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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Definitely Will Visit Again. And Again. And Again...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Catt R
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 restaurant reviews
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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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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A very pleasant small restaurant with good food & good service. A very popular place & a chance to watch the planes come & go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Our group enjoyed a variety of appies, desserts and drinks. The kitchen as well as our server took great care in making sure our individual needs were met (food allergies, vegetarian dishes).Our server (Cliff) was super efficient and entertaining. Cannot wait to go back there.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Have been here for dinner, but the first time for lunch. And it was a lovely birthday lunch (mine) at the end of December. The restaurant was busy but not crowded, and as usual service was excellent. Loved the little bit of dessert to celebrate my birthday. We will be back soon.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Never dissapointed here, :Love everything about the place. Like the fact you can order from the lunch menu, at dinner time, Nice to watch the planes come and go.

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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 - 22
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?