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All 36 Salt Spring Island Restaurants

Oystercatcher Seafood Bar & Grill

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

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English first
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Kamloops, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Our cycling group of 40+ are on the island for a weekend bike trip and made a reservation for 7 pm; we were all asked to pre-order. As of this writing, it is now 8:30 and we still have no dinner. Meanwhile, a table of 4 came about 45 min ago and they have been eating and are almost done.... More 

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Surrey, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Food really good, but to expensive. Service was great. Waterfront location is nice. They have a safety hazard with the waiters stepping over a 1.5 stone wall to service the customers seated next to the water.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visited Saltspring Island this past Fri by boat. We were going to the oystercatcher for desert when my husband tripped over the short rock wall that boarders the property along the walkway. He fell hard...taking out a person sitting in a chair at a near by table (sorry to whoever you were). He cut open his toe and skinned... More 

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North Saanich, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

In order to prevent others from having a similar experience I have decided to write this decidedly negative review of the Oystercatcher on Salt Spring Island. My husband tripped over some stones which are on the perimeter of the patio area and did a face plant on the wooden dock. There was nothing to indicate that this was in fact... More 

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Additional Information about Oystercatcher Seafood Bar & Grill

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

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