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Horseshoe Bay Inn

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) #16 of 17 Restaurants in Chemainus $$ - $$$ , ,
9576 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-416-0411
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good13%
  • Average36%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible18%
29 Nov 2016
“Neat place, so-so food ”
8 Nov 2016
“Very good and then not very good”
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
9576 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So-so food & service, high prices not indicative of quality or quantity. Ill waitresses made several elderly people in our group sick (previous visit), currently, portions r smallish & expensive, salad flavoured with canned mandarin & syrup.😜

Thank Javagabber
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I stayed at the hotel across the street with 2 teens boys for soccer we got in late so ordered take out NEVER again called in my order whoever answered was rude and basically told me they were busy can I call back so I...More

Thank SoccerMama70
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I went with a group for lunch. Prior to the visit, our organizer had provided a comprehensive list of selections (out of 4 menu items) with the list of names so that the organization was pretty much done. I ordered the spinach salad. It was...More

Thank jacqueline E
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stopped at The Horseshoe Bay Inn for a quick bite to eat on our way to Duncan. Very Bad mistake. My husband ordered a plain old grilled 'cheese' sandwich. He doesn't like pub food, so he almost always orders a grilled cheese sandwich, you...More

2  Thank henderson8
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It was neat having dinner in a place that is almost 125 years old! The beer was just ok, and the food was poor. Tried the pub standard of fish and chips, but the fish was tiny inside a large greasy breading. Would go again,...More

2  Thank Dan468
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Went for dinner a few weeks ago and the meal was outstanding. One meal was Baron of Beef and the other was the Schnitzel. Service was good and food was delivered quickly. We were impressed. Then this past Sunday we went for breakfast. Again, service...More

Thank Chemainiacfolk
Reviewed 7 October 2016

There was a lovely wood burning fire as we walked in. Very clean environment. Good service as we sat down. Food was very tasty and promptly serviced. I would definitely go back to watch the Blue Jays win.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Absolutely shocking. Worst food ever. Wine from a cask. We were unfortunate enough to attend on the comedy night. Made us pay $12 per head to listen to that disgusting, crude, foul attempt at humour, where nobody except a relative would laugh.

3  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A girlfriend and I had dinner there last night. We saw a Sandwich Board outside advertising that Veal Cutlets was the special. We did not realize until we looked at the menu that there is a special every night. We were pleased that the Veal...More

Thank idonna2015
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were staying at the BW across the street and decided to try this, despite the bad reviews here, because the woman at the desk said it was fine. And it was. I had the Greek lamb dinner and my wife had a BLT. Both...More

Thank windjay
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Mark S
29 December 2016|
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Response from idonna2015 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if the Horseshoe Bay Inn has a brunch or not. Perhaps you could call them and find out. They have both a restaurant and a pub where they serve food. A member of my family phoned all around Nanaimo last year to... More
Rita T
24 March 2016|
Response from flattopterry | Reviewed this property |
Their Facebook page is not up to date. They do not have live entertainment very often. There are a couple of venues in Duncan, The River Rock has entertainment every Saturday, and the Craig St Brew pub has entertainment... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9576 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-416-0411
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