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3201 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte City, British Columbia V0T 1S0, Canada
250.559.8600
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Description: Howlers Pub, Great Selection of Beer, Coolers and Liquor. Great view of...
Howlers Pub, Great Selection of Beer, Coolers and Liquor. Great view of the docks and mountains. Come in and have a cold one! Hungry? Order down some food from OV Pizza, located on the floor above Howlers Pub. Be sure to check out Howlers Private Liquor Store, on the ground floor under Howlers Pub, for a great selection of Beer, Coolers, Ciders, Wine and Liquor for your take home pleasure! Cheers!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Out of Everything

So, we stopped and looked upstairs, which was a pizza restaurant, and downstairs, which was a pub. We were told we could get the same food at either. But when we tried to order food, the pub waitress acted like it was a big inconvenience, because upstairs was "a separate business". We ordered a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2014
David T
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Langley, Bc
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Langley, Bc
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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

So, we stopped and looked upstairs, which was a pizza restaurant, and downstairs, which was a pub. We were told we could get the same food at either. But when we tried to order food, the pub waitress acted like it was a big inconvenience, because upstairs was "a separate business". We ordered a medium pizza and salad. Ten minutes... More 

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Shari H, Owner at Howlers Pub and Bistro, responded to this review

Just saw your review dated August 11. While we currently do own and manage Howlers Pub, OV Pizza is the operating business in our 2nd floor premises, previously know as Howlers Bistro, in 2012. The premises are indeed leased out to a "different' operating business. Indeed you are able to get the same food ordered down from OV Pizza to... More 

Parksville, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The food is good, place is kinda run down though They always seem to be out of something be it a menu item or a type of beer. Price is average

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Shari H, Owner at Howlers Pub and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, I just saw your review for Howlers Bistro, however, I need to update our Trip Advisor, as the restaurant in our building above Howlers Pub, is not currently not being operated by Howlers Bistro, it is currently being operated by a different person , under "Stick a Fork in it". They have done recent renovations to change it from... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Not that impressed. Won't go back anytime soon. Long waits for average food that is way overpriced. Staff is not as professional as they should be. Only great thing is the view off the patio.

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had a decent meal in the upstairs bistro, and downstairs another day in the pub. The service was definitely friendly.

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Smithers, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Loved the fish and chips, especially the extra spices put into the batter for the halibut. Gravy for the fries was thick and rich as if i had made it myself. The only downside was the service. We were on a limited time for a business lunch, arriving just after 12 Noon to a half full restaurant, and our food... More 

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North Vancouver
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Dined in the bistro at Howlers after a day at SKaang Gwaii, flying both ways in a Beaver. The patio overlooks Skidegate Inlet and the food was wonderful. I had the corn and seafood chowder along with halibut & chips. The chowder was great - chock full of seafood and veggies. Halibut and chips was real - excellent halibut and... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I was recently in Haida Gwaii and enjoyed dinner in Howlers Bistro. The special was fresh salmon, and it was excellent. The table overlooking the town and harbor is great and the dessert selection was good. I had the cheesecake and it was some of the best I'd had. I also expected pub food, having enjoyed a game of pool... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We had weathered the Masset food situation (dicey) and had limited expectations. I ordered a "steak sandwich" which was a 6 oz rib steak on a piece of bread (only Attila the Hun would have picked it up). It came with greek salad and I was happy. My husband chowed down on a huge home made burger and fries with... More 

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The Road
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260 reviews 260 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Pasta, burgers, cheesecakes, a pretty good selection of items for a small town restaurant. The two factors that really make it worth considering are: (1) its south-facing deck is amazing on the rare, sunny days; (2) although there are better places in Queen Charlotte for lunch (Purple Onion, Queen Bee), this is the best choice available for dinner.

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Haidagwaii
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

Large well cooked and presented food. Limited street side parking.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3201 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte City, British Columbia V0T 1S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)  >  Queen Charlotte City
  • Phone Number: 250.559.8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16

Description

Howlers Pub, Great Selection of Beer, Coolers and Liquor. Great view of the docks and mountains. Come in and have a cold one! Hungry? Order down some food from OV Pizza, located on the floor above Howlers Pub. Be sure to check out Howlers Private Liquor Store, on the ground floor under Howlers Pub, for a great selection of Beer, Coolers, Ciders, Wine and Liquor for your take home pleasure! Cheers!

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