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Smitty's Oyster House

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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Pub, Soups
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643 School Rd., Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0, Canada
+1 604-886-4665
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant today. Not too pleasant that the waiter has added 17% tips automatically on the bill. I am usually a very generous tipper but I don't like to be forced to pay tip. If he thinks that I am Chinese and I don't know how to tip then that's so discriminating!! I don't think he... More 

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5 Thank Sherri W
Gibsons, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We were meeting some out of town friends here and the were definitely not happy with the service. They had each ordered a beer, but only one showed up. They waited quite a while for it, so were just sharing the one. Finally the server came out and asked them if they wanted anything else, and they said they hadn't... More 

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3 Thank gerry195421
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Great location right on the harbour. We had booked at the recommendation of the people we stayed with. Got there & seated inside. It was SO noisy with LOUD music & people shouting to make themselves heard it was impossible. So we asked to be seated outside. Had to wait 20 minutes for a table, but couldn't have a drink... More 

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Thank RichardOrmerod
Vancouver, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We arrived at this restaurant at 5:30pm on a Sunday. The patio was full but the inside was fairly empty. We told the guy at the front door we were in a hurry which worked out well for them as apparently they had some sort of reservation coming for 6:30pm. The decor is like a small version of Rodney's in... More 

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3 Thank kitseng
Langley, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The restaurant is noted as an "Oyster House".......hence I was hesitant (not an oyster fan). We sat outside, at the end of a long table near the entrance. Seating was comfortable, view of marina, usual outdoor eating noise...nothing too distracting. Staff friendly and attentive. I recommend the Halibut Fritters... *triple yum*.

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Thank janee084
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Good BC oysters - but waited 1 hour for our mains to come after our starter. Uncomfortable seating and very loud acoustics. If you have time and can sit outside - probably worth it. Otherwise too pretentious inside.

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2 Thank Natalia C
Qualicum Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

If you find the right place at the right time with the right people it's all just perfect. Warm summer evenings are perfect, this could have been anywhere along the great pacific coast line with fantastic views across marina. Decor isn't 5 star but service & food more than makes up for it as they are. Oyster selection world class,... More 

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Thank Redrooster52
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We were staying at Gibsons RV Resort for the night and a gal at the Sechelt Visitors Center recommended Smitty's. We got there just around 5 PM. Even thought there was a VERY loud group at the outside table....we sat there because the inside is definitely not inviting. We almost left because after looking at the menu we couldn't get... More 

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Thank morewierd
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We sat outside on the long tables. Even though your sandwiched in between strangers outside it was a great atmosphere and comfortable. The staff was alright. The food was excellent! All three of us enjoyed the various seafood dishes we had. Good stuff!

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Thank WestCoastChick6
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We kicked off our holiday on the Sunshine Coast, BC at this great eatery. The staff are crazy good/cool. We travel with our two sons aged 8yrs and 5yrs. They are experienced and travelled restaurant aficionados. Our eldest son said it was his best dining experience ever ... Pretty sweet. We love their large picnic table seating. Once you settle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 643 School Rd., Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Gibsons
  • Phone Number: +1 604-886-4665

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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?