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“Amazing- Don't miss it!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sandusky, Ohio
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing- Don't miss it!!”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Drove out from Sooke on TA recommendation. So happened we arrived just as the World Cup finals started and there was a large screen TV with both German and Argentine fans in attendance. 3 hrs later we finished - incredible fun. Now to the food. The scallop appetizer was to die for. Usually have had scallops wrapped in bacon, but not here. Scallops cooked in butter,garlic and shallots and served with about quarter pound of bacon pieces served with garlic toast. Next visit I'll be tempted to have two or three as my appetizer, main course, and dessert! Main course was halibut broiled, not breaded. Only shortfall was the smaller piece was slightly dry but thicker was moist and excellent. It was served with fries and a great small garden salad with a superb raspberry vinaigrette. Previous compliant re loud waitress, confusion on where to order was someone who wanted to complain. It all contributes to the ambiance of the restaurant. Servers were friendly, competent and efficient. No room for dessert. To top it all off, the owner bought everyone in the restaurant a drink at the end of the World Cup. Don't miss it

  • Visited July 2014
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Victoria, British Columbia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place, great food!”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have been to the Coastal Kitchen in Port Renfrew a few times now. The food is excellent and the place is always clean. The drinks are great especially the caesers. The service is second to none. The owners Jessica and Tom are super and always smiling. The food is incredible and you never leave hungry. I only had dessert once but it was excellent. The seafood is amazing as are the burgers and apps. To sum it up I would highly recommend this place to anyone who visits Port Renfrew. It's a gem!

  • Visited June 2014
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British Columbia
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Funky place with great food”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a wonderful local cafe with indoor and garden seating and a wide ranging menu from thin crust pizza, fish, chicken and regular burgers, sandwiches, soups, etc. Wine selections limited but that's what you'd expect for a small out of the way place. At least there was a selection, which is more than elsewhere. We had calamari, which was fresh, not oily or over fried and very tasty. I had salmon and husband had halibut burgers with salad and both were very good. Returned for lunch and split an excellent club sandwich. Friendly folk and good eats.

  • Visited July 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great find!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

What a great place! Friendly service, comfy atmosphere. I ordered the smoked salmon quesadilla. yum!! This is a must stop on the Sooke to Lake Cowichan route.

  • Visited July 2014
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Canmore, Canada
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The ever popular Sooke Marine Circle route deserves a stop here!!!”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Start off with their local lager on tap, and try to find something on the menu that you do NOT want to order and taste! I chose the fresh salmon burger and it could not have been more filling or tasting like it was caught. The gal who runs the restaurant makes everyone feel at home, be it mother's with brand new babies or locals or the more frequent stream of tourists. I tried walking out without one of their huge chocolate chip cookies but came back in for one. I cut it in four and we enjoyed it days later on our sailboat over two afternoon tea's.

  • Visited June 2014
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Coastal M, Owner at Coastal Kitchen, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Feeling so blessed with these amazing reviews! I am pregnant with my third baby so cannot help but to smother the new moms who walk into the cafe and make sure that they are comfortable!I only wish that I wasn't so busy that I could hold the babies whilst they enjoy our food!Thank-you to my amazing husband who cooks from 7am-9pm everyday, our nanny who has the most important job at the cafe, and all of our WONDERFUL staff who work so hard for us!Cheers and lets eats giant chocolate chip cookies!!!
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