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Rumrunner Pub

) #22 of 62 Restaurants in Sidney $$ - $$$ , ,
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
+1 250-656-5643
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we decided on the Roadrunner because it had a decent and busy patio overlooking the water. We had to wait for a table on the patio but were seated quite quickly and ordered drinks and food. The drinks took about 20 minutes and the food...More

1  Thank hilcooper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The patio provides an incredible view of the sea and was a lovely spot for sunset drinks and apps. on a sunny day. The crab and shrimp cakes were very tasty but expensive given the serving size. We nonetheless enjoyed their friendly service and loved...More

Thank AnnieH1022
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

It took nearly an hour to receive our over-priced bland dinner, service was slow and unfriendly and the place itself needs a good clean. I wouldn't eat here again nor recommend it to anyone else, save your time and money for the other restaurants in...More

Thank BlueEyedVictorian
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

I found the food to be bland. We had an appy and I had a salad and they barely gave me any dressing for it. If I wanted more I would have to pay $2.50. Not great value for the money.

Thank Melro83
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We arrived early evening and took a seat on the patio. We were acknowledged by the bar staff when we arrived, and were advised that our server would be 'right with us'. Well......that just didn't happen ! After a long wait he appeared and took...More

Thank LeaFrancis
Reviewed May 29, 2017

If you're lucky enough to have a sunny day, and you're hungry,...check them out. Their outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy the sunshine, and most certainly the view. Located right on the ocean, and next to a big marina, the good food is...More

Thank Leo L
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Beautiful ocean front dinning. Good Food reasonable price. Watch the Whales passing if you're lucky enough.

Thank djlower
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Sitting out in the patio in the bar area overlooking the water with lovely umbrella shaded tables and delightful servers!! We shared the food and he had beers which it pays to ask your server as the one he had wasn't on the menu. My...More

Thank Revyblonde
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Was really nervous about dropping our money here after seeing so many negative reviews. Happy to report that our experience was good! Loved the location on the water, fresh seabreeze coming in the restaurant area where we sat and enjoyed a bright sunny evening. Was...More

Thank VncrCanada
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

We were in Sidney to do some business and wanted to have lunch with a view. The Rum Runner has a stunning view of the ocean although even for May it was a bit to cool to sit outside so we were seated by the...More

Thank derjm
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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, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, 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, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 V8Z 3C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5643
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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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