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The Pier Bistro

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$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Bar
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2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
09:00 - 20:00
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Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a great lunch in a fun setting at the end of the pier in Sidney. We had crab cakes & chowder....both very tasty & a small spinach salad, which was quite large & very tasty - lots of good stuff in it! The bistro was bustling & busy on a lively spring day.

Thank Pat W
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always go here for the crab cakes when we are in Sidney and they are consistently the best I've had anywhere! Also love the seaside view and the service. Such a uniquely Sidney experience!

Thank kayjayskay
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Sidney Pier Hotel and on a rainy day we just walked out by the pier for a quick bite. We really enjoyed their food, service and the friendly homey atmosphere.

Thank Calgaryconnoisseurs
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just had lunch here for our first time visit to Sidney. Great view, friendly atmosphere, efficient service with a smile. Small but quaint establishment. We shared an order of halibut and chips and had a couple of Phillips Blue Buck beer ( Phillips local Victoria brewed). For sure the best fish and chips we have had in a very... More 

Thank Efitzg
Peachland, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real nice place, cozy with friendly stuff and their seafood dishes are to die for. Widow tables are very nice withe a view of the South Gulf islands and the entrance to the Sidney Marina.

Thank MalteseFalcon2007
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were staying in the hotel we decided to eat at the Pier. The restaurant was very busy but they found a nice table for two. The server appeared to be disorganized and it was very busy. We waited for beverages and food, which were both good by the time they arrived.The prime rib was excellent with a good... More 

Thank CanadaCate
White Rock, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We enjoyed the ambience and friendly service on a windy, rainy seaside day, but the lunch was not quite as good as we had hoped. My partner's fish and chips was very overcooked, dry and tasteless. I fared better with a warm prawn, artichoke-heart and spinach dish which was delicious, served with warm pita bread. However, it was served in... More 

Thank Don N
Victoria, Canada
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have eaten lunch twice here and both times the food was excellent and food was delivered super fast. The interior of the restaurant is ocean setting, so perfect with the view. My girlfriend and I ordered the 2 piece halibut and chips and asked to share it. It was delivered on 2 plates each receiving lots of fries. My... More 

Thank A-847
Victoria, Canada
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Generous portion of excellent Halibut and Mediocre Chips. I suggested fewer chips of better quality as ours were soft and greasy and hope the owner gets the message. Nice location at the end of the Sidney Pier. Inside a bit cramped and noisy but we will still return.

Thank Hot_Tours
Hungerford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The meal was frankly very poor. The crab cakes that I ordered arrived on a heap of salad leaves, which was emptied out of a ready packet, with no tomatoes or cucumber and no dressing.

Thank olivedickson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-4995

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?