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
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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.
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
We stopped by at the shady rest for drinks before dinner. A wonderful place with a fantastic view and very friendly service.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Very well prepared and seasoned fish taco's. Beautiful view including some curious sea lions and deers across the street.More
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