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After a hike through the MacLean Sawmill heritage site, my friend and I had a great lunch at the Clam Bucket. It Is named after a steam shovel digging bucket! But it serves great seafood as it is close to the West Coast of Vancouver...Island. The chowder was hearty and silky, my oyster po boy was delish with a bit of bite back in the sauce. The bowl of chowder is huge, as is the plate of Calamari, tenderly fried.More
We have stopped for lunch at Clam Bucket on our way from Tofino to Nanaimo .
And never regretted about missing the breakfast in Tofino because That place in Port Alberni is absolutely fantastic for seafood! Baked oysters, seafood cups, chowder were all heavenly ....The stuff is very welcoming , fast and polite.
Very recommended place. But due to COVID times- better try to call them for a reservation . Even 15-20 minutes can make a difference.More
We shared a burger and a seafood chowder and were both very full. The burger was really tasty and came with more fries than we could eat. The chowder was also good and very filling. We really appreciated a safe feeling. They appear to be...taking the Covid protocols seriously.More
My partner had a great prawn dinner. I had the worst mussel meal of my whole life! I got a bucket...The mussels had notbeen triaged in the kitchen,I had to remove the dead ones plus the broken mussels...I then tought these might not be fresh...as they are from PEI..why as these are also picked oon the Pacific The conclusion is that this place gave my a gr eat Diarrhea, thanks.More
This is generally my favourite place when passing through Port Alberni. However we will not be back, today the food came quickly however the fries were so overcooked they were in edible. A fork could not penetrate them, so we didn’t eat them, and told...the server when she came to remove the plates.
Zero care or adjustment given at time of bill. OH, but we were told another table advised the fries were “just fine”. How does that account for our experience?
We have not been eating out much and only at restaurants with outdoor seating. Clam Bucket has an outdoor patio and goes the extra mile in observing safe practices without being heavy handed about it. They put a little pink cone on the table and...if you need service, you place the cone on the edge of the table and otherwise they don't bother you during the meal. In addition our lunch choices were interesting and delicious and we'll certainly be back if we're in Alberni. area.area.More
Food was good, under the circumstances the service was good. The name is somewhat deceiving, there really was not many seafood options. More pub food that a seafood place. Only reason for lower review was we were expecting the place to be a seafood place....Otherwise really good.More