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The Pier Bistro

2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (80 reviews)
“chowder” (50 reviews)
“seafood” (34 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Before going out to a concert, we decided to go out for an early dinner. Our friends decided to make a reservation at the Pier Bistro. They’d been there a couple of times before and told us that the Bistro had a new chef that...More

Thank Bruce_Pyett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us went there and we all ordered Seafood Chowder which was very tasty. Less potatoes and more seafood would be better.

Thank Herb B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievably DELICIOUS, but still simple food. You can't go wrong with a stop to this gem. We were worried about the wait when we found ourselves surrounded by a larger crowd - but we waited less time than promised.

Thank NW-K9s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had reserved as a group of six. The table was set up in a fashion where one had to sit by a door to the outside. Although a blanket was supplied it was still a drafty seat. Our server (the only server) was most...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We ate there twice, the food was so good. It is rather quaint and not very roomy. The sea food chowder and the crab cakes were amazing!

Thank Millie N
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Took my daughter for Sunday brunch about 11ish am. Got in right away and good thing because it got busy right away. Had the eggs benny on crabcakes; highly recommended. Great view of the harbour and surrounding seaside. Great service, too. Will go back for...More

Thank Dragonfly1959
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We were out walking around on a cool windy day and decided to stay out for lunch. We picked the bistro because it is on the pier and we thought it would be nice to look out over the water. The restaurant was nice and...More

Thank MJH048
Reviewed 18 December 2017

This place is at the end of a pier; it is and feels blown by sea winds--all the while being cozy. We both liked our meals, but I would ask that the sauce on my crab cakes be left on the side next time. The...More

Thank Don. T
Reviewed 16 December 2017

My wife and I dropped into the bistro on a sunny December afternoon for a coffee and a snack. With Mount Baker off in the distance, it was a lovely spot to gaze out the windows and relax as we enjoyed our coffee and carrot...More

Thank CoolCouple99
Reviewed 13 December 2017

My spouse ordered an $18 fish special with rice (looked like an appetizer). I ordered a sandwich (ham or turkey, can't remember) with cheese. My sandwich was about $13 or $14. My sandwich consisted of deli meat and a slice of cheese (if you can...More

Thank Nadine J
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Roberta H
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 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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