Where to Eat in Parksville: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 25, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Established in 1910, Parksville is one of Canada's most popular summer destinations for families. Everyone loves Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, with its beaches, tidal flats and pools, wildlife, and campgrounds; and several other provincial parks are within half an hour's drive. Follow Vancouver Island's Highway 19 (Island Highway) to reach nearby Qualicum Beach and the Comox Valley.
Things to do in Parksville

1. Lefty's Restaurant

280 East Island Hwy | Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Canadian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 250-954-3886
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 813 reviews

Lefty's Restaurant

Purveyors of Leftcoast fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1996. As much as possible our meals are made to order and feature house made soups, sauces and scratch baked desserts. The place where 'It doesn't matter who's right!'

Reviewed By jarmwr40 - British Columbia, Canada

met friends here for lunch. had a reservation, which was a good thing as it was busy. we received our meals and then the server never returned. no refills of water glasses, tea or coffee. we finally had to ask another server. my husbands salmon...MoreSincere apologies for your experience. We are committed to providing a positive experience and want to address all issues to insure we maintain standards that meet our guests expectations. I have sent you a private message so we may correct this issue.

2. Kalvas Restaurant

180 Moilliet St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$149 +1 250-248-6933
Excellent
59%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 473 reviews

Kalvas Restaurant

Kalvas is a classy, upscale log cabin with dark wood tables and a warm atmosphere. The semi-circular building offers almost every table a view from large windows. The focus of Kalvas is on the dining experience and the quality of the selections on the menu. Specializing in seafood and premium meats such as AAA Alberta Beef and Island Springs Lamb, Kalvas offers high-quality meals at reasonable prices.

Reviewed By Valstrips_2013 - Edmonton, Canada

We had a fantastic Valentines dinner at Kalvas Restaurant! For me a perfect steak and prawns and for hubby boullebaise seafood. Both meals were delicious and served by a great waitress who was attentive yet not intrusive. She convinced us to have decadent desserts. A chocolate mousse for me and a beautiful little apple pie for my spouse. We’ve never been disappointed eating at this restaurant. We loved our view of the fireplace and the log building itself is amazing.

3. Rod & Gun

163 Alberni Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H2, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +1 250-248-6511
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 345 reviews

Rod & Gun

Reviewed By normpimm - Parksville, Canada

Went there with friends for lunch. The BLT was OK; the hamburger looked good, but lacked taste and flavor; the special - chicken wrap, soup, salad....the wrap was tasteless and while the contents were warm, the wrap was cold...the soup, chicken fiesta, was harshly over spiced... the Caesar salad was good. The fries were good. The service was excellent. Do not go there if you want to talk to your friends. The noise is really high so everyone is yelling to be heard. Not comfortable.

4. Trees Restaurant

1385 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2B8, Canada Reservations, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$126 +1 250-586-2226
Excellent
48%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 179 reviews

Trees Restaurant

We are a diamond in the rough! Here at Trees we have an in-house bakery as well as a full restaurant with everything made in house. If you're looking for one of our jumbo cinnamon buns, you should stop by early - they're usually the first thing to sell! We have a large breakfast menu and a great variety for lunch. The lunch menu is also available for dinner, with additional daily chef's dinner features. Come in and enjoy the great food, humble atmosphere & friendly staff!

Reviewed By FarFlungStarling - Qualicum Beach, Canada

This is a Restaurant, a Bakery (bread, squares, cake, muffins, tarts etc.) a Candy store ( fudge, peanut brittle, chocolate) and a coffee shop. We stopped for an early dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere, the friendly and efficient service and the really good food. We were too full after dinner to have dessert but it is really hard to stand in front of that bakery counter and not order something to go...oh well, you only live once.

5. Amrikko's Fine Indian Cuisine

487 Island Hwy | Bc, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$94 +1 250-951-0682
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Amrikko's Fine Indian Cuisine

Reviewed By lifebythesea44 - Powell River, Canada

I stopped by at 4 p.m. on my way to timeshare. A very friendly fellow et me at the door as they had just opened. I asked him for a Vegan vegetable curry, mild on spice to go. He was a little hard to understand, had to listen closely as I am not used to the accent. He asked if I wanted anything else, rice? I said yes rice. About 15 minutes later he arrived with a to go package. It was so enjoyable, just the right spice level, very little and the vegetables were actually cooked, not crunchy which I like. Vegetables were, cauli, broccoli, carrots, green beans, potatoes, green pepper, mushrooms, onions. Price was $15.15 or close.

6. Pacific Brimm

123 Craig Street | Bc, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Canadian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$71 +1 250-248-3336
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

Pacific Brimm

Meeting a friend or out to relax? Meet you at "The Brimm" for coffee, smoothies, drinks, yummy food, baked treats, cozy atmosphere, private back courtyard, music nights, author readings, and of course our friendly staff!

Reviewed By Lynda D - Manitoba, Canada

A friends choice in meeting spot, and thought I'd walked past several times, it was the first time visiting. Awesome atmosphere, with friendly, cheerful staff. A mixture of local art and anitique gems. The pumpkin pie latte was so delicious. Enjoyed the bus of the...MoreThank you for the friendly comments, we love our locals and our out of town guests. We hope you will make us your go to meeting spot! Cheers!

7. Bread and Honey Food Co

#4 - 162 Harrison Ave, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K7, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$31 - HK$71 +1 250-586-1021
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Bread and Honey Food Co

We wanted a comfortable place for our community and families to dine. Five days a week we offer breakfast and lunch featuring brunch items Saturday & Sunday. Located on Harrison Avenue in Parksville, our menus feature local, sustainable, and seasonal Pacific Northwest ingredients. We are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and we want to celebrate it!

Reviewed By HK_Bun - Calgary, Canada

Excellent breakfast in Parksville. The bacon and chorizo sausage (sourced from Port Alberni) were amazing. I did not have the ham but someone else beside us in the restaurant did and it was a thick impressive looking slice that I will order next time. Friendly staff, excellent prices. We will definitely return if we are up to this part of the Island again.

8. Black Goose Inn at Beach Acres Resort

25-1051 Resort Dr, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E4, Canada Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +1 250-586-1001
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 463 reviews

Black Goose Inn at Beach Acres Resort

Reviewed By irenecZ9244DU - Parksville

We live within walking distance of this establishment, so we have dined and entertained friends at the Black Goose. Last week we went for supper -- the restaurant was packed! We were a party of 3. The last time we ate here, my husband had a wonderful lamb burger. His was a juicy patty with mint mayo and all the fixings. I ordered that this time and I was sooooo disappointed. The patty was a tiny thin dry thing! The portions were very small as well. We are fit people who exercise and have reasonable appetites. The restaurant was full of senior citizens. We were the youngest family there. We ate our meals, drank our beautifully pulled Guinness and left. When we got home, we ordered a pizza because we were still hungry.

9. Sushi Deco!

261 Island Hyw E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G5, Canada Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$78 +1 250-586-3290
Excellent
68%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Sushi Deco!

Reviewed By Lisa T - Richmond, Canada

This sushi restaurant serves high quality sushi, rice bowls, salads, tempura, and other appetizers. The staff consists of a young Japanese couple - he does most of the cooking and she does most of the serving. There are a half dozen small tables - we reserved to get a table for 4. The food was made fresh and served quickly. The yam roll was particularly good! We also had dynamite roll, California roll, inari, and tuna roll - all very good. One of us had the chicken teriyaki bowl - it was a little too much rice compared to the amount of chicken and teriyaki sauce but was delicious. The tempura was very good - fresh, light, and not greasy. The only down side (and it's slight) is that the hours are very short (closes after dinner at 7 pm). We would definitely go again!

10. Mekong River

625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 250-586-8000
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

Mekong River

Reviewed By Anne K - Parksville, Canada

The food here is always exceptional. The items are obviously all prepared fresh to order with high quality ingredients. The staff are friendly and attentive, giving excellent service. Servings are generous and good value. The menu is wide ranging and they will customize your selection to order. If you have never tried Vietnamese food this is the place to give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

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