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Reviewed November 23, 2023 via mobile

How could you ever have a better combination? Airplanes, friendly service and great food all in one place. Our go to place when we are in the area. I’m sure this will soon be #1 in Qualicum. The only hitch is that if you go,...you may not get a table during peak hours. This place is busy because it’s good.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 19, 2023

Take out Fish/Chips tonight - very very delicious! Large portions of Cod and chips including extra condiments. All prepared perfectly. Thanks to the pleasant staff both on phone & when we picked up order. Will do this again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 5, 2023

What a fabulous place for a 'girls lunch'! I've been coming here for years and this place never disappoints! The girls and I sat on the patio and watched the planes fly in and out. The service was awesome and the food was delicious! We...shared the calamari, flatbread and sliders. The food here is always consistent! Whoever is doing the cooking is to be commended!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 7, 2023 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here yesterday. Servers were polite and very attentive. The beef stew was delicious! My husband had the meat-lovers omelet. Loaded filling and worth the price. Nice view of the runway with lots happening. Small, intimate feeling. Also has a lovely patio...right on the runway. Worth looking for this out of the way place.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed November 13, 2022 via mobile

From the minute you enter, to the last bite of dessert, everything was beyond amazing. The Calamari is the best I have ever had!! Large portions, delicious drinks!! Support local, visit this hidden gem just off the trail.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 4, 2022

We're new to area…heard the food was good so we came for brunch. This was a couple of months ago. It was 'good' but not exceptional…portions were large…coffee was so-so.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed October 4, 2022

We ate at Final Approach the last time we were on the Island.....and had a lovely experience. So we wanted to go back this trip .... I communicated with Adam prior to our trip in regards to patio space .... I am immunocompromised and needed...to be cautious. He gave us the run down of the space and did mention to come early since it filled up fast. We arrived just after 5 pm and there were spots available on the patio. The meal was great .... started with the chowder and then had fish and chips. Both were excellent. Will return next time through town.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

Our family of four had a really lovely dinner. We’ve been there before, and it’s one of our go-to restaurants. We love the vibe of a working airport and enjoy watching the small planes come in and out. The patio is very comfortable, and we...noticed they’ve done some nice renos. Food was good, service was great.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022

We just moved into town four months ago and this little restaurant came highly recommended, my husband and I decided to check it out for lunch. The hostess was quick to greet us with a smile and seat us at a table, the place was...full when we arrived. I could see there was no lack of staff and our drinks and food order was taken promptly. Our food arrived in a timely manner, it was hot, well portioned, and tasted good. We actually went up last night for dinner, but it was sadly closed, another time for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022

Can't think of any reason we should return... 4 of us went and none of us could think of a reason to return. Strange location.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022 via mobile

Lived here 8 years this is our favourite restaurant but we won’t be back. Food has gone down hill and the staff have no clue. We waited over 10 minutes for 2 waitresses to bring us horseradish. By this time the food was cold so...we sent it back. It still appeared on our bill. The manager came and told us it would stay on the bill because they offered to replace it. This would have meant everyone else waiting as they had finished their meal. We skipped the dessert and the tip and left. That cost the server and the restaurant $50 and we will never go back. The owners are great people but they need to sort that out.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Adam P, Owner at Final Approach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2022

We are sorry for your negative experience with us. We had an error in judgement and we handled the situation poorly. For that we apologise. We appreciate that the Final Approach is one of your favorite restaurants and clearly we made a mistake. We will...More

Reviewed April 23, 2022

The Final Approach Restaurant has been one of the places to go for the best fish & chips. in the Parksville / Qualicum Beach area. The fish was outstanding (ling cod). The last 2 visits with friends and the serving was terrible. Tail end pieces...and vary small portion. Seemed to be regular cod. Very disappointing. Other menu items ordered were excellent. Calamari salad, Calamari. There is a place in French Creek that still serve a fantastic order of Fish & Chips. Not recommended for fish & chips!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022

Went with friends for lunch. This is a small restaurant, so reservations are a must. It was pretty busy when we went, but were seated and served right away. I ordered the Cod Fish and Chips and my husband had the Burger. I found the...Fish batter was overcooked and too crispy. He enjoyed his choice. We will try them again as I know the have a good reputation for their food, and everyone deserves a 2nd chance.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 4, 2021

Haven't been for a long time - happy to see the food and service is still excellent. We hadn't lunch and all three of us loved our meals. Don't miss this hidden little gem!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 20, 2021 via mobile

5 stars for service and 5 stars for the food! Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in until we received the bill. Outstanding service!! I don’t like onions so I was offered a salad instead of the rice as onions come in the...rice. Not once has another restaurant offered me that before. The food was delicious!! Nice atmosphere. Was asked for proof of vaccination along with photo ID.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Mary & Gary Q
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On weekends they are open for breakfast which is amazing in itself. All other days lunch and dinner menu. Reservations recommended for any time you go. It's a small place that seats 30? Service is awesome. Great specials... More
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The website has menus on it. I tried posting a link, but trip advisor will not allow websites in answers.
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No, but for your best bet in Qualicum Beach area head to either Cuckoos (Coombs) or Salt Pizzaria (Parksville) for pizza. But if you want great pizza, head to Lantzville and have outstanding pizza at "Riso".
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Final Approach Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4