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115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
(250) 752-5800
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Dining on a budget

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast Place

Have only been at this restaurant for breakfast. However, on the three occasions my husband I have eaten there, the service was friendly ,efficient the meal was huge and more importantly delicious. Service was quick. There is a large seating area and in the summer there is an outside patio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
GTCanucks
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Located in Qualicum center, this place had been ran by one family for many years. It is now under new management, but basically not much has changed to it. It's sort of a 50's style dinner, with a half a car mounted on one wall. The previous owner was a car buff and had ran the yearly car show on... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Nice 50's restaurant with friendly staff and interesting decor.Food is pretty good, but go there for the ambiance.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have only been at this restaurant for breakfast. However, on the three occasions my husband I have eaten there, the service was friendly ,efficient the meal was huge and more importantly delicious. Service was quick. There is a large seating area and in the summer there is an outside patio , unfortunately without a view but pleasant enough. The only... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a great burger and chips do stop at Gary's! All the meals we saw look yummy, defiantly a fun family place to eat👪 prices were reasonable and service was fast and friendly😃

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Edmonton
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were happy to have the breakfast bennies - very well done, tasty, perfect potatoes and large portions. And the coffee kept coming. No complaints. If I lived there, I would come every Sunday.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have eaten here many times and we have always had a good experience. Breakfasts are great and they will even custom make one for you. 50s and 60s atmosphere is interesting and homey. Service is always good. We miss Gary but still enjoy going to his restaurant.

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Saskatchewan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Very good food, excellent and friendly service. My husband really enjoyed the fish and chips. We would definitely enjoy returning.

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Calgary, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We felt like we were part of the Gary's family from the minute we arrived until we left. Food was great and we will return. Great family place. Home cooked meals.

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Parksville, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been to Gary's Bistro in Qualicum a few times now and each time we go there we are never disappointed. The service is always excellent and the food is pretty good too. The helpings are pretty generous, so you may want to check with the server to see if you can split the portion.

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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Truly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere ...Halibut fish and chips were great... Relax have a drink , and enjoy the experience.......

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: (250) 752-5800

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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