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“Great view, could have used a flyswatter though”
Review of Rumrunner Pub

Rumrunner Pub
Ranked #34 of 85 Restaurants in Sidney
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Since 1990, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has served delicious seafood and West Coast cuisine in a spectacular setting along the Sidney waterfront at picturesque Port Sidney Marina. Patrons enjoy a warm ambience, great food, and unforgettable views of the ocean, Gulf & San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. The cozy restaurant and bar both boast warm feature fireplaces, and in warmer weather the two outdoor patios allow diners the opportunity to enjoy sunshine and sea breezes. "Staff are friendly and cheerful,and we have a great kitchen staff," "Our pub menu is first class." At the full-service bar, customers can choose from a large selection of beverages - there's local and import beer in the bottle and on tap, as well as a wide selection of wines. Owner Bill Singer worked for 14 years in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's venerable Snug before opening the Rumrunner in 1990. Since then, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has become a favoured spot for locals, a regular stop for visiting boaters, and a great find for visitors to Sidney.
Reviewed September 18, 2011

Overall, was a great visit. The food was good, the atmosphere was lovely, service was attentive. The only fly in the ointment was the fact that there were several flies buzzing around that was rather annoying.

The location is excellent with a wonderful view of the harbour; choose a patio table or inside the conservatory for the best views.

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Thank buytherules
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Really enjoyed the spinach salad. The halibut fish and chips were great although the portion size was small for the price.

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Thank CrewAllegro
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

This is the 3rd time I have been to the Rumrunner and as always I had a wonderful time
The food was exhalent I had the fried shrimp & my friend said had the battered halibut was better then fish & chips he had in England!!!
The service was the best I have had on the west cost yet & I would come back just to get an eye full of those hot waitresses

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Thank Chen C
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

We've been going to Rumrunners for several years and took my relatives from Alberta there for lunch in July. The menu had been changed from our last visit. There was only an option of a small or large piece of Halibut with fries. We opted for the large piece but left hungry. It was definitley less value than the old menu of one or two pieces of fish but the price was more.. The location and outside patio are still wonderful but the overall food quality and value have decreased.

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Thank Bimmer29
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

Total ripoff. $15.50 for battered cod, unedible
$13.50 for chicken pot pie. Soup with a crust.
This pub was number one in our books for years.
We don`t what happened but our last meal was a
total disaster.
Server was delightfull but had no control of what was coming
out of the kitchen.

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2  Thank george154945
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