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Shot in the Dark Cafe

) #12 of 111 Restaurants in Campbell River $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
940 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
+1 250-287-7414
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (30 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
940 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I tried this place for lunch while on a trip to Campbell River. We both had the santa fe sandwich was recommended by our server as his "absolute favourite". When our food arrived I was amazed at the size of the sandwich....More

Thank Island_Guy82
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is the only place over 2 weeks in BC that we ran into grumpy unfriendly staff. One with a hat on barley could be bothered to answer question if we were in the right pkace to place a food order. The other disposed a...More

Thank Siggelin
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 2 April 2017 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

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Irish B
Reviewed 9 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.

Thank Gone911
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank Willian Dan C
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 December 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...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank KNCooper
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
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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