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The Sporty Bar & Grill

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Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian
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7800 Market St, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
+1 250-949-7811
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Pleasant Surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
John F
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Quathiaski Cove, British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Quathiaski Cove, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
145 reviews 145 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
Top Contributor
439 reviews 439 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Vancouver Island, Canada
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We heard they had new staff and friends had been there before and not got served at lunch, we decided to check it out. When we get there they had a note in the menu about training new staff but ..... there was only one table in the place, we had an hour for lunch, Two other tables came after... More 

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LeftRock, Owner at The Sporty Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was apparent, even based on previous reviews with us, your experience was far from even adequate! Although we are very excited to be making such changes all at once, it does come with its challenges. The training and oversight of new employees in all facets of the business... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

good beer and good view, friendly, food was quite good. staff nice and good service too. go for the jug of beer, its cheaper

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Had a good lunch here. Food was good and the service was OK as well. Things were decently clean and prices were fair. I would come back here for another meal. I recommend the beef dip.

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Chesley, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Well we did ask. We were told here and quarterdeck inn pubs were up and down well they were right. Take your chance. Nice waitress. Food is good but fish is not freshest. Certainly have had worse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7800 Market 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 - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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