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“Food was good but not much atmosphere” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Stickleback West Coast Eatery

Stickleback West Coast Eatery
5449 Sooke Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
778.425.4499
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Ranked #12 of 36 Restaurants in Sooke
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Edinburgh, Scotland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Food was good but not much atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We ate here once during our visit to Sooke. Whilst the food was fine, there was little to no atmosphere. Perhaps it is better to try it for lunches during the daytime.

Visited March 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Good food and beautiful view of the Olympic mountains. Slow service, but view of small bay made up for it.

Visited March 2014
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Willey, United Kingdom
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“Lovely location, great views, quirky menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Visited on a Sunday lunch time with family. Get a window table to admire the lovely view of the small natural harbour. The menu offers some traditional options and also some interesting alternatives and twists, which is good to see. The food arrived promptly and tasted great, the prices are fair. Worth dropping in for food if your in the area.

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Algarve
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“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Had a great night at the Stickleback...wing night on a Thursday is always good. Service was great as always.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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“Nice Drive for a Good Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stickleback was recommended by a friend of a friend, so since we had some other business in Sooke, we though it was worth a try.
The setting is very pretty, on a little cove with a dock and an outdoor adventure school (the students were bustling around and provided some entertainment beyond the view), the room is OK, but a little spartan, with rather jarring lime green chairs. The overall effect is contemporary rather than comfortable.
My friend had a Chicken Burger and I asked the kitchen to make up the "Hungry Logger" burger without the bun. I also had the yam fries. The burger plate was very well presented and the fries were really nice. Often if you ask for a bun-less burger the kitchen just slaps the ingredients on the plate. Here an effort was made to give me a tasty meal. My friend enjoyed the chicken, as well.
The service was friendly and attentive. There were two staff on the front and about 10 guests on a February afternoon, so not a big test of serving skill.
Lunch was under $40.00. Will I go back? Yes, absolutely!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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