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Final Approach

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Canadian, Seafood
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1000 Ravensbourne | #3, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1N1, Canada
+1 250-752-8966
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: The Final Approach is closed on Statutory Holidays. Please visit our...
The Final Approach is closed on Statutory Holidays. Please visit our website for upcoming events, hours of operation (as they are subject to change) and to view our menu!
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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A small restaurant at a small airport in Qualicum Beach

The last time there was for breakfast, but have eaten there for lunch and dinner. The service and food are great. Food is fresh and tasty. Good value for what is served up on ones plate. It's causal place in the surroundings of a small local airport.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
145elite123145
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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182 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time there was for breakfast, but have eaten there for lunch and dinner. The service and food are great. Food is fresh and tasty. Good value for what is served up on ones plate. It's causal place in the surroundings of a small local airport.

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Thank 145elite123145
Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overcooked halibut; good lamb sirloin with roasted potatoes, vegetables and gravy. Steaks looked perfectly med-rare with cross-hatch grill marks. Comfortable and unpretentious setting. Server was friendly but inexperienced- please don't manhandle wine glasses when pouring :-).

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Thank Ronski766
Bahamas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us went for breakfast and it was great. Three of us had the breakfast bowls which were hash browns (homemade!), different fillings, topped with poached eggs and a lovely lemony hollandaise sauce. Yum! Another had waffles and made the mistake of ordering an extra waffle, as one did not sound like enough. Big mistake! It was huge! The... More 

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Thank LeighT242
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

A delightful place to have super with friends. The Tuesday 1/2 price appies make for great food and conversations about food. Certainly enjoy the friendly staff.

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Thank QQuesters
Sandgate
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Eaten here twice in past 24hrs. Highly recommended. Fresh foods served and prepared on site. Pleasant staff and service. Look forward to next visit. Well done!

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Paphos, Cyprus
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Have been to this restaurant 4 times since our dear friend and past owner, Lawrence, his passing was so sad; I feel this new owner really will never live up to the same standards and quality. I have dined all over the world and have had great measl here previously, when Lawrence was the executive chef. I may be no... More 

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Thank Norsey H
Adam P, Owner at Final Approach, responded to this review

Norsey H, We were unhappy to read that you did not enjoy dining at our restaurant. We take great pride in offering each of our guests pleasant and attentive service, a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere, and of course, excellent food and beverages. We set the bar high for our restaurant to be one of the best in the area. Proud... More 

Parksville, Canada
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We had Christmas Eve dinner there last night and it was not a good experience. The turkey did not taste like any turkey I have cooked or eaten at other restaurants. The veggies were bland, the bread stuffing was bland and soggy no flavouring or salt and pepper. Service was great, ambiance was great but I have eaten better turkey... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Back in March I reviewed this restaurant and praised the owner/partners for their service and food. At that time deserved. Well how the mighty have fallen. Maybe it was the packed house for what appeared to be three to four sittings. But some grisly dark meat paired with tasteless overcooked white meat with pasty dressing, more pile-on-the-salt squash, and a... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Our arrival, without a reservation, noon today, in this unique dinning spot, resulted in our being seated on stools at the counter. Lucky we were too as the food is EXCELLENT. I had probably one of the best Caesar Salads in a long time (they won't give you the recipe though - damn). Wanting to try everything on the menu... More 

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Thank Torview2
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A hidden little gem, that you need to be a local to know about. I took a couple of guys who live out of the area but worked in it for years and they did not know about it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Ravensbourne | #3, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-8966

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 20
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

The Final Approach is closed on Statutory Holidays. Please visit our website for upcoming events, hours of operation (as they are subject to change) and to view our menu!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?