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“Well worth the drive.”

Laughing Oyster Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Powell River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$27
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Casual elegant dining overlooking the sea and mountains, serving seafood, lamb, chicken, duck, beef, pork and vegetarian options. A Wednesday night " Steak and Seafood Buffet " and musical events.
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The locals we spoke to, recommended the Laughing Oyster and the Alchemist as the best fine dining in Powell River. We were not disappointed. We live in Vancouver and often eat in some of the trendier spots downtown. Transplant the Laughing Oyster to Coal Harbour or Yaletown, and they'd have a line up every night.

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Thank Tracey L
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

The Laughing Oyster Restaurant is located overlooking Okeover Inlet, just north of beautiful Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. The setting is spectacular as one gazes out towards the entrance to Desolation Sound, one of the prime boating destinations on the Pacific Coast.
Seafood is, of course, one of the main choices of the people eating lunch or dinner at this establishment. It is always fresh, meticulously prepared, and served with care. Steak and seafood combos on selected nights is also a big hit.
If there is one place that we take visitors to sample a local eatery, The Laughing Oyster would be our choice.
Helpful hint: the outside deck is a great place to sit during the summer months.

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Thank Mike25_12
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

The view is spectacular and the food is excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful and there is often entertainment, too. An all-round wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Dave and Patty work very hard to put together first class food and entertainment every day. This is our first choice to take our out of town visitors and for special occasions for just ourselves and friends. This is easily the best that Powell River has to offer. Great food, exceptional service, great local entertainment, and did I mention the view?

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1  Thank Barry G
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Laughing Oyster always delivers good quality food in a lovely environment. Our go to place for special lunches. It is unfortunately a half hour drive from Powell River looking over Desolation Sound, which is a mixed blessing. The servers are helpful and friendly with a good knowledge of the menu. Their house salad with blue cheese is fantastic, portions are a good size and there is a good variety of dishes available. The evening seafood buffet is wonderful, however it's popularity makes for a very crowded and noisy restaurant.

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Thank Lorna D
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