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The Shady Rest Waterfront

3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
+1 250-752-9111
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“kettle chips” (10 reviews)
“burger” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 683 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant has a nice deck and view but when it comes to the food, it was terrible! There are much better restaurants in Qualicum Beach than this ONE, that's for sure.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although the wait was a little longer than normal, the food was great and the view is perfect. Staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is not of high quality (it could use some fresh paint and little more renovation) but the food makes up...More

Thank vbecak
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for joining us, and we are pleased to read that your food was great. It's true that our kitchen can become very busy with the demand of the summer season, but we will always prepare our guest's food as quickly as we...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our son and I are on vacation on Vancouver Island. We stopped in to the Shady Rest for a late lunch and ate in the pub. The food was excellent. We had beef dip, nachos, and dry ribs. All were excellent. Great flavour and portions....More

Thank ADBOCNL
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for deciding to join us during your stay in the area. It is our pleasure to serve, and we are happy to read that you enjoyed your meals and service. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Qualicum Beach for a couple of nights and were looking for a pub. Choose the Shady Rest for it's beer selection plus the most important item. poutine! I ordered a flight of local beers to sample. Especially enjoyed the Hoyne Dark Matter....More

Thank wosli3
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for choosing The Shady Rest! We're glad to read that our appys & beer hit the spot after a hard day on the dusty trail. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of only a couple of ocean view haunts in Qualicum Beach. Has a nice view without question. But it is old, and has been somewhat neglected in maintenance, and upkeep. In need of a total deep clean and new face. Prices have crept up...More

1  Thank Muffin1944
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Your thoughts are interesting. It's true that we are old - in fact we are not only the oldest building on the waterfront dating back to 1924, but also the oldest business in the community. Though the age of our facility does show...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a pint and a bite to eat and loved the calamari, soup of the day & the views! It's right on the beach & has parking. The dishes were well sized & fairly priced.

Thank EPSteph
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for painting a positive picture for your fellow TripAdvisors. It's very nice to read that you enjoyed yourself in our care, and we hope to see you again soon at The Shady Rest. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here recently with our family during our vacation. Sat outside on the patio which is beautiful overlooking the ocean. Ordered the fish and chips, fish tacos and kids grilled cheese - everyone loved it! Super tasty. Definitely will come back.

Thank blguerrero
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for sharing your positive thoughts about your time with us. It is nice to read that your family all enjoyed their meals, and we look forward to having you back again soon. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to the Shady Rest for years but had dinner and lunch there recently and would definitely recommend. Being right on the ocean makes for a perfect view while you eat. The food was very good. The fresh oysters were perfect and the seafood...More

Thank Fortgal-99
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks very much for taking the time to share your positive thoughts about our establishment. We have been here nearly forever, and it's nice to read that we've still got it. All the best until we see you again. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Shady Rest is definitely one of my more favourite places to visit, even with the 45 minute drive. The food is super tasty, the view and atmosphere is pleasant and enjoyable, and the drinks are delicious. Whenever we have a special occasion, or a...More

Thank Danielle K
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Thank you very much for telling the world about us. "One of your favorite places to visit" says it all. Regarding your critique of our overall service level... Our service team is incredibly dedicated to our valued guests, and this fact receives mention...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the warm summer evening. Our server was pleasant and efficient. I had the lobster cakes and my husband had the seared tuna. Both were delicious. We were referred her by our B&B hosts, and it turned out...More

Thank Lynne2009
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for sharing your positive thoughts with TripAdvisor. We are always pleased to read that our guests felt comfortable and well looked after in our care. We look forward to having you back again soon. Cheers, Shady Management

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carolinet598
1 May 2017|
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Response from barenda j | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely make a reservation. July is busy in the area!
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Suxyq
29 May 2015|
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Response from ShadyMGMT | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry regarding our "gluten free" selection. Currently on our menu we feature no less than 10 items ranging from salads and soups to appetizers, main course dishes and deserts. (humble greens and albacore... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-9111
Description
The Shady has been a local tradition since 1924!Come see for yourself why we're still having fun after all these years. Great food, friendly service, and a breathtaking oceanfront setting await. We look forward to serving you!
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