Welcome to Stickleback Eatery

Stickleback was conceived from a love of the West Coast and our incredible natural surroundings. With a natural cedar bar, a life-sized mural of Sombrio Beach and rumoured as the most beautiful patio on lower Vancouver Island, with stunning views and wildlife.

Just a short, scenic drive from Victoria and 5 minutes before downtown Sooke, Stickleback West Coast Eatery is situated on beautiful Cooper’s Cove – right beside Rush Kayak Adventures & West Coast Adventure College. We are true West Coast, with a natural cedar bar, a stunning mural of Sombrio Beach and the best patio on lower Vancouver Island. Great food at real prices — come for a paddle and burger and see for yourself, this is West Coast livin’!


Stickleback was conceived from a love of the West Coast and our incredible natural surroundings. With a natural cedar bar, a life-sized mural of Sombrio Beach and rumoured as the most beautiful patio on lower Vancouver Island, with stunning views and wildlife.

Stickleback’s menu has a variety of choices from our HOUSE made burgers & Fries, wraps, pastas to some of our signature dishes like Baby Back Ribs & our locals favourite: Sunshine Halibut.

Next door to Rush Adventures allows us offer our unique kayak+burger+beer specials through out the summer! So come relax & spoil yourself on our amazing patio & reconfirm why we live in the most beautiful place in Canada!

SMALL PLATES

Calamari 15
Lightly dredged and fried a golden brown, topped with banana peppers, fried capers and served with tzatziki

Killer Wings 14
Deep fried to golden brown with your choice of sauce; BBQ, honey garlic, maple sriracha, chipotle mango spice, salt and pepper, Cajun, sweet Thai chili, lemon pepper and franks red hot

Tsunami Fries 12
Shredded mixed cheese, crispy bacon, green onion, and house-made gravy

Crispy Cauliflower Bites 13
Drizzled with maple sriracha and served with a curry aioli

Nachos 15  – Pulled Pork, Chicken, Chorizo, Ground Beef +$5
House cut and fried tortilla chips, mixed cheese, tomato, green onion, black olives and jalapeño

Mango Chipotle Fries 12
Spiced fries, feta cheese, sour cream, jalapeño, red peppers and green onion

Cheesy Bannock 9
Toasted with mixed cheese and served with ranch

Crispy Pickle Chips 12
Beautifully fried and served with ranch dressing

Spice Crusted Tuna Tacos 15.5
Corn tortilla, mixed greens, mango salsa, jalapeño, diced tomato, roasted corn, pickled red onion sour cream, sweet Thai chili, fresh cilantro, and lime

Charcuterie Board 21
Shaved prosciutto, spicy salami, house pickled vegetables, olives, onion jam, a selection of cheeses from little Qualicum cheeseworks, toasted flatbread dried fruit and grainy Dijon

 

SANDWICHES & WRAPS

All  Sandwiches Served on Portofino Bakery breads with a choice of fries, salad or soup

Optional Gluten Free Bread $1.00

Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork 15
Slow braised pork shoulder, maple sriracha, curry aioli, mixed greens, pickles and onion rings

Roasted Chicken Ciabatta  16
Sliced chicken breast, arugula, crispy prosciutto, onion jam, pickled fennel, sliced tomato, roasted garlic aioli and balsamic reduction

Basa Po Boy  16
Cornmeal and spice crusted fish, roasted garlic aioli, mixed greens, tomato jam, fried jalapeño and squeezed fresh lemon

Chicken Mango Wrap  15
Roasted seasoned chicken, spinach, mango salsa, toasted cashews, ranch dressing and swiss cheese

Hippie Wrap  14
Sautéed veggies and pineapple, spinach, curry aioli, tomato, cucumber, shredded carrot, beets and crumbled feta cheese

Braised Beef Sandwich  15.5
Sautéed mushrooms, onion jam, banana peppers, roasted garlic aioli and swiss cheese

Pork Belly Ciabatta 16.5
Slow roasted pork, fresh arugula, fire roasted tomato jam, shaved
red onion, granny smith apple and roasted garlic aioli

 

PASTAS & STIR-FRY

All pasta served on rotini noodles with warm toasted garlic bannock

Spicy Noodle BowL 17 / Tofu 15
House-made peanut sauce, sautéed prawns, chicken and vegetables, topped with crushed cashews, green onion, cilantro and lime

Spiralized carrot ‘ pasta 16
Fire roasted tomato and fennel broth, sautéed mushrooms, peppers, red onion, tomato, broccoli and spinach topped with fresh fennel fronds

Chicken & Pulled Pork Carbonara 17
Roasted chicken breast, braised pork, sautéed mushrooms and onion jam in a rich tarragon cream sauce, topped with BBQ sauce, green onion and shaved Parmesan

 

SIDES

Garlic Bannock 2
Gravy 2
Tsunami Fries 6
Chipotle Mango fries 6
Steamed Vegetables 4
House Cut Fries 5
Sautéed Mushrooms 4
Roasted Chicken Breast 6
Garlic Butter Sautéed Prawns 8.5
Yam Fries 6.5
Onion Rings 6.5
Tzatziki & Chips 8

SOUPS & SALADS

All full salads and soups served with warm toasted garlic bannock

Sea to Sea Chowder Cup – 5 / Bowl – 12
The Sooke Daily Cup – 4 / Bowl – 10

Garden Salad Half – 6 / Full – 10
Chopped artisan lettuce, mixed vegetables, dried cranberries and roasted almond

Spinach Salad Half – 8 / Full – 12
Baby spinach tossed with blackberry vinaigrette topped with shredded beet, candied walnuts and crumbled feta cheese

Caesar Half – 8 / Full – 13
Chopped romaine mixed with house-made Caesar, shaved Parmesan, croutons, crispy bacon and crispy fried capers

Harvest Salad  Chicken 17 / Salmon 19
Chopped artisan lettuce, granny smith apple, spiced walnuts, feta cheese, pickled beets, cucumber, roasted corn, pickled onion and dried cranberries served with mango lime honey vinaigrette

Mango Pork Taco Salad 17
Chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes, tortilla chips, shredded cheese, jalapeño and mango salsa

 

 BURGERS

All Burgers served on a toasted Brioche Bun with your choice of soup, salad or fries

Substitute Caesar, Onion Rings, Yam Fries or Sea to Sea Chowder $3
Ignite your fries with some Chipotle Mango Spice $0.50
Add a Side of our homemade spicy ketchup $.75
Substitute roasted Chicken Breast $3 / or add House-Made Beef Patty $5

The Stickleback 13
House-made patty, lettuce, tomato red onion, pickle and roasted garlic aioli

Galloping Goose Trail Burger 16
Roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, cheddar, sautéed mushrooms and bacon

Sooke Flats Mushroom Burger 16
Swiss cheese, onion rings and sautéed mushrooms, with roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle

The Hungry Logger 18
House-made patty, chorizo sausage, bacon, fried egg, onion rings, BBQ sauce and regular burger toppings

Under The Sun River 16
Pineapple, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, bbq sauce, red onion, roasted garlic aioli, and pickle

Chic Pea & Quinoa Black Bean Burger 16
House-made vegetarian patty, arugula, tomato jam, pickled red onion, banana peppers, tzatziki and crumbled feta cheese

Ultimate Cheese Burger 16
Roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, three cheese blend, bbq sauce and topped with feta cheese

Aussie Salmon Burger 17
Fried egg, pickled beet, onion jam, roasted garlic aioli, mixed greens and tomato

 

LARGE PLATES

Fish‘n Chips 1pc  – 14 /  2pc  – 20
Light and crispy cod fillets served with house-made tartar sauce, hand cut fries, coleslaw and lemon

Blueberry Balsamic Ribs 22
Slow roasted baby back ribs glazed with house-made blueberry balsamic BBQ sauce served with parmesan smashes potatoes and house made slaw

Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon 24
Pan seared topped with tomato jam, shaved Parmesan, balsamic reduction and fresh fennel fronds served with lemon herb rice, wilted spinach arugula mushrooms and red onion

Cioppino 26
Prawns, mussels, chorizo sausage, basa, and salmon In a fire roasted tomato fennel broth with baby potatoes, corn and red bell peppers finished with fennel fronds and green onion

The Dock (Ideal for sharing for 2) 50
Slow roasted blueberry balsamic ribs, honey garlic chicken breast, chorizo prawns and mussels in a fire roasted tomato fennel broth, with garlic butter baby potatoes and seasoned vegetables

 

DESSERTS

Cheese Cake 7.5
Made in-house on a graham cookie crust
{changes weekly}

Chocolate Torte 7.5
Made in-house, rich and chocolatey served with vanilla ice-cream
{flourless / gluten free}

Creamy Citrus Pie 7.5
Made in-house, a slice of creamy lemon torte on a graham cookie crust topped with whipped cream

Waffle Bread Pudding 7.5
Made in-house, our twist on the classic favorite, served warm with Vanilla ice cream

Caramel Salty Cream 5.5
Vanilla ice cream topped with Saltwest caramel salt

- To make a reservation -

Call 778-425-4499 or Email:info@sticklebackeatery.com

FIND US

5449 Sooke Road Sooke, BC V9Z 0C8

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WE'RE OPEN...

Hello Sooke friends! StickleBack will be closed Monday & Tuesday Daytimes, due to the WestCoast Adventure College using the restaurant for its class room, running demos and scenarios, during the the months from November to March. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we'll be back open 7 days a week starting in April!

Monday
11:30am- 8:00pm
Tuesday
11:30am- 8:00pm
Wednesday
11:30am- 8:00pm
Thursday
11:30am- 8:00pm
Friday
11:30am- 8:00pm
Saturday
11:30am- 8:00pm
Sunday
11:30am- 8:00pm
Map
778-425-4499