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Rumrunner Pub

$$ - $$$, ,
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
+1 250-656-5643
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

After 2 bad meals out the day before I went to the RumRunner and had a great lunch The views from the Oceanside tables are the best. I had the Steak and Mushroom pie served piping hot with a nice puffy crust on it and...More

Thank Tiberious555
Reviewed November 17, 2017

The fish we had was excellent. We tried different fish entree's all were excellent. The soup during lunch was also very good. Very cosy atmosphere... Very local.. the locals make this restaurant their place to go

Thank 891yvonnel
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We tried this place out for supper. Ordered Montreal smoked brisket and the fish taco. As the server set our meals down, we smelled something really fishy, really gross. Unsure at first, I tried my fish taco. It was very bland and awful, I just...More

1  Thank cravethesun_12
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday & I had made prior reservations. On arrival @ the front door to the pub was a sign indicating beers on special. Race Rocks was indicated & Price was $5.60. It was 5:30 pm & imagine our surprise when wait...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Bill and Jane have been in the game a long time and it shows. Consistently great food and service in the premier seaside location of beautiful Sidney by the Sea.

Thank John David T
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Our reservation for six was specifically for the dining room (looking for a window view). On arrival we were listed for a pub seating with the offer to put two 4-seat round tables together. We'd prefer the dining room, we said - as per our...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed October 3, 2017

They have a very varied menu with the emphasise on seafood. Have been here about the 3 times and good is always amazing. A great selection of beers and wines. There is nice indoor seating and the outside patios are hard to beat. The are...More

Thank huatulcocollin
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Always good food, reasonable and the best view in sidney, overlooking the beautiful boats coming and going, full view of the Ocean and Mount Baker. there is also the pub side if you don't require dinning room. I recommend.

Thank inezmw
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Sat out on the patio. Food was very good, service was also very good. People friendly. Just sitting looking out over the water was so relaxing and peaceful. If you get to Sidney, eat here.

Thank miles_x2
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Had a few hours to kill waiting for the ferry back to the mainland and stopped in Sidney. After touring the town we decided to grab a quick bite. The food was very good pub food. The mussels and oysters were fantastic. Food and drink...More

Thank Ben A
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Cheryl L
June 7, 2015|
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Response from Dalry1978 | Reviewed this property |
Their website is a bit confusing, as it shows hours 11am-12 midnight, but kitchen hours are as follows: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm and Fri & Sat 11am-10pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $28
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5643
  • E-mail
Since 1990, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has served delicious seafood and West Coast cuisine in a spectacular setting along the Sidney waterfront at picturesque Port Sidney Marina. Patrons enjoy a warm ambience, great food, and unforgettable views of the ocean, Gulf & San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. The cozy restaurant and bar both boast warm feature fireplaces, and in warmer weather the two outdoor patios allow diners the opportunity to enjoy sunshine and sea breezes. "Staff are friendly and cheerful,and we have a great kitchen staff," "Our pub menu is first class." At the full-service bar, customers can choose from a large selection of beverages - there's local and import beer in the bottle and on tap, as well as a wide selection of wines. Owner Bill Singer worked for 14 years in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's venerable Snug before opening the Rumrunner in 1990. Since then, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has become a favoured spot for locals, a regular stop for visiting boaters, and a great find for visitors to Sidney.
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