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“Lovely lunch”

The Shady Rest Waterfront
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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!
Vancouver, Canada
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278 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had lunch here with a friend and enjoyed sitting watching the ocean and the birds. Service was lightning fast and very friendly. My husband and friend both had fish and chips - delicious, crisp battered fish. I had the oyster burger with fries. Really, the best oyster burger I have ever eaten. Delicious fries, we all agreed.

Pleasant little wine and beer list. Large menu, yummy food…Would love to return some day.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely view right on the water. Good service. The waitress told us of the history of the restaurant.”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Excellent food with Excellent service. We sat out on the deck to take advantage of the view and enjoyed the view, the food and the service. The meals are reasonably priced. Good value for your money..

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank JenJacob45
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Prince Rupert, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good dinner and what a view.”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

The wife and I were visiting in April. We have family in the Qualicum area. Someone suggested The Shady for a family dinner. We we'rent disappointed. The food and drinks were good. A great friendly waitress. The only complaint is that we were there on "wing night", so the dining room food was a little slow. It looked like the pub was busy with a good crowd there for the wings. Other than that, everything was good.
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Visited April 2014
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Thank CaptCod
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice seafood burger”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

We came here for dinner and had a oyster and a seafood burger. Both were delicious! Nice view of the sunset, too.

Visited May 2014
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Lethbridge, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Multiple Visits!”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband were in the parksville area for our week long honeymoon and this was our favorite place to eat. Location, service, atmosphere and of course food was amazing! we would recommend to anyone.

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1 Thank cmplettl
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