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 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

Bahn mi poke tacos 16
Corn tortilla, marinated tuna, mixed greens, chipotle aioli, pickled vegetables, jalapeno, cilantro, crispy rice noodles sweet chili drizzle and fresh lime



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 16
Slow braised pork shoulder, maple sriracha, curry aioli, mixed greens, pickles, and onion rings

Stickleback Club  16
Roasted chicken breast, Apricot chimichurri, mixed greens, tomato, shaved parmesan, crispy bacon, and roasted garlic aioli

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

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

Braised Beef Sandwich  16
Sautéed mushrooms, onion jam, banana peppers, roasted garlic aioli, and swiss cheese

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



All pasta served on rotini noodles with warm toasted garlic bannock
Sub for spiralized carrot noodles $1

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

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



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 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 18 / Salmon 20
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



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
Substitute roasted Chicken Breast $3 / or add House-Made Beef Patty $5

The Stickleback 13.5
House-made patty, lettuce, tomato red onion, pickle and roasted garlic aioli

Galloping Goose Trail Burger 16.5
Roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, cheddar, sautéed mushrooms and bacon

Sooke Flats Mushroom Burger 16.5
Swiss cheese, onion rings and sautéed mushrooms, with roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle

The Hungry Logger 19
House-made patty, chorizo sausage, bacon, fried egg, onion rings, BBQ sauce and regular burger toppings

Under The Sun River 16.5
Pineapple, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, bbq sauce, red onion, roasted garlic aioli, and pickle

Chic Pea & Quinoa Black Bean Burger 16.5
House made vegetarian patty, mixed greens, tomato jam, pickled red onion, banana peppers, tzatziki and crumbled feta cheese

Ultimate Cheese Burger 16.5
Roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, three cheese blend, bbq sauce and topped with feta cheese

Jerk Salmon Burger 17.5
House made jerk sauce, pickled vegetables, cilantro, crispy jalapeno, mixed greens, tomato, roasted garlic aioli and sweet chili drizzle



Fish‘n Chips 1pc  – 15 /  2pc  – 22
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 crispy sliced potatoes and house made slaw

Cajun Surf & Surf 29
Pan seared blackened salmon and cornmeal-crusted crispy prawns, apricot chimichurri, pan roasted mushrooms, red onion, carrots, and spinach served with pineapple cilantro rice

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



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


5449 Sooke Road Sooke, BC V9Z 0C8

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Hello Sooke friends!

As Monday-Tuesdays are rented out by the Westcoast Adventure College over the winter season, StickleBack will be open Wednesday-Sundays. We will be extending our hours back to 7 days a week in May ;)

We are also available for holiday parties, group events, or just simply good times ;)  just connect with us for details!

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