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Sawmill TapHouse and Grill

3055 Oak St | #201b, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
+1 250-324-0222
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (78 reviews)
“brisket” (7 reviews)
“fries” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
3055 Oak St | #201b, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is nothing great very over priced. 2 of us got our food and the other person got there’s about 5 minutes later with no explanation of why, as far as we knew the waitress forgot to put the order in as nobody told us...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank V350ELemmal
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Elemmal... Thanks so much for the feedback, we value comments from all of our guests... I'm really sorry to hear that there was a mix up with meals and one of your guests did not get their meal at the same time as the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently went here for the first time while visiting Chemainus with friends. Staff were very friendly and provided good service. I had one of their burgers which came with fries and a salad. Burger was nicely done and the sides were good. Friends had a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travelmoose_13
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit with us travelmoose and I hope you enjoyed Chemainus as much as we do. Our 50/50 burger is definitely popular and I am glad you appreciated the two sides offered. We are absolutely spoiled for amazing...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have been to this establishment a few times as it is a halfway point to meet certain friends and family. The selection of beer, wine and cider is excellent but the food is priced on the high side for what you get. I have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DavidNoel5678
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with this feedback DavidNoel5678, I take these reviews very seriously and it is very helpful to see this type of response. Fresh ground pepper is an excellent suggestion and our culinary team works extremely hard to put...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Out for dinner before the play and choose the sawmill. Not overly crowded at 5:30 but still a good attendance with a few large tables of friends. Service was prompt and helpful. Ordered th garlic hummus and very pleased except the restaurant baked bread was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WestCoastJ
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review WestCoastJ, I absolutely appreciate this type of feedback. Stale bread is not something we want our guests to experience and you are correct that first impressions are very important. Baking our own bread in...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We were driving close to this location and have never tried it before so we thought we would give it a try. Our reception at the door was less than enthusiastic. The waitress that met us never did smile or say hello,just “for two?”then she...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank kayakfrank
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with this feedback Kayakfrank, we take all feedback very seriously and will certainly be discussing this in future staff meetings. We want all of our guests to feel welcome for the entire duration of your...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch with friends before a play. Rustic decor with friendly staff. Pizza was amazing! Our party also had Sawmill Burger, Pull Pork Sandwich and Beef Brisket Dip with great satisfaction. Fries are amazing. Most meals served with fries AND salad. Don't see...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank _ltower407
SamHiggs, Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

I'm so glad to hear you had a great time with us Itower407, I hope you guys enjoyed the play as well! All excellent menu options and yes we think the pomme frites and salad is a great addition as well, a nice way to...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We have gone to the Sawmill Tap House a few times while heading from Chemainus. Each time we have had great food and decent service. The menu has a variety of different dishes but the wood-fire pizza is one of our favorites. Will go again...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank saltsunandsand
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi and thanks so much for the feedback saslsunandsand! Our culinary team has done a fantastic job of constructing our menu and making sure we have something for everyone. Chemainus is such a great place to be, I hope you can come visit us again...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We stopped into Chemainus on a whim and found this great place to eat. The food was good and so was the service.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank wcladyD
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks so much for stopping in wcladyD, I love it when people discover us for the first time and Chemainus really is a great town that we are thrilled to be a part of. Our culinary team has done a great job putting our menu...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Mixed reviews on food, pizzas are very good but some of the other items can be a mixed bag. Selection of beer is great with several Island breweries on tap.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Oceanview143
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write out this review Oceanview134, and I am glad to see you enjoyed your pizza and beers, we definitely have some great options for both. If there is anything specific you did not enjoy about your other meals please...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

The room had annoying echo flutter, no atmosphere. Bar served only lucky lager on tap. Poor buffet - plain old garlic mashy, plain rice, dry stringy brisket roast.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank allen l
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write this review Allen, I appreciate all the feedback we get and always look to improve upon our services and offerings. I will absolutely be reviewing this feedback with our team to see how we can be better serving...More

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alexgrant2017
February 26, 2017|
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Response from SamHiggs | Property representative |
Absolutely, just ask your server and they will help you navigate your options and we are looking to add even more!
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k_elizabeth92
September 2, 2016|
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Response from SamHiggs | Property representative |
We do not have a specific kids menu but we are always happy to find something for kids of all ages. We can help them build their own pizza if that's something you think they might like!
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UteChris
May 24, 2016|
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Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3055 Oak St | #201b, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-324-0222
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Description
Welcome to the Sawmill Taphouse & Grill, the home of good food for good people. Located in Chemainus Village Square the Sawmill offers a unique selection of Northwest Pacific craft beers, fresh Italian style wood fired pizzas and slow cooked smoked meat. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are all available. Come on in for a birthday, corporate function or to just kick back with friends after a long day.
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