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ShoregirlVancouverSince July 26, 20073 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)


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Earls303 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Know when to go
Submitted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 7:00pm [Dine in]

Earls Tin Palace is one of the best restaurants in the entire chain - I GO THERE ALL THE TIME! The service is absolutely impeccable - on par with 5 star dining but more friendly and fun rather than formal and proper. The servers will recommend wines, meals, appetizers if you ask. If you're unsure if you'll like a dish they'll often bring you a bit of the sauce it's in to taste (they do wine and beer tasters too!) all for no charge. If you don't like the sides that accompany your meal you can change them to any side on the entire menu for free! That includes, fries, salads, potatoes, rice, pasta, vegetables - you name it and they have it. Plus for picky eaters they will do any and all substitutions and alterations you ask for and they make you feel like it is no trouble at all.

Some people commented on the kid thing: I've come many times with friends who have kids and they have never been nothing but nice about it. They chat with the children and once they let my sister's little boy go into the kitchen and put the toppings on his own pizza! HOWEVER, it isn't Red Robin's - it's ridiculous to expect Earls to have highchairs, kids' menus and colouring for your children.

The atmosphere there is chameleon-like and you just have to know when to come. When a play-off game is on the lounge is packed with sports fans and yes it gets a bit noisy. Either come before/after the game or join in the fun! Same goes for Monday band nights in the summer. Friday and Saturday nights are BUSY! It's a slightly younger, hipper crowd so the music is a bit louder and the restaurant has a more upbeat, lively vibe. The rest of the time it has a very nice atmosphere with lots of people chatting and enjoying their food - and a more than reasonable noise level for a rather large restaurant.

The food is very good and VERY consistent and the menu is HUGE with tons options for any and all tastes.

GO THERE NOW (Just do it when the atmosphere and crowd are suited to your prefernce!)

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Tomahawk Restaurant1550 Phillip Ave, North Vancouver
A Great Place to Waste Your Money
Submitted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

This is one of the worst restaurants that I have ever been to. If you're asking why - where do I start??

The Food: Cheap. And I don't just mean the prices. A lot of locals with hangovers come here for breakfast and the reason is that it is extremely greasy. Everything is loaded with oil and fat and leaves a heavy, sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. Plus the dishes are bland and uninteresting. Even McDonalds is better.

The Service: I had a friend who worked here for about 5 months before he quit because he couldn't stand working at a place that provided such a low level of service to customers. The hostesses seat you at dirty tables that haven't been cleared yet, you get ignored for extended periods of time and nobody seems to care about making your experience a positive one. Plus, they charge you extra if you ask for a side plate to put shared food on.

Ambiance: Dark, dreary, and dated.

There are so many great restaurants in this area that it's a shame to waste time and money at one this awful. Even for a hungover breakfast Denny's is a couple blocks away...

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Really good but not outstanding.
Submitted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 6:16pm [Dine in]

Joey's is a great place to go for a casual drink and dinner with friends. The service is good and the food is good but it lacks that "wow" factor that pushes a restaurant into the category where you would go there for a special occasion or while on an important date. I definitely recommend their pitchers of bellinis - you get about 5 drinks out of it and it only costs $14!

Note: To those who said it's just like earls - that isn't an accident: Joey's is 100% owned by the Fullers (the family that owns earls).

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