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Gary's Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
+1 250-752-5800
08:00 - 20:00
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131 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

local recommendation was spot on. Quiet location good food. ole English breakfast was massive. good bang for the $$

Thank abbotsfordrocks
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot has been a favorite for the last couple of years. Excellent pizza, best ceasar salad on the the Island with a glass of wine and casual ambience. Sports bar if you want it, but not intrusive if you just want to chart.

Thank Patricia B
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has lots of classic car memorable all around the restaurant, even a classic car on the wall. Yes, half of a 1957 Bel-Aire in the wall. Great food, great serve, great place.

Thank RicaR222
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

A fun place with a great staff. The food was really good and every staff member was really kind. It is a fun ambiance with the old car displays.

Thank magicien2
Vancouver Island, Canada
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Hi had a date to catch up with my friend. We enjoyed our server - she was attentive and had a great sense of humor! We met @ 11;00 AM and had planned to have an early lunch. Just be aware that they only serve breakfast until 11:30 AM when their lunch menu is available. I am on a strict... More 

Thank patriciae648
Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

whenever we are in town, (once every 2 years) we almost always have lunch at this local car buff diner. once again the food is fresh, tastey, served hot and well presented. Service is quick, friendly and with a smile. We will definitely be back.

Thank Ed B
Calgary, Canada
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

WOW...I can't believe that no one else has reviewed this bistro since my review of 9 months ago. I made a special trip here to have the crab cake bennies again. Read my previous review...excellent yet again.

Thank Gent47
Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stopped here for some lunch while we were in Qualicum Beach town. this was a great lunch place with a collector car theme. Great décor for the car lover, food was great also. We would recommend this place for sure and we will go back ourselves

Thank CraignLu
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

My husband and I are relatively new to the area and discovered Gary's on a hunt for good beer and food. This is a happening little place in town. We've had the pleasure of having Isabel for our server all 3 of the times that we recently visited. We enjoyed ourselves so much we kept going back. Great sandwiches, fries... More 

Thank marilee_ps
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Whenever we are in Qualicum we always make it a point to eat at Gary's. Food is great as is the service. Waiters are friendly and frequently stop by to see if any thing else is needed. Atmosphere is comfortable, there is a whole side of an old Cadillac mounted on the wall along with 50 some photos of older... More 

Thank Paul L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-5800

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