Pioneer House Restaurant serves good local food. It is just 12 minutes from Jacquie Gordon’s Bed and Breakfast in Duncan BC. and conveniently located on Hwy # 1 just south of Duncan. It is easy to access from Bench Road or coming north just beside the Highway past Koksilah Rd. Since the 1970’s this restaurant has been popular with tourists and locals alike and is one of the main attractions of Whipple Tree Junction. (watch for my next blog about Whipple Tree Junction).
Great food choices
Entering the restaurant’s warm cozy atmosphere our eyes light up. We see home-made deep dish apple pie, cheese cake desserts and dinner plate sized cinnamon buns in the glass covered cabinet. A friendly waitress seats us at large wooden tables with comfortable wooden chairs. We are presented with an impressive day’s menu with special food features. One of my favourite dinner specials available every day is their AAA grade roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. It comes in three sizes to suit any appetite. An Extensive Menu for all tastes include celiac and vegetarian choices. How about sea food mushroom caps? Chicken Brie with local brie, sliced apple, red onion, tomato, alfalfa sprouts and pesto mayo on rice toast?
Food Kids love.
Kids can choose cod fish and chips, cheese quesadilla, and baby burgers. Holiday menus include Roast lamb at Easter, Free Range Turkey at Thanksgiving and Special Christmas and New Years Menus.
Fun with friends
Having lunch with friends we each ordered something different. I chose spinach salad topped with large tender prawns, cranberries, and house made dressing. I love that this fully licensed restaurant chooses sustainable, fresh and BC made products. I had a Cowichan Valley pale ale and others had wine.
Take in the atmosphere
After placing our orders we had a chance to enjoy the old time atmosphere. We surveyed log walls reaching up to a high ceiling and burled wood railings. It was fun to identify many old artifacts displayed on shelves about the room. Mounted on the flood to celing stone fireplace (with real wood burning fire) stares a buffalo head. At the opposite end of the room, stretching the whole width is the original heritage saloon bar. found in the St. Frances Saloon, (1890-1971) Butte Montana it became the inspriation for this unique restaurant. I consider this a top eating place in Cowichan Valley for good local food in a fun atmosphere.. For more details: www.pioneerhouserestaurant.com
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