We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 15 Port Hardy Restaurants

The Sporty Bar & Grill

7800 Market St, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
+1 250-949-7811
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 15 Restaurants in Port Hardy
Price range: $9 - $27
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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!

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
417 reviews 417 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bellingham, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Victoria, Canada
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver Island, Canada
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chesley, Canada
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Truro, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We had a drink here on our first evening and were struck by the friendlyness of the place, both staff and customers. We ate here the second evening, the rib was out of this world and my wife said that the sea food taglatelle was the best meal she ate in Canada this trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Sporty Bar & Grill also viewed

Port Hardy, Vancouver Island
Port Hardy, Vancouver Island
Port Hardy, Vancouver Island
Port Hardy, Vancouver Island

Been to The Sporty Bar & Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Sporty Bar & Grill

Address: 7800 Market 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 - 11:00 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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing