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“Lunch On A Rare Sunny November Day”
Review of The Pier Bistro

The Pier Bistro
Ranked #8 of 90 Restaurants in Sidney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$23
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Pier Bistro in Sidney B.C. is located literally right on the Beacon Pier itself. We offer a casual waterfront dining experience with panoramic ocean views of the Gulf Islands. We serve unique and tasty entrees like Award Winning Seafood Chowder, Crab Cake Bennies, Gourmet Salads and a variety of Fish n' Chips to name a few.
Reviewed November 27, 2017

I was looking for a small seafood restaurant in Sidney, B.C. and. stumbled into the Pier Bistro. It's small, cozy and inviting particularly when the tourist crowds have long departed. The views are gorgeous. Small inviting islands dominate the horizon. The The server Lisa was professional, prompt and eager to offer suggestions. I had clam chowder (very, very good) with crab cakes. The crab cakes were loaded with crab with a small amount of binder to hold them together. The"star" of the lunch was my wife's crab & shrimp toast "appetizer." It was a meal, not an appetizer. Packed with crab and bay shrimp then topped with cheese, tomato and red onion then quickly finished in the broiler. Good stuff. Credit cards limited to VISA/MC unfortunately.

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Thank stephen r
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Almost toppling into the water - perfect fresh seafood bistro and the best clam chowder on a windy November day (like the best New England style right here on the west coast!)

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

We visited the Pier Bistro while in Victoria. The essentials to a great experience are location, great staff and good food. They hit the mark on all three. Eating on th pier at the end of the Warf was great. The views and wildlife were wonderful. The owner, who was working outside was very welcoming and Nike, our server was wonderful. Friendly and interested. For us the chowder and crab cakes hit the mark. Do not understand why some reviews are less then positive as our experience was very good. We can recommend.

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Thank RussandJohann
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

I went with a friend on a cold wintery day in October. Had the special crab cakes and a cup of chower. The crab cakes were good, but not great and the soup was just ok - needed spices. The ambiance, right on the end of the pier, was wonderful. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Thank TravelTheWorld_048
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Breakfast was a huge disappointment. Crab cake benny was horrible. A soggy, fishy base called a crab cake, with the usual benny toppings. The garnish was an unripe piece of tomato and a slice of orange that looked like it had been recycled, wilted and dried out. Also expensive for the small disgusting tasting portion.

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