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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 41
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  • 14
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dark atmosphere, but they make it work.

I enjoy their food, especially the burgers and fish and chips. Most of the time the servers are polite and happy, but at times I've been treated poorly and very rude. Food tastes great though!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Ben F
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  • Dining on a budget
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
British Columbia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

good food, plenty of room, great place for a large party. staff is very pleasant. have returned many times..

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Nanaimo, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have ate here a few times, and its good. I had a Shrimp Clubhouse that was excellent. It is a darker atmosphere, but great service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I enjoy their food, especially the burgers and fish and chips. Most of the time the servers are polite and happy, but at times I've been treated poorly and very rude. Food tastes great though!

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Parksville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

the food is pub fare - OK I guess. Gary's is all about vintage cars from a nostalgic era .... having this under chinese ownership kills the cache. Now each time we visit there are orientals who roam around the tables talking chinese into cellphones or just hanging around as if this was a dim sum joint. We're not going... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

If you want an awesome breakfast it's a must. Took the family in very good food and nice atmosphere. Enjoy the downtown location.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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