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!


Calamari 14
Lightly dredged topped with banana peppers served with choice of tartar, sweet Thai chili or tzatziki

Killer Wings 13
Honey garlic, spicy jerk, honey BBQ, Salt & pepper, lemon pepper, Cajun or franks red hot sauce

Tsunami Fries 10
A mound of house cut fries topped with Havarti cheese, bacon, green onions, & house made gravy

Truffle Fries 12
Crispy house cut fries tossed with truffle oil, Parmesan cheese, cracked pepper, fresh rosemary & green onions served with roasted garlic aioli

Nachos Half – 12 / Full – 16.5
Hand cut and fried tri-color tortillas loaded with cheese, tomatoes, olives, jalapeño and green onion served with house made salsa & sour cream

Chipotle Mango Fries 11
Hand cut fries tossed in a mango chipotle spice topped with feta cheese, sour cream, jalapeño, green onion & red peppers

Cheesy Bannock 8
Melted mozzarella, cheddar & Edam cheeses on our house made bannock with ranch

Mac ‘n Cheese Bites 11
7 Panko crusted fried mac and cheese balls served with spicy house made ketchup

Crispy Pickle Chips 11
Lightly dredged & fried to golden brown pickles with ranch dip

Mussels, Prawns & Sausage 14
Sautéed Bratwurst Sausage steamed with prawns & mussels in a buttery chipotle tomato red wine broth, served with garlic toasted bannock

Spice Crusted Tuna Tacos 14.5
Lightly battered Tuna, Mixed greens, house slaw, diced tomato, banana peppers & mango salsa topped with avocado cilantro cream served with fresh lime

Chicken Fingers & Fries 14
Tender strips of chicken breast fried until golden brown served with house cut fries & your choice of plum, BBQ, honey garlic or Sweet Thai Chili


All Burgers, Wraps, Paninis and Sandwiches Served with a choice of fries, salad, or soup

Optional Gluten Free Bread $1.00

Slow braised {with SHERINGHAM DISTILLERY GIN} pork shoulder, crispy fried mac & cheese, spicy ketchup, chipotle mayo and mixed greens

Teriyaki Chicken BANH MI 14.5
Roasted chicken breast, fresh cilantro, pickled vegetables, jalapeño, drizzled with chipotle mayo

Falafel Wrap 13
Crispy house made falafels, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese & tzatziki

Mango Chicken 14
Roast chicken, house made mango salsa, ranch dressing, spinach, Swiss cheese & cashews

Hippie Wrap13
Sautéed vegetables, grilled pineapple, shredded beets and carrot, cucumber, feta cheese, spinach & tomato

Braised Italian Shredded Beef14.5
Garlic and herb braised beef, sautéed mushrooms, banana peppers & onion jam topped with Swiss cheese and garlic aioli


All pasta served on rotini noodles with warm garlic toasted bannock

Sausage and Meatball Pasta 16
Bratwurst Sausage & Meat balls in our homemade tomato basil sauce with sautéed peppers, mushrooms & green onions, finished with shaved Parmesan cheese

Chicken and Pulled Pork Carbonara 16
Roasted chicken breast & pulled pork in a rich white wine cream sauce, with sautéed mushroom & onion jam, finished with shaved Parmesan & drizzled BBQ sauce

Portobello Primavera 16
Mushrooms, peppers, green onions, spinach and broccoli cooked in a creamy
white wine pesto sauce topped with balsamic herb roasted Portobello
mushroom and parmesan

Spicy Noodle Bowl 16 or  Veggie (Tofu option) 14
Chicken, prawns sautéed with vegetables in a rich creamy cilantro peanut sauce, tossed with rice noodles, topped with fresh cilantro, cashews & lime

Hoisin Teriyaki Bowl 16  or  Veggie (Tofu option) 14
Chicken and prawns sautéed with julienne vegetables in a hoisin Teriyaki sauce, topped with fresh lime, cilantro & sesame seeds

Chicken & Tofu Coconut Curry Chow Mein 16
Chicken & tofu sautéed with julienne vegetables in a rich coconut curry broth topped with crushed almonds, fresh cilantro, green onions and lime

Chicken, Prawn, & Sausage Jambalaya 19
Sautéed chicken, sausage and prawns in a Cajun style tomato sauce with sliced mushrooms, onions & peppers served over perfectly steamed rice


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


All full salads and soups served with warm garlic toasted bannock

Sea to Sea Chowder Cup – 4 / Bowl – 10
The Sooke Daily Cup – 3 / Bowl – 7

Garden Salad Half – 5 / Full – 9
Crisp hand chopped artisan greens topped with veggies, sliced almonds and
sun dried cranberries with your choice of dressing

Spinach Salad Half – 6 / Full – 10
Baby Spinach, feta cheese, julienne beets & candied walnuts with a
blackberry vinaigrette

Caesar Half – 6 / Full – 10
Romaine lettuce, bacon, fried capers and croutons in a creamy garlic dressing
with shaved parmesan

Harvest Chicken Salad 16
Mixed greens topped with roasted cashews, almonds, sun-dried cranberries, diced tomatoes, cucumbers & seasonal berries with citrus dressing

Crispy Falafel Salad 13
Crispy chic pea patty on a bed of mixed greens with chopped cucumber, peppers, tomato, banana peppers & feta cheese served with balsamic dressing

Mango Pork Taco Salad 15
Braised pork and crispy tortilla strips on a bed of romaine, ranch dressing, mango salsa, diced tomatoes, jalapeños, sour cream & shredded cheese

Surf & Turf Salad 17
Spice crusted tuna, crispy bacon, croûtons, diced tomato, cucumber & Jalapeño on a bed of mixed greens served with Avocado cream


All Burgers served on Portofino Brioche Buns with your choice of soup, salad or fries

Substitute Caesar, Onion Rings, Yam Fries or Sea to Sea Chowder for $2.50
Ignite your fries with some Chipotle Mango Spice for $0.50
Add a Side of our homemade spicy ketchup for $.75
Substitute roasted Chicken Breast for $2 / or add 2nd Beef Patty for $4
Add Crispy Mac and Cheese $3

The Stickleback 12

Our signature house-made beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle & roasted garlic aioli

Galloping Goose Trail Burger 14
Sautéed mushrooms, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, red onion & Roasted garlic aioli

Sooke Flats Mushroom Burger 14
Our signature gourmet patty topped with sautéed mushrooms, onion rings, melted Swiss, lettuce & tomato with roasted garlic aioli

The Hungry Logger 17
Bacon, bratwurst sausage, fried egg, Swiss & cheddar cheese, onion rings, BBQ glazed beef patty, garlic aioli & all the regular burger toppings

Under The Sun River 14
Signature gourmet patty slathered with BBQ sauce, Roasted Pineapple, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle & roasted garlic aioli

Potholes Portobello Mushroom Burger 13
Balsamic marinated roasted Portobello mushroom, topped with melted Swiss cheese, spinach, tomato, onion jam & roasted garlic aioli (Vegetarian)

“The Banks” Halibut Burger 16
Cajun crusted Icelandic Cod, mixed greens avocado cream, tomato , banana peppers & pineapple

Ultimate Cheese Burger 14
House-made patty glazed with BBQ sauce & topped with cheddar, Edam, mozzarella & feta cheeses with all the regular burger fixin’s

Aussie Salmon Burger 16
Seared lemon pepper salmon, fried egg, pickled beet, onion jam with mixed greens, tomato, roasted garlic aioli


Served with your choice of:
Lemon Herb Rice with Seasonal Vegetables
-or- Garlic Buttered Baby Potatoes with Seasonal Vegetables
-or- Smashed Parmesan Potatoes with Seasonal Vegetables
-or- Fries and Slaw

Halibut‘n Chips 1pc – 14.5 / 2pc – 20
Old-English style fresh Icelandic cod fillets with fries, homemade tartar sauce & cabbage fennel slaw

Baby Back Ribs Half – 14.5 / Full – 20
Slow braised & tossed in your choice of BBQ, Honey garlic, Teriyaki or Coconut Curry sauce

Sunshine Icelandic Cod 22
Encrusted in a hand blend of dried mushrooms then pan seared & finished in a white wine cilantro pesto cream sauce

Blackened Salmon 21
Chipotle mango spice crusted, topped with a jalapeño, lime honey butter & mango salsa

The Dock (For 2) 45
A generous portion of our Baby-back ribs, honey garlic roasted chicken breast, mussels & prawns steamed in chipotle tomato broth, grilled bratwurst sausage, garlic butter tossed baby potatoes & steamed vegetables

The Ship Wreck 29
Coconut curry braised mussels, baby shrimp & cod with spinach, mushrooms, red onions & peppers on a bed of rice – topped with crispy calamari & spice crusted rare seared tuna with fresh cilantro, green onions & citrus slices


Cheese Cake 7
Made in-house on a graham cookie crust
{changes weekly}

Chocolate Torte 7
Made in-house, rich and chocolatey served with vanilla ice-cream
{flourless / gluten free}

Creamy Citrus Pie 6.5
Made in-house, a slice of creamy lemon torte on a graham cookie crust topped with whipped cream

Waffle Bread Pudding 6.5
Made in-house, our twist on the classic favorite, served warm with Vanilla ice cream

- To make a reservation -

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


5449 Sooke Road Sooke, BC V9Z 0C8

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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!

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