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Rumrunner Pub

) #30 of 60 Restaurants in Sidney $$ - $$$ , ,
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
+1 250-656-5643
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  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Met family and two close friends here for afternoon lunch. We had a great time,food was hot and well prepared. As an added bonus, our waitress turned out to be the daughter of my (now passed)fathers best friend. Katrina's laugh, sense of humor, and her...More

Thank Tiberious555
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here for a light snack midafternoon. The three slider appetizer is a great dish for a snack and has three sliders-one each of crab, chicken, and beef. Just the right amount with a cocktail. Tasty and economical as well. You also have your...More

Thank fishfrenzy W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Service is very very slow, food is poor! We eat as a family, took ages for the food to come and when it did it was poor quality and cold. Come on owner, people deserve better than this you should be ashamed. Even the staff...More

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 6 days ago

The worst place ever! Service was slow, starter came out! it was cold and disgusting! Drinks were terrible and watered down! We waited an eternity for our main meal, took my son to the washroom, came back and they had finally brought it out and...More

1  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been to the Rumrunner many times, mostly for lunch. The menu has lots to offer and the food is always consistent. A great place to take out of town visitors for the view. Love it there in the Winter on stormy days too.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Time to give it up, Bill! Maybe spend more time providing a service than patrolling the parking lot. Or I've been frequenting your establishment for fifteen-some years now, left thousands of dollars there, if not more, in ever-decreasing frequency. Last year I visited four times,...More

Thank FredynShelley
Reviewed 1 week ago

overpriced food and slow in arriving. Attitude of waiter was upsetting for us all. My granddaughter (10) ordered off the children' menu and the drinks for her were $2.50 but we were charged $5. It cost $10 for two ice teas. Said since he had...More

2  Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An overpriced waterfront pub. $17 burgers. About the same for one piece fish and chips, but when my bill came I found I got charged a buck for hot sauce for chicken wings. A poor rating seems generous.

1  Thank AlegreVancouverBC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was very slow. It took 1.5 hours to be served after ordering our meal. When we were served, the food quality was poor and portions were small. The waitress took my plate while I still had the sandwich in my hand. I had to...More

Thank SkylaneGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience with the restaurant was perfect, at lunch. Great food, attentive and funny waiter, all good. Our second visit was for dinner around 6. It was crowded as expected, service was slower, and two of our menu choices were gone and the server...More

Thank Marvon
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Cheryl L
8 June 2015|
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Response from Dalry1978 | Reviewed this property |
Their website is a bit confusing, as it shows hours 11am-12 midnight, but kitchen hours are as follows: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm and Fri & Sat 11am-10pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5643
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Since 1990, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has served delicious seafood and West Coast cuisine in a spectacular setting along the Sidney waterfront at picturesque Port Sidney Marina. Patrons enjoy a warm ambience, great food, and unforgettable views of the ocean, Gulf & San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. The cozy restaurant and bar both boast warm feature fireplaces, and in warmer weather the two outdoor patios allow diners the opportunity to enjoy sunshine and sea breezes. "Staff are friendly and cheerful,and we have a great kitchen staff," "Our pub menu is first class." At the full-service bar, customers can choose from a large selection of beverages - there's local and import beer in the bottle and on tap, as well as a wide selection of wines. Owner Bill Singer worked for 14 years in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's venerable Snug before opening the Rumrunner in 1990. Since then, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has become a favoured spot for locals, a regular stop for visiting boaters, and a great find for visitors to Sidney.
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