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Upper Deck Cafe

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5411 Secret Cove Rd, Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia V0N 1Y2, Canada
+1 604-885-3533
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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272 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I didn’t expect to find exceptional fine dining in Secret Cove, British Columbia. Least of all above the general store/grocery store and the place where we came in from our island cabin to shower, but that was just my parochial urban East Coast point of view. Even if the food wasn’t anything special, the lovely water view and friendly, informed... More 

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Abbotsford BC
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My partner and I were tipped to this place by the hostess at the B&B we were staying at, and we were fortunate to secure reservations that very same evening. Very lucky as they are not open all year round and their last night for the current season was the next night. It was a fixed menu, with limited choices... More 

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Kelowna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We've been visiting the Sunshine Coast for many years and can say that our meal at the Upper Deck was simply our best dining experience ever in the area. The key, of course, is the food itself, evidently made from all fresh ingredients and creatively prepared by a real chef who knows how to mix and layer flavours. Our appetizers... More 

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Texas
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We sat outside on the deck for dinner. My husband and I had the seafood clam chowder and steamed mussels as appetizers, and both had the special of the day which was rack of lamb with roasted potatoes and a variety of roasted vegetables. Everything was delicious, fresh, and plentiful. And with a beautiful view of the Secret Cove to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

So we arrived near 8pm at Upper Deck without reservations. We were starving from hiking and exploring the area. We looked at the menu and it seemed right up our alley, seafood comfort food. Anyway- when we came in the restaurant we were almost dismayed when the server said that he may not be able to seat us cause we... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Upper Deck has gone through some management and kitchen changes, so it would have been easy for it to slip into mediocrity. The view of Halfmoon Bay alone makes a visit worthwhile. However, that's not the case. From the pre-dinner drink (a refreshing tequila-grapefruit concoction perfectly prepared) to the attentive wait staff, dining here is an experience which should... More 

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Sechelt
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant many times and have enjoyed our experience. This last time there were some changes. The portions were smaller and the prices were higher. One of the other reviewers mentioned the restaurant may have changed hands and I believe it. Last summer's visit brought no complaints from us. We did have several people taking care of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has recently changed hands and the last proprietor was very good but this has taken the food quality to another level. Salmon Lox, Ceviche, Duck and Ling Cod - exquisite tastes prepared by an excellent chef. The service was prompt, efficient and friendly. The wine list is limited but obviously well researched as the only Chardonnay was first... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is a fantastic upscaleish restaurant at Secret Cove Marina - somewhat unexpected in this locale. [We docked there for two nights and the marina and staff are great, definitely a cut above most marinas.] The menu is small but the food is very good. Service was a bit slow but so is life in this neck of the woods.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great seafood choices while overlooking the calm harbour waters from the charming deck. Waitress was gregarious and knowledgeable, adding to a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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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
Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5411 Secret Cove Rd, Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia V0N 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Halfmoon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 604-885-3533

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