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Northern Lights Restaurant

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Seafood, Canadian
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1817 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
250.956.3263
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Did not expect this level of quality for a motel restaurant...

Among the specials offered that evening, there was a halibut à la Neptune, with a béarnaise sauce enriched with crab meat and shrimps. The fish was cooked to perfection and the fish sat on a bed of Julienne potatoes. Most pleasant, delicious and fresh... A definite repeat, though the special was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Michel S
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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Among the specials offered that evening, there was a halibut à la Neptune, with a béarnaise sauce enriched with crab meat and shrimps. The fish was cooked to perfection and the fish sat on a bed of Julienne potatoes. Most pleasant, delicious and fresh... A definite repeat, though the special was a bit pricey with no soup, dessert or tea-coffee.

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North Vancouver Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went in there for a birthday dinner.Both food and service was great.Price was very reasonable for a tale of 6 adults.

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Campbell River, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

In Port McNeill there aren't a lot of places to eat or stay but I stumbled onto Northern Lights because I was staying across the street at the Black Bear. A delightful young lady named Shantel knew the menu inside and out. Here's an example: she told me the grilled carrots were done in honey and dill, the grilled parsnips... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Despite a power cut wiping out the east coast of Vancouver a Island. These guys managed to put together a basic menu and keep going despite everywhere else having to close. We were just back from a 2 day kayaking trip and wanted to eat and go back to our self catering cottage. With nowhere open, including supermarkets, these good... More 

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Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We eat here at least monthly and are pleased with the wide variety of meals. Whether you want a sandwich with soup for lunch, or a delicious dinner, we are rarely disappointed.

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Courtenay, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This restaurant is on the main road coming into Port McNeil. The decor is kinda retro so not a great atmosphere but the menu had lots to offer. The daily specials featured lots of seafood and the entrees were a good portion. The service was good and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We live in Los Angeles and were up exploring the area. We didn't know what to expect but we won't forget Northern Lights. Though a little on the pricey side we thought at first, we soon took into consideration how much was put into the preparation of the food in such a remote location. I had the seafood pasta (delicious)... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A great seafood restaurant in a small town. Stick to locally caught seafood, such as halibut & salmon, if you're a stickler for freshness. The Seafood Neptune, if on special when you're there, is fantastic.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

To be honest Port McNeill is some way from anywhere and my wife and I were not expecting much above the basic when it came to restaurants. Northern Lights surprised us by being very much above basic. It was an unpretentious little place, tables and booths with no tablecloths, just formica tops, but the staff were friendly and efficient and... More 

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great choice of food and very friendly staff. Ate in both the restaurant and bar great atmosphere in the bar and you get to choose from either menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1817 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port McNeill
  • Phone Number: 250.956.3263

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 21
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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