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Ruby Lake Resort

Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 883-2269
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Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in Madeira Park
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Surrey, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

After reading various reviews, I was looking forward to home cooked, delicious Italian food. Instead, I got store bought pasta, tasteless veal , frozen factory made desserts and an overpriced bill. I ordered the veal, which was rather tough and tasteless. The jus sauce, with mushrooms and spring onions, added nothing to the flavour. I had to add salt-and I... More

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