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Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe

2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 1X6, Canada
+1 250-653-4833
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rice bowl” (12 reviews)
“mussels” (30 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
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2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 1X6, Canada
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Reviews (331)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the lamb burger and the prime rib. Both were ok, not spectacular. Probably won't go back. Good service but it was also very busy. They kept up with the pace quite well.

Thank Marjorie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a good burger and fries. The restaurant is situated in a tight spot at the ferry dock, so parking is a real hassle. Informal service, but was adequately looked after, and the food came in a reasonable time.

1  Thank BC-Westminster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting multiple restaurants on Saltspring Island, the Rock Salt was the best by far. The food was fresh and tasted great with good prices. Our server Mary very friendly, and accommodating for all of our requests. Thank you Rock Salt to completing our trip...More

3  Thank Alden L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for Easter vacation on Salt Spring island and took the bus down to tour around Fulford harbor area. The Rock Salt is there by the pier. The service was fast. The food was so tasty. We had Salt Spring mussels, fish&chips, chowder and...More

Thank TooN_Hemato
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard it was good here but I have never experienced such poor service. The server was blatantly rude and complained that customers were coming in faster than she could handle and that the restaurant was understaffed. Took about 25 minutes just to get a cup...More

3  Thank mw7114
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Oh dear!! Sounds like everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. I am sorry for the poor experience and I appreciate the review and comments. We are just starting to staff up for the coming summer season, and I agree we were short...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to eat if you are on that end of the island. Whole family enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere!

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

That's great to hear! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Matt.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is Salt Spring. My rating of 5 here does not mean I would give it 5 if this were in Vancouver. The place is small and somewhat noisy and the decor is eccentric but that is just the Salt Spring vibe and appreciated for...More

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

Well, thanks for the great review! I'll take it! Our business is located at a very busy ferry terminal, so is built to withstand the large volume that generates, from entire soccer teams to families camping at Ruckle Park to local couples out on a...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

good service, friendly welcome, children welcome - had an excellent meal at reasonable price. would return any time - recommended

3  Thank NickJB1234
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Nick, Thanks for the great review, and we look forward to your return visit! Matt.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I have to eat Gluten Free and this restaurant understands GF. I had the mussels and they were delicious! Try them with a glass of white wine. Before I leave the island, I'll be stopping in one last time. The waitress even asked if we...More

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

Hi there! Thanks for the great review! We do indeed have lots of great gluten friendly options, in fact we have something for just about everyone! We look forward to seeing you again, Matt.

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We ate at many restaurants while on Salt Spring Island, and Salt by far was the best! Super great friendly staff, a nice varied menu, and both the vegetarian and carnivore in our group we're vary happy both times we ate here. Highly recommend!

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

Thanks for the great review, and thanks for coming in! We look forward to seeing you again and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay on Salt Spring. Matt.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 1X6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-653-4833
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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.