Our good friend Paul is a Fish & Chips aficionado.  In fact, a few summers ago in our boating days he rated all the boat accessible Fish & Chip joints around the Gulf Islands.  He considered quality of the fish, the batter, the chips, tarter sauce and cole slaw. He knows good Fish & Chips, so when he recommended The SHIP AND SHORE RESTAURANT in Deep Bay, I knew we had to try it. 

Today was a beautiful warm sunny September day, perfect for the 35 minute drive from FRENCH CREEK to DEEP BAY on the old Island Highway.

We had made a reservation and were promptly seated on the patio overlooking the marina. We didn’t need to peruse the menu as we knew what to order.  One piece Halibut & Chips for my favourite girl and two piece Cod & Chips for me. Was it good? Absolutely.  Very crispy batter, good fries and tasty coleslaw.  

The service was very efficient and very friendly too. 

If you love Fish & Chips, you must try the Ship & Shore. Check out their menu here.

Reservations are recommended. Call 250.757.8399

Just saying…

Who Loves Burgers?

Who doesn’t like a great hamburger? I love burgers and there are lots of choices in the PARKSVILLE Qualicum Beach area. Of course most  Restaurants and Pubs have them as do the big chain Burger Joints.  Some are good, some not so good. 

Today, finally I tried PAPA’S BURGERS in PARKSVILLE.  Went to their drive thru window and ordered a Deluxe Cheeseburger. $9. The young lady said, park out back and they did.

Cooked from scratch apparently and it showed. Perfectly cooked beef, with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Red onion, &  Pickle all contained within a very nice bun. It was absolutely delicious. Like a home made burger. 

Papa’s does 11 kinds of burgers including Vegan (yikes). They also serve up Home Cut Fries, Hot Dogs, Chicken Strips, and Fish & Chips, both Halibut and Cod. If you are thirsty a variety of soft drinks are offered along with MILK SHAKES! 

Craving a great Burger? You must give PaPa’s a try. You will find them at 487 E. Island Highway in PARKSVILLE just across the road from Tim Horton’s. Open Tuesday thru Saturday!  They have a few tables so you can eat in or 

 drive thru or take out.

You can order ahead at 250-586-3743. Check out the menu here:

Great Burgers! 

Just saying…