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Clam Bucket Restaurant

4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
250.723.1315
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Ranked #11 of 75 Restaurants in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Parksville BC
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We both wear Transitions Glasses so when we walked inside - it appeared very dark and somewhat intimidating. By the time we got seated in our booth (the outside patio was full), things lightened up and we settled in to have a nice lunch. The decor was nautical of course, but a little on the dark side. They should have... More

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Port Alberni, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always friendly service, can get quite busy at times but the food is worth the wait. Love the steak dinner with croquette potato. Tzatziki is garlicky goodness and they have really good meal sized salads (house dressing is so good dipped in fries as well).

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Florida
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Locals told us that this is kne of Poft Albernis best and they are right. We enjoyed a nice dinner here at a reasonable pfice.

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were a table of 3 who arrived for an early bite to eat at 6:30 pm, the inside and patio were both full and we got the last table. I forgot that people in small towns tend to eat early so we arrived at the height of the dinner hour. The staff appeared to be run off their feet... More

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Vancouver
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was looking forward to coming to the Clam Bucket for a meal. The last time we were in town it was a hi-lite. The food was just average this time around. The service staff was exceptional as always though. I will give it another chance next time I am in Port Alberni

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I've been to this place twice in seven years. The first time I got sick after eating there. This time I started feeling queasy even before I'd finished eating. What the hell? Plus, this place has the ambiance of a 70's diner. It's a hovel! NEVER again!

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Port alberni
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We just came from eating here, love their food. Our server seemed decent enough but that was short lived. She left our drinks empty til our appy came. Then left our empty appy plate on our table the whole time we were eating, I tried putting near the edge of the table thinking maybe she would grab it. Then my... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were at a cabin near Port Alberni and came in for dinner. We were on the patio, which was cool but tolerable, and would note that the indoor section was packed with a lineup when we left on a FRiday evening. Good selection of draft beers, and an extensive menu. We opted for a $70 platter described as being... More

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Muriel Lake, Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

large selection, friendly staff, we didn't have reservations and did not have to wait to have a table on the patio. Patio is fabulous, covered and has plants everywhere, very pretty. Food was very good although the kitchen was backed up so our appys came with our mains and the food took a little longer than I would like but... More

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FANNY BAY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great food & great service. The restaurant is right across from the Somass River, beautiful view & you might be lucky enough to see a bear!

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