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Swale Rock Cafe

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5328 Argyle St., Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
250.723.0777
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My opinion

I have been here many times with friends and family who swear by the swale rock. Menu doesn't do much for me. After many visits I finally found something I enjoy and order it every time. One thing everyone I know agrees upon though is that the "Fishermans bread" is the best part of dining at the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Jimb01974
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Port Alberni, Canada
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English first
Port Alberni Bc
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Great family dining awesome food large portions. Fast friendly service you have to try fisherman bread and fresh jam to die for.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I have been here many times with friends and family who swear by the swale rock. Menu doesn't do much for me. After many visits I finally found something I enjoy and order it every time. One thing everyone I know agrees upon though is that the "Fishermans bread" is the best part of dining at the swale rock.

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Courtenay, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Service has always been terrific and food great value. A great stop for breakfast when heading across the island to long Beach.

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Bozeman, Montana
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a great find. Cute little restaurant, nice ambiance, excellent service and great food. Went here for breakfast. Almost everything is home made from the breads to the jams to the sauces. Great selection of eggs benes. Will try this place again when in Porte Alberni. Great value.

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port alberni
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I have given this place enough chances.Every 4 years i have come back to the same rude waitress..who makes you pay for bad uneaten food..I have had rotten green ham,cold eggs benny,tough unseasoned steak..when the waitress takes away uneaten food and offers no apologies and makes you pay for it..this is nuts..the food and staff is horrific..there was a time... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fry bread or fisherman's bread and home made bumbleberry jam are a must try! Hopefully all will be like my first visit. The second visit the oil was too cool which made the resulting fry bread.... oily otherwise known as GREASY! The restaurant is rather dreary and dark; however, the food is excellent. Short hours are great for the staff;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I am a big fan of small little diners such as this. Everytime I visit places such as swale rock they always have a great atmosphere and great food. The fisherman's bread and home made bumbleberry jam are a must try. The portions are great and you won't be leaving hungry if you have the hungry man's breakfast or an... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I just stopped in port Alberti for lunch and I had a seafood club sandwich, which had a perfect combination of beacon, tomatoes and shrimps... And to finish this amazing meal I had one of those breads, I think they call therm fisherman bread, it was perfect!!!

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Port Alberni, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want a great breakfast this is a must. If you are not worried about calories or want to treat yourself order the fishermans bread. Also served on menu home made jam and bread.

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Burnaby, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Bakery yeast bread makes great toast and their Fisherman's bread is great too. Is very good with their raspberry jam ... it is a little too sweet for my taste but then I notice when there is too much sugar in stuff because I am diabetic. Eggs are good, too many potatoes in their hashbrowns and french fries, I like... More 

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Address: 5328 Argyle St., Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
Phone Number: 250.723.0777
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
Cuisine: Pub

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  • Address: 5328 Argyle St., Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: 250.723.0777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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