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Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe

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2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 1X6, Canada
250-653-4833
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food and view, ate there twice during our 3 night stay. Will go back again on our next visit.

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Thank seattletraveler86
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch while waiting for our return ferry trip to Swartz bay. Great view and food. Super friendly staff and great value for the quality of the food

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Thank Mike B
Regina, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was excellent and portions large. Unfortunately the service was very slow even though we were in the restaurant ahead of the rush.

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Camrose
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two meals at Rock Salt while on Salt Spring Island. Delicious fish chowder and other soup we had were very good. All made with fresh local ingredients, which is obvious in the quality of the meal. Breakfast was very good with fresh preserves made in their kitchen. I only wish I could have bought some of the raspberry... More 

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FLEMINGTON
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was off the beaten path, but worth the trip. The food was yummy and hot. It was the only time everyone in the group loved their food.

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1 Thank STEPHEN F
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Well hello Stephen! High praise indeed! Thank you for the kind words, it's very much appreciated. We hope to see you again! Matt. More 

Bowen Island, Canada
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rock Salt Restaurant serves great food in a funky atmosphere overlooking a lovely harbour. I highly recommend the oyster burger - extremely tasty!

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1 Thank Carol C
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Carol, We very recently put Fanny Bay oysters on the menu and the response has been tremendous, they are very popular! Glad you enjoyed your time at Rock Salt, we hope to see you again soon! Matt. More 

victoria
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like many other customers I'm sure,we put our cars in the ferry line up and popped in for lunch. Seven adults and 5 small children. The food was well prepared and tasty. The items off the kid's menu were very well received and generous portions. I had breaded oysters and chips. The slaw was deelish and the fries really yummy.... More 

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1 Thank slr4444
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, we try to pay attention to the details and you noticed! I am glad you enjoyed your meal, and hopefully your time on Salt Spring! Matt. More 

Kimberley, British Columbia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try to go to Rock Salt once a month for their eggs benny - Blackrock is my favourite. Eggs are fresh and cooked beautifully, bacon is crisp, and the sauce is wonderfully lemony. Best!

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1 Thank BubnDi
Matt R, Manager at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for the great review! Once a month? You have more willpower than I - I try to limit myself to one benedict per week! :) Matt. More 

Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended by some locals so we went. This place is easy to miss as the ferry docks at Fulford, and most people head directly to Ganges. This place is quite near the dock. The seafood is fresh. I had fish & chips...an excellent choice. My wife had a curry fish dish...also not bad but heavy on the... More 

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1 Thank murmur742
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the positive review! We recently switched our fish in the fish and chips over to fresh, local snapper and the response has been very positive. There is a green curry, which indeed is heavy on the coconut, and a red curry which is about half tomato and half coconut. Both are extremely popular. Happy to read... More 

British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We popped in the Cafe to grab a drink before catching our Ferry and we are so glad we did. We chose the 'Caramello Coffee' and it was honestly one of the BEST coffees I've ever tasted. It is worth travelling to Salt Spring just for one of those baby's! I also had a Slushy Iced Lime drink (the name... More 

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1 Thank Nuffin_But_The_Truth
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Wow! Sounds like we hit all the right notes! Next time you are on the island take a peek around the corner, we have a full service restaurant and patio too, so remember to save time for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three). Thanks again! Matt. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Canadian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 1X6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: 250-653-4833
Description
Global flavour and island comfort in an 180 degree ocean view dining room. We make everything from scratch and emphasize local ingredients. Our menu is varied with numerous options for carnivores, vegetarians, kids and gluten free diets. We also have a full service in house bakery, grab and go deli and espresso bar.

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