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The Shady Rest Waterfront

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3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
+1 250-752-9111
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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155 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Dropped past for lunch with a cousin from further up the island. We both had the fish & chips; one cod, the other halibut. Both were good, delivered hot with fries coleslaw and tartar sauce. Service was fast, attentive and friendly. Good quantity of parking. Noise levels were good. Nice water views. Will return.

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Thank Dave1xyz
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you not only for stopping by, but also for taking the time to write us a kind review. Lots of bases covered. Good detail. It's true that we are nestled right on the shore of Qualicum Beach, and the view is "second to none" as reviewed by many a TripAdvisor before you. We are happy to serve... More 

Victoria, Canada
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

A sunny Saturday afternoon stop on the way to Victoria on a picturesque drive through Qualicum. Oysters casino is rich with hollandaise sauce and oysters. Delicious! Wonderful selection of beer . Large windows with ocean views or outside dining on the patio.

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Thank sherrielis
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for stopping by on your way through town. We have been a traditional stop for many a traveler over the years, and we are happy you found us. Whether a quick bite to recharge or a relaxing bevy to unwind - think Shady Rest. On the water in Qualicum Beach. Since 1924. Cheers, Shady Management More 

Campbell River, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

It's a seat yourself kinda place, so if you can get a table near the windows, DO SO. Breathtaking views of the ocean and beach! We ordered the kettle chips to start, and they are awesome. My wife had the cod fish and chips, and I had the blackened cod fish tacos. Both were very good! The service was great,... More 

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Thank Gavin S
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. It is always a treat to read about our guests loving what we do. We are proud to be Qualicum Beach's longest standing business, as we have been serving our valued guests by the sea since 1924! Here's to another 92 years of fun. We... More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This restaurant can't be beat for ocean views. It is great anytime as there are large windows that offer great scenery and if it's good weather, you can sit outside on the deck. The food is very good and they use a lot of local items. The servers are very friendly and go out of their way to get to... More 

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Thank LinnyBC53
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer We are always proud to read that our guests have enjoyed their time with us. After 92 years of continuous operation, we have become renowned for our oceanfront setting and casual/friendly service to both locals and travelers alike. Thank you for thinking of us when your out of town company comes to visit. We live to serve, and... More 

Parksville, Canada
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

If you are interested in a pub type atmosphere or an intimate / romantic dinner for two the Shady Rest Pub has it. The food is always good and the view of Georgia Strait (Pacific Ocean) adds to your overall experience and enjoyment. We have enjoyed their pub area with great pub food on a number of occasions, but this... More 

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Thank StageStruck56
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for your kind review, and kudos for your thorough account of your time with us. It's true, at The Shady we have two distinctly different atmospheres for your you to choose from. Our Restaurant is open to families and all ages, while our Pub is for those 19 years and older. Both share the same menu... More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great pub and beautiful location. Good food in pub, but not so good in restaurant. If I were only rating the pub I would give it a 4. If I were rating only the restaurant I would give it a 2 .

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Thank Dougiedbaseball
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for sharing your thoughts about our Pub & Restaurant. Interestingly, both our Pub and Restaurant share the exact same kitchen, so the menu in both settings is the same, and it is prepared by the same hard working Chef and crew. That said, there are many guests that join us on a regular basis and it... More 

Rocky View
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The view when you are seated is 2nd to none. The food is great fish and chips are very good however the Canadain eh pizza is my favourite.

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Thank Robert B
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer It's true. The view from The Shady is second to none. Back in 1924, our founder Thomas Kinkade had a vision for this location and we became the very first building on Qualicum Beach's waterfront. We are grateful he did, as 92 years later we are still awe struck by the natural beauty of the area daily. See... More 

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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat, great food, fast friendly service , great view. Parking and easy access from the Hwy. We are vegetarians and was great to find they have so may vegetation options on the menu. The restaurant is big , you don't have to wait for a table .

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Thank Ritta K
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer We are glad to read that you found our selection, food, service and view all great. We continuously try to anticipate, meet and/or exceed the needs of our many different guests, and through positive, constructive feedback like yours we are ensured that we are on the right track. Hope to see you again soon at The Shady Rest.... More 

Florida
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578 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We eat here every time in town and always enjoy the food and the view. I noticed it is going up market a bit as they have two men in ties seating people which is a very nice improvement and allows the waitresses to look after customers. The food seems to be also up a notch in last six months.... More 

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Thank Golferboy18
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer It is a pleasure to read that you had a great experience with us at The Shady Rest. Thank you for sharing your kind review with your fellow trip advisors. Though we have been here on the beach in Qualicum for 92 years, we are constantly working to improve all that we do here at The Shady, as... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The service was friendly and reasonable. The food was good. Selection of seafood was not extensive but the food was good. The seafood burger was very good, the prawns were very good the fries were average. Food was slow but hot off grill.

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Thank Codettes
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience with us. At The Shady Rest, we believe in friendly, casual service to go with our laid back Vancouver Island setting. We also believe that hand-made, locally sourced foods help to set us apart from the other dining choices in our area. The above paired... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 24
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?