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Gary's Bistro

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American, Canadian, Bar
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115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
+1 250-752-5800
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, I'll tell you I do like the quaint feel Gary's has to offer. Very small town feeling. As for the food, I couldn't tell ya, I couldn't even tell you how the coffee tastes the server never even offered me a drink or even a friendly hello good morning and I sat in there for about 15 minutes. What... More 

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Thank Sarah L
Claresholm, Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The service was fast and the food was good. We came on a trip and just drove until we found this place and was not disappointed .

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Thank Bob M
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended as a good option for a bite. We went before the dinner rush and had the choice of many tables....waitress simply said grab a spot any where you like. Our waitress had a great smile and easy going personality. She answered our menu questions and we made our choices. I had the best chowder here of... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A nice place for breakfast great food just kinda pricey clean good staff quite a sort mentioned of food on the menu for me $ 13 00 is too much for a clubhouse and $10.00 for a shrimp sandwich with nothing else I thought for that price you should at least have fries or salad option all and all good... More 

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Thank Donn T
Nanaimo, Canada
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great food fun ambiance and really good value. Vanilla milkshakes and veggie burgers. Servers were friendly

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Thank Allison T
Coombs, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is one of my regular stops for Sunday breakfast. There is a good selection on the breakfast menu. One of my favorites is a smoked salmon benny served on a bagel.

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Thank realgronk
Manitoba, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Enjoyed the atmosphere, the old car on the wall, the hundreds of pictures adorning the walls of the establishment. Convenient location in the centre of town. Varied menu. Good staff, with reasonable drink specials. The Mexican Enchilada meal was not that great, okay at best. The Salmon burger was good, nice sized chunk of salmon with good flavour.

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Thank Lynda D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Haven't been here is MANY years. Popped in as I have just moved back and it was delicious. Great fun themed decor and lovely waitress. Had an ice cold orange juice and a mushroom and cheese omelette that was cooked to perfection, sourdough toast and excellent roasted potatoes full of flavor, spices, and onions, etc. Will be back :-)

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Thank IslandGal1969
Markham, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Food was freezer to fryer. Way overpriced for the quality. No complaints on service, but $15.50 for a below mediocre burger is not worth my hard earned vacation money.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Have been to Gary's several Time over the years. Good food. Large menu of choices. Somewhat ditzy waitress. Kept asking us our order instead of writing it down. Fish and chips where delicious.

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Thank Jennifer J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?