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The Pier Bistro

2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (65 reviews)
“chowder” (36 reviews)
“thai salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
$$ - $$$
2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Pier Bistro is my family's top choice for fish n chips, always delicious and the service is wonderful. Last night I ventured away from my usual order (! pce halibut and chips) and tried the dinner special (coconut and panko crusted halibut w/ veggies and...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This location at the end of the pier, right on the waterfront has an excellent view of the Sidney Marina and Waterfront. It has a great outdoor patio / seating area (just a little to cold & windy on our visit) which just adds to...More

Thank PapaHow
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I ate an early evening meal recently. Staff were very friendly, food was excellent, and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Lloyd H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crab cake Benny was exactly what I needed. Can't wait to come back for dinner. Great job. Craig and Pam

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view, nice staff, fun atmosphere and great food. The seafood salad sandwich was delicious. Mushroom soup and clam chowder soup were very good. Prices were very reasonable. Our server was friendly, helpful and enjoyed talking with us. We would eat here again and try...More

Thank laurenvill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read the reviews and wanted to try out this restaurant for lunch when we were in Sidney. We were not disappointed. It was a cool afternoon but we were toasty and warm as they had a clear plastic "curtain" to shelter us from...More

1  Thank teddism0m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It doesn't get much better than this if you want simple well prepared seafood at a reasonable price. The menu is short and sweet with a daily special. I had amazing crab cakes while my companions thoroughly enjoyed fish tacos. The service was very warm,...More

Thank RGWRichmond_Ontario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast at The Pier Bistro was great. Came back for a second time during our trip. Eggs Benedict and Crab Benedicts were great. Good view, plus good, fast, friendly service enhanced the meals. The décor adds to the whole experience.

Thank Grumpyogre
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We got this place recommended. Was nice to walk along the pier and the main street in Sidney to get here. Lots of paid parking around so not a problem to come by car. Only had to wait a few minutes even the place was...More

Thank PKP77
Reviewed 15 May 2017

From the menu outside I first thought was pricey....but you get more than your monies worth. The sitting on covered deck on front seemed tight but we had lots of space and great view of waterfront. Service was beyond super fast and both meals were...More

Thank blue7303
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.14 km away
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.44 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Roberta H
Do you have gluten free bread?
3 April 2017|
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Response from wendyw231 | Reviewed this property |
They are super helpful...if you call them I am sure they will provide the answer. It's a tiny place, and well worth the visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-4995
  • E-mail
The Pier Bistro in Sidney B.C. is located literally right on the Beacon Pier itself. We offer a casual waterfront dining experience with panoramic ocean views of the Gulf Islands.
We serve unique and tasty entrees like Award Winning Seafood Chowder, Crab Cake Bennies, Gourmet Salads and a variety of Fish n' Chips to name a few.
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