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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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“pot pie” (5 reviews)
“sliders” (9 reviews)
“corn chowder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
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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
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

We managed to snag a parking spot right outside and met the owner who jokingly asked us to pay for the spot. The place was quiet which was nice. Food was great. Cioppino and shrimp in red curry with noodles were both rated outstanding. Sliders...More

Thank apodave
Reviewed May 17, 2017

My sister is going to be visiting from Ontario soon so we are looking around for new places to take her. We saw all the positive reviews on TripAdvisor for Rumrunner so we thought we would test drive it for lunch today. The pub side...More

Thank teddism0m
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, greasy food lousy service, owner stares at you when you walk in unless he's policing his parking stalls outside while his wife is out there constantly smoking... Who would go to a place like that?! Seriously creepy ownership you...More

1  Thank Ron V
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Love this place for lunch, great food, goo service, full bar and best of all outdoor dining overlooking the bay. Plenty of parking is also nice.

Thank webatweb
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Another afternoon visit to the Rumrunner Pub and Restaurant and once again we were not disappointed. The service was excellent, the beer cold and our order of nachos was generous and tasty. I love this place. Cozy and friendly and in my opinion it has...More

Thank twotogo009
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Thought we would check out this place as an option to bring visitors to when visiting. Very nice view but that's where it ends. The prices are high and the food is below average pub fare. Staff were ok but just. Will not return here...More

Thank RoodyAlberta
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, 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 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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