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Lighthouse Bistro and Pub


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Lighthouse Bistro & Pub Fresh Local and Sustainable. The Lighthouse is the place to meet your friends and colleagues for some of the best food the West Coast has to offer. A variety of unique, fresh seafood, sushi and other dishes are served up in both the Pub and the Bistro, or specials of the day, mouth watering burgers, grilled seafood, and calamari. Accompanying all our hugely satisfying menus is the finest selection of local craft beer, wine and spirits Vancouver Island has to offer. We support our local vendors such as Longwood Brewery, Hoyne Brewing Company, Unsworth Vineyards and Vancouver Island Brewery! You can find their products in both the Bistro and Pub! Check the website lighthousebistro.ca
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Seafood, Gastropub, Canadian, Sushi, Grill
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great decor, terrific, friendly waitress, relaxing atmosphere, with great views of the ocean and boats.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for a work lunch at the pub upstairs. Of the party of 4, 3 of us got sick. My partner refused her clam chowder because it tasted wrong....but I was hungry, so I ate it. Big mistake! What I don't understand is how...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Warryer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was less than mediocre - Food was deplorable - Dragon Boater's were loud and obnoxious - Could not eat even half of the Oyster Po' Boy (oysters smelled like death). All of us had stomach aches afterwards. Our server didn't check-in at any point....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Adam L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Lighthouse in January, looking for a tasty but satisfying lunch. We both ordered a burger and it was ok, not much flavour to the patty, however the patty was a fresh hand made patty and not frozen. The atmosphere...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cdnbcbelle
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Went for drinks and appys before a show at the port There were 10 of us and we all got our drinks together and then our appys within 20 min of ordering So we could have 2nd drink 🍹 and not have to rush to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

When you sit right at the edge of the water looking across to the Sunshine Coast you really have to wonder if this just may be the most perfect place on Earth. The view is so spectacular that everything else becomes secondary. That is a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank metaungulate
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Tremendous views, the restaurant is right over the water. Food was good except the side salad was abowl of lettuce with some julienned carrots. Staffwere friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Conan H
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This place is right by the harbour with a view of the water. I wasn't expecting anything special, but was very pleasantly surprised. I came for a family lunch and ordered the sandwich that they had on special, which was a smoked salmon, with cream...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank elder87
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Came in for a couple drinks with a friend. They ordered 2 double cran and vodka I had 2 beer. The bill was over $50. Turns out they only serve high end vodka at 7.50 an oz. I paid the bill, won't ever go back....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sam C
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Good morning Sam C I believe you were overcharged please contact me at you pleasure so I can rectify this situation. Thom McCann 250-754-3212 or lighthousebistro@shaw.ca Thank you Thom McCann Operations Manager

Reviewed October 23, 2018

This is a busy restaurant - didn't go for the food - went for the location. Food is ok - it is a pub not fine dining! Enjoy the surroundings.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Mike H
June 30, 2017|
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Response from jakobj | Reviewed this property |
I know the lovely harbour side patio restaurant allows children so I would think the other dining facilities would also allow children
July 18, 2016|
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Response from Andrew G | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any, and would strongly believe not. From my perspective they do love their dogs in Canada, seen them at the Fairmont Van, airports, cafes (outside), dog bowls of water everywhere - but as Lighthouse is a licensed... More
June 12, 2016|
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Response from overlookBc | Reviewed this property |
Yes the pub has a ramp to the upper level . If going to the restaurant there is also a ramp from the parking area to the lower level which also goes to the outdoor patio.
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