Here’s a guest post from my friend Judy. As always, I’m happy to publish fellow road trippers’ experiences at memorable eateries.
Jacob and I were visiting the Sooke area on Vancouver Island. We had just finished hiking the coast trail in East Sooke Provincial Park and decided to take the advice of our B & B landlady and visit the Smokin Tuna Cafe, just a short drive from the end of the trail. We passed through an RV campground of fisher folk to find the Smokin Tuna on the waterfront looking out towards the docks.
The restaurant is in a small, rickety shack facing the water. We opted to sit outside on the veranda to watch the fishermen arriving with their catch of salmon. We were even treated to the antics of river otters scavenging the fish innards tossed in the water! We snacked on a fabulous appetizer of hot fresh salmon in filo pastry and watched the sun go down. The temperature dropped with the sun and our waitress showed up with blankets! Gotta like that!
We both decided on the signature entre of pan-seared tuna. It was thick, perfectly prepared, and absolutely delicious.
I think the whole meal, including wine for me, was about $35 for both of us. Not bad at all.
We met the chef/owner on the way out. A young guy who was cheerful and friendly. A great spot!
Smokin Tuna Cafe
241 Becher Bay Road, Sooke, B.C.
Friday to Monday 11 am-9 pm, Wednesday 11 am-4 pm, Thursday 11 am-12 am. Closed Tuesday