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Gillnetter Pub, The

1864 Argue St
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C5K4
Tel: (604) 941-5599
Neighbourhood: Citadel Heights
  • Cuisine: Pub
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Hours: Mon - Tue: 11AM - 11PM, Wed: 11AM - 12AM, Thu - Sat: 11AM - 1AM, Sun: 10:30AM - 11PM

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WORST service EVER and the owners DO NOT CARE
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (114 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:27pm [Dine in]

Went down there with some poeple who are regulars - i.e. 3-4 times a week. You should care about these people. They make you a lot of money. The whole pub looks like they don't care from the outdated room, chairs and tables to the unmaintained patio. If I owned this place I'd have tvs without lines in them and would refurbish the patio and nasty carpet and put in new deor and tables. I'd also make sure the waitresses were decent. Most are but ours was bad.

First off we asked for a drink menu. We got one with wine, mocktails, beer etc. Where were the cocktails? I wasn't sure what I wanted . Nothing. Maybe then, I'll just have water. If there's a cocktail menue to help me Imight buy a $9 cocktail. Just stupid, Most men want beer so that's good, but many women want cocktails but are not sure what they feel like. Business 101 - TELL THEM WHAT YOU HAVE.

When asked about the food items. Watiress S(*&^) did not seem to be too helpful. Ordered chicken strip things that were out of a Food Service frozen bag and served with sauces in prepacked condiment containers - we know you care! Some seafood and artichoke dip came with a few chips and when we had a lot of dip left over and no chips the lousy waitress just wanted to take it away and not offer more chips.

THe service was sooooooo painfully slow we ordered our appies and food at the same time. We did make if very clear that we wanted the appies first and then the entrees when we were done. After 1/2 hour some other wiatress shows up with our entrees and we ahven't even had the appies yet. An argument ensued and we were told that the kitchen was trying to get our food our before a party of 30. I toldher I did not care, we were customers too. They reluctantanly took the food away. Fifteen minutes later we got our appies. Once thy were cleared we waited another 1/2 hour for our entree while otheres at our table who had ordered waaaaaay after use were served. The waitresses whole attitude sucked and she really needs another career.

I told one of the guys in our group who knows the manager and owners that he should tell them what a horrible night we had. He said why bother they dont' care. IT's very obvious. I thought it would be a priviledge to own a pub in a good location considering how much it must cost. But I guesss not. A guy was handing out tickets for a draw for a Canucks jersey and said we were going to do the draw at the end of the game( approx9:30) but no one will be left - really? in a pub on a Saturday night? WOW there's a red flag. But he was right, we were gone.

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For the Long wed and nearly dead
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (138 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 30, 2013 - 9:32pm [Dine in]

I have been going to this place on and off for years. More off than on and it looks like I'm not the only one. They used to have line ups on Friday night - sadly their "security chain" is no longer needed. The food gets WORSE year after year and management obviously does not care. I remember the days of line ups out the door for their buffet brunches with all you could eat cracked crab.

Friday night at 7 pm - lots of space on the patio. Lousy, slow waitress with no customer intuition. Beer cold. Caesars were basic - I make better at home. Food was just food service bagged garbage ordered from a supply company and deep fried. No chef or cooking skills required. Chicken strips were grocery store quality. Fries were SOGGY. The whole night was basically a waste of money. I have relatives coming from Europe and it's a safe bet to say I'd be embarrassed to call this place my "local". I won't be back. Oh and it was then only 1/4 full when we left at 8:30 on a sunny Friday night of a long weekend and it's situated on the water. Pretty telling.

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For the Long wed and nearly dead
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (138 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 30, 2013 - 9:32pm [Dine in]

I have been going to this place on and off for years. More off than on and it looks like I'm not the only one. They used to have line ups on Friday night - sadly their "security chain" is no longer needed. The food gets WORSE year after year and management obviously does not care. I remember the days of line ups out the door for their buffet brunches with all you could eat cracked crab.

Friday night at 7 pm - lots of space on the patio. Lousy, slow waitress with no customer intuition. Beer cold. Caesars were basic - I make better at home. Food was just food service bagged garbage ordered from a supply company and deep fried. No chef or cooking skills required. Chicken strips were grocery store quality. Fries were SOGGY. The whole night was basically a waste of money. I have relatives coming from Europe and it's a safe bet to say I'd be embarrassed to call this place my "local". I won't be back. Oh and it was then only 1/4 full when we left at 8:30 on a sunny Friday night of a long weekend and it's situated on the water. Pretty telling.

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Overall outstanding
By goddard of coquitlam (11 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

Ate on a Saturday evening, sat at the bar and despite the bartender being super busy he looked after me really well. God humoured, and attentive. The ambience was sometimes loud - it is a pub so this is expected. Food king crab legs very tasty. Overall a very satisfyingly experience.

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What a place. What a disapointment
By yasky6 of new westminster (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:18am [Dine in]

Spent the day cruising the river on a friends boat when the knock of hunger echoed across bow. The only place east of the Port Mann Bridge to tie up and grab a bite was The Gillnetter Pub, where I had been for an enjoyable Sunday Brunch a couple of years ago.

We tied up to their private dock, how cool is that, and 4 of us de-boated.....if you de plane do you de boat?
After a short wait we were seated on the patio. The place was hopping for a sunny late Thursday afternoon.

We decided we would devour the appy menu.

1 order of salt and pepper wings with a ranch dip on the side.
They arrived with no salt, no pepper and no ranch dressing.
At best they were average

1 order of dry ribs.
They were coated in some vile lemon powder. Not sure if they fell into a bowl of jello mix but these were at very best disgusting.

1 order of garlic prawns
Tiny prawns curled up in a bath of garlic butter that had the texture of a pencil eraser.

1 order onion rings.
Right out of the bag from the freezer, into the deep fryer, and to the table.
By far and away the best item we had.

1 order veggie spring rolls
Oil soaked tubes of mushy veggies. Again. from the freezer to the deep fryer. Disgusting sponges of oil.

1 order calamari
Lifeless flavourless ho hum nothing to write home about

1 order chicken flatbread.
The first thing that came to everyone's mind was... store bought frozen pizza.

1 order of souvlaki skewers.
2 skewers of burnt chewy eraser type substance. When they arrived I commented that they were burnt and the server giggled "yup they are kinda". Seriously.......you saw they were burnt when you picked them up. You saw they were burnt when you put them down on our table. We commented they were burnt. You commented they were burnt and you just left the there for us to enjoy.

$100 later we jumped back on the boat and sped away........If only the boat could have gone away from this place faster.
On the bright side the beer store has an excellent selection and the pubs washrooms were very clean.

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NIce View-- Bad Food
By chartwell of port moody (57 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 27, 2008 - 2:19pm [Dine in]

A lovely setting with a great water view and a good server. Probably the worst fish & chips of my life especially the fries. They were cold , hard and tasted like they were cooked last week. Also noticed the air condtioning was so cold that people kept moving from certain tables and it wasn't even that hot outside so didn't quite understand why they had it cranked so high. My companion enjoyed his beef dip so we will give it another try

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Nice View of river...poor Service when sitting by river
By brober of coquitlam bc (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:01am [Dine in]

This place seemed really quite a catch..until we walked in.....We were made to wait in line..(really)??? at a pub ?? there were no crowds..at all...all the tables on the patios were for 4/somes only..and most people there were in 2's..so tables outside were completely out of sequence. We sat inside by a window. and had cold air blown on us the entire time, we moved, and still felt like we were being blown away !!! The food was bland at best..very obviuos, it was deep fried, fried, fried..had beet soup..it was barely even warm. The atmophere was old and seemed unkept..then I visited the ladies room......so disgusting.. I was afraid to even think about the kitchen... wont go back for sure.....not a good experience..felt overall dirty..

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if you dont love to cook get out of the kitchen
By fatgirl of poco (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 1:34pm [Dine in]

went to the gillnetter on Sat. aug. 22. you can sure tell when a chef is not into what hes preparing. the grilled chicken burger was charred to the point all i could taste was burnt chicken. it was totally dried out. the fries were swimming in oil.my caesar drink had a fresh shrimp hanging on the rim of the glass. i gave it to my girlfriend and she promptly spit it out saying it tasted funny. such a disappointment. this place has such potential what a shame. i really hope the owner reads these reviews.

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Outstanding view
By fortfraser of Tri-Cities (21 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 15, 2009 - 5:26am [Dine in]

I've been a regular here for years.
The draw, IMHO, has always been the patio and river view.
This is a friendly pub; I've never witnessed a fight or a 'gang' element.
They offer some outstanding daily features; the Friday halibut & chips is outstanding.
Sunday brunch is very popular.
Great selection of beers on tap.
Friendly servers.
I agree with other reviewers as to a few problem spots on the menu (getting homogenized like so many other pubs). I used to love the nachos at the Gillnetter, and they were a great value. Not anymore! - crappy cheese and small quantity of toppings (skip the view and go to the John B for nachos).

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Terrible
By Mecca-nism of texas (18 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 6:22pm [Dine in]

I went to the Gillnetter pub on the recommendation of a friend for Sunday brunch. What a mistake. I have never experienced such rude service and disgusting food. I arrived close to noon to find empty food warmers and cold, mushy, overcooked “food.” It was very obvious that the “cook” making the omelets didn’t want to be there. What wasn’t mushy or stale was still frozen inside from the recent thaw it underwent for this brunch. There were maybe two-three items that we edible. After picking through my plate I decided to complain. It seemed the server was ready for a fight. She stood at my table and rudely argued with me for 5 minutes. She was not at all concerned with the scene she was making or what her customers thought. Finally after the server’s temper-tantrum was over she waived the bill in my face. At that point I left. I suppose you “get what you pay for” when it comes to food, but this place isn’t worth a dime. Other than that, yes it has a great view of the river and a nice patio so I'm giving it a 3 for ambiance.

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Breakfast Brunch only
By Burgerandbrew of Surrey (32 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 28, 2008 - 9:38am [Dine in]

10.95 and you have an omelette bar AND tonnes of fruit? And it all actually tastes good? AND LOTS OF BEER ON TAP AND DECENT SPECIALS?!

This used to be where I spent every sunday morning (dont worry, after I did the grouse grind or something just as rigorous), but unfortunately both me and the people from coquitlam I would go with started working sunday mornings. I highly recomend it, its even worth the drive if your a big breakfast lover!

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Good Sunday brunch - without the high cost!!
By 3amigos of Burnaby (33 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 4:28pm [Dine in]

Enjoyed Sunday brunch there a few weekends ago. Nothing fancy, but a decent selection of fruits, the typical breakfast stuff, and the "make to your order" table for omelettes, waffles, etc. Good stuff there!!
We faced a rather long line-up and wait to get in, and had rather cramped quarters once inside, but that aside, for the low price, it was great value, and an experience we all much-enjoyed.
Looking to go back sometime soon.

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After many Good Experiences this was Disappointing
By Brucenel of Maple Ridge,BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

For many years we have visited the Gillnetter and enjoyed the view of the river. The view is still there but the food has declined in quality. We went as a party of six and found the appy menu less than enticing. We finally ordered a full plate of Nachos and an order of Kalamari. The nachos were delivered hot, but the toppings were sparse. We asked for some jalapenos on the side and they were graciously supplied. The Kalamari were greasy and rather bland.
I had my heart set on the evening's special, a seafood lasagna but at seven I was told they were all out of it. I decided on the BBQ ribs. They were meaty and tender enough but had obviously been reheated and coated with sauce.
Our server was pleasant and helpful although may have been a little overworked. As we were celebrating two Birthdays she offered the celebrants a complimentary dessert. One chose the carrot cake, the other a chocolate cheese cake. Every one had a taste and all agreed they were excellent!
I am hoping we just caught them on a bad night and will probably give them another chance. They did have some wonderful seafood dishes in the past.

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My Go-to Bar, Despite the Drive
By langleygirl of Langley (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 11:17am [Dine in]

I love the Gillnetter. It's a consistant, easy-going place to hang out and enjoy a pint. There are very limited choices for places like this in my neighbourhood, so I gladly travel to PoCo for the Gillnetter. My favourite aspect of this bar is the boat dock, as it makes for a fantastic day to float up the river, grab lunch, and head home. Prices here are decent, as you can get a good pint for under 5$, and the half-priced appies on weekdays provide great value. Service can be slow, but it is always pleasant.

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Not as bad as was expecting!
By hanmergrant of Pitt Meadows (8 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 20, 2009 - 11:17am [Dine in]

After reading the previous reviews, I was a little nevous about visiting this establishment. However, we were looking for a place that was showing the UFC and thought we'd give this place a try. We were pleasantly surprised. They were very busy so the service wasn't as attentive as it could have been, but we only went to watch the UFC and have a decent meal, which is what we got. I think we got the best seat in the house, had a great view of the many tvs and had a great meal.

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My favorite pub in the lower mainland
By phwad of west end (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 12:30pm [Dine in]

I have had lunch six or seven times over the past year and find this pub to be great
The seafood dishes are very good, the portions large and the prices moderate.
In addition the parking is accessible, the waterfront setting is wonderful and the staff are pleasant. Agreat place to go for lunch.
All in all the best pub in the lower mainland!

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Consistency
By yummylicious of Port Coq (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

Can't say much that other posters haven't already said. Good friendly service , Great food ,Excellent view and ambiance. The only complaint as others have mentioned is that the good outdoor seats go to the smokers! If you want to sit outside you will be eating smoke! All in all a great Pub!

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The best brunch ever
By ardnas130 of Mount Pleasant (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 11, 2006 - 8:06pm [Dine in]

Dollar for dollar - this is the best place for brunch in the Lower Mainland. I haven't yet tried everything that they offer - just an incredible selection of breakfast foods - and the eggs benny (yum!!). Be prepared to wait for food - the line-ups are long.

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Hard to Argue with Scenic Location
By cnewwest of New Westminster (28 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 19, 2008 - 4:34pm [Dine in]

On the river facing the mountains? Truly awesome view - much better than many of its competitors located beside industrial parking lots. Neat building that does fill up quickly.

Food is average... not memorable for right or wrong reasons. Beer selection is average. Mixed crowd.

It is not really a party place, but that is ok.... on a sunny afternoon, you can really make yourself comfortable here.

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Second Chance - Food Great
By cfloyd of Port Moody (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 8:10am [Dine in]

I visited the Gillnetter awhile ago and just didn't like the food. Fortunately, I gave it a second chance and the food actually turned out to be not just good but actually pretty great.

The view is amazing and I would say that this place has one of the best patios in Vancouver. Unfortunately, the service was kind of poor - again, I think it was just a bad night.

I'd give it a second shot - try the seafood pasta it was really good! Also, the patio over looks the Fraser river - it is a great view on a summer evening.

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