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“Great locally sourced food and a perfect view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub

The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub
3109 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
250 752 9111
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Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Shady has been a local tradition since 1924!Come see for yourself why we're still having fun after all these years. Great food, friendly service, and a breathtaking oceanfront setting await. We look forward to serving you!
Vancouver, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Great locally sourced food and a perfect view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Enjoyed a Sunday lunch with friends at this stalwart Qualicum Beach pub and restaurant perched just above the tide line for a wall to wall view of the ocean. Loved the exquisitely fresh and perfectly pan fried Fanny Bay oysters on my Oyster Burger, which was accompanied by a sweet little salad of mixed greens and a well rounded glass of Italian red. Had the creme caramel for dessert. I'm a creme caramel snob so this one was only all right. The friendly waitress made up for any disappointment in the dessert department. Will definitely return when I'm up this way again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Shady Pub Goes Local”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

One of the few 'on the water' Pubs with a great view. But, the main thing is, the new menu, with locally sourced ingredents. There was a good choice of beverage and the food was delicious. It's nice to know where the food you are eating comes from in this age of globalization. This pub is a must stop on the Island Highway.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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“simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

the absolute best pub food on the island !!! we stopped coming here years ago but started coming back last spring when we heard there was a new talented chef who makes everything from scratch using local qualicum beach products,(im a fan of supporting my nieghbours) now we go to the shady once a week. my favourite is the oceanwise burger but I usually order off ever changing fresh sheet. my husband loves the pork schnitzel made with pork just 4km from the shady rest, they put how far away the products are from right on the menu... .. really great quality food made with great quality local products .....always excellent !!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Appies”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We met some old friends for drinks and appies at the Rest, We had 4 pints of beer and 2 1/2 litres of wine along with plates of appetizers. the spare ribs were delicious but the soggy yam fries and vegetable plate were awful, micro tomatoes halved so small that you couldn't pick them up with a fork or your fingers, the cauliflower was mostly from the stem and it was easy to see that "brown bits" had been trimmed off, we would stay away from anything but simple burgers if we ever go back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“What a view?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

If you want an awesome menu with magical views of the Georgia Strait then this is the place to go. The service is fast and exceptionally friendly. The fish and chips are to die for! There are outdoor patios on both the restaurant and pub side. Perfect for a sunny day of good food and drink. Enjoy!

Visited September 2012
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