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Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood
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3383 South Rd, Gabriola Island, British Columbia V0R 1X7, Canada (Formerly Silva Bay Restaurant, Pub & Liquor Store)
+1 250-247-8662
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Marina (great docking experience from the staff!!) and stopped in for lunch. Had chicken wings that were tasty but on the cold side. Since we are at the marina decided to try dinner and had a pleasant experience. Reservations are accepted and a good idea since the place was packed on a Tuesday night. We had the... More 

Thank Rettey
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We ate at the Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub on a Friday evening in August - we (6 of us, 4 adults and 2 young children) dropped in without a reservation and found the restaurant full. Most of the tables are out on a lovely patio, with folks waiting at the inside tables for an outside table to free up... More 

Thank Alan Z
Ladysmith, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Outside is dirty and untidy. Why can't this be dealt with. Beautiful spot but unkept. Staff not paying attention to us at all. We got up and had to get a drink as we where just ignored. Fish and chips was really tasteless and for $17 a total waste. I'm not sure why they can't just grill a nice piece... More 

Thank Bpalmer76
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We came to Silva Bay by boat, looking forward to a good supper at the Silva Bay Pub, but it let us down. It is such a brilliant location for a restaurant, and it could so easily be great, but the menu is really limited, the service mediocre and the food is so-so. The balcony has a feeling of decay... More 

Thank Sundancer47
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We traveled across the straits in our boat to Silva Bay Marina planning on having dinner. We know they are closed on Tuesdays so delayed our trip by one day to have dinner on Wednesday. Went up to make a reservation and there was a closed sign with no further explanation. They had not even bothered to let the people... More 

Thank Christine T
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 9, 2016

My mother and I enjoyed Halibut Fish and chips and were not disappointed at all. My husband ordered the grilled Halibut which he found to be very satisfying. The service is wonderful and the view was great.

Thank Rhonda F
Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

I went with a group for dinner and we sat outside and enjoyed a delicious meal. The food and service were excellent as well as the atmosphere. The server was very helpful in suggesting vegetarian options. A great time!

Thank nich_48
Nanaimo, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

My wife, cousin and I went there for a lunch, we had two small dogs with us. I had asked if we could have a table out of the way like on the stairs or on the unused patio so our dogs could be with us. It was a hot day so we could not leave the dogs in the... More 

Thank Norm W
Nanaimo, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

This was our first trip to Gabriola Island and were really exited to try one of the local pubs for our anniversary. A friend had said to go to the Silvia pub, thinking we were only going for drinks, but we were going for a meal. There Beer selection was very nice indeed, but other than that we were rather... More 

Thank Amanda T
St. Albert, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Even better service, there were no fuss, extremely fast service with cold beer...will be back! Halibut was not too greasy, the price was great, and we lucked out to get a seat on the patio with a great view

Thank Phil P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $19
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3383 South Rd, Gabriola Island, British Columbia V0R 1X7, Canada (Formerly Silva Bay Restaurant, Pub & Liquor Store)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Gabriola Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-247-8662
The Silva Bay Pub will temporarily be closed due to unforeseen circumstances
and will reopen at a later date yet to be determined.

Beautiful waterfront pub and family restaurant with patio and magnificent views. Live music, events and weddings. Fabulous fresh seafood and pub fare.

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