North Vancouver Island restaurants

Cafe in Port Hardy

Cafe Guido

This three-pronged business (craft shop upstairs, bookstore below decks) is Port Hardy's local hub, dispatching the best coffee north of Campbell River and serving flaky scones that you'll have to visit Tofino to em…
Pub Food in Port Hardy

Sporty Bar & Grill

Great service and pub grub push this regular-looking neighborhood bar to the top of the Port Hardy dine-out tree. Sporty's (as everyone calls it) offers hearty burgers, pizzas and fish-and-chips – and also a great-v…
Bistro in Alert Bay

Pass 'n Thyme

Head up the ramp alongside and aim for a picture-window table overlooking shimmering, boat-bobbling Broughton Strait. You'll soon be diving into some excellent grilled halibut and chips alongside everyone else who w…
Fusion in Port Hardy

Firechefs

Firechefs' French-Canadian/Japanese owners upgraded the menu of the old Captain Hardy restaurant to include ramen bowls, sushi and poutine. But, don’t panic; they still support old Port Hardy favorites like halibut …
Bistro in Telegraph Cove

Killer Whale Cafe

Part of the sprawling Telegraph Cove Resort, Killer Whale Cafe is the cove's best eatery – the salmon, mussel and prawn linguine is recommended. Aim for a window seat in this creaky-floored heritage building so you …
Seafood in Port McNeill

Northern Lights Restaurant

Despite the 1980s decor, this is Port McNeill's best restaurant, serving a comfort-food menu with a strong foundation of excellent BC seafood. The panko-crusted Fanny Bay oysters are delicious but the seafood platte…
Mediterranean in Port McNeill

Archipelagos Bistro

Granted, it’s not a bistro in the European sense, but that doesn’t stop Archipelagos being a welcome new addition to Port McNeill's limited dining scene. Skip the burgers and opt instead for the Mediterranean-influe…
Cafe in Telegraph Cove

Seahorse Cafe

This popular little dockside cafe has plenty of outdoor picnic tables for you to relax at while digging into generous around-the-world 'snacks' like barbecued Bavarian smokies, Canadian bison burgers, Swedish crepes…
Cafe in Port McNeill

Tia's Cafe

Currently Port McNeill’s only casual cafe, Tia’s is proudly old-school, the sort of place where you can order steak and eggs for breakfast and get multiple coffee top-ups without lifting your bum from your seat. The…