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Markus' Wharfside Restaurant

1831 Maple Ave, Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0, Canada
250.642.3596
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Ranked #4 of 32 restaurants in Sooke
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $100
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Kamloops, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were out driving about today doing some site seeing and ended up here for lunch. At first we were a bit skeptical as it's a little out-of-the-way place but thought we'd give it a shot. After reviewing the menu, we ordered at the counter and sat down where we could overlook the waterfront while watching a variety of birds... More

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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Wharfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Tips are not expected, but always appreciated, and your kind words about our establishment is far more valuable than any monetary amount could be. We're so happy you enjoyed your visit. Safe travels! More

vancouver
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The local tourist information office suggested Markus' for lunch following our visit to the Sooke Potholes. Markus' is a small establishment that serves up some very tasty food from a small selection. We were surprised to see grilled romaine (a treat around our house) on the menu and were pleased at how it was done! Our table also had the... More

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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Wharfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make such a positive comment on our new venture, we truly appreciate it. More

Sooke, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Dinners at Markus' have always been excellent. This is not a "once a week" restaurant as the menu prices are pricy, worthwhile but pricy. However, I have just learned that Marcus' is now open for lunch as a Bistro with a lower price offering. Yahoo, as we love our Saturday lunches and can now include Markus'.

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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Wharfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments, we look forward to your visit to our new bistro. More

Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is one of the two best restaurants in the Sooke area, and well worth visitjng. The food was superb, and we enjoyed the wine pairing that went with it. The ambience inside was nice, but not spectacular. But the outside entrance with an amazing wooden whale carving was almost worth the price of the meal itself.

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Tigard, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Our dining experience at Marcus' Wharfside was spectacular, from our waitress (Brooke), to the wine selection and dining selection, we could not recommend any restaurant more highly. It was perfection without being pretentious.

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Swindon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is the place to eat the best dinner on the west coast of the Island. Forget Sooke Harbour House, which is good & more expensive but Markus's is just fantastic. A smallish restaurant area which has been established in a former home which has a splendid view across Sooke basin, Whiffin Spit to the mountains of Washington State USA.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This quaint restaurant was recommended by our B&B and certainly worth the drive from just outside Victoria up the west coast of the island. The renovated house has a wonderful bay view and though a little higher priced, the food taste was great and portions sufficient. A very memorable, quiet and romantic venue. This is definitely a restaurant to take... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the Sooke Harbor House, where we were staying, because their restaurant was closed that night. We had a really lovely meal at Markus'. The menu is not huge, which I think is a good thing - the chef is clearly confident in what he is offering and isn't trying to be all things... More

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Toronto
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Love his food, great place. we have been there on many occasions and never were disappointed. Ambiance is great, food is fusion type, love it

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Port Moody, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you want a superb dining experience then THIS IS THE PLACE !! The service is top notch....the chef even went out into his garden to grab tomatoes to make our salsa for our dish. Markus (the chef) and his very sweet wife, Tatum..really know their business! I was impressed and will go back EVERY TIME I am in the... More

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