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Oystercatcher Seafood Bar & Grill

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100 Manson Rd., British Columbia V8K 2T7, Canada
250-537-5041
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food and Service

Wonderful clean and well decorated place. Excellent service and the food was great. Food was local and arrived hot and fresh. The waiter took the time to explain what farms the foods came from and the tase was wonderful

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
chrisA7260ST
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Chilliwack, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wonderful clean and well decorated place. Excellent service and the food was great. Food was local and arrived hot and fresh. The waiter took the time to explain what farms the foods came from and the tase was wonderful

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I understand that later at night this is often one of very few options available to tourists in the off season. I spoke to a few locals after eating here and the local opinion of this place is that it isn't very good. The view is beautiful, and the menu SOUNDS good. Upon arriving (5PM) we waited just a couple... More 

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Unless all the other places are full, don't bother with Oystercatcher! The food is alright, but very ordinary and not very creative. It's overpriced for what it is. Nice location, though, if you just want something quick, or you want to sit out on their lovely deck in the summer months. Most of the locals don't bother eating here, since... More 

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Mayne Island, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The chef was very willing to accommodate a special request and the bartender/waiter was fantastic. The yam fries were the best I've ever had. The only downside is the price of wine.

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I decided to try it anyway. The view of the harbor was lovely. Before my very expensive lunch (fish tacos) arrived, I asked to have it made to go. The day was sunny and surprisingly pleasant for late November, but the place was still completely empty inside and outside. I ate my tacos in a nearby park and they were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely view and comfortable surroundings. Food can be delicious or just OK. In this day and age and with so many restaurants on Salt Spring being OK is not OK. I keep going back as someday my expectations will be met.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The patio at the Oystercatcher is undoubtedly one of the best on the island. Overlooking the harbor and equipped with fire pits it is just fabulous. Unfortunately it was a bit brisk while we were there but we sat in very comfortable leather chairs inside in front of the fireplace and were pretty happy. We had the lamb burger and... More 

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West Lorne, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great view and atmosphere---wished we could have sat outside but it was drizzling---but the firepit was blazing. Had seafood---mussels---have tasted better---but seafood chowder was excellent. We went at lunch time so service was good but only one waitress on.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Amazing view but terrible food and terrible service. Poor tourists get sucked in to the view and the look of the place but all the locals know not to ever go there. They have not improved at all over the years we have been here and the many occasions we have tried it again.

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New Westminster, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went for a family supper. Two of the three salads were great. The servings were a good size and the meat included was ample. However, the Caesar salad was poorly trimmed and dressed, with tasteless croutons. At an additional $7 for the grilled chicken (1 small thin slice of pre-cooked chicken warmed up in the pan), stay away from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Manson Rd., British Columbia V8K 2T7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: 250-537-5041

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?