10 Best Dining Restaurants in Parksville and Qualicum


Besides incredible beaches and breathtaking views, you will also find amazing options for dining.

Here’s the list of the 10 best dining restaurants in the area:



Specializing in seafood and premium meats such as AAA Alberta Beef and Island Springs Lamb, Kalvas offers high quality meals at reasonable prices.

Adel Chmait, the Kalva’s chef, likes to take old recipes and change them into something new by adding unique ingredients. He specializes in presentation and insists on using quality products in any dish he makes.

With dark wood tables and a warm atmosphere, the classy upscale log cabin offers almost every table a view from large windows.

180 Moilliet Street, Parksville

Hours of operation:

Tuesday to Sunday: 5pm – 10 pm



Lefty’s Fresh Food was born in December, 1996 in Qualicum Beach. The restaurant was built its reputation on offering quality fresh food and a great service. Now several years later, there is a Lefty’s Fresh Food also in Parksville.

The lunch menu offers a good selection of quesadillas, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, burgers and thin-crust pizzas, made fresh to order with hand-pressed dough and sauces handcrafted from scratch ingredients (present also in the dinner menu).

For dinner, the menu has options for all tastes, offering dishes with ribs, sirloin steak, salmon, cod, chicken, and pasta.

Qualicum Beach

710 Memorial Ave

Hours of operation:

Sun to Thu: 8am – 8pm

Fri & Sat: 8am – 9pm


101-280 E. Island Hwy

Hours of operation:

Sun to Thu: 8am – 8pm

Fri & Sat: 8am – 9pm

Pacific Brimm


Just a block off of the Parksville Public Beach, Pacific Brimm focus on ambiance, great customer service and fare to delight every palate.

The lunch menu is made with only the highest quality ingredients. You can enjoy homemade soups, thick deli sandwiches, or pick from daily specials.

The restaurant offers also a full breakfast menu until 1pm, including traditional bacon and eggs, omelets, pancakes, and the especial Brimm Eggs Benny.

Not only a great culinary selections, but also craft beer on tap and local BC wines!

123 Craig Street, Parksville

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday: 7am – 6pm

Weekends & Holidays: 8am – 3pm


Sushi Ichi


Sushi Ichi was established in 1997, offering high quality food at reasonable prices. The restaurant has a large menu with a wide variety of delicious Japanese cuisine.

541 E Island Hwy , Parksville

Hour of operation:

Tuesday to Friday: 12 am – 2pm/ 4pm – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday: 4pm – 9pm

The Beach Hut (no website)

2831 West Island Highway

Qualicum Beach, BC V9K2C4

Tel: (250) 752-5708

Cuisine: Burgers, Dessert, Fish & Chips, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream

The Black Goose Inn


The beautiful Maclure House, originally constructed in 1921, is home to The Black Goose Inn. Situated on Rathtrevor Beach on the outskirts of the Oceanside town of Parksville, the British pub style restaurant has a traditional menu, with delicious home cooked food.

Open 7 days a week, with daily lunch and dinner specials, the menu brings a good selection of salads and traditional pies and entrees with reasonable prices. The pies are all house made and topped with puff pastry, served with salad and bread.

Besides that, the drink menu offers 19 drafts to choose from, including some of the best UK beers.

Beach Acres Resort, 1051 Resort Drive, Parksville

Hours of operation:

Open every day from 11:30am

Winter closing: 9pm

Summer closing: 10pm


The British Bobby Restaurant


Since 2003, the British Bobby’s owners John & Mary bring to Vancouver Island the authentic tastes of British favourites.

When we think of British Food no doubt Fish & Chips is the first thing that comes to mind, and British Bobby’s are considered the best in Vancouver Island! To ensure quality, it is used only premium Halibut and Cod and the chips are cut fresh every day, making sure that the taste and crispness.

The restaurant has a lunch menu from 11am to 4pm, and the dinner menu offers great options, from the classics burgers and fish & chips to vegetarian dishes.

3-1209 East Island Highway, Parksville

Hours of operation:

Tuesday to Thursday: 11am – 7:30pm

Friday: 11am – 8pm

Saturday: 11am – 7:30pm


The Shady Rest Waterfront


The Shady restaurant has been synonymous with great food, breathtaking ocean views, and a casual relaxed atmosphere for over 75 years.

Located in the waterfront location, each and every table has an ocean view to make sure the experience will be memorable.

The menu brings a great seafood selection: oyster, prawns and chips, seafood fettuccine, steamed clams, and calamari. You also can choose between a clam chowder and smoked salmon chowder as a starter.

The restaurant serves a brunch on Saturday, Sunday, and holydays, from 11am to 2 pm.

3109 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach

Hour of operation:

Daily: 11am – 9pm


Top Tapas at Grotto Spa


The Grotto Spa is home to a dining experience unlike any other in Canada. Located on the 3rd floor overlooking the surrounding forest, the Treetop Tapas & Grill is reserved exclusively for robed spa guests.

A progression of menu items created by the chef allows to taster a wide variety of tastes. With fresh local seafood, spa-inspired anti-oxidant cuisine and delectable desserts, the “Endless Tapas” is an intimate dining experience.

Once the chef’s presentation is completes, it is possible to re-order any dish or finish off the experience with a savoury or sweet treat.

Advance reservations are required.

1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC

(the website does not inform the hours of operation)