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Horseshoe Bay Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
9576 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-416-0411
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good17%
  • Average35%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
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“wings” (4 reviews)
“veal cutlet” (3 reviews)
“portion sizes” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
9576 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always been satisfied with both the food and the service at the Shoe. Food comes promptly and the two- for-one special is good value for money spent. Service has always been pleasant. Only criticism, I find the coleslaw too heavy and wet with mayonnaise....More

Thank Lorelei P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were travelling down island and after visiting Chermanis we were looking for a place to eat. Our family members thought this might be a place to stop. It’s a pub, with a kitchen/bistro and doesn’t pretend to be anything else. Drink order taken, delivered...More

Thank tigger2594
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Went there with my Mother and cousin. Our server Janelle was so friendly and helpful. Tried the clam strips and loved them. The Halibut was soooo good !

Thank cynthia t
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We have eaten at the Horseshoe Bay Inn several times over the years and have always found the food quality and portion sizes to be great. The prices are good and the menu is fairly broad. If you like bar food and enjoy the feeling...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We've been here before & they HAD a very tasty Roast Beef & Yorks hire pudding. This visit roast beef was packaged meat slices. Brown Hockey puck formed Yorks hire pudding. Frozen veggies. I HAD to send back to kitchen to get it re heated....More

Thank Ben Y
Reviewed 27 July 2017

On first glance of the outside it looked tired and on entering the pub it was dated! It was very busy lots of patrons both drinking and eating and yet menus were brought immediately. Service was timely based on the number of staff to customers,...More

Thank Lorna D
Reviewed 27 June 2017

So-so food & service, high prices not indicative of quality or quantity. Ill waitresses made several elderly people in our group sick (previous visit), currently, portions r smallish & expensive, salad flavoured with canned mandarin & syrup.😜

Thank Javagabber
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I stayed at the hotel across the street with 2 teens boys for soccer we got in late so ordered take out NEVER again called in my order whoever answered was rude and basically told me they were busy can I call back so I...More

Thank SoccerMama70
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I went with a group for lunch. Prior to the visit, our organizer had provided a comprehensive list of selections (out of 4 menu items) with the list of names so that the organization was pretty much done. I ordered the spinach salad. It was...More

Thank jacqueline E
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stopped at The Horseshoe Bay Inn for a quick bite to eat on our way to Duncan. Very Bad mistake. My husband ordered a plain old grilled 'cheese' sandwich. He doesn't like pub food, so he almost always orders a grilled cheese sandwich, you...More

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Questions & Answers
Mark S
30 December 2016|
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Response from idonna2015 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if the Horseshoe Bay Inn has a brunch or not. Perhaps you could call them and find out. They have both a restaurant and a pub where they serve food. A member of my family phoned all around Nanaimo last year to... More
Rita T
25 March 2016|
Response from flattopterry | Reviewed this property |
Their Facebook page is not up to date. They do not have live entertainment very often. There are a couple of venues in Duncan, The River Rock has entertainment every Saturday, and the Craig St Brew pub has entertainment... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9576 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-416-0411
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