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Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe

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2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia, Canada
250-653-4833
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Description: Global flavour and island comfort in an 180 degree ocean view dining room....
Global flavour and island comfort in an 180 degree ocean view dining room. We make everything from scratch and emphasize local ingredients. Our menu is varied with numerous options for carnivores, vegetarians, kids and gluten free diets. We also have a full service in house bakery, grab and go deli and espresso bar.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place for a quick bite

Right at the Fulford Dock. One of the best flavour experiences of our 3 days on Salt Spring. Unique, not 'same as everyone else'.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
bill m
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right at the Fulford Dock. One of the best flavour experiences of our 3 days on Salt Spring. Unique, not 'same as everyone else'.

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Thank bill m
British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit! I would make a stop at Rock Salt for the view and amazing food. All the breakfast dishes are great - the homemade salsa is awesome. Don't miss the bbq pulled pork eggs benny and mocha!!

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Thank Linda L
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rock Salt Restaurant is located directly on Fulford Harbor next door to the ferry terminal and offers grab-and-go goodies and a full-service coffee bar boasting drinks much better than Starbucks as well as a complete sit-down restaurant and bar with beautiful views of the harbor. Rock Salt has a varied standard menu with choices ranging from vegetarian dishes to an... More 

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Thank Bob H
Hunter, New York
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The eggs Benedict were great, all the baked items were phenomenal. Coffee limitless - a great way to wait for the ferry with awesome views and service.

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Thank Ctomajko
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Our favorite Salt Spring eatery. It is right on the water & the food is always awesome! Great casual dining.

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1 Thank Salishseer
Matt_Rissling, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback, we love it too! Matt. More 

Salt Spring Island, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place to sit and watch the ocean while enjoying lunch. Best hamburgers on Saltspring Island. Great fish and chips and quite possibly the best coleslaw I have ever eaten. Good soups and chilli.

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1 Thank carmella92
Matt_Rissling, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Carmella! I personally think we have the best burgers on the island, glad you agree! Soup is always homemade from scratch and it's popular too! More 

Olympia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

If you plan to take the ferry back to Vancouver, park your car in the waiting lot and run across the street to the Salt Rock Cafe. The food is excellent and the staff is welcoming and funny. There is a great view of the harbour from the dining room and they make superb omlets.

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1 Thank Bret A
Matt_Rissling, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Bret! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, it's appreciated! You notice the staff are funny too, eh? I often hear laughter and wonder ... what's so funny! :) Matt. More 

Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Always enjoy the view, the food and the friendliness. Delicious treats "to go" if you are waiting for the ferry, or enjoy a full meal in the restaurant if you have time to relax and take in the ambience of the harbour. A fun and delicious destination.

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Thank Nancy T
Matt_Rissling, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Nancy! Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it! We have a full service bakery in the building and a great crew to boot! Truly something for everyone. Matt. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch while waiting for the ferry. Wonderful views out the window and nice staff. Partner had Veggie Chili and I had a chicken burger. They use a real breast of chicken,not a frozen pattie. The fries were light and very fresh. Both of us enjoyed our meal and will eat there again whenever we happen to be... More 

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1 Thank Rustproof
Matt_Rissling, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments! We sure do use a real, fresh breast of BC chicken, no tricks or shortcuts! Matt. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

As a traveler, finding a really good cafe is akin to finding an oasis in the desert, and the Rock Salt Cafe isn't just an oasis, it's a resort of friendly, yumminess and delicious delights that will quickly turn you into a regular customer. The staff are extremely friendly and provide such speedy, courteous service, you almost feel like you... More 

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2 Thank ancient c
Matt_Rissling, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for saying so, AC. :) We sure like having you around - we are lucky to have so many great regulars... day and night! Matt. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: 250-653-4833

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Global flavour and island comfort in an 180 degree ocean view dining room. We make everything from scratch and emphasize local ingredients. Our menu is varied with numerous options for carnivores, vegetarians, kids and gluten free diets. We also have a full service in house bakery, grab and go deli and espresso bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?