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Overlooking the waters of Horseshoe Bay, Olive & Anchor offers casual, great value dining and takeout for lunch and dinner served in a relaxed atmosphere by friendly and professional staff. Our menu is all about simple, home-made, un-fussy and delicious food using only fresh produce.
PRICE RANGE
C$10 - C$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Canadian, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised they had many gluten free options. A varied menu and good food with great service. A great alternative to Trolls when waiting for a ferry.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 20, 2023

I would strongly advise people to stay away from this awful restaurant. The server, who also happened to be the owner, spilled hot coffee all over me and offered no apology. My fish and chips consisted of tiny piece of halibut for $35.00 AND contained...a stone that I bit down on quite hard. When the bill came there was no compensation for any of this until I complained and only then did they give me 50% off my meal -$17.50! I left this place with a throbbing tooth and soaking wet pants, sweater and coat. I WILL NOT GO BACK !More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 18, 2023 via mobile

I went in for a quick bite, I ordered the fish tacos, how can you mess that up . It was very disappointing. Something weird about the fish, mushy texture. Also, there was no flavour, no seasoning. It’s too bad because I went in for...a tuna salad, a year ago or so, and it was delicious. My guess is that they lost that chef … too bad . For that reason, I wouldn’t go back . My server was sweet though …More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023 via mobile

Really nice meal with the family. Great service as well. Particularly liked the wings. Can’t beat the views out into the bay as well.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed January 15, 2023

Tried to get a table at this restaurant, and they were only willing to seat me at a table in their outdoor heated area...no one else was seated out there! There were many empty tables inside. I declined, and went elsewhere to eat. Since when...do bars not accommodate!! This used to be a great place to go, but it has gone in the toilets! I will never return here, nor will I ever recommend it to anyone! This place is right by the ferry, and many people are travelling solo, and would like to find a place to eat while waiting for their sailing on the ferry. So disgusting and discriminating...all to make more money!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 14, 2023

Stopped by for a quick lunch today with my wife. Ordered Cod and Chips: Chips were too dry, too much batter and too little fish. Cheerful waitress, good absence though. Food killed the impression, will never visit again.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed October 17, 2022

The meal we had there at lunch was OK but we were shocked at the prices. Good grief, do not think I will go there again, the shock when we received the bill spoilt the small celebration we were having until then.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

We went there due to the positive reviews. But unfortunately we left unhappy and not satisfied. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food of the day - halibut fish and chips - was unfortunately very tasteless. The Ambiente was okay. We were sitting on...the patio with an annoying beeping sound. The drink came in a glass with cracks. The menu was online. There was a paper one, but not updated. Not every tourist is having a local SIM card though. All in all a little worn out.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food! We used the takeout window. The orders were fast and the food delicious! Friendly service team helped!

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

Once a favourite now a huge disappointment. Once crowded with enthusiastic guests, now with ample space for drop-in customers. Service is amateurish at best, food very disappointing. After a considerable wait we were told our bill had been, unknowingly, paid by another table - presumably...in addition to theirs. We paid another bill, a similar total to our own, which related to another table. Very sad. O & A should remain closed until able to provide reasonable service to customers. We are unlikely to return.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

Took a while to get a table but once in, service and food were good. We had their burgers which were very good and a friend had the chicken caesar, also very tasty.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, service, and overall atmosphere. The open front of the restaurant, patio and view of the harbour encouraged us to walk in for some fish and chips. The service was very prompt and courteous, and the fresh caught Halibut fish with a non-pinky batter...was scrumptious and exceeded our expectations. Likewise, the fries were delicious and also not oily. We’ve had fish and and chips and this was by far, the best ever. Desert was lava cake as ice cream- also very good. It was the perfect casual atmosphere. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

Deeelish!!!! The fish taco was light a d crispy as were the fries and my teenage son was like « damn mom We need to come back here on the back end of pur trip. I tried it and must concur. No complaints at all. Plus...if you are killing some time between ferry crossings they have a take out window as well. Worth it !!! Dont hesitate!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good food. Shared the Seafood Cioppino on a cool windy day. Great broth and lots of seafood, a perfect match for the day

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

my mums lunch salmon with vegetables and rice was Not cooked plus it was cold. the waiter brought us another one but it did not fair well either. service was ok. quality has gone way down and menu has way few items on it

Date of visit: May 2022
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Thanks for your question! We have Chicken Tikka Masala as a gluten-free meal on the regular menu. However, our chef has the ability to modify non-gluten free meals into gluten-free. We also have the gluten-friendly sheet... More
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Olive & Anchor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4