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“The pearl in the oyster”

Laughing Oyster Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 80 Restaurants in Powell River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$26
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Casual elegant dining overlooking the sea and mountains, serving seafood, lamb, chicken, duck, beef, pork and vegetarian options. A Wednesday night " Steak and Seafood Buffet " and musical events.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The laughing oyster is one of my favourite places to take visitors not only is the food and service great but the view and ambiance is amazing. People from Toronto and Calgary are amazed at what we have in our small community
We are regulars at the Mother's Day buffet most recent visit was for my birthday in November

Thank Gail C
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I travelled from chilliwack to Powell river,while on the ferry we saw the laughing oyster flyer and my daughter said Wednesday seafood buffet this is where I want to eat so away we go. We drove an hour or so out of the way thinking how good it's going to be just to find "closed for the season" mabey you should put this on the flyer and on the internet so it doesn't say"open now"

2  Thank steelhog
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PattyoPowellRiver, Owner at Laughing Oyster Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Sorry, we are 20 miles out of town in woods by the sea. We are very remote in the dark, cold, slippery winter. Every year we close January and reopen in early April and we have the dates posted all over our website home page and our telephone message has all the information about when we are away. Most people call for a reservation before travelling so far. You would have been told we were not open.

I think it unfair that you try to degrade our TripAdvisor rating for being a seasonal operation. We make every effort to let people know we are closed.

Please call us at 604 483-9775 or email me at laughingoyster@xplornet.ca. The Laughing Oyster is a magic place. We'll make sure you get a great experience if you can return.

Chef/Owner, Dave Bowes.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We travel up to Desolation Sound on our boat every year for our family holidays and this restaurant has become a traditional treat. It's set in such a beautiful location, overlooking the water. The staff is great and the food is excellent! Try to make it for the buffet and live music, it's totally worth the trip.

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Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Laughing Oyster Restaurant is a great get away place to go. Dave is a great host and the food is always good. The scenery is great as you sit looking out over Oakover arm inlet. It's a little pricey but it's a treat once in awhile.

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Thank Norm1954
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go if you want a more upscale dining experience. It is located right on the water and has a real nice ambience. The menu is not large but the food is fantastic.
The property is somewhat out of the way but is well worth the scenic drive to get there!

1  Thank Ron M
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