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The Pier Bistro

2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (76 reviews)
“chowder” (46 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Pier Bistro while in Victoria. The essentials to a great experience are location, great staff and good food. They hit the mark on all three. Eating on th pier at the end of the Warf was great. The views and wildlife were...More

Thank RussandJohann
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a friend on a cold wintery day in October. Had the special crab cakes and a cup of chower. The crab cakes were good, but not great and the soup was just ok - needed spices. The ambiance, right on the end...More

Thank TravelTheWorld_048
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast was a huge disappointment. Crab cake benny was horrible. A soggy, fishy base called a crab cake, with the usual benny toppings. The garnish was an unripe piece of tomato and a slice of orange that looked like it had been recycled, wilted and...More

Thank RosieBC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Bistro at the end of the pier to celebrate my birthday. It was a rainy windy night so walking to the end of the pier was cold but because of the weather the restaurant was quiet, perfect for us with 3...More

Thank A-847
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot. Delicious Meal. I strolled down to the pier after a work thing for a late lunch. What a great little restaurant. Gorgeous setting. Fast friendly service. Excellent Fish 'n Chips and ice cold beer. The Fish was fresh and tasty. Melts in your...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a small space but what charm! My guess there is room for only two dozen diners inside and another dozen places outside. We went on a rainy day and felt so cozy as waves dashed against the pier pilings supporting us. If you...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Dined here for lunch with a group of friends. We all enjoyed the combo of clam chowder and crab cakes. Quick service.... This is a quirky venue situated right on the end of the pier. That gives you fantastic water views . Friendly atmosphere and...More

Thank Advicetogo
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We took an early ferry over to Vancouver Island and wanted a local place for brunch when we arrived and had pre-scouted this place online. Amazing crab cake eggs Benedict! Every bite was fantastic! And we came for the atmosphere which is a beautiful yet...More

Thank lserendip
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Tasty crab cakes; great service; water view.........what else could you want?? Tasty Canadian wines; local brews!! You simply have to go here!! The chowder was delicious. Make time to do chopping in downtown Sidney!

Thank Byronmary
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a quirky decorated spot on the end of the pier with wonderful views. We had excellent service and enjoyed our unhurried lunch. We had coffee top ups as wished. The single piece of fish was generous and the home made fries were delicious....More

Thank coast_to_coast_250
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Roberta H
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Response from wendyw231 | Reviewed this property |
They are super helpful...if you call them I am sure they will provide the answer. It's a tiny place, and well worth the visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-4995
  • E-mail
The Pier Bistro in Sidney B.C. is located literally right on the Beacon Pier itself. We offer a casual waterfront dining experience with panoramic ocean views of the Gulf Islands. We serve unique and tasty entrees like Award Winning Seafood Chowder, Crab Cake Bennies, Gourmet Salads and a variety of Fish n' Chips to name a few.
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