cat? Had a great time and will be back!

Thank JasmineSmith3434
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty food, lots of options. I would count this place as one of my most visited in the valley for a nice meal. A little pricey but good size portions. Our service was pretty poor on the down side took a long time to get our drinks and then quite awhile to get food. However, it was worth waiting.

Thank Kate B
Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited for dinner while in town on business. I would have rated it 5 stars, if not for watching my dinner being delivered to the neighboring table, taken away and then delivered back to me more than 5 minutes later. When I asked the server if this was the same plate that was sent back from the table beside... More 

Thank marny sanderson
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This place is very up and down. It can be out-the-door busy, or dead, so it's a challenge to find the right time to walk in for a meal. The menu is rather exotic, so if you are just looking for a cheeseburger and fries in less than 20 minutes, good luck. MAD props to ALL the servers that are... More 

Thank Nick K
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I am gluten and dairy free (medical, not lifestyle) and made this very known to the server. She was a new trainee who did her job excellently, punching our requests into the computer. However, the chef didnt pay attention and served me dairy, which caused complications for the next few days. The server was very apologetic, and spoke to the... More 

Thank Kim W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

SO GOOD! Extensive menu with lots of healthy and vegetarian options. Both me and my Mum loved the food. I had the taco salad wrap (perfect spice with jalapeños) and Mum had tuna tacos. Well priced and large portions. Great service too!

Thank Laura S
Duncan, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Such a great place. Great food. Outstanding menu and great value. A must try! This was my second time and was not disappointed!

Thank Sherilee B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-871-7622

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