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“Appies”

The Shady Rest Waterfront
Price range: US$9 - US$24
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Appies”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

We met some old friends for drinks and appies at the Rest, We had 4 pints of beer and 2 1/2 litres of wine along with plates of appetizers. the spare ribs were delicious but the soggy yam fries and vegetable plate were awful, micro tomatoes halved so small that you couldn't pick them up with a fork or your fingers, the cauliflower was mostly from the stem and it was easy to see that "brown bits" had been trimmed off, we would stay away from anything but simple burgers if we ever go back.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Edward C
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Dewinton
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What a view?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

If you want an awesome menu with magical views of the Georgia Strait then this is the place to go. The service is fast and exceptionally friendly. The fish and chips are to die for! There are outdoor patios on both the restaurant and pub side. Perfect for a sunny day of good food and drink. Enjoy!

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Debbie C
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice view, great fish and chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

Good food, great fish and chips and the pasta is excellent. Hubby loves the seafood chowder. We have been here for supper and lunch many many times, both menus offer lots of choice and the meals are always good and never disappoint.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Seeit88
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Parksville, Canada
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
“One of the top three in QB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Usually the rumour of a restaurant for sale sparks fear in the hearts of eaters. But this little bistro with the view to die for is a top of three choice. With a fairly extensive menu, good service and excellent food the main drawback is the NOISE. Not for the faint of hearing. But food wise a better choice than most of the eateries in Qualicum Beach. The other two, Giovanni's and DeeZ.

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Kapulanikai
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best View in Qualicum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

The perfect place for dinner outside on a summer's evening.

What I like about the Shady Rest is that the menu specifies the local or British Columbia farms and bakeries that supply their fare. Meat, vegetables, breads, seafood - all from around the area.

It is a typical pub atmosphere with food to match...hearty and generous portions. The clam chowder comes with at least a dozen clams in shell. Very good.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank DalianEx-pat
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