Denny's serves a menu of diner classics including all day breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches and more.
OK I once came here more times than I should've, and to tell you the truth I've somewhat jokingly mentioned to others of wanting to come here at times in a guilt driven ponder of actually savouring their smorgasboard menu...but alas, I haven't succombed.
Service is slow and the servers themselves are usually unpleasant but I'd still say it's far from beyond reproach considering other, much more lamentable eateries I have had the disfortune to dine in.
The menu is large and resembling that of a family restaurant. I've mostly steered myself away from much of the menu except their breakfast section. It's good value but if one was to nitpick, most of what fills you up consists of the starch groupings of toast, hash browns and hotcakes. Breakfast has always gone down well and stayed down just fine. I have had friends assume unsettling stomaches (and subsequently outright bans from coming here) with the other menu choices they've had, most notably the "Sampler".
The safest bet? Stick with breakfast.
This has to be the WORST Denny's inMetro Vancouver area. I am not talking about the chain itself, I am talking about this location, and this location only.
It seems like the managment team does not care about this establishment. It's obvious, that the food is old (especially the desserts) the food is just plain atrocious, and another thing...this place charges you 95 cents for a tiny tiny ramikin of mayonaisse or hot sauce.
It's obvious that this place is going to go down under sooner or later. Seeing in the back...it looks like they have this old cook who is 100 years old working at night who looks like he should be in a seniors home.
Anyhow, the food orders are wrong, and it takes a long time to get your food. This place sucks
This used to be one of my favourite places to go out late night, but seeing how they serve old food turns me off. I think they probably change the dates on thier food, and ither the waitresses don't care, or are told to by thier managment in fear of lossing thier jobs.
Do not eat here. If you want to go to a Denny's, I would suggest West Broadway instead.
Mrs. C craved a real Canadian 'breakfast for dinner' meal and asked me to take her to Denny's. I am not a big fan of the chain, but I agreed to go since (1) I was hungry too, and (2) the two most important words in a successful marriage are "Yes, dear".
This location has had an upgrade sometime during the decade since I last visited. It was clean enough, but there was a musty smell. Our server was very attentive and kept asking us if we wanted to move to a different table. Not sure why.
I figured if I was going to punish my body I might as well go wholesale. I ordered smothered fries and chicken fried steak with onion rings. Mrs. C went with a Mexican skillet breakfast. It came with tortillas. So much for a Canadian meal.
The food was okay for what it was, and nothing out of the ordinary for this sort of place. I think that is the point, really. Vancouver has lots of great places to eat, and I ended up here.
Well at least my beloved dining partner enjoyed it. I just kept thinking that I will pay for all these unhealthy meals in about 20 years...
At least it didn't cost much money.
I've eaten at all sorts of Denny's over 30 years of my life. I loved this place when I was 10 years old. I know what to expect. I don't expect much, but I have to say I was quite dissapointed with the last visit to this location.
I pretty much stick to breakfast food here no matter what time of day it is as entree's are usually not so good. Service is usually not bad at Denny's, and ambience is that of a diner, which sometimes is OK.
On my visit to this location, the place seemed really messed up. I think probably the cook must have quit or something. Our food was taking forever and they came back and asked us to order something else as what we wanted wasn't available. I think they were in the back drawing straws between the dishwasher or manager or whoever to figure out who would cook or something. Anyway after forever our food comes, and it wasn't so great.
Needless to say we haven't been back. You'd think a Denny's in North/West Vancouver might be a bit better than your average Denny's but this one was just terrible.
I'm giving it a generous 2 stars as the experience was more incompetence on their part than malicious, and I don't want to paint the whole Denny's chain as bad because it's not this bad.
My friend and I decided to go here for brunch as Denny's is usually good for breakfast. What followed can only be described as the worst dinning experience I have ever had. Having eaten at several Denny's restaurants over the years, we know what to expect. So after taking and waiting for our drink order, the table next to us receives their food and one of the guys says that's not what I ordered, I ordered a .... The server apologises and goes to the kitchen and we are subjected to the shouting match between the server and the cook over who got the order wrong. Not thinking too much about it because mistakes happen, our server returns with our drinks and takes our food order but before she gets to leave, another patron from the table next to us calls her over and has a complaint about the food he received. Our server again apologises and says she'll be right back with a replacement. So while waiting for our food we get to enjoy another shouting match between the server and the cook that escalated to the point where the manager had to run in and break it up. After waiting a unreasonable half hour, our food arrives. My friend ordered a club sandwich with fries and I had ordered a breakfast omelette. My food looked ok but my friends plate just has the sandwich and no fries. He mentions it and our server apologises and says she'll be right back with the fries. Again another argument in the kitchen ensues. I start eating and my first piece of toast is really dry and I assumed it was because it had dried out sitting under a heat lamp while waiting to get served. My friend eats the first of the four sandwich pieces on his plate. It's at this point he notices that the Toast of the two middle sandwich halfs are burnt black (I guess the cook thought he could hide it??). I get the managers attention, he comes over and we explain the situation and show him the sandwiches to which he offers a replacement which my friend accepts and off he goes. Just then our server arrives with a plate of fries for him and I go to eat another piece of toast and when I turn it over to put jam on it, I see it is completely covered in mould. Yes the bread hadn't dried out under a lamp, the bread was stale and mouldy. I nearly threw up right there. We call the manager over, show him my toast and he agrees that's unacceptable, offers to replace it which we declined. We also told him to cancel my friends reordered sandwich as we had both lost our appetites at this point. While waiting to see if we were going to get a bill (which they didn't) we were subjected to another shouting match between the manager and cook about my toast. The cook was adamant the toast was fine. In my opinion, if the cook thinks that's acceptable then what other rotten food is he sending out "thinking" it fine.
I will never return to this restaurant again, probably even ever a Denny's again. If you decide to go here, you have been warned!
Having dined at Denny's since my earlier party days (afterall this place IS the hangover cure for North Vancouverites) I know exactly what to expect. Reliable breakfast dishes, average food presentation, a good cup of coffee. Good service is not on my list of expectations here anymore - though very much appreciated when found. The main reason for my review is to mention the particularly attentive server we had tonight. She was very friendly, accommodating to substitution requests, checked on us to see if we were enjoying our meals, was observant and professional. This is not a common sight at a Denny's restaurant. Food was not bad either - met our expectations. But its that smiling face that gives that much more incentive to go back again.
"Not my fault" or words this effect. Lunch sucks" not my fault" burger order was wrong "not my fault" over priced spaghetti " NOT MY FAULT" most of the time that I end up here, I'm with somebody from out of the city, or the kids who like the milk shakes. I end up having to order something, yet almost every time that I do, I regret it. Sorry kids, we're not going back " not my fault."
If you get a hankering for breakfast at 2 AM, I guess this is the place if you can't do eggs and pancakes at home. During the day it seems the service is much nicer. The food is still pretty gross though.. especially if you've ever eaten at Denny's in the US. They just seem to take a bit more pride in Denny's down there.
One lady we had as a server was completely rude, forgetful, and just miserable. I let her know so and didn't leave ONE PENNY as a tip. Total witch and have stayed away because of her. Anyways, expect to pay a fair price for food you can tell is cheaply made from poor ingredients - and you'll probably leave feeling that post-MSG ingestion nausea.
Denny's is the place to go if you want grease soaked, american mass produced breakfast products...but sometimes, that's exactly what you're looking for!
I especially liked their "cappucino" that was covered with whipping cream substitute