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US$6 - US$16
Canadian, Seafood, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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
Reviewed September 22, 2021

The restaurant is located on a nice little bay with a great patio. I had the Spicy Chicken Bowl Medium hot how I like it, which was excellent! I even asked the server to tell the cook that it was the Best Spicy bowl I...have ever had and trust me I've had a few! My wife had a Chicken burger that had a full sized breast of chicken, It was too much for her to bite into. The service was very good and they followed all the new protocols that the Government had demanded! If it wasn't a ferry ride and an hour and a half drive from the ferry I would go there again!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

We biked here for dinner on Sunday evening & it was well worth the ride. The vegetarian noodle dish was delicious - very generous with the tofu. The staff were all super-sweet & accommodating. One server told us the bread served with the noodles was...her family’s bannock recipe. It was unique & really tasty!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

We ate supper on the beautiful Stickleback deck and enjoyed the boats and water view. I recommend the mango chicken wrap or the burger. The staff members were friendly and the food tasty. Prices are average. Location is great, maybe 10 minutes east of downtown...Sooke.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 20, 2021 via mobile

Fabulous place. Patio right beside the water in a nice picturesque bay. You can rent kayaks here…We did. We had lunch, I had their special Pork “Philly Cheese steak”. I asked for no onions (normally w grilled onions) and got roasted red pepper under the...blanket of 2 types of cheese, in a lovely baguette. We’d been on holidays for 3 days, eating and drinking too much and this sandwich still tasted wonderful. I didn’t like their Tap options but got an S.O.B. “Stiff Jab” in the tall 473 ml (16 oz. can), a nice flavourful ale at 5.3%. abv. My Sweetie had her favourite Yam fries with Fish. She said it was excellent!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed December 6, 2020

We dined there on a Friday afternoon during the height of the COVID restrictions. Only a few other diners. The restaurant took great care to keep the place clean and safe for its customers. We were greeted warmly, seated promtly, and had great service. Two...of us had the seafood chowder and my wife had the burger with fries. Our food was delicious, the waitress friendly and efficient. We will return!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

Standard pub fare, generous portions. Not terribly overpriced but not cheap. Staff were friendly and accommodating, nice location with a deck and view over the lake. We'd probably try somewhere else if we were back in Sooke, but this place was a safe option.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2020

My friend and I were going to have a nice meal out! What a disappointment that was. We enter the building to see half of the menu up on the wall and we’re told to order and pay before we get served. No glassware but...paper cups are available to have water or any other beverage or we can bring our own water in. We sit at our table Get our food, server is not wearing gloves or a mask, handed our plates to us. Half way through she leans over the counter asks how the meal was. She was told awful but snickered and said it should be juicy. We were told to pick up our dirty plates put them outside and leave the building through the patio. I said Again what a disappointment and we now have to remove our plates that you have touched without gloves or a mask. The server said we are following protocol others are not! I would not recommend to eat here.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 12, 2020

It was a strange experience as soon as we walked in. We were asked to order our drinks and meal at the reception desk and pay for them before being seated. How can you decide on the tip for service before you even get served?...What if we had wanted another drink or a desert? Another unnecessary walk around people through the restaurant to the front again? I was then served my unopened bottle of wine and given a paper cup to drink it out of! I questioned the paper cup and was told it was to save contact. You had to bring it to me, I would have had to touch it to drink out of it then someone would have had to touch it to take it away, why is that less contact than doing the same thing with a glass? And I suspect you did not put the paper cup through the commercial dishwasher to sterilize it before serving it, possible putting me at slightly more risk? I pushed for a glass and it was refused. Sorry I asked for a refund then, but I was not going to drink my wine in a nice restaurant from a paper cup! There is a difference between taking precautions against covid (which all the restraints I have visited lately are doing) and being paranoid. You were the later. Maybe following guidelines and doing contact tracing would be a better idea than paper wine cups? (I would also have tolerated a disposable plastic wine glass but a paper cup was completely ridiculous).More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 9, 2020

The covid measures in place here are ridiculous. Drinks cannot be severed in glasses, plates are plastic, etc, many other dumb restrictions. Besides that the food is not good. Our fish and chips came with tiny bits of wilted lettuce in place of a salad....The service ( because of covid) is non existent. You must pick up your own drinks from the bar, clear your own “plastic” dishes, etc. No wonder they want you to pay the tip before you sit down, there is NO service. There are much better places to eat in Sooke.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4