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Dairy Queen

Fast food, Canadian
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198 E Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1H2, Canada
+1 250-248-3433
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Parksville, Canada
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Always the best, great burgers best poutine in town. Fast service and friendly staff. Highly recommended

Thank lisa_brian123
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

often lined up for lunch, but surprised how quickly we were served and got our order..lots of attentive staff...clean and comfortable.

Thank elvisfanonvi
Canmore, Canada
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This establishment is very clean, and the staff were very friendly. This was our stop for soft ice cream. Their sundays were also excellent.

Thank Paul K
Parksville, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

It is ok the staff are doing their best. They don't always have everything in stock or available they don't seem to substitute if they run out of a particular thing.

Thank Samantha962
Victoria, Canada
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605 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

On hot summer days be prepared for a possible line of people wanting ice cream treats. This Dairy Queen offers a hot food menu as well. At times one has to find parking on the street and a bit away from Dairy Queen in the adjacent strip mall. Banana Splits and Other Royal treats may be well over $5 each

Thank dennisjoanna
Parksville, Canada
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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Yes to the DQ cone, yes to the Blizzard, yes to the Buster Bar! Convenient to the community park. Clean and excellent service. Great, low fat, extra tasty Birthday cakes!!! The meals are a little 'brown-beige' for our diet but we do indulge/enjoy once in a while. Need more fresh ingredients and colours.

Thank Gord B
Parksville, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Its hard to beat soft ice cream on a hot summer day. DQ is in the middle of town, lots of parking, clean, and good service. You can't beat the $ 6 dollar meal.

Thank Hal1012014
Maple Ridge, Canada
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Usually, when we're traveling, and just need something quick to eat, we can trust a Dairy Queen to be reliable, but not this one.The chicken burger was so tough I had to throw part of it away, and there was so much mayo on it, it was oozing out all over my shirt front and the whole thing turned into... More 

Thank Marian C
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

Better quality and taste than other similar places. We loved the chicken baskets and sandwiches and their ice-cream was superior.

Thank Hana D
Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

They seem not to care all to much about the food here. Ice cream is something they do however care about. I will not be back for food ever. Supper dry burger but good survess got my cash back. This was the third time...

Thank Spooky P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 E Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-248-3433

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