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Rumrunner Pub

$$ - $$$, ,
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
+1 250-656-5643
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an enjoyable evening dinner in the near empty restaurant. It was a slow night in the post New Year celebrations. Just as we had hoped. So we got lots of careful attention from the servers who ensured that they were meeting our every...More

Thank Bob2U2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the fish taco, but advised it was more like a fish burrito. It was excellent and had lots of fish in it. Would definitely return

Thank Scubeedoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish and chips were okay, the coleslaw needed work. Pleasant room with view of the sea, Friends had seafood wrap, seafood crepes and said they were great.

Thank Marian090
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a beautiful spot on the water. Had lunch here with my sister & a friend & along with enjoying each others company we also enjoyed great service, great food & great drinks! We all had the chowder soup with focacia bread for lunch...More

Thank krsthom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four friends went there for a get together. The visiting friend wanted to go there for the location. Service was good; good location; I had the spinach salad. Do not get this. You can add chicken for a hefty fee. If you do get that...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 30 November 2017

After 2 bad meals out the day before I went to the RumRunner and had a great lunch The views from the Oceanside tables are the best. I had the Steak and Mushroom pie served piping hot with a nice puffy crust on it and...More

Thank Tiberious555
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The fish we had was excellent. We tried different fish entree's all were excellent. The soup during lunch was also very good. Very cosy atmosphere... Very local.. the locals make this restaurant their place to go

Thank 891yvonnel
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We tried this place out for supper. Ordered Montreal smoked brisket and the fish taco. As the server set our meals down, we smelled something really fishy, really gross. Unsure at first, I tried my fish taco. It was very bland and awful, I just...More

1  Thank cravethesun_12
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday & I had made prior reservations. On arrival @ the front door to the pub was a sign indicating beers on special. Race Rocks was indicated & Price was $5.60. It was 5:30 pm & imagine our surprise when wait...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Bill and Jane have been in the game a long time and it shows. Consistently great food and service in the premier seaside location of beautiful Sidney by the Sea.

Thank John David T
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Cheryl L
8 June 2015|
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Response from Dalry1978 | Reviewed this property |
Their website is a bit confusing, as it shows hours 11am-12 midnight, but kitchen hours are as follows: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm and Fri & Sat 11am-10pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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 - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5643
  • E-mail
Since 1990, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has served delicious seafood and West Coast cuisine in a spectacular setting along the Sidney waterfront at picturesque Port Sidney Marina. Patrons enjoy a warm ambience, great food, and unforgettable views of the ocean, Gulf & San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. The cozy restaurant and bar both boast warm feature fireplaces, and in warmer weather the two outdoor patios allow diners the opportunity to enjoy sunshine and sea breezes. "Staff are friendly and cheerful,and we have a great kitchen staff," "Our pub menu is first class." At the full-service bar, customers can choose from a large selection of beverages - there's local and import beer in the bottle and on tap, as well as a wide selection of wines. Owner Bill Singer worked for 14 years in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's venerable Snug before opening the Rumrunner in 1990. Since then, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has become a favoured spot for locals, a regular stop for visiting boaters, and a great find for visitors to Sidney.
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