Vancouver Island Restaurants

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  • 1. pilgrimme

    $$$ | Canadian

    This small resto in the woods has garnered all sorts of accolades since it first opened. Here chef Jesse McCleery, who spent a winter in the...Read More

  • 2. Schooner Restaurant

    $$$$ | Seafood

    An institution in downtown Tofino (it's been operating since 1949), the Schooner's main-floor dining room is comfortable and casually upscale...Read More

  • 3. Sobo

    $$$ | Eclectic

    The name, short for "sophisticated bohemian," sums up the style here: a classically trained chef serving casual fare influenced by international...Read More

  • 4. Sooke Harbour House

    $$$$ | American

    The relaxed, ocean-view dining room at this art-filled lodge is the stage for some of the country's most innovative meals. The four-course menu...Read More

  • 5. The Pointe

    $$$$ | Canadian

    With 180-degree views of the crashing surf, the Pointe is the top-notch Tofino dining experience. It's renowned for its refined West Coast...Read More

  • 6. The Wolf in the Fog

    $$$ | Canadian

    Chef Nick Nutting and his crew present a unique West Coast dining experience here that puts an inspired twist on freshly-caught seafood and...Read More

  • 7. Auntie Pesto's

    $$$ | Canadian

    Fresh local ingredients and made-from-scratch fare keep regulars and visitors well fed at this family-run spot on Ganges' waterfront boardwalk...Read More

  • 8. Bistro at Merridale

    $$ | Contemporary

    Neighboring farms supply much of the fare at this bistro, tucked down a country lane at Merridale Ciderworks. The bistro, part of the gambrel...Read More

  • 9. House Piccolo

    $$$$ | European

    Piccolo Lyytikainen, the Finnish-born chef-owner of this tiny restaurant in a quaint village house, serves beautifully prepared and presented...Read More

  • 10. Matterson House

    $$$ | Contemporary

    In a tiny 1931 cottage with seven tables and an outdoor deck, husband-and-wife team Sandy and Jennifer Clark serve generous portions of seafood...Read More

  • 11. Max & Moritz Spicy Island Food House

    $ | Canadian

    This food truck at the Sturdies Bay Ferry Terminal offers a unique combination of German and Indonesian takeout and all-day breakfast....Read More

  • 12. Norwoods

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    There's a happening vibe at this cozy little wine bar and bistro on Ucluelet's main street. The food, from the busy open kitchen, is regional...Read More

  • 13. Old School Coffee

    $ | Café

    A local favorite, stop by this former schoolhouse for a steaming latte, iced mocha, handmade sandwich, or a snack....Read More

  • 14. Riverwalk Café

    $$ | Canadian

    This little riverside café, part of Duncan's Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre, offers a rare opportunity to try traditional BC First...Read More

  • 15. Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe

    $$ | Eclectic

    You can watch the ferry coming across the harbor from the sea-view windows of this Fulford Harbour eatery. Wholesome goodies run the gamut from...Read More

  • 16. Sea Blush Cafe

    $ | Canadian

    At the Montague Harbour Marina, stay for a home-cooked meal on the sea-view deck at the popular Sea Blush Café (try the wild salmon sandwich...Read More

  • 17. Shelter

    $$$ | Canadian

    This big, bustling spot on the edge of town draws both locals and visitors for burgers, chowder, and fish-and-chips for lunch, and dinners of...Read More

  • 18. Shirley Delicious

    $ | Café

    Heading to the beach? Fuel up with a breakfast burrito, a chai latte, or an organic chocolate brownie at this welcoming café 18 km (11 miles...Read More

  • 19. Sturdies Bay Bakery and Cafe

    $ | Café

    Stop into this cheerful local favorite near the ferry terminal for freshly made pastries and sandwiches. The bread is highly praised, and you...Read More

  • 20. Sunny Mayne Bakery Café

    $ | Bakery

    Join the locals for homemade soups, sandwiches, and baked treats at this tiny Miner’s Bay spot; it’s open for breakfast and lunch daily....Read More

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