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Clam Bucket Restaurant

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4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
250.723.1315
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 13
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy lunch!

The salmon and cod burgers were wonderful. Accompanied by a huge platter of fries for one and large salad for the other, it was more good than we could finish. Thanks for not being a sad iceberg lettuce salad! The chicken panini was announced to be delicious. Lots of menu items looked tempting so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
lemon910
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent seafood platter for two, featuring small bucket of clams and mussels in garlic sauce, fried oysters, calamari, seared halibut and salmon, and prawns. accompanied by rice, potato croquettes, a baked potato with sour cream, and some vegies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The clam bucket offers a wide variety of great food that comes in generous portions. I've been there many times throughout the years, with family, friends, or as a couple. Have eaten many things off the menu and though I have yet to find a meal that wows me I definitely have no complaints.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The salmon and cod burgers were wonderful. Accompanied by a huge platter of fries for one and large salad for the other, it was more good than we could finish. Thanks for not being a sad iceberg lettuce salad! The chicken panini was announced to be delicious. Lots of menu items looked tempting so we will be sure to return... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped at this place after day on the water salmon fishing after a recommendation from our fishing guide. Excellent food and service. We will be back for sure

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The place to eat at Port Alberni. A large choice of seafood, meat, salads, soups. A nice lounge to take a coktail.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Another good restaurant to add to our west coast adventure. Server was attentive and offered suggestions. She suggested halibut, the best halibut I had in a very long time! My husband and I were very happy with the atmosphere, food and the bill was not unreasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

While not fine dining, they make up with portion, we left totally stuffed. We enjoyed the variety of seafood offered here. Will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at Clam Bucket after a long travel from Telegraph Cove. Good decent food at the right price. Would definitely recommend the place.

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Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The fish is advertised as tempura battered. My fish was beer-battered, overcooked and tasteless (previously frozen?). Portion size was moderate. Chips tasted like old potatoes. Servers are loud! I understand that they like to have fun and enjoy their work, but they could tone it down a little.

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have never been disappointed in any thing I have ordered here. As a lover of fish and chips this place is hard to beat. Large portions, great service, reasonable prize. The only complaint was the two young servers talked loudly to each other for the duration of our meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: 250.723.1315

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?