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Salt Spring Inn, Salt Spring Island, BC

Salt Spring Inn

4.4
4.4
116 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Come and experience one of Salt Spring Island's most popular restaurants. and the "centrepiece" of Ganges Village, the heart of our island. With indoor dining close to the cozy fireplace and seasonal outdoor patio tables surrounded by flowers, we are an island favourite. Our menu includes a wide variety of different dishes from West Coast comfort foods to daily specials that often include regional seafood and local lamb. Saturday breakfast and Sunday Brunch are weekend hits. We favour locally farmed, seasonal vegetables, craft cheeses, beer, wines, smoked tofu and wild cider.
Guests in our restored heritage hotel above, find us to be in perfect proximity to the famous Saturday market and the many local shops and galleries, in a Salt Spring adventure

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Sat 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 537-9339
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Salt Spring Island
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

116 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice family dinner out. The food and ambience was enjoyed by us all - kids, adults and seniors.

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  2. TerryJ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always pleasant eating at the Saltspring Inn. Staff are friendly and food is good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salt Spring Inn has consistently great food and friendly, efficient people on staff.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good eatery with friendly efficient staff in a convenient location. My favourite place to dine on Salt Spring Island. Sound can bounce around when it’s busy, getting quite loud.

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  5. KellyW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so friendly and professional and the food and drinks were great!

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  6. BradyD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful birthday celebration at the Inn! Our sever was absolutely amazing! Super friendly, patient and helpful. We didn’t realize it closed at 8 on Saturdays and sat there until 9pm accidentally while they were closing up and they were super nice about it!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The place was mainly empty except for 4 or 5 tables. There was only one guy working and presumably one more in the kitchen. They were overwhelmed and thus service for food and beverage was incredibly slow. It was well over an hour for our food to arrive. I will say once it arrived it was very delicious however.

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  8. Joanie

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice ambiance, good service. Drinks very good. Food was acceptable, regrettably food was lukewarm. Therefore, lower score. Joanie

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered the Special of salmon, rice & salad with glass of Sauvignon Blanc, my partner had Cajun chicken, then followed by NY cheesecake. Good food, great service, seating by the fire in a cosy atmosphere without loud music banging in your ear! Perfect place for an easy local dine out experience without any fuss!

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  10. YYJSailor

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy dinner - reasonably priced, fabulous service. A bit loud for some at our table.

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  11. Saltlover

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salt Spring Inn is, hands-down, my absolute favourite restaurant on Salt Spring Island! It offers the most choice out of any of the other restaurants and the servers are fantastic.

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  12. ElsieS

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Burgers and beer special always delicious. Salmon burgers excellent! And chicken strips always a winner.

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  13. KristinN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really enjoyable night out w my daughter and her boyfriend. Our waiter was exceptional: extremely attentive and detail-oriented, which made our meal at the Inn even nicer.

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  14. EricB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Made reservation day before, asked for a booth, didn't get it. Noted on reservation it was a birthday (actually 2 birthdays), and no mention was made. Chicken in buttered chicken was tough, salmon, in Caesar salad and salmon, was dry. Overall not impressed. Need a "Maybe" button on the next question.

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  15. ROBERTH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    the last statement with a bar graph is very miss leading with the word "energetic" as it could imply something that was good. The noise level was extremely distracting trying to have a conversation with the person beside you or across the table was quite difficult.

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  16. DarleneJ

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Having reservations was a bonus; we were seated upon arrival. The restaurant was utterly full, and with that is an expected high noise level. The food and service was very good. We will return!!

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  17. DougP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am not including a written review unless you pay me to write your content.

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  18. DavidM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Salt Spring Inn has been here for decades and always draws a good crowd. The good is good, basic, simple and the ambience is warm and friendly.

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  19. ElizabethM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a wonderful experience! This comfortable and lovely dining facility offered us a fantastic place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The menu was varied, and our dinner was fabulous.

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  20. KatG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was very good however she was obviously overworked. The restaurant was full and there was not enough wait staff which made the wait times for drinks and food fairly long.

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  21. IslandWoman

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    There's a lovely selection of food. I always find that the people who wait on tables are very professional and friendly and accomodating to "needs" For me, I wish that they would incorporate some sound proofing panels...it gets far too noisy for me and I don't wear hearing aids...if I did, I'd want to take them out, but then I still wouldn't be able to hear the people with whom I'm sitting. I like going to the inn when it has a minimum of people because of the acoustics which are not good at all...

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  22. MsKit

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoyable. Service outstanding. Great place for holiday dinner

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  23. DavidL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our visit. The Server was friendly & courteous. The burgers were good. The ambience was delightful, having Christmas lights hung.

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  24. IanB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great crispy chicken burger but fries were cold, the server promptly got me some hot ones so ended up fine. My wife enjoyed her Inn burger

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Crab cakes are excellent. Ambience always too noisy.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed! Been many times and the food and service are always great!

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  27. PravP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to have a good meal and a conversation.

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  28. MsKit

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    business lunch, service was quick/timely and appreciated the personal touches.

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  29. ElsieS

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Burgers and beer night. Delicious! Great value. One of our favorite meals. Service always very good.

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  30. AnnaD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy restaurant, nice family atmosphere, everyone in our party enjoyed their meal.

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  31. JeanM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always it was very good, very friendly and efficient and delicious food.

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  32. joes

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    we had a nice dinner at the Inn. service was excellent, and fast (as usual). food was really good. nice ambiance with almost all tables occupied. we appreciated the special menu for Thanksgiving. we'll be back.

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  33. LightandJoyful

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanksgiving dinner exactly how I wanted it, and they were even featuring my favourite wine

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  34. BlakeBrown

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent & friendly, Monday night was super busy with tourists & locals alike, enjoying the diverse menu & specials. Nice people, great food & best value, Salt Spring Inn always delivers quality. Highly recommend!

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  35. DebM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The crab cakes with a lovely fresh salad were good and ample. The wild salmon was a little dry but the sauce served with the fish was delicious. Fish and chips were good. The lamourghini (lamb burger) wad good. The food isn’t gourmet but is great value for money. I would recommend highly for casual dining

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  36. PhilL

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife had the steak, I had crab cakes. For both of us the food was absolutely delicious! Fruit crumble and cheesecake for desert. Yumm! The servers were attentive and very friendly and genuinely pleasant. Comfortable seating . Over all a wonderful experience.

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  37. DennisH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoy Salt Spring Inn. The food is good and the surroundings are comfortable.

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  38. FayeR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, enjoyable dinner. Good value and very tasty.

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  39. towny

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. The service and the food was great. Of particular note were the chicken wings(salt + pepper). They were just amazing. I will be visiting again just for the wings

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  40. James

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    One of the better places for fish and chips on Salt Spring.

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FAQs

Salt Spring Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 537-9339.

Salt Spring Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Salt Spring Inn

132 Lower Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Salt Spring Island
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Sat 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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