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The Pier Bistro

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American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Bar
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2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
09:00 - 20:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely location at the end of a small pier. The server was very pleasant and we felt welcomed. The food, however, wasn't the best. We decided to share a bowl of clam chowder, a plate of mussels, and finish up with halibut and chips. The chowder was very thick and starchy with an overload of potatoes and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for an early lunch one weekend day, and really loved it. The food was just delicious, with the most enormous piece of haddock for the fish and chips entree. One of the party had an oyster burger/sandwich, and enjoyed it as much as I loved the fish and chips. It was crowded, and since the day was... More 

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Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a great lunch in a fun setting at the end of the pier in Sidney. We had crab cakes & chowder....both very tasty & a small spinach salad, which was quite large & very tasty - lots of good stuff in it! The bistro was bustling & busy on a lively spring day.

Thank Pat W
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We always go here for the crab cakes when we are in Sidney and they are consistently the best I've had anywhere! Also love the seaside view and the service. Such a uniquely Sidney experience!

Thank kayjayskay
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were staying at the Sidney Pier Hotel and on a rainy day we just walked out by the pier for a quick bite. We really enjoyed their food, service and the friendly homey atmosphere.

Thank Calgaryconnoisseurs
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We just had lunch here for our first time visit to Sidney. Great view, friendly atmosphere, efficient service with a smile. Small but quaint establishment. We shared an order of halibut and chips and had a couple of Phillips Blue Buck beer ( Phillips local Victoria brewed). For sure the best fish and chips we have had in a very... More 

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Peachland, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a real nice place, cozy with friendly stuff and their seafood dishes are to die for. Widow tables are very nice withe a view of the South Gulf islands and the entrance to the Sidney Marina.

Thank MalteseFalcon2007
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

As we were staying in the hotel we decided to eat at the Pier. The restaurant was very busy but they found a nice table for two. The server appeared to be disorganized and it was very busy. We waited for beverages and food, which were both good by the time they arrived.The prime rib was excellent with a good... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We enjoyed the ambience and friendly service on a windy, rainy seaside day, but the lunch was not quite as good as we had hoped. My partner's fish and chips was very overcooked, dry and tasteless. I fared better with a warm prawn, artichoke-heart and spinach dish which was delicious, served with warm pita bread. However, it was served in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have eaten lunch twice here and both times the food was excellent and food was delivered super fast. The interior of the restaurant is ocean setting, so perfect with the view. My girlfriend and I ordered the 2 piece halibut and chips and asked to share it. It was delivered on 2 plates each receiving lots of fries. My... More 

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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$7 - US$22
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-4995
The Pier Bistro in Sidney B.C. is located literally right on the Beacon Pier itself. We offer a casual waterfront dining experience with panoramic ocean views of the Gulf Islands.
We serve unique and tasty entrees like Award Winning Seafood Chowder, Crab Cake Bennies, Gourmet Salads and a variety of Fish n' Chips to name a few.

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