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Gary's Bistro

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115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
(250) 752-5800
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 47
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 9
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  • 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

Great breakfast. It was the best breakfast I had on the Island. The pancakes are huge, fluffy, and delicious. In fact unless you are really hungry get just the one, it is nearly as big as the plate! The price was very good and the staff were very nice. It is also the only place we visited that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Britney P
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast. It was the best breakfast I had on the Island. The pancakes are huge, fluffy, and delicious. In fact unless you are really hungry get just the one, it is nearly as big as the plate! The price was very good and the staff were very nice. It is also the only place we visited that could make... More 

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upper island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I found it to be a cool pub with car memorabilia and the service was good, but the food was nothing special. Typical pub food.

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Karalee, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate here twice so it must have been all right! The service was very friendly and the locals seem to gather here quite a lot which says much.

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BC Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great menu always great food. I love their Benny selection!!! Nice atmosphere and GREAT STAFF. Prices are good too... Highly recommend!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Was treated for my Birthday, 5 people. All disappointed that quality of food has gone down in this enjoyable restaurant. Fish and chips were tough pieces of cod, the grey membrane on each piece could not be cut thru or chewed. Coating was dought, soggy, tough, little seasoning or flavour. Fries were ok but not what they once were. Spaghetti... More 

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Mission, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This restaurant was very interesting with all the car pictures. We went there for breakfast which was really good

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have eaten here numerous times and the food has always been basic but very good. My favourite is their Taco Salad. Hubby likes the burgers.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Believe me as a local, and any local will tell you. Must try their burgers. The rest of the menu is amazing as well. The service always with a smile. You will not regret stopping by here. Your welcome in advance!

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Campbell Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When we go to the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market, we always have breakfast at Gary's The patio is nice in the summer, although our last time the wasps drove us inside. Waitress was very helpful with the move as breakfast had arrived which is probably the reason the wasps showed up. Always a treat to have breakfast at Gary's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good service and fast we were hungry. Good fish and chips says hubby. Closed at 800 pm. And it was obvious we stayed past closing. Vacuums out and asked to pay our bill. Otherwise we would visit again. Maybe for lunch rather than supper.

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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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