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Sandbar Cafe

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6087 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
+1 778-424-9892
07:00 - 20:00
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Whitehorse, Canada
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery is a unique little place, loaded with local art that's for sale. Seervice was great - they made a spot for my group of 7 on a busy Mother's Day. The menu was really a surprise, with some unique items. I had a Fanny Bay burger, made with grilled oysters, for $13.95 - it... More 

Thank CruiserYT
Parksville, Canada
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do stop here if you are near! Dinner was great - friendly and attentive service and an interesting collection of local art for sale inside. Very much a 'seaside' cafe with a "cottagey" feel. Quite busy - lots of locals having dinner. We were very happily surprised by the dinner specials - an herb baked salmon and blueberry ginger compote... More 

1 Thank Kewarner
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is our go to lunch place when we hike the Lighthouse Trail, just up the street. Great variety of food, excellent burgers, chips are especially good. Burgers allow you to have 1/2 salad, 1/2 fries as a side, a really nice touch.

1 Thank David I
North Vancouver
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So we stopped by for dinner, I have been told that this place was good place for all meals. The menu looks good with a fairly large verity. English style Fish and Chips, I asked what type of fish and was told Cod ok I'm in, The fish and chips arrive good large portion two pieces of fish and Chips... More 

1 Thank TREXJOhn
Vancouver Island, Canada
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stopped for lunch enroute to Courtenay and were very glad we did. We had a scallop and bacon burger and a bowl of clam chowder and both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The scallop burger came with a green salad that was fresh and plentiful and the soup came with garlic bread. There is a good selection of items to... More 

1 Thank Prairieschooner2
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I came here for breakfast with my Dad and some of his friends. Friendly service. Basic food, no complaints other than some of the omelettes were cooked a bit. Prices are normal for the area. I would come here again.

1 Thank Russfest
British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The breakfasts are good and the service is fast. Nothing really fancy but a nice little place to eat and the waitress is a sweetheart.

1 Thank scotsrish
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

If you're on Vancouver Island and would like some great home style cooking, visit Sandbar Cafe in Qualicum Bay along West Island Highway. It's a quaint little restaurant that offers ocean view patio dining. We went for dinner on a Saturday night and Julie was our waitress for the evening. Very friendly and efficient. Nice ambiance in the restaurant with... More 

2 Thank Lousab56
Saskatoon, Canada
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Basic cafe food. Marion the waitress is awesome. Friendly and kind not phoney or syrupy. The cook made a small error with our breakfast (gave us bacon instead of ham)-they made such a fuss over this, bringing out ham a couple of minutes later and didn't charge us for either. Wow. Just a nice place to be.

1 Thank Stevefrench34
Sebastopol, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

They have the best food and are very reasonable with prices. Go above and beyond with customer service. Called and said we would be in at 7:30 with 5 people on a Sunday evening. Said they would keep kitchen open for us. They did and were even very happy to have us at such a late hour.

1 Thank Traveler69Bike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?