Port Moody boaters and visitors looking for a casual waterfront dining experience have a new place to sate their hunger or whet their whistle.
Float30 has moved into the location at Reed Point Marina that used to be occupied by Willy’s Galley. The popular diner closed last August after more than five years in business. Its proprietors, Barry Wilson and his daughter, Tammy, were renowned for the welcoming atmosphere they served up with their breakfast specials and afternoon burgers and fries.
In fact, it was Barry’s outsized wink that was the inspiration for the jovial pirate’s skull and crossbones that adorned the restaurant’s sign and young visitors were often gifted special pirate coins with their meal.
The scallywag character may be gone, but breakfast items like salmon lox toast, pancakes and brioche French toast endure on Float30’s menu, that also includes lunch staples like classic smash burgers, salads and chicken strips, as well as seafood specialties like sockeye tacos, fish and chips made with ling cod from Haida Gwaii or Pacific-caught red snapper.
The restaurant also offers late-night seafood platters, available by reservation only on Friday and Saturday evenings. They include a seafood boil, steamed mussels from Salt Spring Island and fresh Fanny Bay oysters served on ice with lemon and shucked to order.
Float30 is also licensed, with draught beers from Red Truck brewery on the drink menu, along with a selection of bottled beers and wines.
The restaurant is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with evening sittings until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Its arrival on the Port Moody's dining scene is timely, after a kitchen fire last Thursday (May 26) closed the popular Boathouse restaurant in Rocky Point Park for several weeks.