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Gary's Bistro

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115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
(250) 752-5800
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Qualicum Beach, BC
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we ordered Cal;amari, we expected Calamari, not a bowl of "Uncle Bens" stul isntant rice with a few calamari sprinkled on top, and a few bits of tomato doused in lemon pepper with all its MSG!

Thank Susan B
Surrey, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here about a year ago with family, and it was generally quite good. We had out of town visitors here this week, so took them to Gary's for dinner. What a disappointmentt. We all had different items, and some were not that great. The tomato soup, tasted watered down. The Lasagna lacked cheese, and did not have... More 

Thank Berthab41
Parksville, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Gary's Bistro is absolutely incredible. No matter the size of your party or your preferred cuisine, definitely stop by to try the local-favorite milkshakes. The decor provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere with some very friendly staff and not to mention the top-notch meals.This food will make your taste-buds dance and send you into a food coma after... More 

Thank SteveMartin98
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Gary's twice in the past two weeks. The first time I was there for lunch but the service was so slow and then some machine broke down that conveys orders to the kitchen so I had to go back to work without lunch. They did waive the cost of my coffee! The second time I was there for... More 

Thank Moiraine8
Nanaimo, Canada
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can have a wonderful breakfast, a hearty lunch or a casual dinner at Gary's. Very relaxed atmosphere, great food and service. This is a happy local scene where you can share a beer with friends over a plate of apples, enjoy lunch with your best girls or have a good time over dinner with your family. From salads, to... More 

Thank J T
Nanaimo, Canada
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a nice Bistro which offers a variety of good food, It is open on Sundays. Nice atmosphere, some TVs on sport channels, pictures of vintage cars. Good service, clean place.

Thank Gilles C
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I have not been to Gary's for a long time. This time we went for breakfast and it was quite delicious! I had a breakfast burrito which was very good although too much food. Definitely will return.

Thank Marilyn H
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Centrally located on 2nd Avenue in Qualicum Beach, Gary's Bistro is a fun retro restaurant. Loads of car memorabilia, good food, great staff. My 3 cousins, spouses and my husband and I spent almost 4 hours there for lunch last Friday. The staff were always courteous (thankfully the restaurant was fairly empty in the afternoon), never trying to get us... More 

Thank sashalucky
Surrey, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Bistro implies good super tasty hot filling fast food in a fun atmosphere. Gary's does that. It can be a bistro!!! It can be just damned good cafe, a three different kinds of meal in a day place (b/l/d) or just the place for indulging one's self in a delivery of real nice big slice beery pie et vrai vanilla... More 

Thank robsyl58
Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a great place to visit for the food and atmosphere. The old car photos the one on the wall make this feel like a trip in time. Some of the locals add a lot too. The food is good western Canadian traditional and more. We like the bacon and egg breakfast and burgers for lunch. The service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: (250) 752-5800

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