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Sawmill Taphouse, Chemainus, BC

Sawmill Taphouse

4.0
4
100 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
WELCOME TO SAWMILL TAPHOUSE AND GRILL

WHAT’S ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT?
Pacific Northwest craft beers, forno oven pizzas. Authentic farm-to-table tapas and appetizers in an incredible atmosphere.
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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 324-0222
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Darcy Creamore
  • Neighbourhood
    Chemainus
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Island

    Great for brunch

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver Island

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Vancouver Island

    Healthy

  • Vancouver Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Lively

100 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was sub par - expected better flavour for the price. Would recommend other restaurants over this place for a nice night out. Service was fine just disappointed in meal.

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  2. EmilyM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From seating to finish everything was great except the beet salad which I’ve enjoyed there before was lacking in beets with avocado as a substitute I’d certainly go back 👍

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  3. LynneA

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great but our server was clueless and had to have other servers cover our table several times. Nice place with good food just don’t expect great service

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  4. AndrewH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Valley restaurant. Although in small town British Columbia has some of the atmosphere of a Granville Island restaurant. The menu is varied with the usual burgers but also present a variety of interesting entrees and great pizzas with an Italian feel to them. The place was busy on Friday evening and somewhat noisy but we knew that before we came. Great selection of ales and beers , wines and ciders.Super servers who were busy but cheerful and helpful. We enjoyed our anniversary!

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  5. GrahamF

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was handled promptly while the service and food left us impressed. We will not hesitate in recommending the Sawmill Taphouse.

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  6. Robyn

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food from the brunch menu was barely edible. Eggs weren’t cooked as ordered, dry like sawdust and the waitress gave mediocre service.

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  7. MartinQ

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great. Our party of 6 was well looked after by a great service team. The selection off the menu is wide ranging and very interesting. Our group made several great choices. What was most impressive was that the food arrived at the same time. Great great service and the food was very good! Thank you

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  8. Djrw

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Used to ge great food at good value but now you can’t even order a steak. We ordered pork loin medium and it was well done and dry. The risotto balls were great tasting but over priced at $19.00 for 3 balls. The portions have shrunk. The Gorgonzola salad used to superfluous and a meal on its own. Now it’s half the size and price has risen to $19.00. A lot of the meals now have hot spicing added too much to mask the poor cooking skill that is now evident. Used to be great chef quality foods with great value. Now it is no where near worth price the service is great. Used to go once a month, but do kit plan to return anymore. Maybe since they have opened another location the good chefs have gone. Who knows. Not worth cost.

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  9. RonG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 8. 4 of us were served a pulled pork or chicken sandwich that was cold. The fish and chips, fish was overcooked and fell apart and the two of us that ordered personal pizza were not served until the rest of us were finished our meal.

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  10. Ciderman

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I always come back because it's the only joint in chemainus of its type, but...the food never really changes. The new menu was an exciting idea but it turns out it's just literally the physical menu that experienced a change (with the odd exception). You might not want to be a pub, but the idea of a taphouse is closer to that than it is to a fine dining restaurant. Your food doesn't stand up to "fine dining". I wanted fish and chips last time and you were out, I wanted a seafood dish the time before and again, you were out. The menu is also not very inclusive for those with allergies. The dust and cobwebs makes me expect Vincent Price as a host. Woodwork was falling of at our booth...a simple pre opening inspection would spot these deficiencies. Do better, because if a place opens up that's even remotely competitive, you'll be kicking rocks.

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FAQs

Sawmill Taphouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 324-0222.

Sawmill Taphouse is rated 4 stars by 100 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sawmill Taphouse

3055 Oak St 201b, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Chemainus
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Darcy Creamore
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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