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The Shady Rest Waterfront

3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
+1 250-752-9111
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“kettle chips” (10 reviews)
“fish and chips” (63 reviews)
“burger” (59 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
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131 - 140 of 748 reviews

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were seated by the window with an amazing view of the water,mountains across the way and Denman and Hornby Islands. The waitresses were very friendly and efficient. Upon a request, we were brought an interesting written history of this restaurant. My oyster burger with...More

Thank 154976Happy
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer Sounds like another relaxing visit to The Shady Rest. We are proud that you took the time to share your thoughts about our Restaurant, and we look forward to your return some day. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had lunch there, and it wasn't the greatest experience. The view was amazing though, we sat right at the window. No one greeted us when we came in. It took roughly 5 minutes for anyone to help us once we sat...More

1  Thank Jazmyn M
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer Evidently, your meal was in our Pub (no one greeted you + rolled cutlery = Pub). We also have a Restaurant - where we do have a host, and service begins at the door - but you joined us in the Pub for...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Having family in Parksville as well as Victoria, we often meet in the middle at Shady Rest. The food is fabulous, and the parking is easy. A good day trip from Victoria and you can spend time on the beaches as well.

Thank barenda j
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer Many thanks for taking the time to share a positive recommendation for your fellow TripAdvisors. We look forward to serving you again, soon. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We went here after a beer at the legion. We originally wanted to eat in the pub but there was some noisy blues band playing. So we went into the restaurant. We were greeted well and had a really great server. Mary Jane. We (5...More

Thank NGBUNK
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer It's great to hear that your party was able to enjoy a relaxing meal in our Restaurant on a night that our Pub featured a lively band. The option of two different dining experiences is one of the many things that sets us...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Once again we took visitors for Sunday brunch for the terrific view, very attentive and friendly service, but were not happy with what came out of the kitchen. The "extra-soft" poached eggs on the 2 orders of "Benny's" were hard-poached, the 2 orders of fried...More

Thank Donandkatrina
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer Allow us to thank you for repeatedly bringing your out of town guests here to dine with us here at The Shady Rest. We are quite pleased that you've enjoyed our terrific view and attentive, friendly service on more than one occasion. Regarding...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Was there April 15th/17 and had the 1/2 rib dinner. It came and it was not good. The mashed potatoes were dry and seem to have been around for some time and the veggies were under cooked and cold. The ribs were tasty but could...More

Thank 145elite123145
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer It is never our aim to let our guests feel like it was their "day to have a Bad meal." We are very sorry if your meal was anything short of good on April 15th/17; though, it is a little bit comforting to...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Busy on weekends for brunch. We had snack food and pizza. Calamari was small, has chorizo sausage which was tasty...but possibly deep fried. The large Nachos seemed about 10 pounds and had spicy banana peppers mixed in the huge melting pot of cheese. The peppers...More

Thank Sentafam
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer Yes, we are very busy for brunch on the weekends! (served 11am - 2pm) And, also, yes, the calamari is deep fried. It is our pleasure to put the banana peppers on the side of your nachos any time you request us to...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

stoped in with a client for lunch ,it was a beautifull sunny day ,the panaramic view from the pub left me speachless.the service was good and my fish and chips were perfect.my associate had a beef dip which was also good. i tried a craft...More

Thank blair97
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer It's true that The Shady Rest has one of the best views going. Though breathtaking on a sunny day, it's also quite nice when the wind is high and storm clouds are swirling out over Salish Sea/Strait of Georgia. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were driving past heading into town to a different restaurant and on a whim stopped here while on vacation. We enjoyed it so much that we returned a second time a few days later before we went home! We had a table in the...More

Thank LoisWinnipeg
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer Thanks very much for your detailed review. It's so nice to read that you had first stopped in on a whim, and then decided to return a second time before you left the area. That's a win in our books. It's true that...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a beautiful sunny day. We really enjoyed all the food we had. Mussels appetizer, clam chowder and halibut fish and chips. The service and atmosphere were great.

Thank Delisabeth7
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Dear, Reviewer Thanks very much for stopping by. It's always a pleasure to read that our guests felt well looked after in our care. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers, Shady Management

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carolinet598
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Response from barenda j | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely make a reservation. July is busy in the area!
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Suxyq
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Response from ShadyMGMT | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry regarding our "gluten free" selection. Currently on our menu we feature no less than 10 items ranging from salads and soups to appetizers, main course dishes and deserts. (humble greens and albacore... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-9111
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Description
The Shady has been a local tradition since 1924!Come see for yourself why we're still having fun after all these years. Great food, friendly service, and a breathtaking oceanfront setting await. We look forward to serving you!
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