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Northern Lights Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, Seafood
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1817 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
+1 250-956-3263
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Servings were good in the pasta department but the large greek salad could heve been bigger. Not enough for two people.

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Thank MJPOCO
victoria
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The food in this restaurant was average, we ordered the seafood platter a bowl of chicken soup and bacon wrapped scallop, the soup came filled with diced potatoes and not a sign of chicken, server said wrong order. Then our scallop came over cooked, the fried oyster was fried in the outside cold and jelly like in the inside, looked... More 

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Freiberg, Germany
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Because we stayed in the Haida Way Inn, we heard of this nice restaurant. The meals were delicious and the service was also great! We would go there again, when visiting Port McNeill again!

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Thank havo17
Parksville, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The halibut dinner I enjoyed at Northern Lights was by far one of the best seafood entrees I have had in along time. My partner had a seafood pasta dish that he said was absolutely delicious as well. Normally we share - but neither one of us wanted to on this occasion! Port McNeill certainly has a gem of a... More 

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UK
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172 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We walked by this restaurant on our first night at Port McNeill because it looked very tired and sad. However, on checking Trip Advisor it seemed to be the best around and so we tried it. It was a little pricey for the area but between the four of us we all had different meals and tried each others and... More 

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Thank Sea_Vixen
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited midweek for an early dinner and following recommendations, we made a reservation the night before. When we arrived, I requested a table by the window so we had a view of the marina/harbour and the waitress then helpfully moved our table “reservation sign”! The overall restaurant appearance was average, but the atmosphere was pleasant and the staff were... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

make sure you make a reservation, othwerwise you won't be able to get a good table. check out their homemade bread and butter. yum!!!

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Tecumseh, Canada
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I stopped in for a peaceful supper after our 6 hour day on Cormorant Island. The restaurant location is very convenient when you disembark the BC Ferry (photo). We experienced a relaxing atmosphere and very friendly staff. Ask for a table that gives you a view of the harbour, at least until the sun sets (photo). I... More 

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Staffordshire
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343 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Friendly restaurant, looks a little tired from the outside but great when you get inside. A good menu with excellent variety and the food was good with large portions. Very friendly with great service

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Thank Staffsmartin
Port McNeill, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a local restaurant for us and it never fails to disappoint...the halibut neptune is delicious as are the veal cutlets.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Cuisine
Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1817 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port McNeill
  • Phone Number: +1 250-956-3263

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