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Shot in the Dark Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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940 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
+1 250-287-7414
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08:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Campbell River, Canada
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90 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in for a drink with a client and they ordered a milkshake with their meal. Seeing the handmade shake made with fresh ice cream was created more anticipation. We were definitely not disappointed. The vanilla mikshake was smooth and creamy with generous portions. Sandwiches were also excellent.

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Thank Mark T
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Group of restaurant workers made a coop where they were the boss. Saturday afternoon without an alcohol licence they were busy. If you are a NGO leader check this place out. I am fussy about health food. This place passes

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Thank Tom M
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The sandwiches are amazing every single time. I love this place...make sure you go extra hungry, the sanwiches are built to feed giants.

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Thank Irish B
Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Decent coffee and a range of egg dishes. The Wrangler, with eggs, beef, mushrooms, onions and peppers and cheese was delicious. Not necessarily a bargain st $14 but very good.

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Thank Gone911
Vancouver Island, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, service was fast and friendly. Food came out quick, presentation a bit bland but sandwich was very tasty, and huge, in fact enough for two lunches as I got half to go. I recommend it , just wish they would turn the heat up we were cold sitting there with our jackets on.

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Thank Willian Dan C
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, awesome selection and great portions. not to mention quick service, amazing hot beverages and friendly staff

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Thank Michael T
Vancouver, British Columbia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you want a great huge sandwich this is the place to go. It's a small restaurant but the sandwiches are really big and great flavour. All home made with the meat cooked there, I don't know if you can get a better sandwich in Campbell River.

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Thank Lee C
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We are glad to have stopped and taken a look around Campbell River and this place was just a perfect spot for a coffee break. We had sandwiches, hot drinks and soup - all delicious and more than we could eat. Definitely a good choice for a break on our journey and we would go back if we are in... More 

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Thank SazzyJ583
Campbell River, Canada
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If finding a place where the locals hang out is a good reference, then Shot In The Dark is your place. Ask folks in Campbell River where to get a coffee and they often name this mainstay. Comfortable and pleasant atmosphere with local art on the walls. Oh, the coffee is good.

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Thank KNCooper
Campbell River, Canada
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We've been here many times over the years and have always liked it. Good coffee and huge sandwiches, plus many other menu items worth checking out, especially the soups. On one occasion we found the chicken in our sandwich to be dry and difficult to eat, but that's probably the only time we've has an issue with the food. Overall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:30
Thursday
08:00 - 15:30
Friday
08:00 - 15:30
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 940 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Campbell River
  • Phone Number: +1 250-287-7414

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