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Beacon Drive In

126 Douglas Street, British Columbia V8V 2N9 Canada

69 Reviews
Open Now
Tue 8a-9:30p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Outdoor
  • Wifi
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“since 1958!”

The Beacon Drive In is a restaurant in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Founded and built in 1958 by Bill Pistell and Bob McMillan, it has become known as a "Victoria institution" for its soft-serve ice cream, friendly service, and local clientele. Located at 126 Douglas Street, the Beacon Drive In is directly across from the 75-hectare Beacon Hill Park, which does not allow food to be sold within the park grounds — making the fast-food restaurant a destination for picnickers and park-goers. The most popular item on the menu is the ice cream, which comes in a variety of dips and flavours, as it is known locally as Victoria's soft ice cream headquarters.

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Nabil B.

I love this place. The burgers taste fantastic and I love being their regular! I love coming here and if I could I would regularly frequent this place for my regular meals, believe it or not! Read more

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Nicole L.

After the lunch I had here today, I don't know how they've managed to stay in business since 1958. They use those awful ready made frozen burger patties that taste like dogfood. Mercifully, they... Read more

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Mel R.

Beacon drive-in has always been my favourite... But it has become classic since we moved off the island. Now we HAVE to go every time we are in town. For the ice cream. We have yet to find an... Read more

Beacon Drive In

126 Douglas Street
British Columbia
V8V 2N9 Canada
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Open now until 9:30 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Drive Through
  • Outdoor Seating
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