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Sandbar Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian
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6087 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
+1 778-424-9892
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch enroute to Courtenay and were very glad we did. We had a scallop and bacon burger and a bowl of clam chowder and both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The scallop burger came with a green salad that was fresh and plentiful and the soup came with garlic bread. There is a good selection of items to... More 

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1 Thank Prairieschooner2
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I came here for breakfast with my Dad and some of his friends. Friendly service. Basic food, no complaints other than some of the omelettes were cooked a bit. Prices are normal for the area. I would come here again.

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Thank Russfest
British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The breakfasts are good and the service is fast. Nothing really fancy but a nice little place to eat and the waitress is a sweetheart.

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Thank scotsrish
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

If you're on Vancouver Island and would like some great home style cooking, visit Sandbar Cafe in Qualicum Bay along West Island Highway. It's a quaint little restaurant that offers ocean view patio dining. We went for dinner on a Saturday night and Julie was our waitress for the evening. Very friendly and efficient. Nice ambiance in the restaurant with... More 

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2 Thank Lousab56
Saskatoon, Canada
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Basic cafe food. Marion the waitress is awesome. Friendly and kind not phoney or syrupy. The cook made a small error with our breakfast (gave us bacon instead of ham)-they made such a fuss over this, bringing out ham a couple of minutes later and didn't charge us for either. Wow. Just a nice place to be.

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1 Thank Stevefrench34
Sebastopol, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

They have the best food and are very reasonable with prices. Go above and beyond with customer service. Called and said we would be in at 7:30 with 5 people on a Sunday evening. Said they would keep kitchen open for us. They did and were even very happy to have us at such a late hour.

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1 Thank Traveler69Bike
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim and so glad we did! We had breakfast - perfect poached eggs and lovely smoked ham cut thick. The potatoes were roasted - hash browns the way I like them! Staff was lovely, attentive and friendly. It's a fun, laid back little place and we'll be sure to be back!

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Thank Marlowe S
Bowen Island, Canada
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272 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The appeal here is the location a stones throw to the ocean, and the funky laid back atmosphere. The art on the wall is fun and local to boot. You can eat inside, or as we did on a sunny day, on the patio. I ordered chicken wings- big mistake. Dry, flavourless and poorly presented. And at $12 the dozen... More 

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Thank Peter F
Calgary
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This little place is very average and smells a bit musty at times but they have some interesting art on the walls and the lemon pie is delicious.

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Thank gayle b
Duncan BC
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A couple of us visited this café for supper one evening recently, and we were delighted. There was a trio on the deck playing country music and so all the deck tables were taken, because the trio was good! But so was the food inside (my wife's salmon was better than my halibut), service was friendly and efficient, interior surroundings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6087 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 778-424-9892

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