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“Should have eaten in the Pub - not Herons Restaurant” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Herons Restaurant @ Heriot Bay Inn

Herons Restaurant @ Heriot Bay Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Should have eaten in the Pub - not Herons Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We had dinner there on Sunday night. I made the assumption that because it was a small Inn, that the food would be cooked in the same kitchen, by the same cooks, as the Pub. We were told the next day that the Pub food is better. I ordered ribs and they were the driest ribs I've ever had. My husband had the special pot pie and found that the sauce that held everything together was very thick and lacking in flavour. The upside was that we actually found an open restaurant, off season on Quadra - so I guess we can't complain.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fibrelady
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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148 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Yummy chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

We were recommended the seafood chowder at the pub and were not disappointed. It was some of the best we have had. You must stop by to try it. Also our server was a fabulous young woman with a sparkling personality and great smile. We wish we had her name to thank her as she came running after us to give us a cap we had left behind. Thanks.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank martha111
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NIAGARA ON THE LAKE
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215 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Best on the Island”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

The setting is very nice. It overlooks the water and the BC ferries. The outdoor patio is very inviting. They have a good variety on the menu, but it is basically pub food. The service is somewhat slow, but very friendly. This place should not be compared to the mainland. This is Quadra and on Quadra it is the best. We'll be back

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TOM V
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St. Albert, Canada
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“An absolute favorite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

For 8 years every summer we have made our way to Herons Restaurant for lunch or supper. Eating here has obviously become a tradition before we embark on an annual kayaking journey.
We have yet to be disappointed. We were greeted by our favorite server Nahanni, who knows we want a table over looking the water. My husband and I both enjoyed delicious home made hamburgers and fries to fill us up. Our burgers were grilled perfectly. The fries were yummy as well. What a great combination of service, food and scenery! What a way to begin our trip!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank donnachadwick
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
“Must have been having a bad day when we visited!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

We visited restaurant after positive reviews. Unfortunately service in bar was extremely slow - nearly 40 mins for drinks ! We then ordered starters and mains . The salad was nice and clams ok but nothing great . The mains involved too much seasoning covering the fish and the salmon was tasteless which is odd considering the location. Wouldn't go back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jenna L
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