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The Shady Rest Waterfront

3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
+1 250-752-9111
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 729 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Has both a pub and a restaurant. Very friendly and casual. Just nice to sit with apples and a pint and enjoy the view.More

Thank Ray H
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear, Reviewer Thank you for posting us a nice positive review of your time with us. It's true that the view from The Shady Rest is second to none, and we always hope that our service is well received, too, as we rely on our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had my birthday lunch here as it's a good in between place to meet the family. Sadly they seemed short on staff that day and the food was mediocre at best. I had a hamburger which was dry and over cooked. My grandpa had...More

Thank MindiP1001
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Reviewer Your story is unfortunate. We, The Shady Rest, pride ourselves on over 93 years of continuous service to local and visiting guests, and hearing about your visit on TripAdvisor leaves us scratching our heads about when, who, what - how do we fix...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wing night was disappointing as most of the wings ordered were very cold and took almost an hour and they had a fishy taste like they were deep fried in same oil. Ribs dinners very plain and no flavour and very little sauce on them.More

Thank Kurty1977
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer We are sorry to read that - in your opinion - the wings you had on wing night were not to die for. Our wing night (Thursdays from 3:30-10pm in the Pub) are very popular, and we very often hear that they are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a drink and some appy's. Ordered the Calamari and Dry Ribs. The Calamari was a bit messy but had good flavour. The Ribs were what we expected. Not a wow factor but as expected. I like going here as the view is...More

Thank lenoralustik
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer It is nice to read that you were able to catch up with an old friend, and that your expectations were met by our food. It's true that the view is second to none. Perhaps next time you join us you can offer...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic Location right on the water in Qualicum Beach! Got to watch a Whale jumping and a Harbour Seal from where we were seated. We were there at 11:30 am early for lunch but it seemed awhile before we got served our meals. I had...More

Thank Jacquie M
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer It is nice to read that you love the view from The Shady, and it's quite special that you were able to see whales jumping,as that doesn't happen very often at all. Good eye! Your review mentioned a few things that you felt...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a oyster burger. Expected three oysters but there was only one. It was a large one but not enough for the sandwich. Great view though.More

Thank Dennis T
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer Our oyster burger is one of our most popular burgers, and it is a drag to read that you were not completely satisfied by your meal. We are proud to use local oysters - from just up the road at Fanny Bay -...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

A wonderful Summer outing; feels like you're sitting on the beach, plenty of tables facing the ocean as well as a well appointed patio. Food is good, but don't expect gourmet. Depending on the day, you might encounter friendly, courteous staff or be met by...More

Thank Renata M
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer Your review was kind to point out our lovely ocean side setting. It's true that mother nature's splendor is on display daily in front of The Shady. Also, thanks for mentioning our good food. We are pleased to read that, in your opinion,...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

food is fresh and portions are BIG, lol I have been to this restaurant for the last five years and it is always one of the high lights of my trip. I would recommend it to anyone going to Qualicum Beach or area.More

Thank eddy_and_gisele
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer Many thanks from our staff and family here at The Shady Rest. We are always pleased to read that our hard work is earning us your repeat visits. We look forward to serving you again the next time you're in the area. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

The view is the REAL CHARM at this place absolutely hands down. It is an old run down bar/pub on the beach side of Qualicum and has been there for at least 45 yrs that I know of and it tells. Sure could make it...More

Thank noral420
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer Thanks for your positivity. It's true that the charm of the view is hard to look past, but look a little closer and you'll see a team of dedicated staff - some of which have worked with us for decades - who all...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We have been going to the Shady for the past 14 years but are sorry to say that the last year or so the quality of the food seems to be deteriorating. I was actually ther twice this week for lunch, once was fairly good,...More

Thank trekij
TheShady, Manager at The Shady Rest Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear, Reviewer We are very sorry to read that you were at all disappointed with anything we served you here at The Shady Rest. As your review pointed out, it is very important for a restaurant to ensure a level of consistency that a guest...More

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carolinet598
2 May 2017|
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Response from barenda j | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely make a reservation. July is busy in the area!
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Suxyq
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Response from ShadyMGMT | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry regarding our "gluten free" selection. Currently on our menu we feature no less than 10 items ranging from salads and soups to appetizers, main course dishes and deserts. (humble greens and albacore... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3109 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-9111
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Description
The Shady has been a local tradition since 1924!Come see for yourself why we're still having fun after all these years. Great food, friendly service, and a breathtaking oceanfront setting await. We look forward to serving you!
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