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Old 07-08-2011, 01:12 AM   #1
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Where did you eat in Vancouver?

For those who are back from their Alaska cruises, and those of you who know Vancouver, where would you recommend eating?

We're looking for casual places with varied menus, nothing hideously expensive.

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Old 07-08-2011, 01:26 AM   #2
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I recommend White Spot. It is a chain here so they are easy to find. Good variety in their menu. I live just outside of Vancouver and we love it there. If you want Pasta, go to Old Spagetti Factory in Gastown. Fun place to eat and they are reasonably priced. Your entree price comes with soup/salad,yummy bread, spumoni ice cream and tea/ coffee. I can't help with smaller places. Unfortunately, I don't get downtown as much as I would like to.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:10 AM   #3
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We visit Vancouver a lot since we live so close. There are a wide variety of restaurants all over the city. We enjoy the Old Spaghetti Factory. There is an interesting Russian/Eastern European restaurant, a yummy yogurt place and a great cookie store on Denman Street. There are a lot of options on Robson Street. If you like Indian and are willing to travel away from the port, there is a great place called Maurya on West Broadway.

This may seem weird to some, but we even enjoy McDonald's. They have different choices than the US and it tastes different. It is a fun experience.

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:27 AM   #4
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Death By Chocolate! We went to the one on Denman, but I just read that location is closed.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:48 AM   #5
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First place we ate at was recommended by the hotel concierge and was written in some book as one of the best restaurants around. It was called Kirin. Was pretty much the worse place for food and service I have ever been to. After that experience I was a little nervous.
We went to Whet at Granville Island and really liked that place. We also really like White Spot. I was expecting something like Denny's when we went and I was suprised when we got there.
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Old Spaghetti Factory is a good spot to take a group as they can easily accomodate large parties. (Good bbq ribs too!)

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Old 07-08-2011, 09:48 AM   #7
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:00 AM   #8
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Death By Chocolate! We went to the one on Denman, but I just read that location is closed.
We enjoyed Death by Chocolate. I forget which location we went to.

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:33 AM   #9
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Vancouver Food

It depends on where you are staying in Vancouver, we were at the Fairmont Waterfront and based our food decisions off of where we could go on the SkyTrain or walk.

On our walk up the seawall to Stanley Park we hit onto a place called Cardero's in Coal Harbor (about 1/2 way to Stanley Park). They have an excellent happy hour deal of a pound of mussels, bunch of french fries, and a pint of beer for only $10. Being from Milwaukee, we almost passed out at a price like that for fresh mussels. They were in a light curry sauce - very good. A nice little pre-dinner snack if you wanted. We did look at their menu and it was very much a seafood and steak place, but also rather expensive.

We ended up going to Al Porto in Gastown for dinner. Now before everyone gets on my back - we have an Old Spaghetti Factory in Milwaukee and it's considered just a step below Olive Garden standards, not too good. Plus the concierge at the hotel said it was just "average" food. So for those that have been there and like it - I respect your opinion! But, Al Porto was by far one of the best Italian places we've been to. It was very inexpensive as well, entree's around $15 for pasta stuff and $20 for steaks. The service was excellent as well.

Keep in mind that if you're in Vancouver during the day, near Canada Place there are about six different food trucks within 4 blocks of that area. We hit up the dim sum truck and the mexican truck as well. Both excellent street food, would go back to them in a heartbeat.

Here's the www sites of the places and food trucks -

http://vancouverdine.com/carderos0experience.aspx
http://www.alporto.ca/
http://www.straight.com/article-3932...ly-tasty-start

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It depends on where you are staying in Vancouver, we were at the Fairmont Waterfront and based our food decisions off of where we could go on the SkyTrain or walk.

On our walk up the seawall to Stanley Park we hit onto a place called Cardero's in Coal Harbor (about 1/2 way to Stanley Park). They have an excellent happy hour deal of a pound of mussels, bunch of french fries, and a pint of beer for only $10. Being from Milwaukee, we almost passed out at a price like that for fresh mussels. They were in a light curry sauce - very good. A nice little pre-dinner snack if you wanted. We did look at their menu and it was very much a seafood and steak place, but also rather expensive.

We ended up going to Al Porto in Gastown for dinner. Now before everyone gets on my back - we have an Old Spaghetti Factory in Milwaukee and it's considered just a step below Olive Garden standards, not too good. Plus the concierge at the hotel said it was just "average" food. So for those that have been there and like it - I respect your opinion! But, Al Porto was by far one of the best Italian places we've been to. It was very inexpensive as well, entree's around $15 for pasta stuff and $20 for steaks. The service was excellent as well.

Keep in mind that if you're in Vancouver during the day, near Canada Place there are about six different food trucks within 4 blocks of that area. We hit up the dim sum truck and the mexican truck as well. Both excellent street food, would go back to them in a heartbeat.

Here's the www sites of the places and food trucks -

http://vancouverdine.com/carderos0experience.aspx
http://www.alporto.ca/
http://www.straight.com/article-3932...ly-tasty-start

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Thanks for the information, Jerry. We'll be at the Fairmont Waterfront, as well. The menu at Al Porto looks great! And so does the early bird dinner price We'll still be on east coast time, so an early dinner sounds like a good idea.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:55 AM   #11
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If you like greek then go to "stepho's greek taverna"(1124 davie st). This place was good and fairly cheap (for vancouvers standards). Be aware there is ALWAYS a line out the door and down the street(even at 10 PM), but the line moves quickly and it's worth the wait. They have chicken, lamb, seafood etc.. LOTS of food.
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DW and I also enjoyed old Spaghetti Factory. Great food and great atmosphere. Also, since we don't have one where we live, we ate lunch once at Red Robin. Now I want one in our area!!!
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:05 PM   #13
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We stayed at the Sutton Place, and our bellman recommended the restaurant across the street for a late lunch, called Joeys Burrard. We enjoyed it so much we went back another day for dinner. We did find it to be more pricey than we were expecting (the bellman said it would be reasonable), but it was not out of line for a city restaurant. Here is a link to the Joey restaurants in the Vancouver area: http://www.joeyrestaurants.com/
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We ate at the mcdonalds close to port!
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We really like Tim Horton's for breakfast. They have really good pastries, etc, plus breakfast sandwiches and good coffee. They also have good sandwiches for lunch and they aren't too expensive.
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