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Clam Bucket Restaurant

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4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
11:00 am - 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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank GRK5335
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in at the spur of the moment for supper and were greeted warmly and promptly at the door. Our server was attentive and friendly. Our food arrived quickly and was delicious. The house made salad dressing is delicious! Would go back again without hesitation.

Thank georgia1998
Delta, Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the platter for 2 and it had a little (quite a lot actually) of basically everything on the menu. It was actually quite a lot of food and we ended up taking some leftovers back to our hotel. The food was all really good and there's nothing I'd say wasn't up to par and fresh. There was halibut,... More 

Thank Lucidcat
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the fish taco appetizer and bought calamari for the group. The appetizer servings are big and can be used for a lunch portion. The food was good - well seasoned - with decent service and a good price point. Definitely recommend if in Port Alberni!

1 Thank Tammy P
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice stop to make on our drive to Tofino. The decor was cute and interesting. I highly recommend the clam bucket - I got the split mussels/clam but the clams were much better. My boyfriend got the buffalo burger and loved it. Decent prices and great food.

Thank Duda R
Margaret River, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the worst meals I've had in a long time...my toddlers chicken came out undercooked, the clam chowder was disgusting and the the clam bucket which you would presume would be the signature dish was cold and oily...I am giving it one star because of the wait staff, they were attentive and did look after us after... More 

Thank katie_s79
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

New to town and this restaurant was recommended by a local. Absolutely delicious dishes with plenty of seafood options as well as non-seafood options! Would highly recommend this place!!

Thank Sheri S
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Come here every two years. Port Alberni is great for wild life and also for this restaurant. Reasonable prices, today had a sandwich special , and terrific service. Brin/Bren was the lovely girl serving, great to talk to and very knowledgeable about the area . If you go to port Alberni this place is a must.

Thank lillypad46

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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, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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, 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?