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“Basic but good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rod & Gun

Rod & Gun
Ranked #10 of 99 Restaurants in Parksville
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Basic but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Great waitress, very friendly. The place looks a bit dated and tired inside, decent menu, but we just wanted salad and steak and thats what we got. Cooked perfectly, presented nicely and a good price. No faffing, even got to pour our own wine.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Vancover Island
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194 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Smallish”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in yesterday for a pint & a nibble. Tried the pork sliders. Presentation was very good & they were tasty. We were on the restaurant side, which is smallish. The service was vey good. We ordered 2 pints of fat tug ( the waitress said it was good) & i'm thinking it was one of the worst beers i have ever drank...being a sunday afternoon they had a country band blasting away in the pub side...no thanks..not sure i'll be heading back anytime soon.

Visited September 2013
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Parksville, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good stuff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Very good food, bottomless drinks, and good price for it all. Got the ribs, the sauce was very good and made me want to take some home. Will be coming back soon.

  • Visited August 2013
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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
“Poor customer service...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

I just phoned the Rod and Gun to reserve a table for out of town visitors and was told they will not honor a coupon from the 2013 Island Living coupon book because they changed ownership in June. So I asked to speak to the manager but was disappointed that a new manager would rather save a few dollars by not honoring a coupon and lose out on potential new customers. Not a great business decision in my opinion...doubt you will last long with that kind of attitude .Can somebody recommend a good restaurant in Parksville or Nanaimo with awesome customer service?

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Susan S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Get better at serving your costomers”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

My first thoughts on the first night I went are not good the bartender I had the displeasure to experience was young and inexperienced in serving and had no tolerance for the simplest of tasks such as leaving a drink where it sits until the person comes back. I don't ever have this issue at other places and when I tried to ask for another that I would have paid for I was refused and barred for aperent disrespect
which I can say in all honesty I showed no disrespect. I work in the service industry myself and have never been treated this appalling anywhere in my life. I don't reccomend this place at all if you are going out for fun and drinks and I can't say ill ever be back maybe to try the food but given my past experience I'm sure it's probably not worth the hassle.

Visited August 2013
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