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GaycanuckVancouverthe INFAMOUS...Web siteSince August 26, 200937 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
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Bon's Off Broadway2451 Nanaimo St., Vancouver
Fun Graffiti and Great Food!
Submitted Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:14pm [Dine in]

My buddy and I stumbled on this place on our way to the Parade of Lost Souls. I am so glad we went in. We were quickly approached by a nice waitress and our food arrived fast as well. I had fish & chips, which were excellent, and my buddy had the chicken cordon bleu, which he loved. The ambiance was brash and in-your-face with graffiti scralled everywhere. And the men's washroom goes down in the record books for the most graffiti on the walls. The food was really reasonably priced with the bill being under $20. You HAVED to check it out!

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Corner, The612 Davie St, Vancouver
BRUNCH??? What a joke
Submitted Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

My partner and I decided to try the CORNER for their weekend brunch they have been advertsing. Unfortunately it wasn't a brunch at all... or even a breakfast for that matter. We waited over an hour after ordering and when we inquired what was taking so long the waitress casually mentioned "oh the cook forgot to turn the stove on, it should only be another 2 minutes"... REALLY??? 15 minutes past and we were getting our coats on ready to leave and the owner came up [finally] and said that the breakfasts were coming and they would be on the house. What finally arrived was a cold, inedible plate with dry toast and cold runny eggs. I asked our waitress WTF was up with this cold breakfast and she tried to tell me I was wrong, that the breakfast had just been prepared and it was hot...it most definately WAS ice cold... and when asked why there was no butter on the toast she replied "People in Vancouver don't like to have their toast buttered"? again I thought REALLY? The rudest... After trying a bite of this cold, badly prepared food we just left. No one seemed to notice... or care. This was yet another crappy restaurant trying to schlep out awful food and giving excuses as to why it not up to standard. AVOID THIS PLACE FOR AT ALL COSTS!

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Peckinpah2 Water Street, Vancouver
We really loved it
Submitted Monday, March 21, 2011 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

After reading the previous 2 reviews, my experience at Peckinpah couldn't have been more different. First of all the service was top notch. The owner was a really nice guy who chatted us up as we waited for our order. I had the brisket sandwich with potato salad. DELICIOUS! The sauce was spot on, not overpowering the brisket which was perfectly smoked. The potato salad was the best I have had in Vancouver. My partner had his favorite pulled pork sandwich which he is still raving about. The ambiance was neat,casual and unassuming. The staff were very friendly. As I mentioned earlier the owner was great, as well as our server and even the cooks took time to talk with us. I am very impressed with this cute little place. Highly recommend!

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Basil Pasta Bar636 Davie Street, Vancouver
In a word... YUM!
Submitted Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 9:14am [Dine in]

I JUST LOVE THIS PLACE! My buddy and I have been going to this little gem on Davie since the day it opened. EVERY TIME we order the pasta is just delicious. It is fresh made, lots of choices and for under $10. One of the best food deals in Vancouver. The Shrimp Pesto Linguini is excellent, as are the salads. Fast, friendly service. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Potluck Cafe & Catering30 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cold eggs...cold hashbrowns...cold toast
Submitted Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 9:07am [Dine in]

COME ON PEOPLE! Yesterday my buddy and I went to the POTLUCK CAFE for the first time for breakfast. We are literally running out of places to eat a decent breakfast in this city. The Potluck Cafe is now on our list of places to avoid. There was only one other couple in the place. Breakfast took quite a long time to get to us and when it did it was stone cold. The potatoes were half cooked... eggs cold and the bacon I asked for crisp was limp and literally covered with fat. I soaked a napkin trying to blot it. UNACCEPTABLE! I am not sure exactly how long our breakfast sat before the one of 5 idle employees finally decided to bring it to us. YUCK!

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Domino's Pizza916 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Always a great pizza
Submitted Monday, December 6, 2010 - 11:38pm [Dine in]

For a "corporate" pizza place, this location of Dominos is quite good. I have ordered pizzas here many times and I have never been disappointed. It is always hot when it arrives. The staff is very nice here too. I had a great double pepperoni from here yesterday. They use REAL pizza pepperoni not that bologne style that many of the others use. YUM!

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Adobo Burrito1075 Howe Street, Vancouver
Nice fresh burrito
Submitted Monday, December 6, 2010 - 11:31pm [Dine in]

I have been to this new place twice since it opened. I have had both a breakfast burrito and tacos. Each was prepared perfectly with homemade salsa and a choice of tortillas. Fresh and delicious. The owner is very nice and friendly. The prices are reasonable, a damn site better than the $12 tacos the Hycienda was serving before. I highly recommend.

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Maple Leaf Delicatessen & Coffee Shop1233 Burrard Street, Vancouver
The best triple decker sandwich...
Submitted Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 1:33pm [Dine in]

I just love this little deli. From the moment you walk in you feel welcome and comfortable. I have eaten here over the past few year and thought it was well worth a revue. Their triple decker ham sandwich for $3.50 is a steal. Fresh and always delicious. Their hamburgers are great too. All the employees are very friendly and appreciative. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Cafe Vancouver883 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cucumbers for breakfast... REALLY???
Submitted Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

The absolute WORST! Another crap restaurant... another crap breakfast. I think I have had possibly the grossest breakfast I have had in Vancouver, and believe me I have had my share. But this place takes the cake. I ordered scrambled eggs with toast and my bro ordered an omlette. First the omlette, not an omlette at all but a fritatta. If you don't know what you are even serving don't offer it. He didn't like it. My "scrambled" eggs were some kind of re-constituted egg curds, obviously cooked beforehand and then microwaved or re-heated. It was sitting in a pool of wet sludge. The toast came dry and cold with a small pat of butter on the side. And to add insult to injury, they served CUCUMBERS as the side... not hashbrowns. CUCUMBERS??? REALLY??? Ladies, you have got to be kidding me. My advice to you is to GIVE IT UP... you have No idea what you are doing!

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Duke's On Broadway736 W Broadway, Vancouver
WOW! I'm impressed
Submitted Monday, November 29, 2010 - 8:49pm [Dine in]

I was very impressed with the quality of food and the price. I had the egg burrito this morning and it was the best I have ever had in Vancouver. The staff was friendly and the establishment very clean. I would totally recommend this place for a breakfast, coffee or a nice lunch. FINALLY!

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Commune Cafe, The1002 Seymour Street, Vancouver
a TOTAL rip-off!
Submitted Monday, November 29, 2010 - 8:34pm [Dine in]

I have NEVER, EVER in my 20+ years living and eating in Vancouver have I ever felt so offended at a restaurant. The food? DISGUSTING! The price? OUTAGEOUS. Is this place SERIOUS??? I had the WORST Panini "sandwich" and I use THAT term loosely. It was literally half a sandwich with a sliver of ham and no cheese at all And a tiny bowl of what was supposed to be beef-barley soup. It was tasteless swamp water with no barley and even less beef. this nasty combo cost $9! WHAT A COMPLETE JOKE. I am not sure what the heck was going on in that kitchen but we also had to wait for peoples take-out orders that were orderd long after we did. The young lady that served us was very nice and did offer us a free dessert. but why? After I told her that it was perhaps the worst meal I had ever had at a restaurant here, she apologized but that was it. AVOID THIS LAUGHABLE RESTAURANT unless you want to be the butt of the joke!

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Bayside Lounge1755 Davie Street, Vancouver
Great view Great appys
Submitted Friday, November 19, 2010 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

I'm not sure why this little gem isn't more popular but I think it is one of the best lounges in Vancouver. First thing is the spectacular view of English Bay. A huge round window showcases the ocean and palm trees. The seating is plush and comfortable. Our waitress was quick to take our order and get out drinks fast. They were pretty cheap as they had several specials, We were there on a Thursday which is half price appy night. We ordered a whole smorgesborg of items. Smoked salmon on pumpernickle w/capers, garlic prawns, crab cakes and baked brie. With all the specials our bill was under $40. One of my TOP PICKS!

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Blue Mountain Cafe1025 Howe Street, Vancouver
Very friendly, great little breakfast joint.
Submitted Friday, November 19, 2010 - 9:27pm [Dine in]

My partner and I eat here on a regular basis for breakfast and it is always good. The family that own and operate it are very friendly. Under $5 for a full breakfast or a wrap stuffed with eggs, cheese, bacon, salsa on a grilled tortilla. With a current newspaper and periodicals to read it's a perfect little breakfast joint.

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Patterson Wonton House917 Davie Street, Vancouver
Avoid the Buffet...
Submitted Friday, November 19, 2010 - 9:18pm [Dine in]

First off I would just like to say I really like this restaurant. I have had the wor won-ton ($10,95),prawn noodle($8.50) and the bbq pork won-ton noodle soups.($7.95) Each time they were excellent. HOWEVER... the first time my partner ate there he had the buffet. It was not good. The selection was poor and the food had been sitting in the trays way too long. When he ordered fresh made dishes like prawn vermicelli ($9.95) he really liked it. BUT... avoid the pot-stickers, they were very greasy and tasted weird. The price is a bit on the high side but I think this place will really take off once they have been opened for a while and iron out all the kinks. And one other thing.... DIM THE FLORESCENT LIGHTS! Way too bright.

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Baguette Time1231 Davie Street, Vancouver
BEST SANDWICHES in Vancouver
Submitted Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 5:42pm [Dine in]

This cafe on Davie Street has THE BEST BAGUETTE SANDWICHES IN TOWN. The owner is a really nice guy, always friendly and personable. The SOPRANO is my favorite with Italian deli meats with pesto mayo and jalapeno peppers. My buddy had the Little Californian: roast turkey, avocado and persto mayo. He loved it. The bread they use is always fresh and tasty. It is a bit pricey but well worth it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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Priscilla's1047 Davie Street, Vancouver
Another HIT & MISS on DAVIE STREET
Submitted Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 1:01pm [Dine in]

First off I would just like to say I LOVE THE OWNER/CHEF PRICILLA. She is always lovely and accomodating when there has ever been a problem with the food. HOWEVER... I would llike to review this place after being a customer over the past 10 years. The last time I ate here I had the special of barbqued chicken & Prawns with greek salad and potatoes. The chicken had been pre-cooked, possibly boiled THEN chared for a few seconds on the grill. There was no sauce... very dry and tastless. BUT the prawns were superb, as was the salad and veg.The servers here are kind of dead inside, if you know what I mean by that. Sort of detatched from the whole process so you never know if they are lisitening to you or not. They never write anything down and more often than not get some part the order wrong. And as usual Pricilla came out to say hello to us. I really like that. The ambiance could used an "Restaurant Makeover" update. I will definately be returning.

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Juction Public House, The1138 Davie Street, Vancouver
The noodle wrapped shrimp are to die for!
Submitted Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 12:40pm [Dine in]

It is my weekly ritual to go to THE JUNCTION PUBLIC HOUSE for the great appys they have. AND they are half price from 3-6 so it is an incredible value. The NOODLE WRAPPED SHRIMP are simply to die for. Lightly noodle wrapped with a nice dipping sauce on a plate of shredded veg. EXCELLENT! The waiter was very charming (though I had been waited on by this guy at another establishment where he wasn't so nice, so I guess he must enjoy working here LOL) The chicken finger came with fries which was also a suprise since it wasn't mentioned on the menu. The yam fries with chipotle mayo were good too. I have also eaten here for breakfast which was ALSO superb... and the price of $5.50 it is the best deal in town. The sausages were the nice plump ones, not the burnt sticks I am so often served elsewhere. Though it is considered a "gay" establishment it is a place for ANYONE to drink and dine. And speaking of drinks, they have some great specials. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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El Centro Mexican Restaurant1232 Robson, Vancouver
You get what your pay for...
Submitted Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 12:27pm [Dine in]

My bro and I decided to try something new for lunch today. I am very sorry we chose El Centro. Though the service was good and prices reasonable, the $2 taco I had was in a word GROSS. The "asada beef" was more like bits of brown sponge that had abviously been re-heated from the day before. It was strangely tastless. If it wasn't for the lime and the green salsa, they would have been totally bland. We should have realized that it wasn't a good restaurant as there were No other cutomers there during the lunch rush. Also on the way to the restroom there was a foul odor permiating from the kitchen. Yuck. I won't ever be returning to this restaurant.

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Thai Basil1215 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Another Hit & Miss Thai Resaturant
Submitted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 12:28pm [Dine in]

I'm not really sure how to review a restaurant like this one. It was so hit & miss I am at a loss. My buddy loves this place and I had all but given up on the whole Thai experience in Vancouver as all the Thai restaurants I have eaten at were awful, quite frankly. So my meal at this one was confusing. FIRST THE GOOD NEWS. The Prawns in Won-ton were spectacular, light and delicious. BUT the BAD NEWS the fishcakes they served me were abolutely disgusting. The were soaked in oil, with a rubbery/spongy texture. The flavour was foul. What a total gross-out. I am soooooooo disappointed with all the crappy Asian restaruants here in Vancouver. They need to remove this item from their menu. My buddy liked his Pad-Thai noodles so it wasn't a total bummer. BUT STEER CLEAR OF THE NASTY FISHCAKES!!!

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Poncho's827 Denman St, Vancouver
Good but not spectacular
Submitted Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

I have always wanted to eat at this restaurant after walking by it for years. Tonight my buddy and I went to eat here and it was in a word OK. The portions were small for the price but the taquitos I had and the chimichanga my buddy had were tasty enough. I was still hungry after the meal. Our waitress was very nice and friendly and the food arrived quickly. The ambiance was cute with sombrero lights and Mexican chachkas. All in all pleasant but not spectacular.

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