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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best in Port Hardy?

So I ended up here due to the demise of the Escape Bistro & Gallery r.i.p. Apparently the chef from that establishment has provided the expertise at Sporty for the last couple of years. It wasn't an auspicious start. From the non-culinary name to the outdoor "decor" I wasn't sure what to expect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
John R
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Was a bit unsure based on the name, but after having this recommended to us we headed off to try it. We should have had no concerns. This is a well run restaurant serving very good food. It was prime rib night, which I did not resist, and my wife chose a sockeye fillet, requested "barely cooked". We were both... More 

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Durhan (United Kingdom)
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had an evening meal here on the reccomadation of our hosts at the Orange Tabby and we had a superb meal. I had halibut and my wife asked for a pizza with extra vegetable topping. The eating area was packed and we had a considerable wait, however waitress service and the manager was circulating reassuring customers that all was... More 

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Lille
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Port hardy, the most northern tip of Vancouver island.... Great surprises for two dinner evenings, thanks to the very friendly service. In a lively atmosphere, good and tasty meals... On Friday night, we ordered the specials prime ribs with local beers and wines, and those were delicious. The following night, we tried the halibut and wild salmon which were very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Miserable experience. Long wait for overcooked food. Even cleaning up spills on the floor, in the pathway of guests and staff, took forever.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

So I ended up here due to the demise of the Escape Bistro & Gallery r.i.p. Apparently the chef from that establishment has provided the expertise at Sporty for the last couple of years. It wasn't an auspicious start. From the non-culinary name to the outdoor "decor" I wasn't sure what to expect. There was also a lag between taking... More 

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Hem, Holland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

we just ordered pizza, the pizza was fine but we had to wait for an hour and a half to get it. Friendly staff but she could not help speed up the delivery. We sat outside, don't mind that it was crowdy but i think the kitchen coukd not handle it.

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Marysville, Washington
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The service was great! The waitresses were very friendly and very efficient. There is a nice view of a park and the harbor out the window. The food was very good. We especially liked the halibut and chips and the Caesar salad. The shrimp and mac was OK, but not very flavorful.

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Windermere, Florida
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It just looks like a bar, but you get a clue by the way it fills up on a weeknight that the food will be good. I had fish tacos with mango salsa and my husband had a blackened halibut sandwich - both were very good. Our server was efficient and pleasant, an by the time we left around 6pm... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We were told that service may be slow but expect good food. The service was excellent, our server was so very friendly and attentive and the food was amazing. Would recommend to anyone

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Port Hardy, Canada
3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had the best dinner, breast of duck with cherry sauce, crisp fresh broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, roast potatoes, so delicious. We had never had breast of duck before and when our host displayed the plate of food he was serving to another table it looked so good 5 of us decided to try it. OMG it was so good, would... More 

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Additional Information about The Sporty Bar & Grill

Address: 8700 Hastings St, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-949-7811
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian

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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 - 23
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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?