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181 Beachside Drive | The Beach Club Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H5, Canada
+1 250-947-2109
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While there are many great places to eat in Parksville I have now had 3 fantastic meals in a row at this establishment and service is always amazing no matter who your server is. It is sometimes overlooked by locals as it is in the hotel but that is a real shame as the view, food and service is amazing.... More 

Thank Kevin W
Ian L, Director of Food & Beverage at Pacific Prime Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are always striving to exceed guests expectation with both service and food quality. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took my parents to this restaurant to celebrate their anniversary - it was delightful. The in-house Sommelier, Mich, is always exceptional in his recommendations and knowledge. He's fun, vibrant, approachable and openly shares a deep understanding of wines and how they work with menu items. There is no pretense with him. We were surprised when one of the serving... More 

Thank Laura M
Neonchef, Director of Food & Beverage at Pacific Prime Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I have made sure Mich read them. We are very happy to have him on our team with his knowledge he has made the whole team stronger at wine and beverage information. We always try to help our guest have the best experience possible including selecting the right wine for their meals. More 

Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Our server, Richard, was very attentive and provided good advice regarding the menu. He also knew how to time the courses so we could enjoy our meal, neither feeling rushed nor neglected. We enjoyed the scallops and Salmon 3 ways apps. The lamb shank was outstanding and the steak was done a perfect medium rare. We will return!

Thank Freqflye
Victoria, Canada
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100 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Loved the casual bar and patio in the daytime and then feeling like we were in a classy restaurant at night. Food was exceptional in the day and evening. For one dinner, I had lobster and my hubby had prime rib along with appy's and a great wine selection. Fabulous, what else can I say.

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had dinner yesterday at this restaurant my wife and I. Both the food and service were excellent. Our Waiter was very knowledgeable and helped us with the new menu: He advised the Scallops as a starter, my wife ordered the Thai Red Curry Bowl and I had the Lamb Shank: They were all WELL SEASONNED and delicious. We ordered... More 

Thank Mehdi-Sebbane
Surrey, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were questioning whether to eat here or not due to some reviews, but our meal was fantastic. Melt-in-your mouth steaks! Waiter and service was fantastic. Only complaint might be the veggies were a tad too undercooked but was pleasantly surprised to find parsnips on the menu!

Thank surreycatlover
Nanaimo, Canada
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were on the patio for lunch two weeks ago when we had out of town guest. We were wowed by the view, but equally wowed by lunch. We shared the chicken club which was enhanced by a special sauce and the sweet potato fries with yummy aioli. Our friends had gluten sensitivites and were offered diet appropriate options. We... More 

Thank Smwinc4
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126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ate here as we were staying in the hotel, too tired to go far and there was a long queue at another restaurant. Chose the seafood but it was nothing to write home about and poor value. Server seemed annoyed that we opted to charge the meal to our room. We'd added a fair tip but I guess she had... More 

Thank buzzard2000
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A group of us ate lunch at the Pacific Prime Restaurant today - there was not enough room for all of us at the same table so we were at 2 separate tables. After the bills were presented and some had paid already someone at our table discovered that there was a service charge automatically added to the bills that... More 

Thank Nanaimo_bjm2016
Ian L, Director of Food & Beverage at Pacific Prime Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel it was "Shady". The suggested gratuity that is put on the bill for parties of 8 or more is stated on the menus upfront. This is done at many restaurants to protect the service staff and encourage them to want to serve larger parties which otherwise carry an inherent risk. The gratuity is not mandatory... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Far too many tables in what appeared to be a fire exit come waiting area at the front of the hotel. Gated to the walkway and the beach. A odd idea come compromise for a veranda. It was busy and the food was presented well with reasonable portions. Quality was average none the less. However it was far from cheap.... More 

Thank Robin A

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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$9 - US$34
American, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Beachside Drive | The Beach Club Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-947-2109
Pacific Prime Restaurant & Lounge boasts one of Parksville's best beachfront patios just off the Parksville Beach Boardwalk. Our beachfront location offers spectacular ocean and mountain views for an unbelievable dining experience; perfect for any special occasion. Featuring West Coast style cuisine influenced by our Executive Chef for a truly unique and exciting dining experience that is always fresh. We are proud to partner with the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise program and local suppliers to offer the fresh ocean friendly seafood. Come enjoy culinary excellence at one of our premier events like our popular Winemaker's Dinners or try one of our feature lunch and dinner specials. Complimentary underground parking is available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?