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Sandbar Cafe

6087 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
+1 778-424-9892
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
6087 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Sandbar is a cozy, casual (they encourage waders during fishing season) welcoming little cafe with gorgeous views across the Salish Sea -that's gawk point #1. Myself and a couple of friends had a wonderful lunch there recently, the food and service were good, prices...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FarFlungStarling
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Went here for lunch with a friend. Service and food was average. Atmosphere was nice as this is close to the beach.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lazydayz2014
Reviewed September 25, 2018

On the recommendation from our cousin we stopped into this restaurant and as the title indicates, the whole meal was exceptional. Really nice atmosphere, great artwork, super attentive server and an amazing sandwich. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank EagerB
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Sandbar cafe is located close to the ocean and has beautiful views from a quaint deck. This older restaurant serves superb calm chowder soup. It had the perfect thick-thin balance combine with seafood chunks and spices. Along with wonderfully prepared sweet potatoes fries, and the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank bhoppins
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Ok food, clam chowder was bit bland, tasted of canned clams. Fish burgers were good, nice tartar sauce. Great service though, very attentive. Waitress gave us tips where to go on island, nice to get local advice. Would probably return, rest of menu looked good.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank EdmontonMum
Reviewed June 20, 2018

New owners...great little Canadian seaside café, we are locals and this is our go to restaurant...great service, consistent good food...can be very busy in the summertime....Friday and Sat night are live music featuring Peter Mason on Fridays...a must see for folk music fans. We eat...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank john f
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I've driven by many times with the thought "I must check that place out sometime!" Finally did and now have a new favourite place. Talk about local charm and colour! Friendly staff and patrons, if you want to find out what is going on in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank RonDeepBay
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Good service, good food. Outdoor seating for those summer days. My husband was extremely hungry and ordered a double burger and poutine. It was delicious and huge! I'm glad he survived it!!

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Linda O
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We reviewed this place October 2012 with the title, "Well worth the trip for Breakfast" -- well, here were are in 2018 and that DOES NOT apply anymore. The place has been under new ownership for the past couple years and we finally got around...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank fromHythe
Reviewed March 11, 2018

We've come here for lunch frequently over the years, and have enjoyed a variety of meals, soups, salads, and sandwiches all home made and very tasty. Today we stopped in for fish and chips, and although they were quite busy, we were seated immediately and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank Shelley2707
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6087 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 778-424-9892
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