Restaurants & Bars

Backeddy's Restaurant in Egmont, BC

Scargod | Aug 6, 200912:09 PM

We ate lunch at Backeddy’s restaurant (technically, Egmont Marina Resort’s, restaurant), on Tuesday. We were there well before 2PM and left at three. There was one waitress for the whole place and the bartender was doing double-duty by delivering some food.
We got a drink and eventually some calamari ordered, which came fairly fast. It was very fresh and delicious, but not a big amount. A chipotle spiced creamy dip came with it and was pretty good; just a little sweet.
My “seafood” chowder and the chicken sandwich took at least 45 minutes. SO wanted the salmon sandwich, but they were out. Bummer!
Meanwhile SO drank “Naked Grape”brand of Cabernet Sauvignon and I drank Slipstream pale ale. Both were fine. All they have are Naked Grape wines and there is no wine list or explanation of serving portions: You can get a bottle, glass or carafe.

Finally, food arrived. SO’s chicken sandwich was good, but the salad was ho-hum. The bleu cheese dressing was chunky, but some lettuce and other ingredients were past prime.
My chowder was essentially New England style, meaning creamy with potatoes. I was expecting a chowder chocked full of scallops, clams and shrimp, as advertised, but was seriously disappointed by something thrown together with half-cooked potatoes and teeny-tiny (meaning imported/frozen?), baby shrimp being the only recognizable ingredients. It was edible, but that’s about all I can say for it.
The restaurant has a nice view, if you can get one of their five deck tables. We could not , but we still had a decent table overlooking the channel. There is a dining area in Siberia, the rear part of the building, if you have kids under 19. Their rules or the law? Anyway, it’s dumb…

It is a shame all the logging occurred on the opposite mountain. I know the community is upset and now the company is in bankruptcy! If you are in the area you might want to check out the Skookumchuck rapids, where people kayak as the saltwater moves in and out with the tide.

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