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The Sporty Bar & Grill

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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Contemporary
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8700 Hastings St, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
+1 250-949-7811
11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Across the street from Pier Landing, a good place to go in the evening. Take advantage of the fresh seafood!

Thank jabono66
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday evening, and were shown to a good table near the window. A large selection of beer was on offer, as well as some very drinkable wine, and a couple of tasters were provided to assist in our selection. The food was very good and portions were generous. Our choice unfortunately got mixed up with... More 

Thank dexporter
Port Hardy, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the best spot in town, not that there's much competition. It can get pretty rowdy Friday nights and the wait for food can run to over an hour. But the menu is solid and everything on it is pretty solidly done. I recommend the pizza which is a hearty portion.

Thank Rishi M
Port Hardy, Canada
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food, not too expensive. Can be busy some evenings. Good place to drop in for a quick bite and a beer.

Thank sixstoriesBC
Tumwater, Washington
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped here for supper and it was quite good. The place was packed with diners. The staff was excellent on suggestions and letting us know that our orders would take time. The food was very good too. The food is a mix of pub fare and Canadian-European food. My wife had the blackened snapper and buttersquash soup and she... More 

1 Thank Capnnak
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Sporty's the night before the ferry leaves for Prince Rupert, be prepared to wait for your dinner. The place was busy when we arrived around 7 and we waited 40 minutes, although we were told the wait would be one hour. My seafood chowder and garden salad were just what I wanted. My husband had the... More 

Thank rpcvtraveler75
Port Hardy, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant is dirty...floor could be washed. Bathrooms are really small and definitely not wheel chair accessible. The food is bad. Had their special. A pasta dish with bacon in it. The bacon should of been cooked till crispy then added. Instead it was half cooked , like soggy. Worst pasta I ever had. Over priced for undercooked food. Will not... More 

Thank ralicat
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name suggests this is a Sports Bar with lots of TV's, some pool tables and a bar area and a patio. It was fairly busy when we stopped in for lunch and service was a bit slow. Turns out the waitress was new and when we asked about specials she had to go and see what they were.... More 

Thank FarFlungStarling
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been sitting here for close to 40 minutes waiting for our dinner to arrive. We thought we would be beating the dinner rush by coming before 6 pm. Feel sorry for the folks that have been arriving after us.

Thank Phyllis A
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not my first choice, but there isn't many choices in Hardy. Pub atmosphere that allows kids now. Menu is okay, nothing special. Have yet to have excellent to even good service. Drinks and food take forever super frustrating when you are trying to eat dinner with a child. often comes to the table cool as the servers are not attentive.... More 

Thank Nerissa S
Alfons B, General Manager at The Sporty Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your recent poor experience with the service here at Sporty. We do strive to give each guest an enjoyable and positive experience with us. Currently with two restaurants closed in town we are trying to accommodate the large influx of visitors. Having won best kitchen in town for the past two years in a row, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $21
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8700 Hastings St, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Hardy
  • Phone Number: +1 250-949-7811
At The Sporty we are committed to providing you with the best the Island has to offer. With a family dining area, pub seating, a fantastic new local cedar patio, game room and full dining section overlooking Hardy Bay, there is certainly something for everyone. We offer a wide array of local products, from local seafood to Vancouver Island Micro brewed beer coupled with multiple large screen tv's to catch your favourite game, let The Sporty Bar & Grill be part of your trip to Port Hardy!

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