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“horrible”
Review of The Pier Bistro

The Pier Bistro
Ranked #6 of 84 Restaurants in Sidney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Victoria, Canada
1 review
“horrible”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

My wife and i went there a week ago thinking the food was actually fresh fish. when we got there it took 10 mins to get seated in an empty restaurant. The smell of the front entrance smelt like rotting food on the carpet. we ordered the crab cake benny and they were chewy and tasted like store bought, my wife then got a thai salad it tasted past due and the nuts were burnt. by this time breakfast was over so we got fish n chips. the fries had black mouldy bits on them, the fish was frozen and came in a box from who knows where, fresh yea right the order came in when we where there halibut and crab cakes were not fresh at all. they cary the garbage out through the front end which is disgusting- i dont want to eat and see a bin of trash pass me thanx worst place ever!!!!! the servers a very rude too talking about the customers in the back to the cooks!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Clam Chowder was good!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Good service, friendly and efficient. The clam chowder was good but could have done with more clams. It had a nice flavour and good texture with lots of chunky veggies and came with a couple of pieces of nice bread. Nice place for lunch.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Donniboo
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Barrie, Canada
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Location, Food, Value”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Make sure in your life you visit Sidney Pier and make sure you visit the Bisto. Breakfast is great and the view is incredible. Service is very friendly and there is great value here. close to the fish market and to the downtown stores. A gem not to be missed.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Canad_ian1952
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Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“what a spot”
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

Friendly manager and staff. Service and food is consistent, price reasonable and all of good quality. The view is terrific, binoculars are available for looking at boats, Mt Baker and the San Juan and gulf islands.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Brian H
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North Saanich, BC
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant in Sidney”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Although Sidney area residents we had never eaten at The Pier Bistro before last evening. It was a beautiful night and we were able to sit outside right at the railing. The view, of course, was beautiful and so was our food. I would recommend this restaurant. I didn't really have a good look inside but I think it is very small so on a colder day it might be difficult to get a table.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Trixie61
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