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The Pier Bistro

2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (78 reviews)
“chowder” (47 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My spouse ordered an $18 fish special with rice (looked like an appetizer). I ordered a sandwich (ham or turkey, can't remember) with cheese. My sandwich was about $13 or $14. My sandwich consisted of deli meat and a slice of cheese (if you can...More

Thank Nadine J
Reviewed 1 week ago

we have heard about this place from father for many years, but never been. This trip, we went two times to fulfill our motto of eat seafood, when you are by the sea. The bistro is right at the end of the pier. I am...More

Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a small seafood restaurant in Sidney, B.C. and. stumbled into the Pier Bistro. It's small, cozy and inviting particularly when the tourist crowds have long departed. The views are gorgeous. Small inviting islands dominate the horizon. The The server Lisa was...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost toppling into the water - perfect fresh seafood bistro and the best clam chowder on a windy November day (like the best New England style right here on the west coast!)

Thank patriciaoE8231KA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Pier Bistro while in Victoria. The essentials to a great experience are location, great staff and good food. They hit the mark on all three. Eating on th pier at the end of the Warf was great. The views and wildlife were...More

Thank RussandJohann
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went with a friend on a cold wintery day in October. Had the special crab cakes and a cup of chower. The crab cakes were good, but not great and the soup was just ok - needed spices. The ambiance, right on the end...More

Thank TravelTheWorld_048
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Breakfast was a huge disappointment. Crab cake benny was horrible. A soggy, fishy base called a crab cake, with the usual benny toppings. The garnish was an unripe piece of tomato and a slice of orange that looked like it had been recycled, wilted and...More

1  Thank RosieBC
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went to the Bistro at the end of the pier to celebrate my birthday. It was a rainy windy night so walking to the end of the pier was cold but because of the weather the restaurant was quiet, perfect for us with 3...More

Thank A-847
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot. Delicious Meal. I strolled down to the pier after a work thing for a late lunch. What a great little restaurant. Gorgeous setting. Fast friendly service. Excellent Fish 'n Chips and ice cold beer. The Fish was fresh and tasty. Melts in your...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a small space but what charm! My guess there is room for only two dozen diners inside and another dozen places outside. We went on a rainy day and felt so cozy as waves dashed against the pier pilings supporting us. If you...More

Thank Robert T
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Roberta H
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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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
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 3Y3, 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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