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C$8 - C$20
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Canadian, Bar, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed May 1, 2024

Choose this restaurant because of earlier reviews. Was not disappointed. We all enjoyed our meals, the fish & chips, the Stickleback burger and the Peanut noodle bowl. We sat outside (we were given a chance to decide if that's what we wanted due to the...weather) and it was so enjoyable to view the cove. But best of all was the service, Our hostess Sue was attentive, friendly and a pleasure to visit with. Will definitely return when we are back out this way.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed August 17, 2023

The bbq mushroom burger was delicious!! A++++ all the way and the view was amazing…friendly and yummy! thank you!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 12, 2023 via mobile

Simply perfect…..so good in fact we are here two nights! The staff are super friendly, the food is perfect. I had the chicken burger with honey glaze and it was the best burger I have had. The setting is lovely, really relaxed. Over all a...fab restaurantMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 7, 2023 via mobile

The service was fantastic and the staff were amazing. The flight of cider was well worth a try and the food was simply fantastic.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 4, 2023 via mobile

OMG, so good! It’s been a while since we’ve visited but we will be back soon. The shawarma and the cheese steak were both amazing and Sue and the rest of the servers were fabulous. Best meal that we’ve had in Sooke in a while....1000% better than the “fine” dining establishment in Sooke, for a quarter of the price.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 29, 2023 via mobile

Food was good. Atmosphere and view were great. Service was wonderful. Just wish they had traditional Eggs Benedict as well as the ones that have non-traditional ingredients. I like traditional eggs Benny when I go for brunch, as does the whole group we went with.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 17, 2023

Beautiful views off the hiway 14. Great food experience and delicious. The service was fast friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed November 16, 2022

Have been in here a few times lately. Great food, we had portobello burger and fish and chips this time. Sat inside by the window, lovely view of the cove, boats at anchor, wildlife. Staff were super helpful helping my elderly mother to her seat....Mid range price I would say, not cheap but not expensive. The food was delicious, great service in a pretty setting. Recommended if you are looking for something a little bit better than usual.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2022

We were here for lunch today. Right on the water with a lovely view of the bay. The menu was interesting, the staff friendly and attentive. I had the pulled pork burrito bowl, and my partner had a chicken noodle peanut dish , absolutely yummy...generous portions. I do believe that kayak and SUP rentals are available too but i didn’t check into it. Looking forward to eating on their deck next summerMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022

Handy to Galloping Goose hiking/biking trail, and to Sooke Road (BC 14). Lots of parking space. Enjoyed window view of quiet cove of Sooke Harbour. Also outdoor deck right over the water. Friendly, prompt service. Unfortunately, food not up to standard. Mine was far too...salty. Seafood does not need that much salt! We discounted stories of mediocre fare, frequent staff change, and large turnover of ownership, but sadly the Stickleback still needs improvement.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022

Wait staff were very friends. Had the pulled pork burrito which had a lot of meat and filled with a variety of vegetables. Very tasty. Service was quick. We initially requested outdoor seating but in a short time hornets or bees were flying all around...and landed on our menus. We decided to eat indoors and had a delicious dinner. Overall, a nice dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

This is a gorgeous location on the bay, with a beautiful patio. No one was able to sit outside, however, because we were told everyone was either seated outside or everyone was seated inside. The weather was fine, blue sky with puffy clouds. The restaurant...was about half full and not understaffed. The noise level inside was high due to the sound system being cranked up- people around us were almost shouting to be heard. The food was good but our tuna Buddha bowls were an unusual mix of curry, feta, and soy sauce on the tuna.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022 via mobile

Amazing location and the food was great! They have a lovely patio and on a clear day you can see the Mt Olympus range in the states!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic fish and chips at lunch today. Cycled out from Victoria with a friend and we stopped at this waterfront restaurant to re-fuel. As a Brit, I am super critical of fish and chips outside the UK, but the Stickleback has nailed it. The fish...was obviously put in a good hot fryer as the batter was crisp and brown, accompanied by hot fresh chips. Awesome job!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2021

We went for lunch on Saturday after doing 9.5kms on The Galloping Goose. I had last been there in the 90s went it was a different restaurant so was looking forward to what it was like now. What a great experience. All the Covid protocols...were in place and we were seated on the patio as it was a beautiful day. What a great location. Our host and servers were super friendly and the food was awesome! I had the burger and the others in the party had the flatbread pizza, the chicken wrap and the tofu noodle bowl. Great presentation and very tasty. Must come back again soon to try the rest of the menu. Incentive to do more hikes on that part of The Goose...lol.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Stickleback Oceanfront Cider & Taphouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4