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Gary's Bistro

115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
+1 250-752-5800
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (25 reviews)
“vintage cars” (3 reviews)
“car theme” (3 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
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Reviews (167)
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Food was fine, service was sketchy due to the crowd there for lunch. Will pick a different time to attend there if we go back.

Thank 80larryd
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great burger and fries here. We sat at a table with comfy wing chairs, and enjoyed good conversation over a pleasant meal. Service was efficient and non -intrusive.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Very disappointed with my last visit here. Use to come here all the time as it use to be the only decent place in Qualicum to get a meal. Now I think you would be better off driving to McDonald's. I came here with my...More

1  Thank JayfromEdmonton
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

local recommendation was spot on. Quiet location good food. ole English breakfast was massive. good bang for the $$

Thank abbotsfordrocks
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This spot has been a favorite for the last couple of years. Excellent pizza, best ceasar salad on the the Island with a glass of wine and casual ambience. Sports bar if you want it, but not intrusive if you just want to chart.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This place has lots of classic car memorable all around the restaurant, even a classic car on the wall. Yes, half of a 1957 Bel-Aire in the wall. Great food, great serve, great place.

Thank RicaR222
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A fun place with a great staff. The food was really good and every staff member was really kind. It is a fun ambiance with the old car displays.

Thank magicien2
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Hi had a date to catch up with my friend. We enjoyed our server - she was attentive and had a great sense of humor! We met @ 11;00 AM and had planned to have an early lunch. Just be aware that they only serve...More

Thank patriciae648
Reviewed 26 January 2017

whenever we are in town, (once every 2 years) we almost always have lunch at this local car buff diner. once again the food is fresh, tastey, served hot and well presented. Service is quick, friendly and with a smile. We will definitely be back.

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 11 January 2017

WOW...I can't believe that no one else has reviewed this bistro since my review of 9 months ago. I made a special trip here to have the crab cake bennies again. Read my previous review...excellent yet again.

Thank Gent47
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Don't go by the menu listed here people. It's obviously not complete, for some strange reason. I have been there often.
8 April 2017|
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Donn T
don't understand?
26 February 2017|
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Rodney C
Hi restaurant staff: I enjoyed my meal yesterday at your fine restaurant as did my two friends. however, I just wondered if I left a pair of reading glasses on one of the back tables? Thank-you for your attention, Rod Chilton
26 February 2017|
Response from Donn T | Reviewed this property |
sorry I haven't bee n there today
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-5800
  • E-mail