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A & W Drive-In

Fast food, Canadian
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2840 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L7, Canada
+1 250-334-4078
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Croydon, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is like stepping back into the 50s. décor is like happy days, burgers are to die for definitely a place not to miss

Thank jillp1951
Courtenay, Canada
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567 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I usually do not eat at burger joints but once in a blue moon I do indulge. Tonight I had the uncle burger combo with fries and root beer. I have to admit their root beer us very good. The burger and fries is standard fare. The lady who took my order and served me was very pleasant. Took my... More 

Thank Smoltman
Wiarton, Canada
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Not all that clean, food was not good, ordered two different burgers, couldn't tell the difference between one and the other. Staff seemed more interested in visiting each other than the customer's needs. Served old fries. Very poor value for ones' hard earned money. won't stop there again !!!!

Thank Beverley O
Courtenay, Canada
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Like most if not all Dubs, the Courtenay stop is good food at a good price with bread options unlike most fast food drive through ... And how do you top the root beer? Simple - you don't ...

Thank Randy L
Courtenay, Canada
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I have fond memories of A&W drive-ins as a kid and the food always hits the spot. This location is reliable and consistent. The decor is last generation A&W and it has a drive though window. Our kids loved it when they were younger and the taste hasn't changed.

Thank Scott L
Courtenay, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Usually pretty good, but after waiting 10 minutes in drive thru to get a chubby chicken burger and grille chicken combos I got the wrong order. I had to walk in to straighten order out to find out the truck also waiting in front of me in the wait area got my order and I got his. The staff did... More 

Thank recyclejim
Courtenay, British Columbia
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We go to the A&W on Cliffe Ave Courtenay quite often. Always get quick service and the staff are very friendly. The restaurant just has a very welcoming feel to it. The food is typical fast food so everybody must know what that is like.

Thank allhth
Cumberland, Canada
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Love to stop off here for coffee and breakfast after our walk along the ocean path. They always have coupons in the mail and will honour them even if expired! We save ours foreveeeer and they take them

Thank captaingadget
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

We don't eat burgers often but when we do - this is our favourite place to get them - I have never had a burger at A&W that had not been delicious and filling. Our choice is usually the TEEN Burger because "who doesn't love bacon" and the combination of ingredients on this burger is just PERFECT!

Thank Barbi H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This A&W is a regular stop for us when we are in the Courtenay area, the place is clean and the food is always fresh, never a gut ache after eating here. A&W onion rings are by far the best! There is a gravel lot behind the restaurant with room for large RV's. There is a slight hump going over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-334-4078

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