"eat" at Galiano Inn

Galiano Island's Great Food 

 Galiano Island has a range of dining choices for every palate: from oceanfront fine dining, to wood-fired pizza to home-made country soups to provencale cooking. B.C.;s wineries are well-represented on the island, from the wine shop to the wine lists. For an island with a small population, there is much to enjoy...

Relaxed fine dining

  • Atrevida Restaurant - Located in the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, this award-winning restaurant is the only waterfront fine dining on the island, featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine with an extensive British Columbia Wine list. Menu is broad: from wild salmon to flat iron steak, crab cakes to lamb. Wood-fired pizza on the Terrace in summer, is known throughout the Gulf Islands. In the Village, walking distance from the ferry. Now with its own dock for summer boaters.
  • Woodstone Country Inn - Unfortunately, permanently closed in May 2009.


Casual Dining

  • Wood-fired Oceanfront Pizza Terrace - Located on the waterfront, on the grounds of the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, this casual cousin to Atrevida Restaurant is a fun place for lunch, with a Tuscan-style wood-fired oven holding pride of place for the best pizza you will have had; draught beer; best views; walking distance from the ferry, so park your car and "wait until your boat comes in". Not an ordinary pizza: be adventurous and enjoy tuna nicoise or duck confit.
  • Grand Central Emporium and Grill - Originally the landmark old Burrill Brothers store, the owner has transformed the vintage building into a popular local hangout. Service is "island-style" with a full menu. Licensed. The most likely place to find live music on Galiano in the summer; a popular event is the Open Mike Night...be prepared for anything. A must try are the homemade soups and fish tacos.

  • Hummingbird Pub - This Galiano icon has been around for many years, with pub-style fare of fish and chips, burgers and more. Karaoke night and sometimes live music, pool table. 3 kilometers from the Village and ferry terminal. The pub runs transportation fsummer eveinings, to the Marina and Montague Park.
  • Montague Marina - Montague Marina's open deck restaurant, open for al fresco lunches and afternoon beverages and light meals in summer evenings. Good place for sunset watching and boat dreaming. (Seasonal restaurant only).
  • PIlgrimme - For foraged and farm fresh style, this is an interesting and enjoyable experience. Tapas menu and limited wine / beer list. 10 kilometers from the Village and ferry terminal, near the marina. Open year-round (best to call for reservations, hours and days of opening)

Very casual

Very Casual

  • Babes: Casual restaurant in the Village, tucked in behind the Sturdies Bay Bakery. Sandwiches, soups, flatbread pizza, salads.

  • Daystar Market - A funky organic grocery with a small deli selection. House-made humous and salsa are a good bet. Pick up "to-go" and add organic fruits and juices and cheeses from the grocery side. 3 kilometers from the Village and ferry terminal.
  • Galiano Groceries and Garage: Besides all of the fresh produce, groceries and liquor store, there is fresh sushi on Fridays year-round, and more often during the busy summer season. The owners had a sushi restaurant for many years in Vancouver. Fresh and tasty

  • Galiano Golf and Country Club Cafe  Is anything more pleasant than casual fare on the edge of the greens, watching eagles and birdies (yes, both kinds). Beautiful golf course is friendly and well-kept: a "must" when you go to Galiano
  • Max and Moritz take-out only, located in a trailer in the ferry parking lot. German-Indonesian cuisine: yes, you heard that right. Anyone for Nasi Goreng with Bratwurst? All made fresh to order, so it may be a wait, don't miss your ferry!
  • Scoops - In the Village, a popular summertime Burger Bar and Ice Cream Parlour open year-round. Fish and Chips are best enjoyed on one of the picnic tables available outside to enjoy your meal: inside is expanding (2016), and the ice cream is tempting.
  • Sturdies Bay Bakery - Breakfast and Lunch place in the Village; known for its pies and breads; limited but good lunch options with homemade soups and foccacia sandwiches. Mornings see a regular crowd in for coffees (specialty ones available) and cinnamon buns and Danishes.  In the Village.

  • Wild One - Outdoor take-out restaurant with some limited seating. Asian fare. Outside the Daystar Market