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

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Vernon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have driven by this place many times and decided to drop in for lunch. Pretty basic really but fresh and tasty. My macaroni, cheese and tomato soup was sort of just moosh. Enjoyed the art on the walls and the oceanside-type decor. The weather was not too cold but rainy and the restaurant was so cold we kept our... More 

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Qualicum Beach BC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have stopped in here for lunch several times recently and always had a well-cooked meal. It's a busy place and that's always a good sign! Food is hot, restaurant is clean and warm and staff friendly.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Came across this little restaurant purely by chance at the right time of day-lunchtime. It wouldn't have occurred to me that it was on Trip advisor if their hadn't been an ongoing discussion about it between the owner and some other customers. A quirky place that seemed to have a lot going on. Great Clam Chowder!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

From the parking lot this little restaurant looks a bit like a truck stop but once inside the front door it is cozy and warm with small tables, interesting artwork on the walls and very friendly wait staff. We stop here often on our way to Comox as we know the food will be delicious and the service prompt and... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place screams character as you drive by on the highway, so we had to stop for breakfast which was great. Wife had pancakes which were light and fluffy, my ham and eggs extremely tasty (no grease)!!! Ambiance is wonderful, paintings of many local artists grace their walls and superb ocean views!!! We could not sit outside, raining too hard.

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Parksville, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have reviewed this little restaurant before. Since that time unfortunately, a key staff member passed away, and the restaurant had a change of ownership. Nothing has changed, It's still excellent food, varied menu and good prices. I usually go in with a hiking group, as we did today. Ten of us arrived to an already very busy scene, but... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We finally took the time to come here as we were in the area. This neat little place is rooted in history with many art works hanging on walls waiting for a buyer! As well as your typical west coast items displayed all over. We opted to sit on the outdoor patio and enjoy the view on a very warm... More 

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Sanford, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We found this place quite by accident. It was quaint and the people were very friendly. I ordered the oyster burger. I asked how many oysters were on it and she said 4. I made a face and she assured me that4 would be plenty. Well she was right. The oysters were huge and delicious. I wish we could have... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Love the food - it's fresh and I just love the homemade feel of the gravy. The atmosphere was amazing - so close to the water and you can feel how clean the air is. Great local music playing.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped by this lovely cafe on way to the ferry. Had a great lunch...healthy portions, tasty food and super staff. Recommend it to anyone going to/through Qualicum Bay. Part of the restaurant also serves as an art gallery for local artists, and several nights a week local musicians come to play! Quite the community hub!

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Additional Information about Sandbar Cafe

Address: 6087 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
Phone Number: 778-424-9892
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
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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