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Gary's Bistro

American, Canadian, Bar, Pub
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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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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Haven't been here is MANY years. Popped in as I have just moved back and it was delicious. Great fun themed decor and lovely waitress. Had an ice cold orange juice and a mushroom and cheese omelette that was cooked to perfection, sourdough toast and excellent roasted potatoes full of flavor, spices, and onions, etc. Will be back :-)

Thank IslandGal1969
Markham, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was freezer to fryer. Way overpriced for the quality. No complaints on service, but $15.50 for a below mediocre burger is not worth my hard earned vacation money.

Thank Jay C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Gary's several Time over the years. Good food. Large menu of choices. Somewhat ditzy waitress. Kept asking us our order instead of writing it down. Fish and chips where delicious.

Thank Jennifer J
Zug, Switzerland
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we poped in for a quick lunch without any expectation, we left Gary's with a smile. Our waiter was very friendly, helpful and nice to the kids. We had a chowder, not the best I ever had, but good. The fried calamari with rice were perfect, really tender and tasteful. My wife had really cgood crab cakes, unfortunatley the salad... More 

1 Thank cm_traveling
Qualicum Beach, BC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

1 Thank Susan B
Surrey, Canada
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

1 Thank Berthab41
Parksville, Canada
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 

1 Thank SteveMartin98
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 

1 Thank Moiraine8
Nanaimo, Canada
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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
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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.

1 Thank Gilles C

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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, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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?