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Gary's Bistro

115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
(250) 752-5800
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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72% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Newcastle, UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Not the best food in the world but plenty of it and great service. Strong auto theme to the bistro with photos and auto accessories decorating the walls. Plenty of locals using it which is always a good thing.

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canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Gary's restaurant has recently changed hands but the cooking and waiting staff have remained the same so you can still expect to get the great service and meals you have in the past! Love their Mexican theme weeks and the many hamburgers offered on their Hamburger themed weeks

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very friendly service in the centre of the village. Car momentos abound and there is a variety of lounging chairs and hardbacked chairs. Food is good, but typical diner fare. Good price for the offer. I only had breakfast there with a friend. She is gluten intolerant and they were very accomodating.

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Parksville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Used to be good in the early 2000's but has gone seriously wrong in recent years. Last time I was there they had run out of the beer I wanted and the food. Prior to that 3 times the food came to the table cold. Let's hope they improve. They certainly can't get any worse!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Gary was a car guy, the walls at this place are covered in pictures of hot rods and old musclecars, the kids always enjoy it here! Good food and good friendly service.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Gary was not only a friend, but ran what I think was (and still is) one of the best restaurnats in Qualicum Beach. To the new owners .... keep up the great work!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've eaten at Gary's a few times now and the food and service have always been very good. The last time I had their Taco Salad and it was delicious. We've also enjoyed their burgers. Love the tables for two with the comfy arm chairs. We will return.

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