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“Great Seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clam Bucket Restaurant

Clam Bucket Restaurant
4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
250.723.1315
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Ranked #10 of 77 Restaurants in Port Alberni
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I have been to the Clam Bucket many times and the seafood has been very good. Fish and chips with fresh Ling Cod always excellent. Have not been disappointed yet but have only ever ordered the seafood dishes. If your looking for fresh seafood and a casual atmosphere give it a try.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Slow Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Was slightly disappointed, long wait to be seated, fair enough was very busy, long time to get a drink, long time to get our order taken for food, so thought we would order soup so at least we could start eating something, took a long time to come, it was good, however while still half way through our soup our main meal arrived!! Food was good, however far too large portions, we took half home, which I noticed most people did. Would be better to cut the portion size and the price. Not sure if the slow service was a one of or normal. Would not rush back if we were visiting Port Alberni again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“BUCKET OF SHRIMPS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a great place, park up and watch the bears eat salmon cross the road and ticket into a full bucket of succulent prawns!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Alberni, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“going downhill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

used to top my list for places to dine in Alberni.
the portions are great - have always been very generous, but the quality of some of the dishes has gone down. when I complained to the staff...nothing. no, "oh I will let the chef know" or comp the dish considering she took back a plate that was less than half consumed (it was so unplateable!)
now, I only dine there when with a group. given the choice, I AVOID

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Marvellous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by the locals. What a fantastic place, it was buzzing, the staff were cheerful, friendly and very busy. The food was excellent. My husband had the salmon with prawns and sauce and I had salmon with a sauce, these came with various vegetables, everything well cooked, piping hot and tasty and huge portions. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this place. They packed a sweet up for us to have the next day while travelling. Our server was exceptional, at the end of a long shift she was still cheerful, friendly and looked after us really well.

Visited September 2013
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