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Starboard Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2 _ 5440 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T7, Canada
+1 778-421-2826
08:00 - 22:00
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Agassiz, Canada
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited for early lunch, in the dead of winter so we had the restaurant to ourselves...nice. Modern, airy and clean. Great Salmon/Asparagus soup with Baguette! Would be a beautiful place to lounge in the summer!

Thank AgassizBCgirl
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Popped into The Starboard Grill tonight...Sunday night and busy at 7pm. We were seated right away wherever we felt like sitting and served drinks right away as well as asked for our order in a timely manner. The atmosphere is nice, the staff are very pleasant and the food is good. My only complaint would be the lengthy time it... More 

Thank SharingMyOpinion79
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch with my daughter. We got a window table with a view of the inlet. Service was ok, there were only two servers working (both very friendly) and the food was a little slow. The soup special of the day was very good as was the veggie burger. My daughter had a wrap and salad which was tasty.... More 

Thank Victoria W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Attended the Starboard Grill for a company Christmas party. I was expecting the usual cold roast beef buffet, potatoes, and veggies with one or two options for desserts but the cooks really out did themselves. So many options, all tasted wonderfully homemade, and the chefs were very knowledgeable and could answer any question one might have about the food. You... More 

Thank Celine S
Port Alberni, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The food was as usual excellent, their Hot Pot is the best,the Baron of Beef was also very good, the server from Quebec, was very attentive and has a great attitude.

Thank donwatl
London, England
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Our out of season visit to this unpretentious dockside restaurant didnt bode particularly well but guess what, it turns out that the chef/owner really cares about the food he prepare and serves up, irrespect of the season or number of potential customers he may have so this turned out to be a really quality meal which deserves a tripadviser thumbs... More 

Thank Carlstan
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty basic food. We did a quick stop for lunch. Sandwich no soup combo. Both we very good. The sandwiches were very good with fresh ingredients. Mushroom soup was very good. Not much else to say. Location was excellent.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A restaurant with good food that is affected by the winds off the Inlet which can make it a bit chilly. But the food is worth it.

Thank 289Clancy
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270 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lovely spot overlooking the harbour. Average food though. Service was good and value for money. Maybe we chose the wrong dishes.

Thank cel_longridge
Pacific Grove, California
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403 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stopped here en route from Victoria to Tofino and enjoyed a tasty lunch with the bonus of a lovely view of the harbor. One of us had the hamburger and fries, both cooked to perfection. The other had celery soup and mushrooms stuffed with shrimp. The soup was rich and tasty; the mushrooms savory but a bit skimpy. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 23
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 _ 5440 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 778-421-2826

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