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“Great Dinner”

Sawmill TapHouse and Grill
Ranked #7 of 41 Restaurants in Chemainus
Price range: US$7 - US$19
Description: Welcome to the Sawmill Taphouse & Grill, the home of good food for good people. Located in Chemainus Village Square the Sawmill offers a unique selection of Northwest Pacific craft beers, fresh Italian style wood fired pizzas and slow cooked smoked meat. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are all available. Come on in for a birthday, corporate function or to just kick back with friends after a long day.
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Description: Welcome to the Sawmill Taphouse & Grill, the home of good food for good people. Located in Chemainus Village Square the Sawmill offers a unique selection of Northwest Pacific craft beers, fresh Italian style wood fired pizzas and slow cooked smoked meat. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are all available. Come on in for a birthday, corporate function or to just kick back with friends after a long day.
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Around Vancouver we have a bunch of these types of restaurants which are often brewpubs as well. They all have many different beers, wines and / or ciders, and often a unique menu.

The Sawmill doesn't disappoint. Although it's not a brewpub, there is a strong drink selection and the food is really good! We came back two nights in a row because we liked it so much.

Their pizza was our favourite dish. We tried the Flambé and the Black and Bleu. Both were awesome! I also tried the blackened chicken which was pretty good, but not a stand out like the pizza.

If anyone wants a really good value for their money, try the charcuterie platter which is a massive plate of meat, cheese, bread and other cold appetizer foods (cured meats or picked / preserved). Only problem is you can't eat a lot of it because it's so rich so you will need about 4 people to work on it. And beware, I am a skeptical eater ("oh please, how big can it be??") and even I was like... Wow this is... A good chunk of food.

Overall, the owners did a fantastic job of making the vision of this restaurant a reality and I'll definitely come back next time I'm out this way!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Corvare
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SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

We love to hear feedback like this and it is nice to know we have hit what we are aiming for. Great to have you two nights in a row and you are welcome back for pizza and drinks anytime. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review!

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Sawmill several times. The service is ALWAYS great. The Cheddar Ale Soup is to die for and the draft beer selection is second to none. The only thing is, don't order the nachos. They are absolutely fantastic. But. When you order nachos you get exactly 9 nachos. 9. Nachos are supposed to be huge and piled high with cheese and and all that other good stuff. But no. Here you get 9. Other than that the place is great.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Julie M
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SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Sorry to hear you were disappointed in the size of the nachos Julie, we always try to make sure our staff makes everyone aware of serving sizes so that nobody is caught off guard. Our kitchen likes to build individually stacked nachos where each one is loaded up but this is different from most places. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and come in for a bowl of soup anytime!

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Hubs and I stopped for breakfast one weekend and it was amazing! I had the peanut butter stuffed French toast and hebhas eggs Benny with pulled pork. Man it was good! The hasbrowns were to die for... probably the best hashbrowns I've ever at breakfast. My only complaint was the peanut butter was way to thick on the inside of the toast. But that is just a personal preference.
Would definitely recommend it!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Brvis
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SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Great to hear you loved your breakfast! We were so happy to bring back brunch and hopefully we get to see you again for some more hash-browns!

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

I have been obsessed with pizza my whole life and always seek out the best. Sawmill competes with the best. I had the diavola pizza and it was incredible. It had great spice and an excellent light,airy and crispy crust. Great patio and friendly service. It doesn't have the ocean view you might hope for on the island, but the food is worth the stop.

Date of visit: August 2017
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SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Great to hear that you enjoyed our pizza, the Diavolo is definitely a favorite. Come join us again anytime and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Thank you for the recommendation.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

What a shame that this place is not outstanding. The location and design are great. The food was good and the staff was friendly. The part that bothered us was the extra charges. $3.00 for extra cheese and I am glad we got it as if not I do not think there would have been any cheese on the pizza. 50 cents for a small amount of olive oil.
We just would not eat there again.

Date of visit: August 2017
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SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

So sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback as we treat all feedback seriously and actively work to be better every day. We hope to see you again and provide you with a better experience.

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