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Rumrunner Pub

€€ - €€€, ,
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
+1 250-656-5643
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bill and Jane have been in the game a long time and it shows. Consistently great food and service in the premier seaside location of beautiful Sidney by the Sea.

Thank John David T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our reservation for six was specifically for the dining room (looking for a window view). On arrival we were listed for a pub seating with the offer to put two 4-seat round tables together. We'd prefer the dining room, we said - as per our...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a very varied menu with the emphasise on seafood. Have been here about the 3 times and good is always amazing. A great selection of beers and wines. There is nice indoor seating and the outside patios are hard to beat. The are...More

Thank huatulcocollin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always good food, reasonable and the best view in sidney, overlooking the beautiful boats coming and going, full view of the Ocean and Mount Baker. there is also the pub side if you don't require dinning room. I recommend.

Thank inezmw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat out on the patio. Food was very good, service was also very good. People friendly. Just sitting looking out over the water was so relaxing and peaceful. If you get to Sidney, eat here.

Thank miles_x2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a few hours to kill waiting for the ferry back to the mainland and stopped in Sidney. After touring the town we decided to grab a quick bite. The food was very good pub food. The mussels and oysters were fantastic. Food and drink...More

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is right on the waterfront with a sweeping view of the bay. When we were there the sky was a clear blue. Morning There Baker with its white snow cap was prominent on the skyline. The food is pub food. The salmon and...More

Thank Gkdelano
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Myself and family had lunch here. They were very accomidating with 2 little kids and a baby in tow. The lunch was. Very nice. And a great view of the harbor.

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were having an anniversary for a group of 15 and had made a reservation. Wonderfull service when we were seated, menu explained and recommendations given. The food was excellent, well prepared, served efficiently and consumed with delight. Our servers were attentive but not intrusive...More

Thank Ted W
Reviewed 4 September 2017

So this place is just by the water, with a small and enclosed outside sitting space - one part for the pub, the other for the restaurant. Service wasn't quite up to the levels we'd had on our trip through Canada, and this place really...More

Thank Roodeberglodge
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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, 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, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 V8Z 3C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5643
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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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