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The Shady Rest Waterfront

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3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
+1 250-752-9111
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch at the Shady Rest yet another time. They are located along Highway 19a in Qualicum Beach along the Georgia Strait. This is one of my favourite places to stop for appetizers, however today we stopped for lunch. Krissy our waitress, who has been at this restaurant for many years, is loved by all. She sat us at... More 

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Thank Lousab56
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you very much for your continued support. We are always pleased to read that our guests feel/felt well looked after in our care. Hope to see you again soon at The Shady Rest. Cheers, Shady Management More 

Comox, Canada
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited three times now -- once for takeout pizza, once for dinner, and most recently for lunch. Never disappointed! The pizza choices are innovative... and very tasty. Most recently I had the West Coast Benny for lunch, served until 2pm on the weekend. Great flavours, with smoked salmon and goat cheese. This is a delightful spot during a... More 

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Thank fred_cameron
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Great details. Thank you. It's always nice to recieve positive reviews, but the extra detail that you've included really helps to paint a clear picture of what one might expect when joining us. It's true that our Brunch - served on Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays from 11am-2pm - is where/when our guests can choose from one of... More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been only twice,but both times exceeded our expectations with food and service. It's hard not to get a good view and that, the friendly atmosphere and great service will get us back.

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Thank Gandttimes
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer It is always a pleasure to read about happy guests of The Shady Rest. We are a team of hard working, real people, and our sincere thanks go out to those who take the time to share a warm reflection on thier time with us. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Shady Management More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Shady" is down the block from where we live, we drop in fairly often for fish and chips, beef dip ot the great burgers. For those visiting the area, the view is to die for. Good food, great service.

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Thank V4950ZAjohnc
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for your kind review. It's true, The Shady Rest has a view that is second to none, and we have been lucky enough to enjoy our waterfront location for over 92 years (...and counting!). We are proud to read that you are one of our many regularly visiting guests, and we look forward to serving you... More 

Parksville, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two parts to this restaurant, the restaurant and the pub. We've been there a number of times both by ourselves and with friends, and have never had a bad meal there. In fact, my good lady commented last night, that as far as she is concerned, this is the best place for sea food in our area, and... More 

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Thank Graham S
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Hats off to one of the most thorough reviews we have received. You've hardly left a stone unturned, and we are proud to be the place you're describing. Thank you very much. The onus is ours to create satisfied guests, as we truly aim to earn our guest's repeat business. We will use your feedback to reinforce our... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A favourite spot for lunch. We are trying different menu options and most are very good. Appreciate that there's a loyalty card, and are on our second one.

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Thank Catherine L
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer We are always happy to read about happy guests. Thank you for sharing your positive thoughts with the world. Our loyalty cards have been a big hit with our those that frequent our Restaurant, and it's a pleasure to give back to those that support us the most. Cheers, Shady Management More 

Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this relaxing time by the strait watching the birds and boats. Meal was good too! Super place to go for lunch.

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Thank apples372
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for your feedback. We have been serving our guests at our seaside location for over 92 years, and the view never gets old, as there is always something nice to see out there. Whether birds, boats, windy waves, or fog, the natural beauty reminds us that we really are very lucky to call such a paradise... More 

Florida
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554 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Qualicum Beach twice a year and go to the Shady Rest each time. It is the best view in town. And, the food is always dependable. This time, we were three for lunch. We had salt and pepper chicken wings, a shrimp melt, and a Cobb salad with prawn and scallops. All our meals were good. The service... More 

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Thank Golferboy18
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Many thanks for taking the time to write us a positive review of our products and services. We are proud to read that we are a regular stop for you when in the area, and we hope to continue to earn your repeat business moving forward. See you again soon. Cheers, Shady Management More 

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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for drinks one evening and lunch the following day with a group of friends and family. The bar has a cosy corner near the heater/fireplace where you can look out over the waves. A good selection of cocktails and cheap even before happy hour. Lunch had good options for kids and adults, the clams with chorizo where... More 

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Thank Discover81
ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write us a detailed review of your time spent in our care. It is great that you were able to join us for an adults only evening in our Pub, yet still have the option to return the following day with children - this time in our Restaurant. We have been... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The calamari was inedible. Just an average meal in a nice spot. The menu is very basic but the restaurant is clean and presentable. We couldn't find anywhere else to eat so went there on trip advisor ratings

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ShadyMGMT, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for choosing to join us. We are glad to read that hundreds of positive Trip Advisor reviews was enough to steer you our way. Dear, Reader Calamari anyone? Tossed with red & green onions, and spicy choriso sausage. Served hot and crispy with Shady-made tzatziki for dipping. Need we say more? Let your taste buds be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 24
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-9111
Description
The Shady has been a local tradition since 1924!Come see for yourself why we're still having fun after all these years. Great food, friendly service, and a breathtaking oceanfront setting await. We look forward to serving you!

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