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“Good food, poor service”
Review of Saltwater Chophouse and Lounge - CLOSED

Saltwater Chophouse and Lounge
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Steakhouse
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Gibsons, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

The food is excellent here, particularly breakfasts. Best egg bennies ever. BUT the service is poor and not for lack of experience. We were kept waiting for 45 minutes while the server told us that everything was being made fresh for us. We peeked in the kitchen and our food was sitting on the grill, already prepared, while the chef had a break. The server seemed to want everyone to make a reservation rather than drop in. Fair enough, but there were empty tables.

  • Visited March 2013
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Helpful?
3 Thank Jan D
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63 reviews from our community

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English first
Gibsons, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terrible Service!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

I will never recommend this place to anyone ever again. After this summer I have taken my mom once and was made to wait more than 45 minutes for a clubhouse sandwich. I then tried to take my relatives here twice and was turned away! TWICE within 4 days, although the restaurant was not full at all and the tables all had reserved signs on them. This is after the fact that as a local we have been supporting them during the winter months, to get turned away not once, but twice with no explanation is utterly rude. TO bad what was once a okay place to eat is now a NEVER go here place to eat!.

  • Visited August 2013
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6 Thank Sherena S
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good view”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food. Great quality ingredients and does not disappoint. Great view from the deck and cosy inside.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Andrew M
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Sechelt, Canada
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“First class!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

This little restaurant tucked away on Gibsons Way just blew us away with it's excellent food. It is a mum and pop restaurant, the menu is not extensive and they only serve breakfast and lunch BUT the chef makes his own mayo, has home made hamburgers, cures his own corn beef for his Reuben sandwiches, and so it goes. The results are simply so delicious you won't find this calibre of cooking anywhere else. Steak sandwich was great and also the salmon stuffed with prawn fish and chip dish. Plus the prices are very affordable.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Diane F
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Roberts creek
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170 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great Food in Gibsons”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was our second visit to the Chophouse(formerly Blackberries) and the food and service has been superior in both cases. For lunch today the boys had the bacon cheesburgers with fries and I had the club sandwich with salad. On the previous visit we had the classic breakfast. The food is from quality ingredients and smoked and prepared on site as much as possible. Salad is from the local farm. All is very good. The only slight downside which is a small price to pay for good cooking is it may take them a while to prepare the meal for a group as everything is prepared from scratch or near to it. Worth a visit or two. Only open for breakfast or lunch right now

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank GM8868
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