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Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub

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Bar, Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood
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3383 South Rd, Gabriola Island, British Columbia V0R 1X7, Canada (Formerly Silva Bay Restaurant, Pub & Liquor Store)
+1 250-247-8662
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Gabriola Island, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Party of 2; sit for 10 minutes while the 3 staff chat with patrons at the bar; flag a server; given menus; 20 minutes and server has not returned; flag staff; server having a gabfest in the kitchen; place order; food arrives fairly promptly; regular non-exciting pub fare; finish; try to flag for bill; no luck; notice party at next... More 

1 Thank Richard F
Gabriola Island, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Took our 8 guests there after a disastrous dinner the evening before at The Surf. Wow what a difference! Lamb shanks cooked to perfection, garlic prawns, veal schnitzel, amazing house salad and fries crips and perfect. Don't even think of eating anywhere else on the island. This place has it all. Great service, view and reasonable prices.

Thank gabriola1811
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and excellent service. Had the Cobb salad, highly recommend. The fish and chips looked really good too. Our waitress was helpful and friendly. Decor good with lovely views. Thank you!

Thank grahamandjayne
Parksville, Canada
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Stopped here for lunch whilst exploring Gabriola. The weather was wet and windy so the view from the bar was not so good and you could not go out on the patio. I imagine though its spectacular in summer. We had the mussels which were delicious. Other food going to other tables looked equally good. My only complaint was lack... More 

Thank Deranne
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Best chocolate mousse EVER... everyone that has had it LOVES it... first reaction... mmmmmmm come have some!!!

Thank Shanyn C
Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Our visit to the Silva Bay Restaurant and Pub was definitely a highlight of our recent trip out West. The restaurant patio overlooks the bay/docks that hold dozens of boat and expansive views for as far as the eye can see. We ordered mussels to start which were INCREDIBLE, and followed with the Cobb Salad and Market fresh fish (Halibut... More 

Thank Britt W
Gabriola Island, Canada
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were regular customers, every Sunday night, not anymore. Tired of being ignored, tired of meals not coming the way they are ordered, no one ever comes back to your table to check if everything is ok. 2 meals out of 4 brought out, waited another 10 minutes for the others to arrive. Asked the owner to check, she never... More 

Thank GabriolaGirl17
North Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were visiting on our boat several months ago and do not have cooking facilities on our boat so had to eat 3 nights in a row here.We were so disappointed.Food was lousy, served not hot enough,the service was so slow and they were not even that busy.They were very disorganized and seated others ahead of us whom had no... More 

Thank raeann01
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Marina (great docking experience from the staff!!) and stopped in for lunch. Had chicken wings that were tasty but on the cold side. Since we are at the marina decided to try dinner and had a pleasant experience. Reservations are accepted and a good idea since the place was packed on a Tuesday night. We had the... More 

Thank Rettey
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We ate at the Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub on a Friday evening in August - we (6 of us, 4 adults and 2 young children) dropped in without a reservation and found the restaurant full. Most of the tables are out on a lovely patio, with folks waiting at the inside tables for an outside table to free up... More 

Thank Alan Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3383 South Rd, Gabriola Island, British Columbia V0R 1X7, Canada (Formerly Silva Bay Restaurant, Pub & Liquor Store)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Gabriola Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-247-8662
The Silva Bay Pub will temporarily be closed due to unforeseen circumstances
and will reopen at a later date yet to be determined.

Beautiful waterfront pub and family restaurant with patio and magnificent views. Live music, events and weddings. Fabulous fresh seafood and pub fare.

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