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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
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“kettle chips” (10 reviews)
“burger” (54 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Crowded and overpriced was our opinion. Also, almost everything is fried. Service was extremely slow.More

Thank Sara C
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Dear, Reviewer Though opinions vary, just about all of our guests would agree that we do indeed have a very "nice beach view". Furthermore, after 92 years of continuous service to locals and visitors, The Shady Rest is by far Qualicum's busiest waterfront Pub/Restaurant. (hence...More

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Took a while to get acknowledged, but we were enjoying our company and the view. the food took a while but they were busy and it turned out to be nice. we noticed all of the other tables had attentive servers and were in and...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Although the Shady is a bit tired on the inside (could use some comfortable chairs) I always enjoy going here and food has been consistently good, I had fish tacos last week which were quite yummy. Living locally and such a great spot on the...More

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ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Dear, Reviewer Thank you very much for your repeat business. It says a lot about what we do. We are proud of the warmth we receive from the area's locals, and look forward to your next visit with family and friends. See you again soon....More

Reviewed 21 August 2016

This place has so much potential, given it's location on the water. We got a table on the patio, which was good, but the tables and chairs are cheap junk and the food was forgettable. Perhaps my problem is that I assume restaurants by the...More

Thank Jay W
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for your contribution. We are happy to report that this place has been realizing it's potential for over 92 years. That's how we became Qualicum's oldest business, and we plan to hold onto that crown for a long time yet. Fun fact...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Read the reviews on Trip Advisor as we were looking for a nice restaurant with ocean view. We were quite disappointed with the food - had the ribs. The mashed potatoes were dry and bland tasting and the ribs were so-so. Loved the flourless chocolate...More

1  Thank Goodtimes124
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for stopping by. It's a pleasure to have served you. Though our ribs might not have been a hit for you, our menu does consist of over 50 hand-made items, so there is a lot more for you to discover yet. Hope...More

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

While we were warned it would take over an hour this is a bit much for what we ordered. People were waiting longer and again it's quick food. This strikes me as more lack of planning than anything. The food was good but given the...More

Thank Wetcoastwellies
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Dear, Reviewer The Shady Rest is Qualicum's busiest Pub/Restaurant. We have been serving our hand-made dishes year round for over 92 years, and we have become quite accustomed to the seasonal boom that summer brings to our area. We are a proud employer of a...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Parksville and were out looking for somewhere to eat and found the shady rest waterfront . Beautiful location , fantastic view overlooking the ocean , with seals dotted here and there ! Friendly welcoming staff . Didn't have to wait long...More

Thank Cjmonger
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Dear, Reviewer We value each and everyone of our guests, and we will always do our best to ensure their dietary concerns are handled with care and attention to detail. Thank you for sharing your kind remarks on your visit to The Shady, and we...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We snuck in just before the grill closed after just arriving in town, thanks to a very helpful waitress. We ordered nachos and calamari. Both were very good - I think the salsa was freshly made - it was excellent. Portions were quite large. We...More

Thank jenmc74
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Dear, Reviewer It's a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your late night bite(s). Our Nachos and Calamari are very popular, and we do indeed make our salsa from scratch. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Grab a few friends and sit by the water while you enjoy good pub food. Nice drink selection too. We had the nachos and a brew. The plate was huge! The waitstaff was helpful and friendly. Not over the top pricewise and the atmosphere was...More

Thank Amy F
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Dear, Reviewer Thanks a lot for taking the time to share a positive contribution here on TripAdvisor. It's nice for our staff to read that all of our hard work is being well received. We hope to see you again soon at The Shady. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016

The only thing good about this place was the beer and the view. Beer only because it was bottled and you can't screw that up. We just moved to Parksville and had visitors from the mainland. We wanted to show them the local spots so...More

1  Thank Stevewarrenp
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Dear, Reviewer Your opinion is welcome here, as this forum is filled with many different opinions from many different folks. Thanks for sharing your views. Dear, Reader Perhaps after you read this reply you'll browse a few more of the nearly 500 reviews we have...More

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carolinet598
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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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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
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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