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Final Approach

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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A dependable, relaxed fine dining experience

We enjoyed the company of some friends from Regina and wanted to take them 'somewhere nice' but not too pricey (as they're treating us). We opted to reserve a table on a Friday night in June for our group, which was wise as the restaurant was busy. We enjoyed entrees including seafood alfredo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Terry D
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Parksville, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Parksville, Canada
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the company of some friends from Regina and wanted to take them 'somewhere nice' but not too pricey (as they're treating us). We opted to reserve a table on a Friday night in June for our group, which was wise as the restaurant was busy. We enjoyed entrees including seafood alfredo, halibut fish and chips, and steaks. All... More 

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Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love this restaurant. Have been for both lunch and dinner. Have always had excellent food. If you want a special occasion restaurant, look no further. The food is presented beautifully; the vegetables done to perfection. I particularly recommend the lamb. As a bonus,you get to be entertained by the airstrip itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It was a nice night so we ate outside. Chilled wine glasses and cold beer set the stage. Halibut was slightly underdone, but tasty, and the salmon linguine very nicely done. Tasty chipotle chicken soup too. Presentation was attractive and the bill was reasonable. No planes landed or took off while we were there but we won't blame the restaurant... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We are working at the airport all the time and have lunch and dinner there all the time.The staff are great and so is the food. Lots of variety and super tasty. The location means that you get to watch planes and skydivers landing. Pretty cool :-)

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Reservations recommended as inside seating is limited.However, if it is a warm evening the patio area is pleasant and may be suited to families. "A well kept secret" is how one person described their first visit and I'm sure they intend to return.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Haven't been here since the new owners took over and wow, what a disappointment it was. The clam chowder arrived with a skim coat around the edges - not a good sign visually. Oversalted and totally dreadful. My partner ordered the Garlic Prawns which looked more like small shrimp. The rice that accompanied the dish was glistening in oil and... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

After 12 years on the Island, my wife and I finally had dinner at the Final Approach last night. Over the years, we've always heard great things of the restaurant & even though I've flown in and out of Qualicum a number of times, have never had a meal there. Based on last nights meal, that has been a mistake.... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What a delightful spot! Met a friend there for lunch, I've never been there before although I've lived in the area for 4 1/2 years - and was very pleasantly surprised. Our meals were perfect, my friend even commented on her cod fish and chips and how the fish pieces were perfect fillets - and the best she's had in... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My son and I decided to try the Final Approach restaurant at Qualicum Airport. Though not large it's well appointed, tables set with cloths and great views of the airport activity through the many windows. Our server was pleasant, helpful and attentive without being a pest. But the crowning glory was the food. Good selection of dishes. Really reasonable prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Qualicum Beach Town has a little airport that offers regular flights to mostly Vancouver Airport South Terminal and many of the Vancouver Islands fishing and municipal towns and areas. Its a small well airport with thee check in counters....and one great Restaurant! Whether its for a breakfast to keep you going all day, lunch or dinner, this place always has... More 

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Additional Information about Final Approach

Address: 1000 Ravensbourne | #3, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1N1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-752-8966
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 23
Cuisine: Seafood, Canadian

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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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?