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Shot in the Dark Cafe

940 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
+1 250-287-7414
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“sandwich” (33 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
“nacho chips” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
940 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 115 reviews

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
Reviewed 1 October 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...More

1  Thank JoanieShark
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good, portions large. The wait was a bit as everything is made from scratch- would recommend going as long as you don't need hot food in 3 mins- which we did not.

1  Thank 503Ian
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped by to grab a coffee at Shot in the Dark this am and couldn't pass up taking a picture of this amazing breakfast!

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 9 September 2016

stopped in Campbell river to go to Tourist Information and grab lunch. Went here and had a fantastic Taco Salad for lunch - such a surprise and absolutely delicious. Great service, interesting menu and good quality food.

1  Thank Malcolm A
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.22 km away
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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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