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Clam Bucket Restaurant

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4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6G1, Canada
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the shrimps with rice, the dish was just huge. I made the mistake to take some fries too, it was definitely too much for me. I would recommend this restaurant. Prices just bit higher than the normal.

Thank Rikregis
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely worth eating here. Food is delicious and the staff is nice and caring. I had difficulty with parking and was not able to find a parking space as the restaurant was jam packed. Will definitely recommend this restaurant

Thank Hannah G
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this restaurant before, but I had forgotten what a quirky little place it is. It has a very nice small-town vibe, the service is very fast and friendly, and the food is excellent. They have a good, if small, selection of local beer. We tried the halibut and the chicken, and both were very well prepared. Definitely... More 

Thank Dan468
Grand Forks, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location near the water but not as good as it could be. Minimal menu with the great seafood flavours hidden in sauces and coverings. Oysters, clams, halibut and salmon. No crab, scallops or local rock fish. The restaurant was unable to procure octopus or squid, so no calamari. Facility itself is dated and needs an update.

Thank Rick H
Kelowna, British Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a number of times and not disappointed once. Wife had oysters and said they were excellent, I had a steak and also very good. Menu has lots to choose from.

Thank John W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended this restaurant after a long day touring the Barkley Sound hoping the dine on clams, but to our disappointment no clams were to be had from the restaurant supplier. So, fish & chips it was, which turned out to be a disappointment also, the batter was too thick, slightly gooey inside and was hiding very small pieces of... More 

Thank Tedmar
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find here in Port Albernie. Great service by Sarah who made us feel very welcome. Food was delicious, fresh and abundant. Full to the brim! Excellent coffee too.

Thank Dawn H
Port Moody, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu with really friendly staff. We needed something meat free and something that wasn't and this place had such a large selection of food that it wasn't an issue. The helpings were plentiful and the service efficient without being rushed. The décor was quirky and eclectic and it had a good atmosphere, We would definitely eat here again.

Thank David H
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch with 3 friends and they had changed out the tables. They are so short you rest your arms or have any space beside your plate, it's weird, and the booth seats are longer than the table. Saying that this is not my favourite place to eat, I did have the popcorn shrimp and it was very good, my... More 

Thank Janine L
Port Alberni, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their seafood chowder is great. I think there is a touch of smoked salmon in it as well making it especially tasty. A large bowl served with bread made for a quick filling meal for us.

Thank Martis54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: 250.723.1315

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