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“Perfect setting”

Pioneer House Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 118 Restaurants in Duncan
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 6, 2018

On our trip to BC Canada staying with friends for Christmas and New Year we were informed of the Pioneer House Restaurant that it was a place to visit for breakfast/brunch. We did. The Crab Cakes Benny are to die for! With the Hash Browns and copious amounts of coffee this set us up for the day. We made a second visit later in the vacation for Brunch. The Farmers Sausage Skillet was delicious. Plenty of eggs and coffee again. The ambience was perfect for a cold Winters day at Christmas time. The service was second to none and Chantelle aka "Chicken" was a great host and really joined in the festive fun and banter with us. She put "Thank you!" on my receipt. I recommend that if you can reserve a table at busy times. The wait otherwise is not too long. Warm and cosy. Provides gluten free meals and those with other allergies. Great for families and small groups. The scenery outside is fantastic. Plenty of car parking bays. A definite must if you are in the area.

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Thank Michael N
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PioneerHouseRestaura, Manager at Pioneer House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Wow! Many thanks to whom ever made the recommendations to choose Pioneer House...And many thanks for your time and very generous review. And a shout out to Chantelle aka Chicken!! We love her!!! We're very happy to have been part of your wonderful visit to our beautiful BC. See you soon.

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Very rustic setting. Staff were very warm, friendly.
Our party each had different entrees. We all enjoyed our meals. I had steak & eggs. Mine was real steak, tender & every bite tasty. Another in our party enjoyed there seafood & eggs. Again fresh & tasty.

Yes, we,d go again. The food, fireplace, log building a nice place to visit.

Thank Ben Y
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the Pioneer House for over 20 yrs! I love the atmosphere and the warmth of the log construction. They have an old western bar, and lots of antiques! The food is always good, they have a large menu, and do a great breakfast! However my biggest complaint is the entrance way and the host station!!! it has been a problem forever and yet they have addressed the problem! many a time we have left while waiting for someone to even take our name and I witnessed this again yesterday people leaving!! The hostess was very slow she didn't really know what was going on it was painful to watch! pioneer house you need to train your front of the house staff better ! also when there are 15 people waiting and like 7 open tables move with a sense of urgency and seat them! Another suggestion would be that maybe you should make more room in your entrance, I know everyone I have spoken with agrees! You are a great establishment with one big problem! !!! figure it out already!!!!!!!

Thank Jennifer S
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PioneerHouseRestaura, Manager at Pioneer House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thank you for your point of view. We are definitely suffering from enough area for our customers to wait. Anything can be done but of course it all costs. This problem has not gone unnoticed. ..
We also extend our apologies for our new front staff..training is good but experience make you great!
We wish you a happy new year and hope to see you another 20 years!

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

We have driven past many times on our way from Courtenay to Victoria. We finally stopped and we were so impressed. Just the Christmas decorations were amazing...a lot of work and done so well. All the meals seem to be homemade, service was fantastic...friendly and efficient. The pies were all a mile high and the one I tried was delicious! We live in Courtenay, so it's a 2.5 hour drive away or I would be a REGULAR.
Highly, highly recommended.

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Thank Rick J
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PioneerHouseRestaura, Manager at Pioneer House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Let's just move you here! Lol! But seriously, thank you for your wonderful review. Our meals along with our desserts are indeed all made from scratch! We look forward to seeing you soon. Best of the season!

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Prime rib roast to die for! Never ever had a bad meal! Log house, beautiful down home cooking. Leaves you warm and fuzzy!

Thank Babs073
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PioneerHouseRestaura, Manager at Pioneer House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

We absolutely are the warm and fuzzy kinda place! We did out jobs! And we thank you for letting everyone know!

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