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The Breakwater

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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4330 Island Hwy S | Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9R9, Canada (Argyle)
+1 250-338-1323
07:30 - 21:00
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Vancouver Island
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We hadn't been to the Kingfisher for a couple of years and were happy to see that the quality and lovely ambience are still excellent. We managed to get reservations even though there were some big office parties seated. Our food came quite quickly and was just delicious. Our servers were friendly, the atmosphere is warm and cosy and very... More 

Thank Valerica45
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday with family at this unique seaside restaurant with a custom pre-set menu, including wine pairing. The experience was extraordinary with great menu originality, quality, presentation and service. The Chef and staff are to be highly commended.

Thank islandtime2016
Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

One of the best beers at $7 a pint I have ever tasted the Cumberland Red Tape ale.Nice location, good service and excellent food.

Thank victoriabears
British Columbia, Canada
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191 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Breakwater Restaurant is great. The food and presentation is fantastic and the views are super nice. The staff is very polite and attentive. We had the Seared Tuna Loin and the pan-fried Steelhead Salmon. Both were fantastic and one of the best we had. The only negative we can say, is that we did not get a window seat... More 

Thank Anders T
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We love the restaurant at the Kingfisher Resort because we live near by, and the food is always top notch. The view is also amazing! Brunch is yummy, the eggs benny is great! We often go for yoga, the pool, then lunch with friends.

Thank ILoveSummerSun
Quathiaski Cove, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I had buffet meals with our group, and two on my own. The group meals were really interesting this year: lots of fresh fruit and vegetables; hot entrees were interesting and innovative. For a buffet, imagine. If your appetite is for something light, have the pan-seared scallops.

Thank Carol H
Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Fabulous buffets including gluten free selections. Service & staff were superb. Beautiful views from all tables.

Thank Gail M
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The ingredients are all local, farm-fresh, mostly organic and beautifully prepared! There isn't a mouthful you won't love!

Thank Sandy S
Calgary, Canada
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a long day driving from Victoria to Campbell River and heading back to Bowser. We were tired and very hungry and decided to stop at the next place along 19a. We turned in to the Kingfisher Resort and Spa . About 5 K south of Courtenay on 19a. We walked into the Breakwater restaurant on... More 

Thank LarryG
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

the food is great lots of seafood , just wish the menu had a few more choices , if you want a steak or a light lunch its not on the menu

Thank Leanne A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4330 Island Hwy S | Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9R9, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops at entrance
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-338-1323
  • This restaurant is at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa
tucked away just outside of Courtenay, you will find an astounding view and a menu full of Comox Valley sourced ingredients.

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