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“what more could you except!”
Review of Gary's Bistro

Gary's Bistro
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
“what more could you except!”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

i have come here for years and i love it! its a nice setting everyone working there is friendly. the food is great also. its the only place were you can get a REAL burger in qualicum and there's tons to chose from. garys is a plain simple well priced restaurant, no complaints at all, love it!!

  • Visited February 2012
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English first
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Atmosphere and Food could be better”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

I expected a great atmosphere the first time we walked into Gary's Bistro seeing all the pictures of old cars plastering the walls. However, it was disappointing that the atmosphere ended up being so flat. Whenever we've been there it seems the majority of customers are much older folks getting soup and coffee refills and not saying much to each other. It's been so quiet at times that I'm sure I've heard crickets! Perhaps it's just the time of day/year that we've been.
However, in terms of the food I will say that the fish and chips we ordered on our first visit were decent. I only wish I could say the same for the food we've had on subsequent visits. The saving grace is that the staff have always been friendly and efficient.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Qualifrau
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Parksville, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“For classic car fans, Gaey's Bistro is home-away-from-home!”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Gary's Bistro in Qualicum Beach does a great job in matching up a casual atmosphere in a classic car setting, along with terrific food choices and exemplary service.

Gary's provides a relaxing environment with catchy old car photographs and logos on display, and features a classic 1964 Ford Thunderbird mounted on the wall. That theme decor sets the stage for a truly relaxing and memory-filled dining experience!
As we are all advised to eat more seafood for heart-health and overall wellness, Gary's Bistro delivers is spades. On my most recent visit I thoroughly enjoyed a lightly-battered filet of cod, something I have rarely raved about in the past. The flavour and the texture were perfect, along with delicious coleslaw and tasty tartar sauce. And the chips were first-class! All this was served with promptness and friendliness

So if you're a classic car nut and a fan of dining out, you'll love Gary's Bistro in Qualicum Beach, BC. It really puts you in the groove!
JR

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank JMR8
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Vancouver Island, BC
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Love to go for breakfast”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

Usually very good food, simple, reasonably priced. Nice to sit by the fire in the winter. Good hot breakfasts.

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Thank Mickey1952
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comox
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“Rude Waitress”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Went there once, late for lunch and the waitress was so rude that we didn't tip and didn't go back. Love Qualicum, don't like the service in the restaurants.

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Thank ComoxBibian
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