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Bayside Bistro and Lounge

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Canadian, Bar, Contemporary
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240 Dogwood St | at Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1E1, Canada
+1 250-248-8333
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The setting is beautiful, the decor pleasant. Unfortunately that's where the good things end. The server was aloof and uninterested. The food was awful - I ordered the ribs, which had clearly been prepared by someone with zero culinary ability. Tough, flavourless, and the membrane on the back had only been partially removed making them pretty revolting to eat. The... More 

Thank omega_498
Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

There is a big window with ocean view which is stunning. The food was quite good. Especially the appetizers "coconut prawn tacos". Their fries are really delicious and crisp (I usually don't like fries much myself). Quality of food was worth the price.

Thank whatevernamegosh
Victoria, British Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was very disappointed the last time I ate at the Bayside Bistro. The food arrived lukewarm and the portion was small.

Thank annemarie762
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We give this only an average review noting that the beverages were lovely and the prices were in line, but they did not want to seat us near the window, even though the bistro was empty save for one other couple. He told us he'd have to move us if people came for dinner. Fair enough! Then when we wanted... More 

Thank Hobdeb
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were a large group for a reunion and I can't compliment the staff enough. We had scattered groups for endless breakfasts and had wonderful catered dinners on the patio with our many kids enjoying the adjacent lawn. The staff could not have been more accommodating. The menu is broad enough for different tastes and over several days staying there.

Thank Danielle E
Lund, Canada
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had breakfasts and dinner there over the course of a few days. Food was better than expected, the view is outstanding, and the service was really good except for our first evening. We waited a while at the doorway then approached the man at the bar for permission to seat ourselves, then approached the bar again to order drinks, then... More 

Thank Ann S
La Conner, Washington
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Everything we ate here was fresh and very good. I loved the meatballs, and the coconut shrimp. The addition of fried capers on the Cesar salad was a welcome addition.

Thank Kathleen C
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The service and view were exceptional. The salad fresh and tasty. The quesidellas easily the worst, most tasteless I have ever had.

Thank belle400
Parksville, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Food was quite good, view was amazing, however the service could use some work. The two waitresses that helped us were unfriendly and seemed as if they were forced to come TO work. One of them even asked if we would leave a tip in a demanding tone, and when I politely said no, she took the dishes and threw... More 

Thank aleksandramik
Crofton, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The food was quite good, but the service was quite slow. Floor around our table was very dirty, food and garbage on the floor. We had reserved a table for a wheelchair and 5 of us were seated at a table for 4. We moved another small table ourselves. Great view of Parksville beach.

Thank flattopterry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Canadian, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Dogwood St | at Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-248-8333
Breathtaking ocean view! Casual Dining. Restaurant hours change in the summer, please call us directly in regards to our hours.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?