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“Great Spot”

The Shady Rest Waterfront
Price range: US$9 - US$24
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Shady has been a local tradition since 1924!Come see for yourself why we're still having fun after all these years. Great food, friendly service, and a breathtaking oceanfront setting await. We look forward to serving you!
Vancouver Island
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Spot”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Lovely restaurant - if you prefer the pub its there. View's awesome! especially when the seals are migrating.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unbeatable view”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Whether inside or out you'll enjoy the ocean scenery. Good food with great fish and chips. This place is a short distance from the main beach.

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Port Alberni, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent view of Qualicum's Beach”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Most tables are waterfront, staff is friendly, food is good.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Moving in the right direction”
Reviewed 26 January 2012

My husband and I had a few meals here in the fall of 2011 and it was pretty lousy...flat beer, processed chicken tacos and soggy chicken wings. I think there is a new chef & menu now (so the waitress said) and we've been back a couple of times Nov/11-Jan/12. We've tried the pulled pork, braised ribs, fish and chips and even took another stab at the Nachos (no processed chicken this time and great guacamole!). The only thing I haven't enjoyed was the baked potato...hard as a rock and odd taste! Everything else has been very tasty lately with large portions...also a bit pricier, but I'm ok with that if the food quality is also high. Now if only the quality of the decor could be upgraded. No need to upgrade the view though!

  • Visited January 2012
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Always a Good Place”
Reviewed 26 January 2012

We were back with friends and we experienced a revised menu but once again the food here is very good and the view is to die for.

Visited December 2011
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Thank larryjude
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