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“The best at reasonable price”

Woodley's at the Harbour House Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 26 Restaurants in Ganges
Price range: US$9 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Local, modern, authentically West Coast cuisine in a comfortable, refined atmosphere. Join us at Woodley’s; a place where locals gather and visitors can experience Salt Spring Island cuisine at its finest. Our Executive Chef Jonathan Duquette has personally created each dish to truly reflect our love for comfortable classics with a Pacific NorthWest inspired twist. Whether you visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks or a relaxed weekend brunch you will experience fare handcrafted from local ingredients sourced from artisan producers on Salt Spring Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands. Perfectly complimented by local craft beers & wines from the surrounding region, Woodley’s is West Coast dining at its best. Wood furnishings combined with leather seating creates a warm, inviting space to unwind. Perfect for cocktail hour, a cozy dinner or a family gathering, Woodley’s was designed with comfort and enjoyment in mind.
Reviewed 4 March 2014

First, they have their own garden and use fresh produce.
Second, the service is always prompt and friendly.
Third, The local photography club meets in the lounge for social coffee every Monday morning.
Fourth, the have large and small rooms for special events and meetings.
Fifth, they have a monthly rotating art show in the lobby and restaurant.

Of the modest priced plaves to eat on the island, this is #1 IMO. ##2 is the Seaside.

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Thank SaltSpringCurt
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Seafood was fresh and the seafood pasta had nice size pieces of crab, shrimp, and salmon. Homemade pasta.

Delcious breakfast benny's. Traditional and mexican with a nice twist on a classic.

We will be back!

Thank Ada98
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JesseAnderson, Manager at Woodley's at the Harbour House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and thank Harbour House for helping to make
my birthday dinner a great experience.

Our server was awesome, super fun and attentive, and having the pianist play a few bars of Happy Birthday as dessert came out was a very nice added touch.

The meal was great, the wine was flowing, and it was a great kickstart to the rest of the evening!

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Thank MJHF
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JesseAnderson, Manager at Woodley's at the Harbour House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Fabulous! We are very thankful you chose us for your birthday, hope to see you again soon!

Jesse

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We took a visiting friend for dinner on a Saturday night. Not extremely packed but we waited almost an hour for 2 cheeseburgers and a pasta dish and we never saw a server from the time we ordered until the food came. The pasta was ok but the cheeseburger buns were burned so black and hard that we had to use a knife and fork to eat, and even then the knife was a challenge. We should have sent the burgers back but it was 8pm by then and we were hungry. Must say the fries were excellent. Last time we were there we had a beautiful meal, but won't be back for a while.

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JesseAnderson, Manager at Woodley's at the Harbour House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

First, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to express your disappointment in your last visit. Your feedback, although tough to hear, will not be overlooked. Longer wait times, although uncommon, are possible on our weekend nights and we truly try to minimize their occurrence as much as we can. Burnt hamburger buns, however, are something that should never be served to a guest and I sincerely apologize.

We strive to give every guest that visits us a ‘beautiful meal’ and positive experience, like you had with us in the past. Though we recognize that we do not always meet the goals and expectations that we have set out for ourselves, we genuinely do appreciate feedback such as yours so we can continue improving and better exemplifying the ideal of serving local, sustainable, organic food in a friendly and enjoyable environment.

Although you expressed that your next visit wouldn’t be for awhile I would like a chance when that day does come to make this right. Please ask for me by name and I will ensure that you get the very best from our establishment leading to more beautiful meals.

Jesse Anderson
Food and Beverage Manager

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

It takes a little time to bake chicken, but it's worth the wait. The root vegetable and kale tasted so fresh. An excellent service.

Thank Mei Y
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JesseAnderson, Manager at Woodley's at the Harbour House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thanks for the positive review! We are very glad you could taste the difference in our own farm winter vegetables. Looking forward to seeing you the next time you cross the border.

Jesse Anderson
Food and Beverage Manager

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