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Reviewed yesterday 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

When you read this review please don’t all head to the airport as it’s small and I want a table! We went for breakfast and nothing could be improved! The food, the price and while I love an ocean view, the next best thing is...planes and helicopters! We enjoyed our beverages, our meals and our servers. Will be back soon and often!!!! Sure beats anything else in town. The staff could not be any more accommodating.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

A very good post Corvid 19 experience. My son and daughter in law and I went for lunch specifically fish and chips. Good portions, crispy batter and excellent service. Prices very reasonable. Certainly a "come back" restraunt for me.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 19, 2021 via mobile

Several meals here. Very good food, ambiance and reasonably priced. The Calamari is fantastic. In a light batter and tender. We rate it the best calamari anywhere!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 14, 2021

I have been very pleasantly surprised by the takeaway Halibut and Chips from the Final Approach. We have tried this several times now and can recommend it. Call in advance to arrange a pickup. They have a socially distanced eating area but we like to...take it somewhere more private.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021 via mobile

COVID protocols are followed very well and while we haven’t gone out for dinner much for a year, we felt safe and relaxed at Final Approach. The service was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. We shared an appetizer and a burger. The burger was...very good, great charred flavour and simply but nicely presented. The appetizer we had was the calamari. I’m afraid it fell short of expectations. The batter made it taste greasy. We had excellent calamari here a couple years ago, but this was just not the same. Still, I think I would give them another try just not the calamari.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Mary & Gary Q
September 4, 2017|
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Response from NGBUNK | Reviewed this property |
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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IreneandNick
April 3, 2015|
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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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IreneandNick
April 3, 2015|
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Final Approach Restaurant

Yes, Final Approach Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Final Approach Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4