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“Good food, wonderful view!”

The Shady Rest Waterfront
Price range: US$9 - US$24
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, 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 12 August 2014

Had a nice table by the window looking out onto the water. Very friendly service. It was a little warm there as it was a hot day and I guess it usually doesn't get that hot there. No fans and not much air flow where we were sitting. I had the prawns and chips which were excellent (and a large portion) and a nice 9 oz glass of Pinot. Hubby had the Oceanwise burger with a salad which he said was quite nice as well. Seemed to be a busy place but the service was very good, our server kept coming back to see if we needed anything. And the view, of course, was incredible. Would definitely go back if we were ever in the area again.

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1  Thank Newfygirl_Ontario
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing. Great food great service. Everything we ordered was fantastic as well as everything we saw the tables around us order.

1  Thank MrGaryFoster
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

My husband and I go for an evening supper meal here every year and this year was no exception! It has the best views on the east coast of the island at sunset. It is like a watercolour painting as the sun goes down! Ask for a window seat so that you can look out over the water to the mainland and Texada Island in the distance which turns purple and pink as the sun sets! I ordered the Halibut and Chips which was absolutely delicious! Avoid the Veggie Burger because it was a bit mushy according to my cousin who ordered that. Service was great and the meal was served quickly even though the restaurant was packed! Make reservations in advance. Its wonderful! Appies are delicious as well on the patio.

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1  Thank WinnipegScubaDiver
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Food was very fresh and good. Service on the other hand was a bit slow but maybe because it was long weekend and they were short staffed.

1  Thank KENARD2014
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stopped in for lunch on the way back to Victoria. Our table gave us a magnificent view of the beach, which stretched for kilometres in each direction, and gave distant views of islands. The place doesn't know whether it's a family restaurant or a sports bar; clientele varied widely, TVs on sports channels, but clean and bright and relatively quiet. One person went with a chowder so thick she had trouble finishing, I, of course, had the standard fish and chips. They were decent, though somewhat greasy, and fairly pedestrian.

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1  Thank Nick M
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