Hank’s Story, Philosophy And Other Tidbits You Should Not Read


Hank’s is the alcohol-fuelled brainchid of Francois Pilon.  One cold rainy Ucluelet evening, over many pints of Pot Hole Filler and drams of Talisker he joked about opening a restaurant.  Later in the evening, fast asleep with dreams of mini ninjas pounding on our heads (the hangover headache), the phone rang.  Francois’ restaurant blew up and burnt to the ground (no joke).  A couple days later, Hanks was born.  He opened his 37 seat restaurant in Ucluelet in March 2013, using a chalkboard menu and driving the Island for the freshest local produce and filling our ever-revolving taps of craft beer.

The number one question we get asked is what makes Hanks BBQ Untraditional?

Basically we use different and unique flavor combinations, along with varied and interesting cuts of meats.  We get half hogs and lambs, and butcher them to our specifications.  We also do all our own curing.  For the sides we use all sorts of flavor combinations.  We use local products for 99% of our menu; because of this out menu changes every couple of months to keep up with the changing seasons and what ourr farmers have available.  The final untraditional part of Hanks is that we make absolutely everything from scratch; buns,ketchup, sauces, rubs, sausages, everything!

The number two questions asked…who is Hank.  While we won’t answer this question right away, if you come around enough you’re bound to find out.  We will say there is no one named Hank!

While we don’t take a whole lot of things seriously we do take our providers seriously.  We source all our meats, fish, and vegetables locally.  We believe in supporting small local companies as much as possible!

One last word of warning: our food is very flavorful, please don’t be afraid to ask questions about combinations or flavor likes and dislikes.  We want to see you have the best meal possible!

Thanks for reading and more importantly for coming! – Hank


At Hank’s we believe first and foremost in flavour.  We cook with passion and food we like to eat.  While we recognize that not everyone will like every dish we create, we do guarantee they will have an opinion!  We source the vast majority of our ingredients locally and all ethicaly.  Everything is made in house by us for you!  We do hope you enjoy!


We love to drink. Whether it is craft beer, cider, or wine.  An ever changing selection is available depending on what we are into at the moment. We  try to bring local but sometimes you just need to try the newest thing and we may have that also.  We also have selections of artisan soda’s and ice teas etc…. 




Mac and Cheese
comox aged cheddar, edam, caramelized onion and house hot sauce…..5
Gluttony Plate
foie gras salami, pork jowl rillettes, pimento cheese, house pickles, sliced biscuit……12
Duck Wings
spicy hoison bbq sauce, cilantro……9
Chicken Wings
whole wings, onion rub and apple cider sauce……7
tomato, olives, capers, chile……9
house aioli……5
Pork Belly Caesar Salad
pork belly, garlic biscuit croutons……11​
Marinated Mussel and Clam Island Salad
pickled cortez island shell fish, local fresh vegetables, pickled beets, red wine vinaigrette…..17

Meat On Biscuits

Pork Belly
pickled red onion, daikon, zucchini and carrot, hoisin bbq sauce, hot sauce, cilantro, scallion….10
Beef Shoulder
pulled, chile bbq sauce, mushroom, caramelized onion, pickled jalapeno, pimento cheese…..10
pulled whole hog, apple and ale braised sauerkraut….10
Double Pork
pulled pork, pork cheek, cherry sauce, malt pickled zucchini, caramelized onion….12
Pulled Chicken
maple bbq sauce, caramelized onion, cider pickled red onion, crisp chicken skin, buttermilk….10
smoked mushrooms, caramelized onion, roasted pepper, chile, blackberry sauce, pimento cheese….10


Includes braised cabbage, baked beans, potato salad, and cornbread

Pork Belly
rind on, maple glaze…… 16
Beef Brisket
coffee and cocoa rub, guajillo chile bbq sauce……17
Pork Spare Ribs
mild chile rub, maple bbq sauce……17
Pork Cheeks
juniper rub, cherry sauce…….16
Pulled Chicken
maple bbq sauce, sage and onion rub…..15
Pulled Pork
mustard sauce, caramelized onion….15

Pulled Beef
chile sauce, mushroom, caramelized onion, jalapeno…..16


crisp spiced chickpea, rice, lentils, pinto beans, cider pickled red onion and jalapeno, crema….15
Cortez Island Mussels, Clams And Fries
chardonnay tomato sauce, mayo…..18
Spaghetti and Smoked Meatballs
tomato sauce, pork, venison and beef meatballs, caramelized onions and mushrooms, pecorino…….18
Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese
comox aged cheddar, edam, caramelized onion, house hot sauce, tomato and slow smoked pork…..16
Smoked Albacore Tuna Salad
lemon vinaigrette, mustard herbed potato salad, island greens and vegetables…..25
Ultimate Redneck Platter
pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket, ribs, wings, cheeks, belly, fries and beans…..85


Kids Menu

pulled chicken and fries…..8

pulled pork and fries…..8

green salad…..10

spaghetti and meatball…..10