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“Wonderful Weekend”

The Shady Rest Waterfront
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Shady has been a local tradition since 1924!Come see for yourself why we're still having fun after all these years. Great food, friendly service, and a breathtaking oceanfront setting await. We look forward to serving you!
Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

On recommendation by the Shorewater, we ate here. Window seat, children's plates are huge. Decent prices and attentive waiters/waitresses.

Visited September 2013
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Banff, Canada
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Always good and always busy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

When our kids lived in Qualicum Beach, this was their favourite restaurant and this has also become one of our favourite when visiting Vancouver Island. We visited the restaurant for lunch between Christmas and New Years and had our children and grandchildren with us. What a great lunch and the service was fabulous as it always is. We had a beautiful day to view the ocean (almost at our footsteps) and it was quite nice not to see snow. The staff are like family to one another but more importantly, they are amazing with their patrons. As usual, the restaurant was very busy and deservedly so since it is always so consistently good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Wayne K
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
“A Home cooked meal...away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

The Shady Rest is an affordable, family, licensed, restaurant on one side, and Pub on the other. Overlooking the waterfront of beautiful Qualicum Beach, we come for the view and the great service. Our favourite pub night is Monday with open mic night, and Friday with Music Trivia.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Bev F
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
1 review
“Food Senery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

My wife and I have never had a bad meal, in fact they just plain delicious, and the our children love the food also when they are with us. Seems we are not the only ones, there is always lots of people there during lunch and supper, and that is off season, little alone summer time. Great view of the ever changing ocean, with all the marine and air life out there. Prices are right, and always had great service. Love the evening music on Monday nights in the pub.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Rod S
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Parksville, Canada
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Shady Rest Pub, Qualicum Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Always a fun time at the Shady Rest - especially Saturday night! If you don't get there early you don't get a seat! Good luck in 2014!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Irene R
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