Next to the Vesuvius Ferry Terminal on Salt Spring Island is a seafood and burger joint called Seaside Restaurant. It started in the 1940s as a marine service kind of place and evolved over time, and several owners, into a cafe featuring local seafood and fantastic sunsets.
Halibut and cod are on the menu along with Salt Spring Island mussels and Fanny Bay oysters. When fresh, the halibut can be truly outstanding, succulent and rich with every bite. There are other menu items too, but when the fish is fresh nothing else makes much sense. Service is always friendly and efficient and the restaurant can be especially busy on nice summer evenings.
The deck offers a southwest view of Samson Narrows, the comings and goings of the ferry and the sometimes snow covered peaks around Duncan on Vancouver Island. When the weather is nice, the sunsets are incredible. Come for the fish, stay for the sunset.
Photos by Jim Murray. Copyright 2014.