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Swale Rock Cafe

5328 Argyle St., Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
250.723.0777
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Ranked #25 of 76 restaurants in Port Alberni
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Burnaby, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you love eggs benedict, this is the place for you. Simply delicious. Then take a short stroll to the Harbour key, and enjoy the inlet.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Swale Rock Cafe is very close to where I work. Just tried having lunch there with my children for a nice break in my day. Waited over 40 minutes after ordering to discover our order had been lost and still wasn't ready. Don't know what the food is like. We didn't get to taste it. We had to leave without... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Two or three times a year we head out from Nanaimo to the west coast of Vancouver Island and somehow we always seem to be passing by the Swale Rock right around lunchtime. What a coincidence! I'm a chowder guy and right now I have the Swale Rock and the Pelican (on the Oregon coast at Pacific City) tied for... More

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Port Alberni, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I can't speak for most items on the menu, because I can't get past the cajun halibut burger. It is my all time favourite. Everyone LOVES the fisherman's bread. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Always delicious. Staff very friendly and efficient. I buy their huge loaves of bread to take home. Love this place.

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Surrey, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Was just there a week ago! Food was just as wonderful as always. Excellent service as well. Fisherman's bread and chowder the best!

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British Columbia
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Just did not have the energy as the place we knew from a few years ago. Seemed a bit dirty and disorganized.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I've eaten here many times, and although others swear by it, it's not my thing. I've only been here for breakfast, and stick to an omelet every time. Their fisher mans bread though is another story. It's to die for!! I always order it as an appy, and have also ordered it for takeout afterwards.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is one of Port Alberni's definite best. The staff are wonderful and all long time folk. The food is tasty and there is always lots of it. you will never go home hungry!! Try the fisherman's bread.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

What a deal and very tasty could barely finish . Nice home made salad dressing with dill . Also there was a chutney dish as well which complemented nicely . Then there was made right there bumble berry pie with whipped cream (no cherry) . Very good and very filling ouch .

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