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Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe

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2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-653-4833
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been going to Rock Salt cafe for the past 5 years. They have the best seafood chowder ever - I've tasted a few through out the country & keep going back for more every time I am in Kerikeri. The staff are just lovely & very friendly, efficient & professional. It's always busy which is a sign of a... More 

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Thank Ngatiwhatua
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hate to leave Salt Spring and go home, but Rock Salt lamb burgers are a big help. We park in the ferry line up and walk over for lunch or dinner, depending on the time of our departure. Not quite regulars yet, but we've dropped by three times this year .

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Thank sansoucis2016
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the weekend on Salt Spring with my in-laws, wife and 2 kids. We saw the reviews for Rock Salt on Trip Advisor and had to give it a try. What and amazing experience! The restaurant is in a perfect spot (especially for ferry travelers) and the food was terrific. I had the bacon & cheddar burger and it was... More 

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Thank Adam S
Salt Spring Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, great service and the location is incredibly a must see when your on salt spring island!!

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1 Thank clareduke11
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food, good menu, friendly staff a salt spring experience for sure. watch the ferry come and go as you enjoy a tasty treat

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Thank Gayle L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether grabbing a quick bite or languidly dining at the seaside, Rock Salt never disappoints. Great desserts, big and varied menu, and a staff that's always friendly and efficient. Pretty cute Chef too!

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Thank James W
Murphysboro, Illinois
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine restaurant. Excellent food and service. Don't miss out on their specials and soups. Well worth visiting.

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1 Thank DrHoch
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and service, Mussels were plentiful with an amazing broth, and the green curry rice bowl is hearty and full of homemade flavour. Saltspring is overpriced in general for dining, but this place is 100% the best value for real food.

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1 Thank Graham R
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Graham, and thanks for the kind words! We do sell a LOT of mussels, in fact this summer they were the number one selling item on the regular menu. This keeps them fresh and we get pretty good at cooking them! All of our sauces are indeed homemade, and you can really taste this in the clean flavour of... More 

Gulf Islands Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Food is always as described on the menu! Excellent waitress Saturday afternoon Oct.29.Get there early for the view and relax before the ferry

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Thank LetsGoWild
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there, Thanks for the kind words and I made sure to pass along your complements to your server. We have a wonderful group of people at Rock Salt, and it makes me happy to read your review. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon! Matt. More 

portland,OR
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Its been five years since our last review of Rock Salt. But we have eaten here many times since and NEVER been disappointed. Our summer home is on the South End of the Island so RS is nearby and whenever we crave their delicious Mussels (the best we've ever had anywhere!!) we pop down and enjoy a big $12 dish... More 

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Thank rcassresearch
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

HI there, and thanks for the great review! I couldn't agree more about the mussels, wings and eggs, all of which are sourced locally and very fresh! Really there's no tricks here, just good ingredients prepared simply and served fresh. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Matt. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-653-4833
Description
Global flavour and island comfort in an 180 degree ocean view dining room. We make everything from scratch and emphasize local ingredients. Our menu is varied with numerous options for carnivores, vegetarians, kids and gluten free diets. We also have a full service in house bakery, grab and go deli and espresso bar.

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