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Our Story


I started flipping "Bingo Burgers" at a community bingo hall in Sidney in 1986.
I started pouring beers at a tiny neighbourhood pub called "The Brig" in Brentwood Bay B.C. in 1990. I knew I loved hospitality and one day I wanted to have my own place to look after my friends, local community and serve all the things I knew they loved at a fair price.

The dream I had when I was twenty is now a reality. I love this business, I love this community and I love the idea of the wonderful times that lie ahead. All I can say is ... Welcome to Jo's Pender. We are going to feed you well.

~ Jo

Bennies $16.25

Each Benny is stacked high on an English muffin with medium poached AAA extra large eggs and our rich, made from scratch, hollandaise.  Served with seasoned hashbrowns.  $4 off for ½ orders. 


The Wilbur

Thick sliced honey ham and house hollandaise.


The Jo

Chorizo sausage, banana peppers and sriracha hollandaise.


The Duck

Pan seared slices of duck breast with fresh arugula and pesto hollandaise.


The Salmon

Smoked salmon, shaved red onion and crispy fried capers. Topped with a dill hollandaise.


The Tom Green

Thick sliced beefsteak tomato, arugula and pesto hollandaise.


The Patty

Seasoned pork sausage patty, mozzarella cheese and house hollandaise.


The Blackstone

Smoked applewood bacon, thick sliced beefsteak tomato and house hollandaise.


• Coffee, Tea(Red Rose), Herbal Tea $3.50 (Chamomile, Earl Grey,   English Breakfast, Japanese Sencha Green, Lemon Zinger, Peppermint)

• Milk $2.75 / Chocolate Milk $2.75 / Hot Chocolate $3.25

• San Pellegrino $3.25

• Juice $3.25 - Apple, Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Tomato, Pineapple 

• Pop, Iced Tea, Brisk lemonade, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, Ginger Ale, Clamato $3.25 (free refills on pop)

Other stuff


French toast $16.95

A stack of three slices of egg soaked sourdough bread grilled golden brown. Served with side of protien (bacon, beef sausage or ham), plus whipped cream, syrup and butter.


Patty Cakes $15.95

Three seasoned pork sausage patties stuffed inside three buttermilk pancakes. Topped with a sunny side up egg.
Served with syrup and butter.


Mount Norman Cakes $15.95

A towering stack of five fluffy buttermilk pancakes served with syrup and butter.


The Feel Good $14.95

Fresh fruit, yoghurt, beefsteak tomato, warm multigrain toast or english muffin, house roasted muesli. Add ½ avocado $2.99 


Muesli $7.95

House roasted muesli served with fresh fruit.

Milk or almond milk.


Breakfast Sandwiches $8.95

Warm brioche bun stuffed with a fried egg, cheddar cheese and your choice of smoked applewood bacon, pork sausage patties, sliced ham or sauteed mushrooms and arugula.
Add ½ avocado $2.99 Add potatoes $2.99 


Two Egg Breakfast $15.95

Two AAA large eggs, seasoned hashbrown potatoes, your choice of beef sausage bangers, Gluten free pork sausage patty, smoked applewood bacon or ham. Served with sourdough or multigrain toast. Substitute two buttermilk pancakes instead of hashbrowns and toast $.99 


The Benny Burger $18.95

Grilled chicken, beef patty, or black bean veggie patty topped with crisp smoked applewood bacon, a medium poached egg, mozzarella cheese and a dollop of house hollandaise.
Served with hashbrown potatoes.


The Breakfast Wrap $16.95 

Scrambled egg, pork sausage patties, smoked applewood bacon, cheddar cheese, heritage greens, diced tomato and Jo sauce wrapped in a soft flour tortilla. Served with hashbrowns. 

Good morning

Breakfast served until 11:00 am

Appies• Salad• Soup

Daily soup 

Will be posted on our menu board each day. Served with garlic bread. 
Cup $5.50  Large Bowl-$8.95


Tempura Prawns / DF 

Tempura battered prawns served with pickled vegetables and a sweet Thai Chili sauce for dipping.  $13.95



Large seasoned crispy fried chicken wings - 5 flavour choices, Baked Honey Sriracha, Baked Franks Hot Sauce, Lemon Pepper, Salt and Pepper or tossed in house made BBQ Sauce. Served with sriracha ranch sauce for dipping and pickled vegetables. 


Calamari / DF

Cajun spiced crispy fried calamari served with lemon caper aioli and pickled vegetables.  $14.95


Famous Poutine

Battered plank cut fries topped with cheese curds, green onion and our green peppercorn gravy.  $14.95


The Pender Bowl / VEG, VG, DF, GF

Basmati rice, shredded carrots, julienned beets, sauteed mushrooms, roasted yams, sriracha glazed almonds, arugula and green onion. Finished with our house made umami sauce.

Your choice of protein ~ Crispy fried tofu, poached prawns, wild pacific salmon, grilled chicken. $18.95


Spinach Salad / GF

Tender baby spinach, red onion, mushrooms, feta cheese and crisp bacon tossed in a creamy poppyseed dressing. Finished with fresh avocado.  $18.95


The Quinoa Salad / VG, GF

Napa slaw, quinoa, cucumber and tomato tossed in our miso sesame dressing. Topped with pickled vegetables, green onion, sriracha almonds and fresh avocado.  $17.95

Brussel Sprout and Bacon Salad / GF

Shredded brussel sprout, warm crisp applewood bacon, roasted yams, heritage greens, red onion, feta, banana peppers, tossed in dill Dijon vinaigrette and finished with a and balsamic drizzle.  $17.95


The Salmon Salad / GF

Tender greens, cucumber, red onion, tomato, crispy capers, goat’s feta, candied sriracha almonds and pan seared chicken breast or wild Pacific salmon. Tossed in a dill dijon vinaigrette. $18.95


The Duck Salad / GF

Arugula, pecans, roasted butternut squash and red onion tossed in a dill Dijon vinaigrette dressing. Finished with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese and pan seared duck. $18.95


A Garden Salad / VG, GF

Tender greens with carrots, beets, roasted yams, cucumber, tomato and served with your choice of dressing on the side.  $14.95  

Add grilled chicken, salmon, prawns, crispy fried tofu $6.00

Dressing ~ Dill dijon vinaigrette, miso sesame, umami, sriracha ranch, creamy poppyseed, gorgonzola ranch

The Burgers $18.95

All our burgers are served on a brioche bun with heritage greens, tomato and pickle with a choice of salad, soup of the day or fries. Upgrade to a small poutine - $2.99.
Gluten free burger bun - $2.25.
Add: avocado $2.99, bacon-$2.25, cheese-$1.99, mushrooms-$1.99


The Locals Beef

5.3 oz beef burger topped with melted cheddar cheese, smoked applewood bacon and sauteed mushrooms. Finished with Jo sauce.


The BBQ Bacon

5.3 oz beef burger topped with smoked applewood bacon, melted cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Glazed in our house BBQ sauce. Finished with Jo sauce.


The You`ll be Fine

5.3oz beef burger topped with melted mozzarella, seared chorizo sausage, smoked applewood bacon and BBQ sauce. Finished with Jo sauce.


The Locals Chicken

Grilled chicken breast topped with melted mozzarella, smoked applewood bacon and sauteed mushrooms. Finished with Jo sauce.


Spicy Crispy Chicken

Seasoned crispy chicken breast tossed in our honey sriracha sauce then baked in the oven with mozzarella cheese. Finished with a sriracha ranch dressing.


The Salmon Burger / DF

Seared wild Pacific salmon, shaved red onion, crispy capers. Finished with a lemon caper aioli.


The Crispy Cod Burger 

Crispy cod burger with sliced cheddar cheese and coleslaw. Finished with a lemon caper aioli.


The Veggie Burger / VEG

Pan seared black bean, corn and brown rice veggie patty topped with sauteed mushrooms, mozzarella cheese. Finished with umami sauce.


The Lamb Burger

Two B.C. lamb patties topped with feta cheese and smoked applewood bacon. Finished with mayo.


Pastas and Entrees 

Available After 4:30p.m.

All our pastas are served with a garden salad and garlic toast (extra garlic toast $1.75 per slice).

Dressings ~ Dill dijon vinaigrette, miso sesame, umami, siracha ranch, creamy poppyseed.

Extra protein to any pasta $6.00 · Extra Cheese $3.25


Baked Spaghetti

Spaghetti noodles baked in in tomato sauce OR meat sauce with lots of melted cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.  $19.95


Baked 4 Cheese Spaghetti / VEG

Spaghetti noodles tossed in a roasted garlic cream sauce then baked with cheddar, parmesan and our cheese blend.  $20.95 


Westcoast Linguini

Linguini noodles, roasted garlic cream sauce, smoked salmon, red peppers, red onions and prawns. Finished with parmesan cheese and crisp capers.  $23.95


Chicken Parmesan

Seasoned crispy chicken baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese served over linguini in a garlic cream sauce. Finished with parmesan cheese.  $22.95


Costa Blanca Linguini / VEG

Linguini noodles, white wine galic pesto sauce, red peppers, red onion, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese.  $22.95


Dinner Features

Please ask your server about tonight’s dinner features

The Jo 

Double pepperoni, Banana peppers, feta cheese, diced tomatoes, honey siracha drizzle, pizza sauce and our cheese blend.  $21.95  



Ham, smoked applewood bacon, chorizo sausage, pizza sauce and our cheese blend. $21.95  


The Bubble and Squeak

Shredded brussel sprouts, red onion, smoked applewood bacon, red peppers, mushrooms, pizza sauce, our cheese blend and balsamic drizzle.  $21.95  


I Feel Like a Hawaiian

Ham, pineapple, smoked applewood bacon, pizza sauce and our cheese blend.  $21.95   


Leaning Greek / VEG

Olive oil and Pesto based pizza with tender baby spinach, Diced tomato, kalamata olives, roasted garlic and feta cheese.  $21.95  


The Driftwood Deluxe

Red peppers, red onion, feta cheese, pepperoni, kalamata olives, mushrooms, pizza sauce and our cheese blend.  $22.95  


I Feel Like a Vegetarian / VEG

Red Peppers, Red onion, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, kalamata olives, feta cheese, pizza sauce and our cheese blend. $22.95   


Yes, We Have a Seafood Pizza

Creamy pesto garlic base, red onions, smoked salmon, prawns, crispy capers, green onion and our cheese blend.



The “You`ll Be Fine”

Pizza sauce, ground beef, jalapenos, diced tomato, red onion, mushrooms, grated cheddar and our cheese blend. Finished with a BBQ sauce drizzle. 


5 Cheese

Pizza sauce, feta cheese, parmesan, cheddar cheese and our cheese blend.  $21.95  

Build your own pizza $20.95


1 Choose your dough

  • regular, gluten free (add $3.25)

2 Choose your base

  • Marinara sauce

  • Olive oil and pesto

  • Creamy pesto

  • BBQ

3 Choose your cheese 

  • Our house cheese blend

  • Vegan cheese (add $2.95) 

Extra cheese $3.25

  • Mozza/edam blend, parmesan

  • cheddar,gorgonzola, feta


4 Choose 2 toppings 

Meats (extra meat $3.25)

  • Pepperoni

  • Bacon

  • Chorizo sausage

  • Ham

  • Seasoned chicken

  • Ground beef

  • prawns (add $3.50)

  • smoked salmon (add $3.50)

Vegetables (extra veggies $2.95) 

  • Diced tomato

  • Mushrooms

  • Red onion

  • Red pepper 

  • Spinach

  • Arugula

  • Roasted yams

  • Brussel sprouts

  • Kalamata olives

  • Sun dried tomatoes

  • Pineapple

  • Jalapeños

  • Crispy fried capers

  • Roasted garlic

Our Pizzas

All our pizzas are medium -12 inch (8 slice)

We use lots of different topping and ingredients. Our cheese blend is a mix of mozzarella and edam. 

Any allergies, dietary requirements or concerns please let us know so we can accommodate accordingly.
Due to different cooking times on our various toppings and sauces we do not do ½ and ½ of two different types of pizza. “El Faro“ Gluten free crusts available (add $3.75).  Subsitute vegan cheese (add $2.95).  

It’s all about Kids $13.95

All kids meals come with a DRINK and OREO cookie


Kids Breakfast (Served 9:00-11:00 AM)

One egg, bacon, ham, or sausage patty, hashbrowns and toast.

- OR - 

Three buttermilk or chocolate chip pancakes with or without whipped cream. 



Fries, Soup, salad or fresh cut veggies.

~ Beef burger

~ Cheese burger

~ Chicken burger

~ Black bean and rice veggie patty


Kids Fish and Chips

 ~1 piece of battered cod and fries with lemon caper aioli $8.95.

~ 2 pieces of battered cod and fries with lemon caper aioli $13.95. 


Chicken Bites and Fries

Served with BBQ dipping sauce.


Grilled Wild Pacific Salmon

Served with fries, salad or soup.


Grilled Chicken Breast

Served with fries, salad or soup.


Spaghetti Noodles

(Available after 4:30PM) 

Topped with marinara sauce, creamy cheese sauce or just grated cheddar. Served with garlic toast.


Kids Pizza (12 inch) - $14.95 

(Available after 4:30PM)

Pizza sauce, cheddar, mozzarella and edam cheese. (additional toppings extra)


Drinks included with meal

Milk ~ Chocolate Milk ~ Pepsi ~ Dr. Pepper ~

7-up~ Ginger Ale ~ Iced Tea ~ Lemonade~

Juice: Apple, Orange, Cranberry

Adult Drinks


White Wine • Glass $7.95 ~ Bottle $30.00

  • Open Conversation Sauvignon Blanc (BC)    

  • Inniskillin Pinot Grigio (BC)                                 

  • Jacobs Creek Chardonnay (Australia)                

  • Gazela Vinho Verde ( Portugal)                           

  • Bask Crisp Rose (BC)                                           


Red Wine • Glass $7.95 ~ Bottle $30.00

  • Open Conversation Merlot (BC)                       

  • Open Conversation Cab/Merlot Blend (BC)    

  • Puglia Sangiovese • Farnese Fantini (Itlaly)        

  • Trapiche Malbec (Argentina)                              

  • Vina Rojas Cabernet Sauvignon (Argentina)     


Liquor $6.99

  • Double Baileys Coffee

  • Mimosas



  • Double Prawn Caesars (Sunday only)

  • Double Long Island Iced Teas

  • Double Caesars

  • Double Paralysers

  • Red or White Wine Sangrias


Cider (cans) $5.50

  • Apple

  • Pear


Beer • Domestic $5.50

  • Blue Buck

  • Bud

  • Lucky


Beer • Imports (cans) $6.25

  • Corona

  • Heineken

Draft Beer (20 oz. pint)

  • Peroni Nastro Azzuro (Italy) $7.50

  • Driftwood Fat Tug IPA $6.99



All prices subject to applicable taxes.

All cans of beer, cider and bottles of wine can be taken to go with purchase of take-out food.

Jo's Place Pender Island

Location & Hours

4605 Bedwell Harbour Road // Pender Island, BC V0N 2M0

Driftwood Centre  // 250-629-6033



Tues - Sun 9:00am-2:00pm 

Fri & Sat 4:30-7:30

Breakfast served until 11:00 

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