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The Pier Bistro

2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (97 reviews)
“chowder” (55 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little restaurant delivers big in terms of friendly service and reliably good food. We cannot get past the fish and chips, which are great, crisp battered fish and plenty of fries , often we share the two pieces of fish dish which is plenty...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely experience. Staff was friendly, the clam chowder was great, and the prices reasonable. Views are nice, and there is a sheltered patio option that works even on cool days.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we have the time before our ferry, we stop here for a late lunch/early dinner. The food is excellent. Service is warm and friendly. Reasonably priced for such good quality.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ZLI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving from Vancouver our first stop was Sidney by the Sea. Friends had recommended this little bistro for lunch and we were not disappointed. The chowder was delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karenmcc09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place with a fantastic view of the ocean. The clam chowder is amazing, and you won't be disappointed. If you're in the area, this place is differently worth a stop.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jensencraig
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We go there several times per month on our work lunches. Always friendly and fast service, and the food is amazing. We always refer our customers there as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pierre L
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat. Our Spaniel Molly was welcomed inside too. Lovely fresh seafood. Fab friendly staff

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 838allisonh
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Victoria was the last stop on our cruise we got our rental car and took off to see what new we could find. We have been here twice before and always enjoy ourselves. We headed out of the city off the beaten track a little....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luckygal38
Reviewed 17 October 2018

A small and authentic restaurant at the end of the pier. The staff is kind and helpful. The food however is moderate. The salads eaten by my company were poor. The burgers were okay. The deserts were excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tripZeist
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Excellent location, easy to reach, and, what a view. The wait staff and owner were very kind, the cider was cold and the food delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Harmony7328
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3 April 2017|
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Response from wendyw231 | Reviewed this property |
They are super helpful...if you call them I am sure they will provide the answer. It's a tiny place, and well worth the visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-4995
  • E-mail
The Pier Bistro in Sidney B.C. is located literally right on the Beacon Pier itself. We offer a casual waterfront dining experience with panoramic ocean views of the Gulf Islands. We serve unique and tasty entrees like Award Winning Seafood Chowder, Crab Cake Bennies, Gourmet Salads and a variety of Fish n' Chips to name a few.
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