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The Pier Bistro

2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (67 reviews)
“chowder” (36 reviews)
“thai salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
$$ - $$$
2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was mediocre at best. The service was horrible. Waitress never came back to fill drinks or check on us. The fish and chips was very greasy.

Thank Paige J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious lunch on the water. I had the halibut and chips, and they were amazing. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the view. The service and the food was great. I would highly recommend this spot if you are in the Sidney area.

Thank Gillian729
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous little restaurant on the pier in Sidney, with views of the Harbor. Seating is available inside or on a protected patio. We had the fish and chips and the panko crusted halibut, both excellent!

Thank Edie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I ate here three times during our stay in Sidney. The waitress was friendly and fun, the food was good and very reasonably priced. I prefer salads, so to find a salad that featured a green salad topped with crapcakes suited me...More

2  Thank Nadeen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their menu really pushed the crab cakes so we all ordered them in some variation (my group got the crab cake bennys while I just got the cakes and seafood chowder). We all loved the food and the cakes live up to the hype. The...More

2  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has a perfect waterfront location at the end of a pier. According to the menu, they have award-winning clam chowder. We second that. They also claim that fish and chips are their specialty. We had that too, with halibut, and it was very fresh...More

2  Thank stephenddiamond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best Eggs Benedict I have had in a long time. They even got the eggs just how I like them-cooked whites, but runny yolks. My wife had a different dish, and it too was perfect. Great views while eating, from Mnt. Baker to...More

2  Thank Neil911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pier is one of the best outdoor locations to enjoy a glass of wine and the incredible view of the waterfront and Mt. Baker. If you choose to sit outside you may need a jacket as it can be quite cool; however blankets are...More

2  Thank AnnieH1022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pier Bistro is my family's top choice for fish n chips, always delicious and the service is wonderful. Last night I ventured away from my usual order (! pce halibut and chips) and tried the dinner special (coconut and panko crusted halibut w/ veggies and...More

2  Thank Jo S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location at the end of the pier, right on the waterfront has an excellent view of the Sidney Marina and Waterfront. It has a great outdoor patio / seating area (just a little to cold & windy on our visit) which just adds to...More

1  Thank PapaHow
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Response from wendyw231 | Reviewed this property |
They are super helpful...if you call them I am sure they will provide the answer. It's a tiny place, and well worth the visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-4995
  • E-mail
The Pier Bistro in Sidney B.C. is located literally right on the Beacon Pier itself. We offer a casual waterfront dining experience with panoramic ocean views of the Gulf Islands.
We serve unique and tasty entrees like Award Winning Seafood Chowder, Crab Cake Bennies, Gourmet Salads and a variety of Fish n' Chips to name a few.
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