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Ruby Lake Resort

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Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 883-2269
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious food, beautiful view...but understaffed this evening

We have meant to dine at the Ruby Lake Resort Restaurant for many years. We have a cabin only 5 miles away. This particular evening was a beautiful one with a great sunset over Ruby Lake. The restaurant has an outdoor patio that was very full with about 30 guests. We were a party of 5 and were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
boneblast
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Vancouver
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have meant to dine at the Ruby Lake Resort Restaurant for many years. We have a cabin only 5 miles away. This particular evening was a beautiful one with a great sunset over Ruby Lake. The restaurant has an outdoor patio that was very full with about 30 guests. We were a party of 5 and were seated inside... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This restaurant is excellent, and you could well spend a whole day here enjoying the lovely warm lake (we tried stand-up paddle boarding and hired boards next to the restaurant), doing some lakeside yoga (see posters in restaurant), sitting on the lovely sandy beach, watching the wildlife (hummingbirds feeding on a nearby tree, dragonflies hovering over the pond)... Back to... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a fantastic restaurant to stop it. It had a beautiful location and the deck was perfect for enjoying our lunch. I had the steelhead trout, as recommended by the server, and it was tender and tasty. My husband had the halibut fish and chips, which was also very good, but the portion did seem a little small. Overall,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a lovely restaurant but I don't get why they have to charge so much for their food. We had lunch and it was like $16.95 for my salad!! Yikes. Too expensive but I guess that's what you do when you're the only restaurant in "town"!

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped at Ruby Lake just before sunset and had beautiful views over the lake. The welcome in the restaurant was warm and friendly although our request to change table couldn't be accommodated. The menu choice was quite extensive and sometimes unusual and the Italian waitress was very helpful giving full information. My meal however of ostrich was disappointing -... More 

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Murrells Inlet, SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had lunch at the Italian restaurant at Ruby Lake, and it was good. The waitress was very nice and we chatted about a number of things. We went back for dinner one night and were disappointed. It was crowded and service was very slow. The food was not very good. I had pasta bolognese and the meat (no sauce)... More 

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San Jose
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Italian food restaurant is the only restaurant in the area.The nearest is probably 25 minutes away, so they have a captive audience, so to speak. The Food is extremely good. The people who run it are real Italians who I spoke with. The restaurant overlooks a pond where at night you can see all the wildlife. We ate next... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Only 10 minutes from the ferry landing and so, so much better than ferry food. My GF really enjoyed the Halibut and chips and I had a great plate of spaghetti with wild prawns. The restaurant is supposed to be mainly Italian with a seafood slant but was somewhat lacking in pasta types other than spaghetti. There was some interesting... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you have the good fortune to travel BC Highway 101 on the Sunshine Coast and are heading to Powell River or Egmont, do stop at the Ruby Lake Resort and try their Restaurant. I had the seafood spaghetti, my wife pesto. The salads, meals, service and drinks were superb, certainly one of the best meals I had in a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great food and service. Interesting decor and setting. Well worth a visit. Long standing business run by a committed family. There is a resort attached with camping available as well, all situated on a pretty lake.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Madeira Park
  • Phone Number: (604) 883-2269

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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?