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  • Value3.5
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  • Reviews7

Rosie's Diner

253 Cook Street
Victoria, BC V8V3X4
Tel: (250) 384-6090
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Diner
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Service: Takeout
  • Features: Patio
  • Hours: Mon: 8AM - 4PM, Tue - Thu: 8AM - 8PM, Fri - Sat: 8AM - 9PM, Sun: 8AM - 8PM
  • A small 50's diner in Cook Street Village. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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Elvis Lives!!
By Bydesignprez of Saanich, Victoria (60 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 3, 2008 - 6:30pm [Dine in]

There's Elvis, Marilyn Munroe and a whole lotta shakin going on in this retro diner in the Cook Street Village. Service is very friendly with reasonable prices.

We've been going for a couple of years now and it's always a pleasure eating here. Ocassionally they get an order wrong - but fix it right away.

The food is a sampling of Chinese, a lot of burgers and pastas and good solid food. Don't go here if you want high end salad (or you want to diet) as they don't serve it. I saw the review complaining about the eggs benny and I would be hesitant to have it as they screwed up our order as well.

The juke box is great and what it lacks in outright quality it more than makes up for in atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Village Noshing
By NikkiJ73 of Victoria (22 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 7:13pm [Dine in]

A friend and I were on a quest to find the cities best egg's benedict, when I remembered Rosie's Diner. My boyfriend and I had eaten there a few months prior and had had a decent meal, nothing spectacular, but it was good home cooking. So I suggested we try there as they were open for breakfast. When we went, we were surprised to find a couple of different variations to the traditional eggs benny and while my friend had the traditional, I opted for the one with swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions. Neither of us were impressed with our meals. In fact, in our quest, this was probably the worst benny's we had found. Hollandaise sauce, while heavy, is supposed to be rich and flavourful, but this was runny and bland. I tried adding a little salt and pepper, but I like to think that when you go out, things should be seasoned enough. The ambiance is quaint and quirky and I would go back again to try a sandwich or burger, but I'd leave the breakfast options alone.

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Cool venue but what a bout the FOOD?
By More_Cowbell of victoria, BC (21 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 3, 2009 - 9:57am [Dine in]

The other reviews seem to focus on Rosie's atmosphere and decor which, admittedly are great. But the comments on the food are way off. The food is very cheap at Rosie's and for a reason - it isnt very good! It's more like a truck stop diner than a upscale cafe so dont expect anything gourmet here. The fries that came with my burger tasted like the oil they were cooked in was weeks old and the chicken strips we had were hard like rocks! My burger also came with no condiment other than a big glob of mayo.

The menu at Rosie's is also pretty strange as they serve a combination of western and chinese food. it'd be better if they only had a few quality items rather than a hige potpourri of mediocre items.

The food is very greasy and if you're like me, you'll feel queeasy after eating there. I might have expected this as they had a grease fire in the kitchen when we were there, which filled the restaurant with smoke.

If you want ambience and a cool retro diner feel, Rosie's is worth a visit. Kids are welcome there and there's lots to look at. Dont expect great food though!

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Fun place love it
By ADROCK of VICTORIA (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 14, 2008 - 11:46pm [Dine in]

What a good time i had tonight with the kids and girlfriend dinning at Rosies we all agreed that we were going to make it our diner, the meals we had we very casual burgers, tuna melt, My GF had a veg pasta that was good,, Sorry to say not great, but good, they have a old Jukebox that we had fun plugging and the waiter was really funny, I will take the kids there again just for the kicks that we had. Thank you

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Outstanding
By jbur of Victoria (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 12:11pm [Dine in]

Outstanding, pretty much sums it up. Wonderful food .. great atmosphere and staff that make you feel your the most important customer they have. It may be a little out of the way .. and perhaps you might have to wait a bit .. but it is well worth it +++.

I would recommend this little gem to anyone without hesitation.

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A GREAT blast to the past!
By ismileicrazy of Victoria (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

I discovered this crazy little place when I was visiting a friend that lived in Cook Street Village last year and it's been a bi weekly staple ever since. The staff is really friendly and make it fun. The food is really affordable (ranging from about 5-12$) and best of all, homemade and it tastes like it. I recommend the burgers and fish and chips. Always fun, and always tasty. Good place to bring the family too.

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Cute place, average food
By tak of Victoria (18 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 7:33pm [Dine in]

The ambiance is retro-cool, and the service is very good, but the food was just okay -- underseasoned, a bit bland and uninspired. We both had sandwiches (one schnitzel, one club) and felt the portions were a bit small and the toppings lacked flavour.

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