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Clam Bucket Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6G1, Canada
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No one had warned us that oysters here are huge and unusual. They weren't very tasty, and two of us ordered the salmon, expecting a local favorite. Both plates offered really dry, overcooked salmon. We were very disappointed. This is not worth a second visit.

Thank Midwestadvocate
Bellevue, Washington
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186 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend had recommended this restaurant for our lunch as we were traveling to go ocean fishing. The service was outstanding. I had the four oysters and I can not remember the exact title, but these beautifully cooked oysters were covered in Pacific Shrimp in a beautiful sauce. Oh my, what a meal. The other two folks with us had... More 

Thank Golf I
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had the pan seared oyster, followed by the traditional fish and chips. Myself I had the clam chowder, followed by the oyster Neptune, OMG so good the food was outstanding! Great work guys we came from Calgary to enjoy some great seafood thankfully we happened upon your Clam Bucket, definitely will be returning but before I do I'm... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a leisurely drive from QUalicum Beach, to Port Alberni. WE went to the Clam Bucket for lunch. It was spectacular. We ordered four appetizers, calamari, warm eggplant and asiago cheese with pita bread, chicken wings and French fries. Each of our choices were unbelievably good...all served as they should have been...pipping hot and scrumptious. Each portion was very... More 

Thank Solomoncj
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the few restaurants open after 8 PM in Port Alberni. By its name, you know that it specializes in seafood (which we had) and especially clams (which we did not have). It is popular with the locals and reservations are recommended. Staff are friendly and helpful; will offer informed suggestions if you are undecided. Portions are... More 

Thank J9269VSbrians
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff ushered us to the enclosed patio ( our choice as the inside area is fairly dark ) which was bright with lots of sunshine, coloured umbrellas and flowers. Service was reasonable, menu was varied and local beverages were available. The food was plentiful and tasty. Good value!

Thank Brian D
Port Alberni, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun restaurant with a varied menu. Food is tasty, good value, great location. We go often and are never disappointed.

Thank Glenn M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed consistently good meals. However, this time, the meal took well over an hour to come, and the fries were cold. They were replaced with hot fries, but the rice in the wrap was crunchy, the cutlery was abysmal (dollar store variety) and the restaurant itself was dirty. We were gifted... More 

Thank darentsen
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

After being on the ball field all day, some cold beer and a better than excellent steak dinner was a real treat. Have eaten her quite a number of times before, and it is always great food.

Thank Gregg S
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Called to see if we could get a late dinner reservation for 10 tired, hungry umpires. We could get seated at 8:00 pm and would not be asked to leave at closing time. The quantity and quality of the food late at night was great. The local Island beer was even better. We had a great late night dinner and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?