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“Go for the atmosphere”

The Shady Rest Waterfront
Price range: US$9 - US$24
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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!
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Looking for a beach bar type place around Parksville and saw this place in Tripadvisor. It was exactly what we were looking for. Great views from large windows out over the water. The place just felt right. Simple, down to earth, no pretentions. Had haddock and fries. Again simple and no pretentions. Light crust, not at all greasy. Fries were fresh tasting and tender. Slaw was nothing special but filled that area of the plate nicely. Beer was cold. Service was good. Life was good. Watched the tide come in and the sun go down.

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Thank TransplantedBuckeye
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

From every seat in the restaurant you had a lovely view of the ocean. The food was great too fish and chips, very good. Fanny bay oysters cooked to perfect and the deep fried pickles was a devious surprise.

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Thank Susanne M
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We were given this restaurant to try by local residents and were we glad they did. We did not know they had music trivia on Friday evenings, so that was an added treat over the meal. The food was very good and fresh tasting. The staff was very friendly and though busy our meal night the service was good. Another added bonus were the views of the water. If we ever visit this area again, we will definitely return!

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Thank DNvisitors
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We had dinner with our children aged 7 and 9. The service was excellent and the view is a plus. The restaurant served good honest food, a rarity in qualicum/parksville area where choices are very limited. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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Thank Sandrine M
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Dining right on the water overlooking Qualicum Beach does not get better than the evening we had in late August at the Shady Restaurant while on Vancouver island. The sky was clear, the ocean had a slight breeze and we were watching the sail boats in the horizon while enjoying our excellent seafood dish. The place was busy with many visitors and locals alike but the service was very good and all four of us had a most enjoyable evening. This is a restaurant I tell many of my friends about because of the view, however, it is really the food that keeps bringing my wife and I back.

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Thank Wayne K
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