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Bayside Bistro and Lounge

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240 Dogwood Street (at Quality Resort Bayside), Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H5, Canada
(250) 248-8333
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view and good food

The restaurant is quite old and the furniture needs to be replaced but the food is good, view is great and service is kind. I ordered the chicken brie sandwich which had perfectly cooked chicken, herbed bread and a creamy cranberry sauce. The Brie had good flavour and fries were seasoned. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
AmberNLea
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As someone who is a server, I tend to dislike trip advisor reviews as they tend to leave out key details that may have influenced their experience. However, our dinner here seemed to have no real reason for the poor service we received. We entered the restaurant which was empty except for four other tables we could see. Our server... More 

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PARKSVILLE
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Always a nice place to relax - enjoy the sea view and enjoy a drink and appies. Friendly and efficient staff.

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Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited with my sister & brother in law, thinking it was somewhere special for dinner, but turned out to be quite the opposite. Refused to book us a table for 4 in the window - "we only have tables for 2 in the windows" - even though there were 2 free tables next to each other that they could... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Even though the food was very good, the service was atrocious. Drink orders were lost (there were only 12 of us and only 3 were drinking). Trying to get a coffee refill was an exercise in futility (after 30 minutes I finally got up and got one from a coffee station at the front desk). The cup was so small... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The restaurant is quite old and the furniture needs to be replaced but the food is good, view is great and service is kind. I ordered the chicken brie sandwich which had perfectly cooked chicken, herbed bread and a creamy cranberry sauce. The Brie had good flavour and fries were seasoned. Service was fast and kind. The view is the... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We took our grandson and his great grandmother here for lunch. The service was excellent as the waitress was both pleasant and patience dealing with our hard of hearing elderly mother and a very chatty three old. The food was very good to excellent based on differing opinions and arrived quickly. While it is starting to look a little tried... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We are locals and have eaten here before with no complaints. The place does need a renovation to brighten it up, and the food is basic but the beautiful ocean view is relaxing.. Today the food was good as usual but the staff was a little off. The servers were speaking together quite loudly from the bar. They were talking... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

While the food we had for dinner was good, it took more than 45 minutes to arrive from the kitchen. The server was pleasant, and the restaurant was not bustling at capacity. The seafood fettuccine and dinner salad were nicely presented and delicious at fair market value. However, the time it took to receive our meals and then our bill... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Seafood chowder had little obvious seafood. The baby back ribs and the twice baked potato had clearly been purchased frozen at a wholesalers, possibly Costco (they looked familiar). The cheese plate for dessert left a lot to be desired - stale crackers and not so fresh cheese. One good thing though was the service was very good.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Every time we eat here it was just bad. The only reason we kept going back is it was close to were we had to go. The management really needs to make a better effort. The poor staff the the chef the worst and the quality of the food the worst. The worst steak I have had. Time to do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 Dogwood Street (at Quality Resort Bayside), Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: (250) 248-8333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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