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Clam Bucket Restaurant

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4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6G1, Canada
+1 250-723-1315
12:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what is happening with the cook but the level of good meals have drastically declined. Server was very good. Food tastes like is came out of a can. Very sad, as it had become a very nice place for lunch.

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Bellevue, Washington
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubbie and I stopped here on our way to Tofino. This restaurant was recommended by our Canadian friends. Read the Tripadvisor reviews before we went there. We both ordered the one piece fish and chips. It was delicious! the wait staff were friendly and the food came quickly. We came on a Tuesday and saw many locals having lunch... More 

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Comox, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in port Alberni. And had a grumbling tummy. Asked around of where to go for dinner. Clam bucket recommended. Wife wife was hesitant about the name. She is a picky eater and loved it. I also enjoyed my meal. Good food good service and good prices. We are from comox and would make the trip... More 

Thank Greg G
Boise, Idaho, United States
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Two nondescriipt meals served to hungry customers by attentive wait staff. Might pay a return visit if other local options are full or closed.

Thank Tim C
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had the shrimps with rice, the dish was just huge. I made the mistake to take some fries too, it was definitely too much for me. I would recommend this restaurant. Prices just bit higher than the normal.

Thank Rikregis
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Definitely worth eating here. Food is delicious and the staff is nice and caring. I had difficulty with parking and was not able to find a parking space as the restaurant was jam packed. Will definitely recommend this restaurant

Thank Hannah G
Vancouver, Canada
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226 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant before, but I had forgotten what a quirky little place it is. It has a very nice small-town vibe, the service is very fast and friendly, and the food is excellent. They have a good, if small, selection of local beer. We tried the halibut and the chicken, and both were very well prepared. Definitely... More 

Thank Dan468
Grand Forks, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great location near the water but not as good as it could be. Minimal menu with the great seafood flavours hidden in sauces and coverings. Oysters, clams, halibut and salmon. No crab, scallops or local rock fish. The restaurant was unable to procure octopus or squid, so no calamari. Facility itself is dated and needs an update.

Thank Rick H
Kelowna, British Columbia
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Have been here a number of times and not disappointed once. Wife had oysters and said they were excellent, I had a steak and also very good. Menu has lots to choose from.

Thank John W
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We attended this restaurant after a long day touring the Barkley Sound hoping the dine on clams, but to our disappointment no clams were to be had from the restaurant supplier. So, fish & chips it was, which turned out to be a disappointment also, the batter was too thick, slightly gooey inside and was hiding very small pieces of... More 

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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
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-1315

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?