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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location down the coastal road from Duncan, with views of the Bay and the surrounding forests. Had the halibut and chips as well as a decent burger, both excellent choices with the fish cooked to perfection and with the right amount of french fries....Service was good with the waitress providing covid service and making sure that all points were sanitized, felt really safe there.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

Lovely lunch. Staff incredibly nice. Beautiful part of the country. Lovely patio. Nice selection of food. Seafood chowder was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 14, 2021

Had a great experience with my first visit here. Service was fast and I was lucky they had tables open. I had the Cajun halibut burger with salad and margaritas. One of the best margaritas I’ve had(on the rocks) I try them every where I...go. Fish was cooked perfect on a fresh and light bun and salad was crisp everything was fresh and really enjoyable I will be back. Plus it came with a large pickle wedge and I love pickles so you won my heart over right there. Only thing is I came around 6-6:30 and there was no longer sun on the patio so you’ve been warned. I did bring a jacket incase but the weather was so warm I wore shorts but in these times you have to go prepared it’s not on them at all... my servers name was Jackie very polite and prompt service even though it looked like she might of been training a bar tenderMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 25, 2021

the shipyard was down the road from us... recommend by friends.. the prices were what local places were charging... we had the halibut and the cod fish.. the haliburt was #$17.00 and the cod.. $14.00... ( $15.00 ???) .. th e amount was ok... 1...large 4 0z piece of fish.. the service was good... the place was ok.. and nice .. friendly.. looks like the other foods were good as well... as other people had them...More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 3, 2020 via mobile

While spending two days in Maple Bay I couldn’t resist going i there twice for lunch. Both dishes were yummy and good priced! Washed it down with a golden Lager. Very friendly staff despite the Covid situation. Definitely back for more.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

Restaurant located by the water in a small coastal village. Service is friendly. Food was delicious and made with as much local food as possible. French fries are hand cut at the restaurant. We really enjoyed the sea chowder and lightly breaded cod fish with...fries. They are also involved in Cowichan dinners which, at this restaurant, is $15 for a main meal with fries and a soft drink or coffee or tea. During warmer months there is a large outdoor patio which will fill up quickly on warm sunny days.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

Took a friend visiting from Georgetown and it was so nice to have lunch there. The view was lovely. Service was friendly and efficients and the food was tasty. Nice place to visit while enjoying the ocean view.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020

Made our way there from Chemainus for a late lunch. Quaint, clean pub with shipyard views. Waitress was personable and quick with our drinks. Food came out fast as well, and did not disappoint. I had the "cup" of their seafood chowder soup and some...hot wings. The soup was fantastic, the wings were good. My fiancé order crab cakes. Yes, I tried them and they too were tasty.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019

We love to make the drive up island to Maple Bay from Victoria. Love to walk the marina and the docks. Of course no visit is complete without lunch @ the Shipyard. Ambience is wonderful and food fantastic. My wife had a chicken clubhouse which...was delicious ! I had a bowl of awesome seafood chowder accompanied by crab cakes. Outstanding service topped off a wonderful visit...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

We visited in off season. The service was excellent, the restaurant was clean and tidy. Also boasts a vintage sea-goers bar! Food was as expected. Outdoor seating on good weather days makes for a pleasant experience.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Typical pub food 😀
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Shipyard Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4