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The Sporty Bar & Grill

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Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian
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8700 Hastings St, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
+1 250-949-7811
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: At The Sporty we are committed to providing you with the best the Island...
At The Sporty we are committed to providing you with the best the Island has to offer. With a family dining area, pub seating, a fantastic new local cedar patio, game room and full dining section overlooking Hardy Bay, there is certainly something for everyone. We offer a wide array of local products, from local seafood to Vancouver Island Micro brewed beer coupled with multiple large screen tv's to catch your favourite game, let The Sporty Bar & Grill be part of your trip to Port Hardy!
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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal and service

I was in Port Hardy with a group of 14 and we were unexpectedly detained and needed a cold beverage and dinner. Sporty Bar & Grill was the closest restaurant so that is where we ended up. I ordered a blackened halibut burger and salad. The fish was excellent - good bite to the spices. The salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Cathy P
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Calgary, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was in Port Hardy with a group of 14 and we were unexpectedly detained and needed a cold beverage and dinner. Sporty Bar & Grill was the closest restaurant so that is where we ended up. I ordered a blackened halibut burger and salad. The fish was excellent - good bite to the spices. The salad was very fresh,... More 

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Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went there for dinner tonight and it was very good. I had a Shrimp Wrap that was full of Shrimp, tomato, lettuce. The fries were great, and there was more than enough food on the plate for me.

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lunch selection of the day, a medallion of beef with an accompaniment of dried tomatoes, mushrooms and bacon tomato sauce on spaguetti... Fair price, great taste...

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Whitehorse, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I order fish tacos and a Cobb salad. Both were delicious, though took quite awhile to arrive at the table. That said, there was a large group in the restaurant and the staff were hopping.

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Quathiaski Cove, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Over the past few weeks I have dined at The Sporty Bar and Grill twice. I enjoyed their roast duck special with mushroom risotto and steamed vegetables earlier this month and had an opportunity to meet their new chef, Chris. I complimented him on the meal, the presentation, and the service. This past week I returned and had their lamb... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The food was just dreadful, my wife ordered lasagne which should be a simple dish to provide. We are not quite sure what was served up but it was not lasagne that was for sure. When we complained the waitress apologised (it was unfortunately for her the first night she had worked there) but no effort was made to replace... More 

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Alfons B, General Manager at The Sporty Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We contacted you per email because we had the impression you may confused our restaurtant with another one. The reason was we do not have lasagne in the menu, and didn't hire a new server since month. Thank you for your email and the clarification. You told us, and we quote: "We had our meal the evening of May 26th,... More 

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had one of the best pork schnitzels I've ever encountered. And, the other members of my party expressed great satisfaction with their meal as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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476 reviews 476 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This town is so dismal that I was surprised to find great food with a great view here. I ordered the fish tacos, which came 3 to a plate and had some excellent fresh white fish with a slightly spicy sauce and slaw. They were some of the best fish tacos I have ever eaten. Our server, Tiffany, was very... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We'd just come in from an 8 day kayak trip and were looking forward to something other than camp food. This was just the ticket. Excellent, fresh food, great service, wonderful outside patio. Would highly recommend if you're staying in Port Hardy.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We picked Sporty's because of the outside deck and they very kindly allowed us to bring our dog out of the hot vehicle to lay in the shade of our table. Our waitress was very efficient and friendly, and the pizza and cobb salad were excellent. The pub patrons who come outside to smoke were all very entertaining and happy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8700 Hastings St, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Hardy
  • Phone Number: +1 250-949-7811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

At The Sporty we are committed to providing you with the best the Island has to offer. With a family dining area, pub seating, a fantastic new local cedar patio, game room and full dining section overlooking Hardy Bay, there is certainly something for everyone. We offer a wide array of local products, from local seafood to Vancouver Island Micro brewed beer coupled with multiple large screen tv's to catch your favourite game, let The Sporty Bar & Grill be part of your trip to Port Hardy!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?