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Gary's Bistro

) #17 of 41 Restaurants in Qualicum Beach $$ - $$$ , American,
115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
+1 250-752-5800
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (25 reviews)
“crab cakes” (3 reviews)
“vintage cars” (3 reviews)
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Canadian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had breakfast here during the big Seaside Cruizers Car Show and these guys kept up the pace. With lots of people in town, this place filled up quickly and no one left hungry. I had the Gary's special which was eggs with all the fixings.

Thank bluedeuce32
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Food was fine, service was sketchy due to the crowd there for lunch. Will pick a different time to attend there if we go back.

Thank 80larryd
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great burger and fries here. We sat at a table with comfy wing chairs, and enjoyed good conversation over a pleasant meal. Service was efficient and non -intrusive.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Very disappointed with my last visit here. Use to come here all the time as it use to be the only decent place in Qualicum to get a meal. Now I think you would be better off driving to McDonald's. I came here with my...More

1  Thank JayfromEdmonton
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

local recommendation was spot on. Quiet location good food. ole English breakfast was massive. good bang for the $$

Thank abbotsfordrocks
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This spot has been a favorite for the last couple of years. Excellent pizza, best ceasar salad on the the Island with a glass of wine and casual ambience. Sports bar if you want it, but not intrusive if you just want to chart.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed March 3, 2017

This place has lots of classic car memorable all around the restaurant, even a classic car on the wall. Yes, half of a 1957 Bel-Aire in the wall. Great food, great serve, great place.

Thank RicaR222
Reviewed February 10, 2017

A fun place with a great staff. The food was really good and every staff member was really kind. It is a fun ambiance with the old car displays.

Thank magicien2
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Hi had a date to catch up with my friend. We enjoyed our server - she was attentive and had a great sense of humor! We met @ 11;00 AM and had planned to have an early lunch. Just be aware that they only serve...More

Thank patriciae648
Reviewed January 26, 2017

whenever we are in town, (once every 2 years) we almost always have lunch at this local car buff diner. once again the food is fresh, tastey, served hot and well presented. Service is quick, friendly and with a smile. We will definitely be back.

Thank Ed B
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Rodney C
Hi restaurant staff: I enjoyed my meal yesterday at your fine restaurant as did my two friends. however, I just wondered if I left a pair of reading glasses on one of the back tables? Thank-you for your attention, Rod Chilton
February 25, 2017|
Response from Donn T | Reviewed this property |
sorry I haven't bee n there today
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-5800
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