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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
AloraDanin
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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  • Dining on a budget
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
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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Kamloops, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Service was great and it had a classic dining atmosphere however, the food wasn't the best for the price.

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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you like old cars and deconstructed drive in, then this cafe is for you. Lots of cars or parts thereof are artfully arranged on the walls for you to enjoy while partaking of great burgers and fries. This is a family owned restaurant that cares about service and quality. And they are fun to talk to, too.

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Qualicum Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent service! Great for breakie and dinner. Good prices. My fave is the oyster burger and eggs bennie.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The jewel in Qualicum beach! Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner this place is a hit! huge portions for your money, always fresh and really great and friendly service!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Has been criticized for being dark but I love it that way. Feels like you are eating in your own dining room or in an expensive, specialty restaurant. Wing chairs and cozy living room feeling, soft, quiet music with great attentive staff there to make your visit one to remember. Try . . . their incredible juicy burgers and make... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A good overall place to eat, with a 'down-home' feeling. Although a bit dark, we could have gone on the patio to eat but didn't want to chance bugs (having come from Ontario (bug central)). The waitress was friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food was good, large portions were given, and the price was reasonable. Nothing spectacular,... More 

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

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  • 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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