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Starboard Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, 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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Our trip to Port Alberni was last minute with no real plans. On arrival we decided to visit one of the Quays to have It was the weekend of the P.A. Salmon festival and all it includes, but quite by accident we chose a nice quiet spot. The Starboard Grill patio was nice, protected from the winds that can come... More 

Thank Sittingback
Diamond Bar CA
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Can't beat the location...wonderful views, right next to the harbor, just a few steps from the Lady Rose Marine dock. Plenty of parking and a great area to walk off dinner. Friendly wait staff and moderate prices.

Thank Alco251
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Have had brunch, lunch and dinners here since they opened up. A little more high class than other restaurants in Port Alberni, but still reasonable. Food is excellent, last meal was lunch with my boss. I had the tuna burger with yam fries. I would put this in the top 4 restaurants in PA.

Thank TrainmanAV
Prince Rupert, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The wife and i were there 3 nights ago for dinner.We are new comers to the valley,so we read the reviews before we decide where to. Of course there are always mixed reviews but we not dissapointed that night.Starters were shrimp mushrooms caps and calamari.They were both good,but the highlight was the main course.The Lamb sirloin topped with Blueberry glaze... More 

Thank CaptCod
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Although the quality of the food at this restaurant is overall very good, the dessert menu is restrictive and does not offer much choice. I had the cheesecake and unfortunately is was probably the worst cheesecake I have ever had. It was heavy, pasty and lacked any lemon flavour whatsoever although it was advertised as white chocolate lemon cheesecake. It... More 

Thank Regina C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We sat outside at the end of a hot day and luxuriated in the cooling air as the sun set. Solicitous wait staff served fine food in a stunning location.

Thank sherrlock
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We sat outside. Tuna was a touch over cooked but still good. Fish and chips serving was huge. Batter not too thick and halibut tasty. Chicken waffle sandwich was good but might be better as an open faced. Fish tacos yummy. And had to try the candied salmon soup. OH my. Very yummy. Very, very yummy.

Thank Ruth W
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208 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We ate there twice in the same day, once for lunch and another time for dinner. The service was great at lunch but excruciating slow for dinner (almost 2 hours without appetizers). However the food is very interesting as the chef combines things in a different way. For example, my main course was a chicken waffle sandwich (picture attached) where... More 

Thank SergeOttawa
Portland, Oregon
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We went to dinner on a very hot Port Alberni day and fortunatekly were seated inside. My wife had scallops and I had ribeye. The scallops were bacon wrapped which overwhelmed the taste. These also were served with cocktail sauce - starnge. My ribeye, which I had hoped to be a reasoable thickness was very thin. Additionaly, the meat was... More 

Thank dick_mary
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here on a Wednesday night, arriving about 8:00pm. The restaurant was pretty empty, so we were surprised at how slowly our orders were taken and how long it took to prepare our food. The roasted vegetable quesadilla was excellent; however my husband's Caesar salad had far too much dressing and he said the salmon chowder "tasted like... More 

Thank 357martha

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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
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?