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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: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Great lunch spot near Lighthouse Trail

Was recently at Sandbar for lunch after a hike on the Lighthouse Trail. Lovely and quaint roadside cafe with lots of art on the walls. Food is homemade, great tasting and reasonably priced. Staff was friendly and courteous. This is a local favourite; I'll definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
KiwiSnifters
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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Bowser, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Husband and I popped in for a breakfast/lunch on Saturday - he ordered the beef dip - took quite some time for that to be completed but that's okay as it was still 10:30am. I ordered the ham and cheese omelette w/ gluten free toast and a glass of tomato juice. The only thing I enjoyed was the tomato juice.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

lovely local dining, music on the weekends is a bonus. New owners and great food, we try and eat here at least once a week especially for eggs benny.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Was recently at Sandbar for lunch after a hike on the Lighthouse Trail. Lovely and quaint roadside cafe with lots of art on the walls. Food is homemade, great tasting and reasonably priced. Staff was friendly and courteous. This is a local favourite; I'll definitely return.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Can't beleave this last review! That person must of had a very bad day before she visited the restaurant. We live in this community and have eaten at the Sandbar many many times and have had great food and always friendly service. You couldn't find a friendlier staff and the owners are very gracious and welcoming. I hope they continue... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A fabulous place for breakfast, lunch or dinner! From its extensive menu, the Sandbar offers a wide variety of appetizers, mains and daily specials. Choose a burger with a side of crispy fries or fresh green salad, a heaping plate of flavourful Fish & Chips, chubby and tender Chicken Wings, substantial sandwiches, spicy Chili and cheese, a veggie or meat... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Bc
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

fine roadside local Cafe on the Island Highway. Waterfront, keen and good new owners maintaining standards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food was great,the art was cool ,and the waitress with long brown hair ,was the jewel. She made our lunch taste better ! We will come back soon.

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Comox Valley, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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