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Horseshoe Bay Inn

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Bar, Pub, Canadian
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9576 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-416-0411
Today
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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226 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was neat having dinner in a place that is almost 125 years old! The beer was just ok, and the food was poor. Tried the pub standard of fish and chips, but the fish was tiny inside a large greasy breading. Would go again, but be careful what you order.

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Thank Dan468
Chemainus
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner a few weeks ago and the meal was outstanding. One meal was Baron of Beef and the other was the Schnitzel. Service was good and food was delivered quickly. We were impressed. Then this past Sunday we went for breakfast. Again, service was good but the meal was not so good. We were one of two couples... More 

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Thank Chemainiacfolk
Ladysmith, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

There was a lovely wood burning fire as we walked in. Very clean environment. Good service as we sat down. Food was very tasty and promptly serviced. I would definitely go back to watch the Blue Jays win.

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Thank Ann C
Queensland, Australia
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109 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Absolutely shocking. Worst food ever. Wine from a cask. We were unfortunate enough to attend on the comedy night. Made us pay $12 per head to listen to that disgusting, crude, foul attempt at humour, where nobody except a relative would laugh.

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Thank Craig D
Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

A girlfriend and I had dinner there last night. We saw a Sandwich Board outside advertising that Veal Cutlets was the special. We did not realize until we looked at the menu that there is a special every night. We were pleased that the Veal Cutlets were on special as we both like them. That is what we ordered and... More 

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Thank idonna2015
asheville, nc
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92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were staying at the BW across the street and decided to try this, despite the bad reviews here, because the woman at the desk said it was fine. And it was. I had the Greek lamb dinner and my wife had a BLT. Both of us liked the meal and the service was fine.

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Thank windjay
Chemainus, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Have not had a bad meal in the 9 months we have been going here. Service is fast and you get good portions.

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Thank Karin L
Chemainus, Canada
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were a table of two and there were two other tables with 4 at one table and two at another. ONE hour before food arrived. Waitress was dressed in a hoodie jacket that was "ratty" and dirty looking. The place looks good but the food and service was deplorable. Tried this before but was stuck for a place to... More 

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Thank Lynnsthoughts
Black Creek, Canada
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157 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

When we asked about this place the comments we received were hit and miss, we did not think we would get both in one visit. The food left a lot to be desired. The cook simply does not understand customer service, when asked if we could have nachos with no onions or only on half the plate, there was a... More 

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Thank butler52
vancouver
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

So we made reservations a day ahead of time and they had the table ready which is the only good thing about this. The food came out quite late and not all at once, a few got their food, then a few more, then the last 3. By the time I got my food, the first people were finished. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9576 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-416-0411

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