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Bayside Bistro and Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, Bar, Contemporary
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240 Dogwood St | at Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1E1, Canada
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a large group for a reunion and I can't compliment the staff enough. We had scattered groups for endless breakfasts and had wonderful catered dinners on the patio with our many kids enjoying the adjacent lawn. The staff could not have been more accommodating. The menu is broad enough for different tastes and over several days staying there.

Thank Danielle E
Lund, Canada
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had breakfasts and dinner there over the course of a few days. Food was better than expected, the view is outstanding, and the service was really good except for our first evening. We waited a while at the doorway then approached the man at the bar for permission to seat ourselves, then approached the bar again to order drinks, then... More 

Thank Ann S
La Conner, Washington
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything we ate here was fresh and very good. I loved the meatballs, and the coconut shrimp. The addition of fried capers on the Cesar salad was a welcome addition.

Thank Kathleen C
Ladysmith, Canada
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate here for several meals over three days. Breakfasts parfait and eggs Benedict were nicely presented. Homemade soup offered daily. Caesar salad was very tasty as were the fish dishes. The chef has a thoughtful menu and the food is nicely prepared and presented!

Thank 4wren
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and view were exceptional. The salad fresh and tasty. The quesidellas easily the worst, most tasteless I have ever had.

Thank belle400
Parksville, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Food was quite good, view was amazing, however the service could use some work. The two waitresses that helped us were unfriendly and seemed as if they were forced to come TO work. One of them even asked if we would leave a tip in a demanding tone, and when I politely said no, she took the dishes and threw... More 

Thank aleksandramik
Crofton, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The food was quite good, but the service was quite slow. Floor around our table was very dirty, food and garbage on the floor. We had reserved a table for a wheelchair and 5 of us were seated at a table for 4. We moved another small table ourselves. Great view of Parksville beach.

Thank flattopterry
Parksville, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Since our last visit, this restaurant has improved both food quality and service. Only negative is that we did not receive water on the table when we were first seated.

Thank Peter E
North Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

After checking in, we were tired to go out for food, this seemed the one and only option. The place was pretty empty when we walked in. For me, it was not a promising sign. Got a nice ocean view table. Ordered a beer and a cedar, with the chilled drink in hand and the view in sight, what a... More 

Thank llPaprika
Coquitlam, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Poor service with average food. Couldn't seem to get the order right from the kitchen. Had to ask for things repeatedly.

Thank drummergirl2016
Madonna P, Public Relations Manager at Bayside Bistro and Lounge, responded to this review

On behalf of the Bayside Bistro and Lounge, I sincerely apologize for our slow service in the Bistro. Please know that I have addressed your experience with the Food & Beverage Manager and our Chef. Again, our sincere apologies. We hope that you had a safe drive home and also hope that you may give us a second chance! All... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $23
American, Canadian, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Dogwood St | at Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: 12502488333
Breathtaking ocean view! Casual Dining. Restaurant hours change in the summer, please call us directly in regards to our hours.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?