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115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
(250) 752-5800
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
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
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Senior Reviewer
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 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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Newcastle, UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?