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Backstreet Pub by the Sea

Pizza, Pub, Canadian
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4000 Island Hwy South | Royston, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
250 898 8768
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little pub

The Roy is a fun place to meet up with friends for dinner/drinks or just a nice pub to enjoy lunch with your significant other. The daily specials give you great choices and the butternut squash soup is amazing. Great staff and friendly service .

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Lisa G
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Roy is a fun place to meet up with friends for dinner/drinks or just a nice pub to enjoy lunch with your significant other. The daily specials give you great choices and the butternut squash soup is amazing. Great staff and friendly service .

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Parksville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice ambiance, and service was pretty good, but I must say the food wasn't. Small portion size for beef dip reminded me of the commercial with the two old ladies, one exclaiming to the other "where's the beef?" Probably just barely 2 ounces of over cooked beef and the au jus was flavourless. The best part of the meal was... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stopped in because of the reviews: shouldn't have bothered. This small pub slash restaurant is now called the Roy since its in Royston, I guess. We had a couple of Caesars ($6 each) and a local lager ($5 and quite tasty) followed by a chef salad ($12), Greek salad and calamari ($15 for small). Nothing was bad nor was it... More 

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Union Bay B.C.
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went for the sharing menu, which just happened to fall on Valentines Day. The roasted celery root/butternut squash soup was amazing, and we thought it would be the highlight - until we had the Guinness braised lamb shank. Two delicious courses! Let's hope we see this kind of menu more often! One of the best restaurant meals we have... More 

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Vancouver Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

new owners great updates better menu fantastic fish and chips seating more comfortable and relaxed. even an updated beer list wow

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COMOX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We where there for New Year Eve and everything was lovely, the food, the music and all the peoples around us, well organise and thank you to the new howner :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were staying nearby at Kingfisher resort when we decided to go to Backstreet. We were sure glad we did. Service with a smile, comfortable and inviting atmosphere, and the live music topped it off. We had appetizers, dinner, and dessert. Loved every bite. Music started when we had to leave for the hydropath at Kingfisher but we hurried back... More 

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Comox, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Backstreet Pub is an unassuming little pub near the ocean on the Old Island Highway. It is 4 km south of Courtenay, approximately 600m south of the traffic light in Royston. It frequently has live music in the evenings and manages to have an excellent menu of pub food with daily specials. Our favorite is the Jack Daniels Ribs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a great lunch with golfing buddies and another time Dinner with the wife Super service, good beer. Pub has been renovated and what a magic improvement. Excellent food on both occasions. you will not be disappointed. Vic C

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this pub. It is one of the brightest and cleanest pubs I've visited. The halibut & chips were about the best I've had. The halibut was as fresh as if it was caught that day and done in a beautiful beer batter - thin and crispy. Real potatoe fries. Good service, reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4000 Island Hwy South | Royston, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: 250 898 8768

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pub, Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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