Gibsons, BC; snuggled next to it’s peaceful marina and offering spectacular mountain views is known as a place of nature and beauty. What is less known is the vibrant foodie scene you can find there. Enjoy everything from decadent French fare to smokey ocean side BBQ and all your sushi favourites.
The next time you’re adventuring on the Sunshine Coast, grab your stretchy pants and give your tastebuds a tour with this delectable dining guide of Gibsons food!
SweetWater Bistro pays homage to the classic French Bistro with a touch of coastal flare. They work with high quality ingredients in the French theme while inviting in coastal seafood elements that tie this French Bistro to it’s Sunshine Coast roots. Offering a variety of gluten free options this restaurant is well known for its exceptional customer experience and service. Ocean views await you on the patio while inside offers a spacious yet intimate experience.
Smoke on the Water BBQ Shack
All the flavour, smoke, and tang of the deep south situated right here on Gibsons Wharf. Using all locally sourced meats smoked onsite using real hardwood, “the barbecue shack” as the locals call it, is offering up drool worthy sandwiches, plates, platters, and sides. With only 14 seats, this spot is mainly for take out, but being situated right on the wharf you won’t be hurting for a view!
When a tall pint, big smiles, and classic West Coast pub fare is the only cure to your foodie cravings, the Blackfish Pub is where you need to be. Located in the heart of Gibsons, this pub offers up fantastic breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Their newly expanded patio is perfect for soaking up the sun with a cold one. With something for everyone, this is a spot for casual eats and good times.
The 101 Brewhouse and Distillery
New to Gibsons as of 2017, The 101 Brewhouse and Distillery brews their own beer, distills their own Gin and Vodka, and offers up some fantastic finger food. Burgers, tacos, and bits and bites abound. With a cocktail list as long as your arm, this is a new a trendy place to let loose in Gibsons. If you’re looking for a place to try something new and to have a little fun, you just found it!
Chasters Restaurant is located in Bonniebrook Lodge and offers fine dining in a smart casual, intimate atmosphere. Working hard to keep their ingredients as local and organic as possible, you can find a French inspired taste of the West Coast. Offering a gourmet a la carte menu as well as a 3 course Table d’Hote option paired with ocean side views, you are sure to have an experience to remember!
Sushi Bar Nagomi
Using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, Sushi Bar Nagomi prides itself on utilizing traditional Japanese sushi methods to produce contemporary, made to order dishes that will have your mouth watering. With a deep and serious understanding and appreciation for Sake, be sure to pair your dish with one of their many premium Sake options. Located on the ground floor of “the pink house” on Gower Point Road in Gibsons Landing, this is the place to get a traditional taste of Japan.
Farm To Feast
If you like the idea of knowing exactly where your food is coming from – this is the stop. Farm to Feast is a Gibsons food truck located on site at Persephone Brewing Company, serving up delicious farm-to-table options from their converted Airstream trailer. Pair a pizza from their brick oven with a local craft beer from Persephone and enjoy your time on the farm.
Smitty’s Oyster House
Located on the Gibsons boardwalk, a stones throw from the water, Smitty’s Oyster House couldn’t be better situated to provide its seafood focused menu. This modern “seafoodery” offers up seafood in a myriad of ways, be it oysters on the half shell, po’ boy sliders, burgers, or tossed into a “chowda” this is a seafood lovers paradise. Order up a cold craft beer, enjoy the sunshine and ocean vibes, and dig in to your seafood favs.
Kick things up a notch at this excellent Mexican eatery. Lunitas provides a modern twist on your Mexican favourites. With a brunch menu that isn’t afraid to give equal space to both food and cocktails, Lunitas is clearly a place to relax and have a good time. Their dinner menu features tapas, tacos, platters, and burrito bowls served up tequila flights and mezcal fuelled cocktails. Sign me up!
It would be sacrilegious to create a Gibsons dining guide and not include Molly’s Reach. This Gibsons landmark was one of the chief locations of the CBC’s longest running Canadian drama “The Beachcombers”. With photos and nostalgia all around, you can almost taste the fame. Using primarily locally sourced ingredients, Molly’s is a fantastic family spot with breakfast until 11 and burgers, chicken fingers, and fish and chips all day. A little something for everyone!
This is just the tip of the Gibsons food iceberg, so the next time your out exploring the Sunshine Coast wilderness or enjoying a relaxing spa day, get out there and find yourself a new foodie favourite! Check out more places to eat and drink on the Sunshine Coast.