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“It works for us”

Beacon Landing Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #17 of 84 Restaurants in Sidney
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Vancouver Island, Canada
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368 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“It works for us”
Reviewed June 5, 2011

We live in the area and often drive or walk to Sidney for the exercise. The Beacon is a good finish or rendezvous for lunch. We will often meet people there. Generally we stay in the pub half rather than the restaurant although there's little to choose between the two.
It's pleasant, typical pub fare. Service is good and the wait staff friendly. I think for us it's a glass of wine and some light midday lunch. Our expectations are not high for this is certainly not fine dining. However, I can recommend the mulligatawny soup if its on and the crab cakes. They do one or two interesting combinations you wouldn't normally see in pub fare - like a vegetable stack.
We find it a pleasant place to relax, meet friends and enjoy the spectacular view out over the water.
It's a fun place. Don't expect too much, enjoy the moment and recognise that life is often more about the simple things.

  • Visited June 2011
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North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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376 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“good food, great view but $$$”
Reviewed March 5, 2011

This restaurant has a nice view of the water (if you pick your table right). We have found that the food is good, but not good enough to justify the prices charged. We thought that it was an expensive place to eat for both lunch and dinner. Service was good, place is nice and clean, so it is certainly worth a try.

  • Visited July 2010
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nanaimo bc
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“good food, pleasant service, friendly setting.”
Reviewed December 29, 2010

We ordered cod dishes and cod wrap for lunch. The fish was tastey, salad fresh, and the service very pleasant and helpful. comfortable room and seating.

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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“would return”
Reviewed September 23, 2010

we ate here on two occassions for dinner. we enjoyed both meals - the steak was excellant. i thought the prices were pretty average for an ocean front restaurant - a little on the high side. service was good. it got quite busy by 6:00 p.m. i would recommend reservations or go a little early to gaurantee a table.

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Southern Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very nice landing spot”
Reviewed June 22, 2010

My sister and I recently ate here after checking into our room upstairs at the Sidney Waterfront Inn. After little sleep and a long day of travel (it takes three airplanes to reach Sidney from Southern Oregon) it was a gentle landing climbing into the booth at Beacon Landing. The view was good and the seating is arranged to maximize the number of good view tables. Although the menu offered some temptation, we opted for not too heavy of a lunch and just split some calamari and each had some chowder. The chowder was very good, as was the calamari, a little different than the usual. I would eat here again, although I'd like to check the bistro/pub menu as that's more my speed - and budget.

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