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Captain Hardy's

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7145 Market St, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
+1 250-949-7133
06:30 - 20:00
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Sooke, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

in my time in port hardy i went to captain hardy s and my lunch was not that great. it took forever for my food to come and the food was not that good. and the place was quite dirty inside

Thank fooddog19
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

No halibut because Sysco was late with delivery. Cod had doughy batter. All but one ketchup container empty. 4 of 10 tables had dirty dishes. No one cleaning the tables. Garbage left on the floor.

Thank Shelley R
Parksville, Canada
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

You would think that a restaurant with a name like Captain Hardy's would have great tasting fish and chips. Well if you like your fish with a lot of batter and very little fish, than this is the place for you. On the plus side the staff was pleasant and the atmosphere was lively. Next time we will try something... More 

Thank StageStruck56
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a place for breakfast. This seemed to be the only place within eye sight. There is a funky cafe next door that I wish had more food offerings because I don't think this place would still be open then. Upon walking to the door there is a table maybe 5 feet away that people are gathered... More 

Thank Meatandcheeze
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Most unappealing thing is to see the cook standing at the front door smoking! Barely being greeted and then watch the cook go behind the line and start cooking your food without washing his hands as he picks up the bacon with his grubby cigarette fingers! Barf!! You prepay for your food here so I was assuming he would wash... More 

1 Thank gypsyjus
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited for breakfast. This is a smallish (10 table) basic restaurant. It's clean and casual, a place for visitors and locals to hang out and talk fishing. Breakfast menu was predictable - bacon and eggs, pancakes and french toast. The gentleman who took our order (Captain Hardy?), cooked our breakfast and served it as well. Turns out he is... More 

Thank FarFlungStarling
Vancouver Island, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We used this place for our breakfasts. Was correct, but nothing else. We don't know about their meals, but it has a good reputation locally.

Thank jabono66
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118 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you're looking for a standard breakfast, this will do. I had a good scrambled egg and pancakes that were a little heavy. Instead of serving overly acidic orange juice, you can choose from bottled juices. I know that the owner of Hardy's is trying to use local ingredients in his dishes, which I wholeheartedly support. If you eat here,... More 

Thank rpcvtraveler75
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Boyfriend and I had breakfast wraps on the Filomi days weekend! Really enjoyed it. The staff were great, I asked about the owner and had a pleasant quick chat about the business over the past few years. Very enjoyable! Food was great, the salsa was awesome. Wish I had more, but thats mainly because im crazy for salsa! Lol

Thank KascMS
Vancouver, British Columbia
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Port Hardy and stopped for takeout fish and chips. I paid $22 for two piece fish and chips. The fish was tough and it was halibut, and the batter soggy. Chips were nothing special. Perhaps take out isn't the way to go, or perhaps wrapping in newspaper would preserve the crispness. The service was fantastic and the... More 

Thank J0diB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7145 Market St, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Hardy
  • Phone Number: +1 250-949-7133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?