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Bayside Bistro and Lounge

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American, Canadian, Bar, Contemporary
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240 Dogwood St | at Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1E1, Canada
+1 250-248-8333
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Today
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Victoria, British Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very disappointed the last time I ate at the Bayside Bistro. The food arrived lukewarm and the portion was small.

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Thank annemarie762
Surrey
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We give this only an average review noting that the beverages were lovely and the prices were in line, but they did not want to seat us near the window, even though the bistro was empty save for one other couple. He told us he'd have to move us if people came for dinner. Fair enough! Then when we wanted... More 

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Thank Hobdeb
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were a large group for a reunion and I can't compliment the staff enough. We had scattered groups for endless breakfasts and had wonderful catered dinners on the patio with our many kids enjoying the adjacent lawn. The staff could not have been more accommodating. The menu is broad enough for different tastes and over several days staying there.

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Thank Danielle E
Lund, Canada
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had breakfasts and dinner there over the course of a few days. Food was better than expected, the view is outstanding, and the service was really good except for our first evening. We waited a while at the doorway then approached the man at the bar for permission to seat ourselves, then approached the bar again to order drinks, then... More 

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Thank Ann S
La Conner, Washington
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Everything we ate here was fresh and very good. I loved the meatballs, and the coconut shrimp. The addition of fried capers on the Cesar salad was a welcome addition.

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Thank Kathleen C
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The service and view were exceptional. The salad fresh and tasty. The quesidellas easily the worst, most tasteless I have ever had.

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Thank belle400
Parksville, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Food was quite good, view was amazing, however the service could use some work. The two waitresses that helped us were unfriendly and seemed as if they were forced to come TO work. One of them even asked if we would leave a tip in a demanding tone, and when I politely said no, she took the dishes and threw... More 

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Thank aleksandramik
Crofton, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The food was quite good, but the service was quite slow. Floor around our table was very dirty, food and garbage on the floor. We had reserved a table for a wheelchair and 5 of us were seated at a table for 4. We moved another small table ourselves. Great view of Parksville beach.

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Thank flattopterry
Parksville, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Since our last visit, this restaurant has improved both food quality and service. Only negative is that we did not receive water on the table when we were first seated.

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Thank Peter E
North Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

After checking in, we were tired to go out for food, this seemed the one and only option. The place was pretty empty when we walked in. For me, it was not a promising sign. Got a nice ocean view table. Ordered a beer and a cedar, with the chilled drink in hand and the view in sight, what a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Bar, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Dogwood St | at Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-248-8333
Description
Breathtaking ocean view! Casual Dining. Restaurant hours change in the summer, please call us directly in regards to our hours.

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