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Rumrunner Pub

€€ - €€€, ,
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
+1 250-656-5643
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“sliders” (9 reviews)
“corn chowder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had dinner here, good service, very friendly, decent food, wonderful views. would return! So close to the ocean, gotta love it!

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went out for a cruise and decided to drive out to Sidney by the Sea and have some dinner at the Rum Runner pub/restaurant. It's really worth the drive or ride or even boat in as there situated in the beautiful Sidney harbour. The food...More

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went here for an early dinner on the Saturday of Easter weekend. We were attracted to it because of its location right on the water front, and because overall ratings seemed to be quite good. We sat in the pub section...More

Thank CashandCarry
Reviewed 12 April 2018

After a busy morning of coffee and errands, a friend and I ended up in Sidney well after the usual lunchtime hours... hungry and looking for a good place to continue our conversations. The Rumrunner pub was open and still serving food – not a...More

Thank StrollingFootsteps
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We went for a late lunch before heading off the airport to go back home. There were five of us and we all really enjoyed the food, I had the fish taco and as another reviewer noted, I would tend to agree it's more like...More

Thank ToolGal
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We love going to this pub/restaurant whenever we visit Victoria. It’s worth the drive to Sidney. Yesterday we had their signature Fish & Chips. In my humble opinion it’s the best on the island. The halibut was a perfect combination of dry/moist with a light...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had an enjoyable evening dinner in the near empty restaurant. It was a slow night in the post New Year celebrations. Just as we had hoped. So we got lots of careful attention from the servers who ensured that they were meeting our every...More

Thank Bob2U2
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Ordered the fish taco, but advised it was more like a fish burrito. It was excellent and had lots of fish in it. Would definitely return

Thank Scubeedoo
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Fish and chips were okay, the coleslaw needed work. Pleasant room with view of the sea, Friends had seafood wrap, seafood crepes and said they were great.

Thank Marian090
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Located in a beautiful spot on the water. Had lunch here with my sister & a friend & along with enjoying each others company we also enjoyed great service, great food & great drinks! We all had the chowder soup with focacia bread for lunch...More

Thank krsthom
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Cheryl L
8 June 2015|
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Response from Dalry1978 | Reviewed this property |
Their website is a bit confusing, as it shows hours 11am-12 midnight, but kitchen hours are as follows: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm and Fri & Sat 11am-10pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5643
  • E-mail
Since 1990, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has served delicious seafood and West Coast cuisine in a spectacular setting along the Sidney waterfront at picturesque Port Sidney Marina. Patrons enjoy a warm ambience, great food, and unforgettable views of the ocean, Gulf & San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. The cozy restaurant and bar both boast warm feature fireplaces, and in warmer weather the two outdoor patios allow diners the opportunity to enjoy sunshine and sea breezes. "Staff are friendly and cheerful,and we have a great kitchen staff," "Our pub menu is first class." At the full-service bar, customers can choose from a large selection of beverages - there's local and import beer in the bottle and on tap, as well as a wide selection of wines. Owner Bill Singer worked for 14 years in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's venerable Snug before opening the Rumrunner in 1990. Since then, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has become a favoured spot for locals, a regular stop for visiting boaters, and a great find for visitors to Sidney.
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