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The Surly Mermaid

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
9891 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
+1 778-351-1544
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Seafood, Bar, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9891 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by 2 different people who live in Sidney. Great atmosphere, service was excellent and the food delicious. We decided to go share appetizers as we wanted to try a few items on menu. Our bottle of the Burning Owl...More

Thank Karenmcc09
Reviewed yesterday

This is often our " go to" restaurant, especially for their Fish Tacos! We have found the menu to be excellent, whatever we choose, as well as the service. The view from the window by the marina is amazing, and their outdoor patio in the...More

Thank GlobeTrotting23550
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, our server was great, we were a bit put off by one of the other server’s attire - a bare midriff is unappetizing while eating dinner!

Thank SionCahoon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't book (which was difficult with an elderly relative) but they managed to fit us in. Friendly staff. Enjoyed fish and chips and seafood linguini. More a pub with food than a restaurant in terms of menu choices and casual atmosphere.

Thank RiddiSue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Surly has a good selection of island beers, and, a nice menu, the service is friendly and quick, the location is excellent, by the water and near the marine museum. I highly recommend.

Thank williamdU8310RT
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying in Sidney and were looking for a restaurant with seafood appetizers for dinner. The hotel staff recommended The Surley Mermaid and this was a great recommendation. The restaurant was full so we were seated at the bar. The bartender was excellent and...More

Thank Dean L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

love to cycle here and have supper and cycle home. You can sit on the patio and get some sun...servers are great

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had just one evening in Sidney and we decided to try this restaurant based on many great reviews. We had no problem with the staff, who were very courteous. I ordered the lamb dish and my husband ordered a rice bowl....More

Thank Trudy K
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant delighted us with its seafood offerings . Entrees were so large we could only manage mains which was a disappointment as my husband loves his deserts. The service was friendly and attentive and the ambience excellent

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We'd read some rave reviews about this wonderful little waterside restaurant in Sidney, but still managed to walk past its location twice before a passing local kindly pointed it out to us! To set the scene: It's cool, even chilly, with occasional light rain. We're...More

Thank ozcan1
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Cathy S
24 March 2018|
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Response from Sarah M | Property representative |
Hi Cathy! Mexican night is on Thursday, beginning at 5pm. (:
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9891 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 778-351-1544
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