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The Shady Rest Waterfront

3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
+1 250-752-9111
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (69 reviews)
“kettle chips” (10 reviews)
“burger” (62 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 807 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hello. Read many great review about this establishment. To our surprise this evening, our time was not at all pleasurable . Short, quick stop in for the late night night menu that the Internet said they offered. Yes, also surprised how great the selection was....More

3  Thank penelope and ch... b
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear, Reviewer Surprised doesn't even come close. Are you sure you stopped at The Shady Rest? On the waterfront in Qualicum Beach? Been here 94 years and take pride in the track record of sincere customer service that we are well known for? If the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What fun!!! We got the last table. Had so much fun playing music trivia with a bunch of strangers. Everyone was singing and laughing and it was just a great atmosphere.More

Thank Kevin H
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for joining us. It's true that Music Trivia (in the Pub on Fridays from 7-11pm) can be a great time for all ages, and it's not unusual for the crowd to sing along, as there are lots of great tunes played and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Shady Rest has been around for over 75 years, and it is not difficult to see why. Sitting down, the first thing that comes to view is the beautiful, panoramic ocean view that is just absolutely breathtaking and gorgeous. Service was courteous, friendly, and efficient....More

Thank Ed L
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for joining us. It's true that the Shady Rest has been around for a long time, as we are fast approaching our 95th anniversary with 100 just around the corner. During that time we have gained the crown as Qualicum Beach's...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with a friend was perfect in every way.both meals were great and supper friendly service...would defiantly visit again thanks shady staffMore

Thank Davies1944
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Reviewer Thank you very much for not only joining us, but also telling the world that your visit was a great time. We are always proud to read that our guests enjoyed themselves in our establishment, and we look forward to serving you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun bar to go to for great fish and chips and the best nachos around. Last time I went the bar was full so we went into the dining room and ate on the patio. Everyone had a different item from the...More

Thank Cheryl C
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to post a positive reflection upon your time with us. It's great to read that you decided to join us in our Restaurant after finding the Pub was full and even better to know that your party...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, great service and wonderful deck, we ate in the lounge area and the crab cakes were superb

Thank Corinne B
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer We are always pleased to read that our guests felt well looked after at The Shady Rest. Thank you for sharing these kind words with your fellow TripAdvisors. Cheers, Shady Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I drove up the freeway to the Comox Valley to take in their Saturday Farmer's Market & do some wine tasting at 40 Knots Winery. We decided to drive back along the old hwy & stop in Qualicum a the Shady Rest...More

2  Thank Condu
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer Your submission sounds like another successful stop at The Shady Rest. Many thanks not only for joining us, but also for taking the time to share your positive reflection of your time with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the balcony looking onto Georgia Sound, enjoyed wonderful lamb ragout, lobster cakes, great beer and wine, lovely service and good music. Nothing not to like here!More

Thank alastairduthie
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer We are glad to read that you were able to catch an evening on our patio before the summer season fully fades into fall. It's still very nice out there, but be sure to bring a sweater if you had planned to watch...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group had Beef Dip, Fish and Chips and Calamari all of which were delicious and our server was wonderfully friendly and promptMore

Thank gemwind3
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for sharing your positive posting about your time with us. It is very nice to read that everyone in your party enjoyed their meals and service - not to mention the view - it's hard to beat. See you again next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place made our first trip to Qualicum Beach. Short walk to beach, walk along and great pub at end what more could we ask. A memory we will take back to UK. Food was wonderful too especially sea food dishes. Lynda and John.

Thank Lynda H
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer We are happy you found us at the end or your walk on the beach. It was a pleasure to serve you both, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Qualicum Beach. Cheers, Shady Management

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Lisa G
17 June 2018|
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Response from johncI4635BB | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe one side is restaurant, one pub.
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amystical1
25 April 2018|
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Response from Tiberious555 | Reviewed this property |
Everyday they have a different special One or two pieces of deep fried fish and chips , wings etc Food there is very good for the price
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carolinet598
2 May 2017|
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Response from barenda j | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely make a reservation. July is busy in the area!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-9111
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Description
The Shady has been a local tradition since 1924!Come see for yourself why we're still having fun after all these years. Great food, friendly service, and a breathtaking oceanfront setting await. We look forward to serving you!
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