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Sandbar Cafe

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6087 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
778-424-9892
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The food was decent but the guitar singer made the time very pleasant.

What made us come in was the "live music" notice. The food was good. I had a scallop and bacon sandwich that was very tasty. For $1 more I made the side into 1/2 fries and 1/2 salad and they didn't skimp on either. For desert I had the "colossal carrot cake". It was good but not colossal (I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Vancouver,BC
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A nice little artsy fartsy little owner run restaurant. I found the breakfast OK, Like everything on the island or coast it was a bit pricey. Half decent little patio with a have decent little view. Food was cooked well and service was ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped for supper while on a camping trip to Horne Lake. Very friendly staff and very busy the evening we were there. Daily special included Cajun, or lemon dill, or regular batter for the fish & chips. We tried the two flavoured batters and they were delicious. Good sized portions. We had no room for dessert, but those served... More 

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Vancouver,BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What made us come in was the "live music" notice. The food was good. I had a scallop and bacon sandwich that was very tasty. For $1 more I made the side into 1/2 fries and 1/2 salad and they didn't skimp on either. For desert I had the "colossal carrot cake". It was good but not colossal (I suppose... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Delightful patio setting, very friendly staff, our dog well looked after. Also, beautiful art to buy inside the cafe. Had a great, healthy lunch.

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Belen, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Sit out on the patio by the garden. Watch the owner tend the vegetable garden and enjoy the view of the main land BC, while you sip your drink. A great small place with good service and great food for dinner. We had the oysters for an appetizer. The stir fried vegetables with shrimp with your choice of sauce were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast and it was outstanding . Food was yummy and fresh and service was excellent. Will deffinatly be coming back. Thank you

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We've been stopping at the Sandbar(Qualicum BAY not Beach!) for years, for lunch/early dinner. First time under the latest owners. Lots of burgers...meat, fish, shellfish, veggie, stir-frys. Patio. Service a bit slow, they're looking for Help. Live music some nights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I visit here mainly for their great breakfasts, although they have a good lunch and dinner menu I prefer other venues in the area for the evenings. Live Music on friday and Saturdays.

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Placentia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It was a nice day so we sat outside. Both my husband and I enjoyed our lunch. I had the Panko Prawns and my husband had the Lemon Pepper Fish Sandwich. Both were tasty. I enjoyed the cute nautical theme.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a unique Café, which was owned originally by a lady, but since died, but the Café was taken over by a lovely Korean couple, who have carried on the style of menu that was there before and they have added to it. They have special Korean dinner nights or some times at lunch, throw something in that reflects... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6087 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: 778-424-9892
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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