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Gary's Bistro

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American, Canadian, Bar
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115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
+1 250-752-5800
Today
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Calgary, Canada
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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW...I can't believe that no one else has reviewed this bistro since my review of 9 months ago. I made a special trip here to have the crab cake bennies again. Read my previous review...excellent yet again.

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Thank Gent47
Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for some lunch while we were in Qualicum Beach town. this was a great lunch place with a collector car theme. Great décor for the car lover, food was great also. We would recommend this place for sure and we will go back ourselves

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Thank CraignLu
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are relatively new to the area and discovered Gary's on a hunt for good beer and food. This is a happening little place in town. We've had the pleasure of having Isabel for our server all 3 of the times that we recently visited. We enjoyed ourselves so much we kept going back. Great sandwiches, fries... More 

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Thank marilee_ps
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Whenever we are in Qualicum we always make it a point to eat at Gary's. Food is great as is the service. Waiters are friendly and frequently stop by to see if any thing else is needed. Atmosphere is comfortable, there is a whole side of an old Cadillac mounted on the wall along with 50 some photos of older... More 

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Thank Paul L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Well, I'll tell you I do like the quaint feel Gary's has to offer. Very small town feeling. As for the food, I couldn't tell ya, I couldn't even tell you how the coffee tastes the server never even offered me a drink or even a friendly hello good morning and I sat in there for about 15 minutes. What... More 

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Thank Sarah L
Claresholm, Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The service was fast and the food was good. We came on a trip and just drove until we found this place and was not disappointed .

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Thank Bob M
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended as a good option for a bite. We went before the dinner rush and had the choice of many tables....waitress simply said grab a spot any where you like. Our waitress had a great smile and easy going personality. She answered our menu questions and we made our choices. I had the best chowder here of... More 

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Thank cat_lovers_9
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A nice place for breakfast great food just kinda pricey clean good staff quite a sort mentioned of food on the menu for me $ 13 00 is too much for a clubhouse and $10.00 for a shrimp sandwich with nothing else I thought for that price you should at least have fries or salad option all and all good... More 

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Thank Donn T
Nanaimo, Canada
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great food fun ambiance and really good value. Vanilla milkshakes and veggie burgers. Servers were friendly

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Thank Allison T
Coombs, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is one of my regular stops for Sunday breakfast. There is a good selection on the breakfast menu. One of my favorites is a smoked salmon benny served on a bagel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-5800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?