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Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe

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2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 1X6, Canada
+1 250-653-4833
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the lamb burger and the prime rib. Both were ok, not spectacular. Probably won't go back. Good service but it was also very busy. They kept up with the pace quite well.

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1 Thank Marjorie V
New Westminster, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good burger and fries. The restaurant is situated in a tight spot at the ferry dock, so parking is a real hassle. Informal service, but was adequately looked after, and the food came in a reasonable time.

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1 Thank BC-Westminster
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting multiple restaurants on Saltspring Island, the Rock Salt was the best by far. The food was fresh and tasted great with good prices. Our server Mary very friendly, and accommodating for all of our requests. Thank you Rock Salt to completing our trip with a lovely experience!

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3 Thank Alden L
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for Easter vacation on Salt Spring island and took the bus down to tour around Fulford harbor area. The Rock Salt is there by the pier. The service was fast. The food was so tasty. We had Salt Spring mussels, fish&chips, chowder and tuna melt. The Mussel was so good, fresh without bad smell. Fish&chips cooked just right... More 

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Heard it was good here but I have never experienced such poor service. The server was blatantly rude and complained that customers were coming in faster than she could handle and that the restaurant was understaffed. Took about 25 minutes just to get a cup of coffee and she had to ask a second time. She admitted after 20 minutes... More 

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3 Thank mw7114
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Oh dear!! Sounds like everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. I am sorry for the poor experience and I appreciate the review and comments. We are just starting to staff up for the coming summer season, and I agree we were short one person on the Sunday you came in. I can assure you that your server... More 

Toronto
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Lovely place to eat if you are on that end of the island. Whole family enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere!

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Thank turvis
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

That's great to hear! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Matt. More 

Colwood, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is Salt Spring. My rating of 5 here does not mean I would give it 5 if this were in Vancouver. The place is small and somewhat noisy and the decor is eccentric but that is just the Salt Spring vibe and appreciated for what it is. The lamb burger (made with lamb from Salt Spring or the big... More 

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1 Thank Michael B
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Well, thanks for the great review! I'll take it! Our business is located at a very busy ferry terminal, so is built to withstand the large volume that generates, from entire soccer teams to families camping at Ruckle Park to local couples out on a date. Concrete floors, wooden table tops, huge windows to showcase the stunning view, fine dining... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

good service, friendly welcome, children welcome - had an excellent meal at reasonable price. would return any time - recommended

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3 Thank NickJB1234
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Nick, Thanks for the great review, and we look forward to your return visit! Matt. More 

Calgary
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have to eat Gluten Free and this restaurant understands GF. I had the mussels and they were delicious! Try them with a glass of white wine. Before I leave the island, I'll be stopping in one last time. The waitress even asked if we were waiting for the ferry, and they make sure their ferry customers get their meals... More 

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1 Thank matgor
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for the great review! We do indeed have lots of great gluten friendly options, in fact we have something for just about everyone! We look forward to seeing you again, Matt. More 

Los Gatos, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We ate at many restaurants while on Salt Spring Island, and Salt by far was the best! Super great friendly staff, a nice varied menu, and both the vegetarian and carnivore in our group we're vary happy both times we ate here. Highly recommend!

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1 Thank NickiandJeff
Matt R, Owner at Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, and thanks for coming in! We look forward to seeing you again and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay on Salt Spring. Matt. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2921 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 1X6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-653-4833
Description
Global flavour and island comfort in an 180 degree ocean view dining room. We make everything from scratch and emphasize local ingredients. Our menu is varied with numerous options for carnivores, vegetarians, kids and gluten free diets. We also have a full service in house bakery, grab and go deli and espresso bar.

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