Vancouver Island Restaurant Review(4); Fanny Bay Inn

I am a huge oyster fan and the Fanny Bay Inn was a perfect place to stop for some. It was a beautiful spring day, birds chirping, the smell of spring and ocean in the air. Heading to Campbell River for the weekend we decided to take the scenic route through Fanny Bay, Black Creek, Royston, Merville, Mud Bay, Union Bay, and Courtenay.

The Fanny Bay Inn has been in business since 1938 (stated on their menu and in the restaurant). So they are doing something right! We arrived at around 2pm which I assumed would be a slower time, boy was I wrong - it was a full house! A very large group of bikers had stopped in and there was literally only a small two person table available. We quickly ordered a few pints of the Vancouver "Islander" lager.

Considering how packed and busy it was our waitress was quick and took our order promptly. We knew we definitely wanted some oysters, so we ordered 6 of the naked Fanny Bay oysters with hot sauce - served on a half shell with lemon. In addition we also ordered 6 Ginger Lime Oysters (raw oysters topped with a refreshing ginger lime relish.

Along side the oysters we also ordered a spicy crab and artichoke dip (complete with spinach, crab, parmesan cheese and cream cheese) topped with asiago cheese, served with blue tortilla chips. It was a perfect match with our oysters.

In addition to serving delicious oysters, the Fanny Bay Inn is also popular for their special nights;

  • Wednesday evening’s Pasta Night
  • Friday evening’s Baron of Beef Buffet
  • Saturday night’s Roast Pork Buffet and….
  • The Weekend Brunch Menu, available Saturdays and Sundays (11:30 am – 2:30 pm) is always a popular choice.

Their fish & chips and hamburgers are supposed to be amazing as well, we will try them next time we are in the neighbourhood! Thank you Fanny Bay Inn and keep up the great work!


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