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The Shady Rest Waterfront

) #4 of 41 Restaurants in Qualicum Beach ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood,
3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
+1 250-752-9111
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 659 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. The food was very good, service was excellent and the view of the ocean lovely. It is a medium priced restaurant with a good menu, lots of seafood but other dishes as well. We were a party of 7...More

Thank linda l
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view, the view, the view....did I mention the view? Nice selection of casual food with some gf choices. Always good service from the gals here.

Thank Moonbeams7
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for a restaurant in Parksville, kept driving and found the perfect place for supper; Shady Rest. Our server Mary Jane was awesome; attentive but not in your face. We started with the mussels, which were the best that we have ever had....More

Thank Peachlanders
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice to sit on the patio. Had some mussels to start and fish tacos and fish and chips. Mussels were delicious. Will be back next time on the island

Thank Stoove
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by at the shady rest for drinks before dinner. A wonderful place with a fantastic view and very friendly service.

Thank Sylvia D
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Reviewer Music to our ears. Thanks a lot for spreading the word on all that we do. Come back and see us again anytime. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a recommendation for the Visitor Centre and it was conveniently right down the road. Beachfront patio, and a cool breeze coming off the ocean made this one of my favourite spots along the way. Most of us ordered something with seafood (when in...More

Thank Janine S
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks a lot for taking the time to post a positive reflection of your time with us. It is very nice to read that your lasting impression will be a mouth watering one! We look forward to serving you again on your next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in and had a couple of cold beers, great view and staff., music was good and it's a great place to sit and kick back. Best to walk or take a cab if it's a nice day.

Thank R8284YZkennethf
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Reviewer It's true that a safe ride home is always a great ending to a long shift at The Shady. Thanks for posting your thoughts about our Pub. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous view!!! Our pleasant experience stopped there, however. The seafood dishes were certainly sparsely appointed and tasteless. Our waitress had a certain cavalier attitude toward service and the food. On the positive, there lwas a live band which was quite delightful. This pub-style...More

Thank klokendahl
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for sticking some positivity into your review here and there. Even after 94 years of continuous service to the local community and travelers alike, it is still nice to read that our hard work is paying off. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived for a late lunch after a long drive - we were really hungry. Well, even though it was 1:45, the place was packed with locals and tourist alike. The service was friendly and so professional (20% gratuity well deserved). We ordered the calamari,...More

Thank Pat D
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks a lot for sharing your positive thoughts. It sounds like you joined us in our Restaurant, as that's where children are welcome. Though our Pub is reserved for adults only, the menu and kitchen crew are the same. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well prepared and seasoned fish taco's. Beautiful view including some curious sea lions and deers across the street.More

Thank oliviaheerenveen
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer It's refreshing to read a new perspective every so often. In particular, your mention of the view that is not the ocean/beach caught our attention. Not many take the time to look that way. Well played. Deer are nice to look at, too....More

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carolinet598
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Response from barenda j | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely make a reservation. July is busy in the area!
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Suxyq
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Response from ShadyMGMT | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry regarding our "gluten free" selection. Currently on our menu we feature no less than 10 items ranging from salads and soups to appetizers, main course dishes and deserts. (humble greens and albacore... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 24
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-9111
Description
The Shady has been a local tradition since 1924!Come see for yourself why we're still having fun after all these years. Great food, friendly service, and a breathtaking oceanfront setting await. We look forward to serving you!
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