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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service

Lots of choices on the menu and a good daily special too. Fast, friendly service, generous portions and lots to look at both outside and in with many interesting works of art on display and for sale. Food was delicious and we will be back in the summer when the location is even better with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LDBLady
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Lac du Bonnet, Canada
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Lac du Bonnet, Canada
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of choices on the menu and a good daily special too. Fast, friendly service, generous portions and lots to look at both outside and in with many interesting works of art on display and for sale. Food was delicious and we will be back in the summer when the location is even better with terrific ocean views.

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Thank LDBLady
Banff, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to this Cafe several times for breakfast and lunches. Located on 19A can be easily missed but worth the stop. Great value for money, quality meals and very friendly service

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2 Thank Jazza15
Winnipeg, Canada
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283 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an unplanned stop and I'm glad I came in. The view was great and the service was kind. The food cake quickly and it was tasty. I had a chicken quesadilla, beef barley soup, and a salad. All were very tasty and I highly recommend. There were also some very beautiful paintings for sale. I definitely recommend stopping... More 

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3 Thank Megan L
Bowser, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I used to order their sushi but since it is no longer on the menu, I usually order the lunch special. I recently had their homemade chicken soup and seafood clubhouse with sprouts and bacon. I asked for just 2 slices of bread and they were very accommodating! Nice choice of bread too!

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2 Thank lindylover
Parksville, Canada
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Stick to familiar menu, the bison burger sounded inviting but turned out to be not so appetising; frozen patty not what I expected!

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Thank Gord B
canada
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We've been stopping at the Sandbar for years. Its changed management a couple of times but the food is still good! New menu and new people. The service is good and food tasty. Some interesting Korean BBQ as well and live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

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1 Thank kathiann
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Been here a few times and suppers were very small even for me who is a fairly small eater and person. The breakfasts are a better deal but the fried potatoes and bacon have been cold. The waitress and the convenience are the drawing cards for going here.

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Thank Jacquelinne M
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Two piece cod fish and chip was really good. Tartar was fresh and tasty and the fries were good and crispy. Thumbs up for this place.

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2 Thank Mark D
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We have stopped at the Sandbar Cafe several times on our travels to the island. It's a great little spot with a nice little patio where you can see the water. We usually stop for breakfast and are never disappointed. This time we just missed the breakfast cut off and stayed for lunch. I had a club house and my... More 

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1 Thank boxrluvr
Comox, Bc
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

3 of us went for lunch on a beautiful sunny day, there is outdoor seating .One looks across the Strait of Georgia to see the mainland mountains of BC and the closer islands of Hornby & Denman. The service is friendly .2 of us had the lunch soup & sandwich special , very tasty .I substituted chowder for the daily... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?