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Starboard Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2 _ 5440 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T7, Canada
+1 778-421-2826
08:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the Starboard Grill for a company Christmas party. I was expecting the usual cold roast beef buffet, potatoes, and veggies with one or two options for desserts but the cooks really out did themselves. So many options, all tasted wonderfully homemade, and the chefs were very knowledgeable and could answer any question one might have about the food. You... More 

Thank Celine S
Port Alberni, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The food was as usual excellent, their Hot Pot is the best,the Baron of Beef was also very good, the server from Quebec, was very attentive and has a great attitude.

Thank donwatl
London, England
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Our out of season visit to this unpretentious dockside restaurant didnt bode particularly well but guess what, it turns out that the chef/owner really cares about the food he prepare and serves up, irrespect of the season or number of potential customers he may have so this turned out to be a really quality meal which deserves a tripadviser thumbs... More 

Thank Carlstan
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty basic food. We did a quick stop for lunch. Sandwich no soup combo. Both we very good. The sandwiches were very good with fresh ingredients. Mushroom soup was very good. Not much else to say. Location was excellent.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A restaurant with good food that is affected by the winds off the Inlet which can make it a bit chilly. But the food is worth it.

Thank 289Clancy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Lovely spot overlooking the harbour. Average food though. Service was good and value for money. Maybe we chose the wrong dishes.

Thank cel_longridge
Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stopped here en route from Victoria to Tofino and enjoyed a tasty lunch with the bonus of a lovely view of the harbor. One of us had the hamburger and fries, both cooked to perfection. The other had celery soup and mushrooms stuffed with shrimp. The soup was rich and tasty; the mushrooms savory but a bit skimpy. The... More 

Thank RuNanS
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The restaurant is at the end of the harbour and has lovely view of the Port Alberni inlet, which is very beautiful. We had lovely local beers here with home made crisps and dips, they were cooked beautifully. We also had lunch one day and that was excellent, fresh tuna salad and seafood chowder.

Thank gill h
Bonnyville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Everything we all enjoyed staff was helpful and friendly nice and clean.soft music a beautiful view.

Thank Tammie M
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived late in the evening to order a 2-course dinner. The waitress was very friendly and helpful, no concern it was 30 minutes before closure time. The starter of the fried calamares and vegetables wasn't too special, but our main courses of beet salad and a salad with mandarin were great. A very nice place to sit down and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 _ 5440 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 778-421-2826

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