Top 100 Eats

Top 100 Eats - Best Restaurants Parksville Qualicum Beach

Want to sample the best this area has to offer but not sure where to go and what to order? We sifted through TripAdvisor reviews and asked our Facebook friends and fans to help compile this list of 100 things to eat at restaurants in Parksville Qualicum Beach! Check out the list and use our Restaurants in Parksville Qualicum Beach Directory to compare your options.

Eggs Benny at Bread & Honey
  • 1. Eggs Benny from Bread & Honey Food Company in Parksville! Did you know Bread & Honey was recently declared the #10 best restaurant in all of Canada?!

  • 2. Fish Tacos from Tidal Taco Shack in Qualicum Bay are still a big fave in these parts.

  • 3 thru 8. Island SodaWorks at the old fire station in Qualicum Beach! Try (3) the Seoul Bowl, (4) naturally fermented probiotic sodas, (5) delicious tacos, (6) yummy bone broth, (7) Bannock Attack (kinda like a burger), and (8) Farmhouse Ramen.

  • 9 thru 12. Pizza! Best ever is at (9) Wild Culture Artisan Bakery, available on Fridays only. If you want pizza and it’s not Friday, check out (10) Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria in Coombs, (11) Giovanni’s in downtown Qualicum Beach, and (12) Papa Gino’s in Parksville.

  • 13 thru 16. Curry! (13) Mekong River tops the list but be sure to also try (14) Island SodaWorks, (15) Bistro 694 and (16) Thai Smile.

  • 17 thru 21. Fish & Chips! Number one in our hearts is (17) French Creek Marine Pub, followed closely by (18) Yorky’s Fish & Chips, (19) British Bobby Restaurant, (20) Fish Tales Café, and (21) Shanna’s Place.

  • 22 thru 26. Final Approach Restaurant at the airport in Qualicum Beach! Those in the know order (22) Beet & Goat Cheese Salad, (23) New York Striploin, (24) Veggie Sandwich, (25) Seafood Chowder (on Fridays), and (26) Ginger Salmon.

  • 27 thru 31. West Coast Food House in Qualicum Bay! This new restaurant is run by the same fantastic owner that owns the famous Tidal Taco Shack. Try the (27) Chicken Quesadilla, (28) Comfort Zone Salad, (29) Mussels, (30) Seafood Hot Pot, (31) Saganaki or (32) Crispy Prawn Sliders.

  • 33 thru 38. Mekong River! We already mentioned the delicious curries (see #13 above). Other great options include (33) Sweet & Sour Pork, (34) Deep Fried Banana dessert, (35) Spring Rolls, (36) Vietnamese Coffee, (37) Hot & Sour Chicken Soup, and (38) Prawn Imperial.

  • 39 thru 42. Realm Food Co. on Craig Street! Their most highly-praised dish is (39) the Fish Tacos, but also try the (40) Bone Broth, (41) Jerk Chicken Wrap, and (42) Gaia Gringas.

  • 43. The infamous #29 Lemongrass Chicken combo at Saigon Garden in Parksville.

  • 44 thru 47. Bread & Honey Food Company! Adding to their Eggs Benny at #1 on this list, be sure to also enjoy (44) yummy potato hash with those Eggs Benny, (45) the Fried Chicken Sandwich, (46) the Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and (47) the Spicy Tuna Sandwich.

  • 48 thru 50. Wonton Soup! The best is at (48) Mekong River but also find a delicious bowl at (49) White Elephant or (50) Saigon Garden.

  • 51. Clam Chowder at the Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub.

  • 52 thru 55. More Eggs Benny! Once you’ve tried #1 at Bread & Honey Food Company, head out to compare with mouth-watering options at (52) Shanna’s Place, (53) Cockney Pride, (54) Oh… So Yummy and (55) Tree’s Restaurant & Bakery.

  • 56 thru 58. Amrikko’s! Order (56) the Aloo Gobi or (57) the Prawn Dilwala. Don’t forget (58) the Naan!

  • 59. Hunter Schnitzel at BoMe Cheese on the Alberni Highway.

  • 60. Bacon Cheeseburger at Shanna’s Place.

  • 61. Fresh baked bread at Tree’s Restaurant & Bakery.

  • 62. Burgers at cedars Restaurant & Lounge at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre.

  • 63 thru 68. Bistro 694 in Qualicum Beach! Already mentioned at #15 for delicious curry, you’ll also want to try (63) Caesar Salad with house-made dressing, (64) Kashmiri Butter Chicken, (65) Linguini Prosciutto, (66) Pan Roasted Wild Salmon Filet, (67) Seafood Crepes, and for dessert, (68) the Flourless Chocolate Cake.

  • 69. West Coast Seafood Chowder at Aioli Seafood Restaurant.

  • 70. Quesadillas at Bayside Bistro & Lounge at the Quality Resort Bayside.

  • 71 thru 78. Soup - nothing beats it on a chilly day! When you’re in the mood for a cup, head to (71) Bread & Honey Food Company, (72) French Press in Qualicum Beach, (73) Taste Café & Bistro, (74) Thai Smile, (75) Bailey’s in the Village, (76) Bradley’s Bistro on Jensen, (77) Cruisers Grill in Whiskey Creek, or (78) Realm Food Co.

  • 79 & 80. Prime Rib at (79) Fish Tales in Qualicum Beach or (80) Kalvas in Parksville.

  • 81. Steak at Kalvas, the Log House Restaurant in Parksville.

  • 82 thru 84. Qualicum Beach Inn! Order (82) the Arugula Salad, (83) the Vegetarian Lettuce Wrap, and (84) the Affogato for dessert.

  • 85 & 86. (85) Lettuce Wraps or (86) Pad Thai at Thai Smile in Qualicum Beach.

  • 87. A fully loaded smokie from the Beach Hut at the Qualicum Beach waterfront.

  • 88. Steak & Stilton Pie at Black Goose Inn on Resort Drive in Parksville.

  • 89. Ginger Chicken at British Bobby Restaurant in Parksville.

  • 90. Crepes at the Courtyard Café on Memorial Ave in Qualicum Beach.

  • 91. Chicken Wings at Micky J’s at Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club.

  • 92. Coconut Buns at Mocha Grande Brew in Parksville.

  • 93. Spicy Tuna Roll at Sakura Sushi.

  • 94. BBQ Beef at Samurai Sushi.

  • Tidal Taco Shack
  • 95 & 96. After you’ve tried the Fish Taco at Tidal Taco Shack (see #2), try their (94) Beef, Black Bean & Corn Burrito and (95) Veggi Taco.

  • 97 & 98. Steak & Kidney Pie at (96) Cockney Pride in Qualicum Beach or (97) Rocking Horse Pub in Nanoose Bay.

  • 99. Pan Seared BC Wild Salmon at Kalvas.

  • 100. Full yet? Top it all off with a coffee at Serious Coffee in Parksville!

  • Do you have other suggestions? Comment below! Bon Appetit!

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