Parksville has a relaxed, friendly vibe and the restaurants here are no exception to this. While Parksville’s restaurants may be humble, they have everything to brag about when it comes to serving up delicious food.
There is no shortage of great places to eat in Parksville – the town is full of hidden gems and renowned restaurants known for their high-quality meals. The Parksville way is to feature a family-style atmosphere – nothing too fancy or flashy, but with just the right taste of home. While Parksville remains humble in its culinary scene, the flavours many of these local restaurants are able to create are something worth bragging about.
With plenty of options in the area, it can be difficult to choose which Parksville restaurants to visit. This dining guide covers all our local Parksville favourites.
Bread and Honey Food Co
Bread and Honey Food Co is a diner serving Parksville’s best homemade-style breakfast, and lunch using fresh, locally sourced Pacific Northwest ingredients. The exterior is modest with its stripmall location, but don’t be fooled because nothing but quality food is served here.
Stop by and try the orange creamsicle french toast, or sample the tomato basil or classic eggs benedict. In addition, Bread and Honey Food Co’s housemade breakfast sandwiches are raved about time and time again. If you visit for lunch, this excellent diner cooks up classic sandwiches including fried chicken and reubens.
On the weekends, Bread and Honey stop by for their must-experience brunch where they offer their benedicts alongside hearty burgers and more. Pair it with a classic brunch beverage like the mimosa.
This simple and clean diner offers a menu packed with tempting comfort food to suit everyone in your group with fish and chips, veal cutlets, Salisbury steak and pork chops. Don’t leave without a peek at the bakery case full of mouthwatering homemade desserts, such as chocolate cake, tarts and pies.
We dare you to leave without taking home a loaf of freshly baked bread – perfect for a picnic at the beach!
1385 Alberni Hwy
Pacific Prime Steak & Chop Restaurant & Lounge
Pacific Prime Steak & Chop is the perfect place for special occasions, a romantic date or a memorable dining experience with good friends.
This beautiful beachfront restaurant offers an outstanding ocean view with exquisite West Coast cuisine. For a superb fish dish, try the basil and potato crusted halibut or the prosciutto & black olive wrapped wild salmon. The chef also has a great variety of mouthwatering meat dishes, such as the duo of Australian lamb shank with risotto.
The Pacific is where locals choose to celebrate special occasions so it can be bustling on weekends. Make time to enjoy the beachfront patio for late afternoon snacks and a cocktail in the summer with the sound of the ocean in the distance.
181 Beachside Drive
This fantastic restaurant is a true hidden gem in Parksville – it’s the kind of place that you typically only find on the last day of your vacation and kick yourself for not having tried it earlier!
It’s obvious that the chef here is passionate about cooking. The food at Chameleon’s is fresh and lovingly made and the vibe is welcoming and relaxing.
Try the popular seafood bisque, or the mushroom risotto with prawns. The pork back ribs are also extremely popular with the repeat clientele.
Although there isn’t a specific kids’ menu, the chef will gladly make a fresh dish to suit your child’s preference. Plus there’s a fish tank and colouring books to keep little ones entertained.
220 West Island Highway
Pacific Brimm Coffee & Tea Co
The food is delicious, the portions are large and the prices are reasonable. Pacific Brimm is an awesome breakfast spot in Parksville!
Choose from the eggs benny, breakfast burrito, eggs and sausage or pancakes. Pacific Brimm also has a wide assortment of baked treats. The regulars here will testify that the cinnamon buns are amazing! For lunch, this local coffee shop serves paninis, salads, wraps and homemade soup.
It’s not just the fantastic food that makes this coffee shop special. The owner/barista warmly greets everyone by name as they come through the door. It’s obvious that Pacific Brimm is part of the community here in Parksville. Locals come to have coffee, visit with friends or relax while reading the newspaper. The interior has a great heritage vibe that always provide for a comfortable and relaxed experience. On a warm day, enjoy your coffee and meal at an outdoor table on the street or in the beautiful, private courtyard.
123 Craig Street,
We have a great variety of Parksville accommodations that are beachfront or tucked away in the pristine seaside forest. Call our highly knowledgeable Destination Experts at 1.877.902.1616 and they can answer any questions you may have about the best restaurants in Parksville, or our accommodations. They’re available 7 days a week!