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The Pier Bistro

2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (94 reviews)
“chowder” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

A small and authentic restaurant at the end of the pier. The staff is kind and helpful. The food however is moderate. The salads eaten by my company were poor. The burgers were okay. The deserts were excellent.

Thank tripZeist
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent location, easy to reach, and, what a view. The wait staff and owner were very kind, the cider was cold and the food delicious.

Thank Harmony7328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unfortunately I cannot comment on the food,but the sign outside said "happy hour 3-5, when we went in the server said " sorry but it is now four PM and we close at four! this place was recommended to us so it was a big...More

Thank Mo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on a Saturday about 1pm. Had to wait a few minutes for a table but totally worth it. Lisa did a fine job of waiting on our table. Superb fish and chips! If you are in Sidney and looking for really good...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the waterfront pier overlooking the strait over to the US side and next to the waterfront walking area in Sidney, so a great location. The fish and chips and the clam chowder were awesome and the staff were great. If you are in...More

Thank overthedale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for a late breakfast and were seated, and served straight away. Breakfast was delicious and a generous portion. Loved being able to see out to the sea.

Thank Shona S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal served by Nicole, server extraordinaire! Great food and great setting so close to the water.

Thank CAroLE4CAroLE2014
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The food was ok more average than anything. Better places to go for fish and chips. Batter was greasy and there was too much of it. Muscles were slightly overcooked. Neat decorations. Service was good lady was very polite. A bit overpriced for what you...More

Thank gonefishin2018
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We had dinner here and sat on the enclosed patio with a view of the water. The server was extremely professional and charming at the same time. I ordered a salmon burger and though the quality of the fish was good, it was a bit...More

Thank jarh1952
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We didn’t have to wait too long to be seated, this is a tiny place on the water so expect to wait during peak times. We shared the fish n chips and it was pretty good. We had to get water 3 times since every...More

Thank crazyshygirl
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3 April 2017|
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Response from wendyw231 | Reviewed this property |
They are super helpful...if you call them I am sure they will provide the answer. It's a tiny place, and well worth the visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-4995
  • E-mail
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.
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