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wildside grill

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1180 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-9453
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Amsterdam
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

we happened to come across this joint when tacofino was closed for the day and we wanted dinner :) it was the best sandwich I had on this trip - and my wife loved the tacos and beans awesome food made locally and served quickly

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gman305
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This place is really popular. Constant traffic from tourists and locals. The spicy chicken tacos were great as was the Boston seafood chowder. Outdoor dinning and a take out counter. Food is prepared fresh, so prepare to wait a few minutes. Went twice during our short trip - really enjoyed it!

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vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Restaurant is well located and always busy. The only eating area is wooden tables and chairs outside. Food is good but not exceptional except for the fish and seafood which is always very fresh.

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Kirkland, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I had dinner here after a long-day's hike and the fish (salmon) and chips were over the top. The salmon tasted like it was caught a few hours before it was fried and the portion was generous for the price.

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Thank EastsideTraveler
Edmonton
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36 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I love my chowders and eat it almost daily when travelling coastal areas and would have to say the Wildside Gumbo was maybe the best I've ever had. Ate there twice and my family was also not disappointed with their related fish dishes. Love the laid back outdoor seating, their prices I thought really reasonable and the staff seem to... More 

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Fort St. John, British Columbia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Right across the street from our favourite resort, makes a huge plus to grab a quick meal. Always fresh and delicious. Sometimes we have the cod and others the halibut. Fantastic food and service!

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Thank chramostas
Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This might be at the top of Yelp's list, and, yes, the food is good, but this is not your fancy sit down restaurant! Actually, it's a bit more of a hole-in-the-wall establishment tucked away amongst the surfing supply and related establishments that dot this western Vancouver Island community. Blink and you'll miss the turn off, but that would be... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The Wildside Grill is a busy place - gets lots of good reviews and our experience was on par. We had the Tuna burger which was served on a whole wheat bun and was kind of soggy to be honest. It had little zing and not nearly as good as other reviews suggested - just average from our experience. Service... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We had the 2 piece cod and chips & the gumbo. The portions were massive and the gumbo was phenomenal! Fresh & hearty. Loved sitting in the trees people watching while having the perfect lunch. We will come any time we are in Tofino!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I had the Cod Club. Wow, I could barely fit that thing in my mouth! I remember this place from "You Gotta Eat Here" and the Rick Mercer Report. I think this was one of the featured meals on YGEH and can see why. After 2 hours of being pushed around in the surf at North Chesterman Beach, I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fast food, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1180 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-9453

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?