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Rumrunner Pub

$$ - $$$, ,
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
+1 250-656-5643
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“sliders” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is right on the waterfront with a sweeping view of the bay. When we were there the sky was a clear blue. Morning There Baker with its white snow cap was prominent on the skyline. The food is pub food. The salmon and...More

Thank Gkdelano
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and family had lunch here. They were very accomidating with 2 little kids and a baby in tow. The lunch was. Very nice. And a great view of the harbor.

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were having an anniversary for a group of 15 and had made a reservation. Wonderfull service when we were seated, menu explained and recommendations given. The food was excellent, well prepared, served efficiently and consumed with delight. Our servers were attentive but not intrusive...More

Thank Ted W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this place is just by the water, with a small and enclosed outside sitting space - one part for the pub, the other for the restaurant. Service wasn't quite up to the levels we'd had on our trip through Canada, and this place really...More

Thank Roodeberglodge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long, hot day at Butchart Gardens, we decided to stop in Sidney for an early dinner. Table of 9. Took almost 45 minutes to get our order in after asking for service twice. And no, restaurant was not overly busy. 6 of us...More

Thank Elsa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a 4.5 hour drive from Tofino, we were staying at the hotel steps away from the Pub. My husband went to relax with a pint while I took our son to the aquarium. He had only great things to say about the pub service....More

Thank calesmom2005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views... amazing prices on local craft beers . service was always quick and servers were friendly...tried the hamburgers and they were great

Thank Bobbi_stoon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for lunch. When we arrived the bartender came over to serve us and he smelt so bad of cigarette smoke. We ordered our food but we were so disgusted that we lost our appetites and couldn't eat. I suggest...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to wait 10 minutes before anyone asked us what we wanted to drink. We then placed our order and it took 40 minutes and only after my wife confronted the waitress. We ordered the crab cakes or should we say CRAP Cakes absolutely...More

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mother nature provided a beautiful day in a spectacular setting. People watching and yacht watching all while eating great food. One order was a shrimp and crab crepe. Would order again! Another was Poke tuna salad, also delicious, a fried fish and fries and my...More

Thank Bonjsc
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Cheryl L
8 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Dalry1978 | Reviewed this property |
Their website is a bit confusing, as it shows hours 11am-12 midnight, but kitchen hours are as follows: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm and Fri & Sat 11am-10pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9881 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8Z 3C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5643
  • E-mail
Since 1990, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has served delicious seafood and West Coast cuisine in a spectacular setting along the Sidney waterfront at picturesque Port Sidney Marina. Patrons enjoy a warm ambience, great food, and unforgettable views of the ocean, Gulf & San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. The cozy restaurant and bar both boast warm feature fireplaces, and in warmer weather the two outdoor patios allow diners the opportunity to enjoy sunshine and sea breezes. "Staff are friendly and cheerful,and we have a great kitchen staff," "Our pub menu is first class." At the full-service bar, customers can choose from a large selection of beverages - there's local and import beer in the bottle and on tap, as well as a wide selection of wines. Owner Bill Singer worked for 14 years in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's venerable Snug before opening the Rumrunner in 1990. Since then, the Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant has become a favoured spot for locals, a regular stop for visiting boaters, and a great find for visitors to Sidney.
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