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Earls

5300 No. 3 Road, #304
Richmond, BC V7P3J8
Tel: (604) 303-9702
Fax: (604) 303-9324

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Food was good, but found portion size small
By eating good food of Vancouver (128 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 3, 2011 - 8:10pm [Dine in]

Came here on Saturday night with a friend of mine before going to the movie theatre. We ordered chicken wings for appetizer, and for dinner I had ordered fettucini alfredo, and she ordered a quesadilla plate. We were seated almost immediatly (given that we accepted the high tables, and why not? it was great seating) the wings came, and they were pretty good (but they should be for $1 per wing...definatly small for the price) then our main course came....we both liked our food (it was delicious) but I found my portion of fettucini to be small for $12.50 (just had noodles and alfredo sauce) my friend reported that her quesadilla was good.

Our waitress was friendly and all, she asked us how we liked our food and I was honest when I said that the food tasted great, but portion was too small (she didn't really have much to say)

It was a fun night and experience. I am sure I will come back again at some point, but not too soon

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A good but not the best Earls
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (123 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 11:48pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here several times, and I find the food quality here sometimes variable. A couple of times, the food was great, comparable to that at the Earls at Broadway and Fir (which is the best Earls I have been to), but at other times, the food was merely good. Still, the Earls brand gives you assurance that the food is never bad, and you are guaranteed good value for money. I love the extensive selection of wines by the glass here.

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Good for what it is.
By foodfanatic of South Vancouver (286 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 19, 2006 - 11:38pm [Dine in]

This is a good option for larger parties as they don't fill up as quickly and as frequently as the other locations do. Another plus is that they take reservations while the others don't.

The food is consistently well made. The service is friendly and attentive. I've never had any problems with the servers. Perhaps they are different on really busy nights as I've managed to hit them on relatively slow ones.

Prices are more than fare whether it be for food or alcohol. Their margarita specials on Mondays are well worth the $2.99 for a large glass. As are the other daily drink specials. The winelist is very reasonable in pricing and selection. Love the flatrates and the lower markups for the reserve wines.

A good selection of menu items. Something for everyone. The outstanding rating for food is such because it's priced right for the quality they provide for the type of cuisine and market they're aiming to please.

As for ambiance, the other locations are classier or trendier, rather, as they've had a makeover while this location is still pretty much the same old design. The noise level here is actually lower than, say, Cactus, Rugby's, Joey's, and Moxie's by far and the clientel seems slightly more mature, so it feels a tad more upscale by comparison in that sense.

Plenty of parking being that it's attached to Lansdowne Mall, you'll never be caught without a parking spot somewhere on that vastly empty parkade.

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Like a broken-in pair of shoes..
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 4:13am [Dine in]

Nowadays I rarely make the trek out of Vancouver to dine at a chain restaurant but this place continues to be pretty reliable over the years.

You get everything they offer from the best Earl's location, with the ambience turned down a few levels. There's something about this location where everything feels a bit understated - from the servers right down to the dining patrons.

Food is almost guaranteed good, circumspect even. I invariably end up ordering a burger here - one I can count on for a burger fix.

Service isn't over the top, but meets expectations, while yet to exceed it.

'Ol reliable.

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Solid food... just a little under the Earl's standard
By cherrybomb143 of Surrey, bc (218 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 4:22pm [Dine in]

Beautiful and convenient location. I particularly liked the large animal sculptures and open room.

Food was solid but I found my grilled chicken ciabatta sandwich a little dry compared to other Earls. The bread was also not as fresh as it could have been. My partner's burger was so-so but my friends' salmon dishes were reported to be good. Also wish they had more than 3 choices of desserts, one of which was just ice cream.

Service was as expected. Friendly and attentive.

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Great service and management
By alishac24 of Delta (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 4:55pm [Dine in]

Wow. Really no review since 2007? Guess that could be taken as good or bad. Well this review is good. Today my mom and brother came in to earls just as the afternoon prime lunch time came around. As it's the holidays we anticipated it would extra busy which is it was! But we were greeted at the door and seated immediately. Once we were seated we waited well over 10 minutes to be greeted by our waitress. I saw a few waitress walk right by us but none came to at least ask us if we had been served but know one came. So I took matters into my own hands and walked over to the hostess table and told them a waitress hadn't come by our table. She apologized and told me she would get a waitress to come over right away. Now here is where things take a turn! Soon after a young women who appeared to be a manger came over and apologized and offered us an appetizer on them! She recommended the chili chicken and it was amazing! Our entrees came soon after which were excellent! The manager herself served us and was very attentive. A server came to clear our plates and we asked for our bill. Soon after the manager came over abs told us that our lunch was being taken care of and asked us if we would like dessert or any more drinks! We were so surprised! We thanked her and told her we were full! She apologized once more and told us to have a happy holiday! This us what a great restaurant is made of. Nothing is ever perfect so how the restaurant corrects mistakes is really what should be judged. And it was amazing! Thank you earls! You made our afternoon!

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It's all good!
By cakone of Richmond (52 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

I have never had a problem at this particular Earls. The food is ALWAYS fantastic (especially the chicken caesar salad) & the service has been fast with friendly staff. It can be a little noisy, but what can you expect from an open restaurant? Stay away from the Earls on Robson St...everytime I've gone the same friend finds a hair in her food!!!! Yuck!

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Consistently good
By makeup_girly of Vancouver (49 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

Lately, I have had better food and service here than at some fine dining restaurants. Our perennial favourites are the wings, ceasar salad, burgers, and chicken tenders (our son's favourite). The pizzas and pastas are usually tasty, too. Our favorite (new) appetizer is the tuna/wonton stack.

The ambiance is family friendly yet works well for everyone from ages 15-50. My only complaint is that it is too dark in the restaurant! So dark, in fact, that we have had trouble at times flagging down servers, or arrived at a table with a few crumbs still on the table or seat. But these are very minor complaints as each time we requested something done, it was done promptly and without attitude--quite remarkable since the majority of the staff are fairly young and likely students. Kudos to whomever has been running this location.

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Bellini :)
By crazee_turtle of Richmond , BC (38 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

Food: their bellini is amazing!! must try!
i almost always get their salads which are surprisingly filling. but like most salads, it's never really worth what you pay.
Service: the servers there are really nice and outgoing people. but they always seem to be quite busy because they forget some stuff. but it's not a huge problem.
Value: bellini is worth it. it's not cheap, but it's not overpriced.
Ambiance: interior is amazingly nice and clean. its dim inside and makes everything look really classy. washrooms are super nice too!! they also have a patio, but the view of the parking lot is not exactly the best.

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Very surprising
By Nighthawk of Delta [Ladner] (21 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 10, 2011 - 3:32pm [Dine in]

I was gifted a meal here and was expecting an ok meal and decent service. What I got was a truly outstanding meal with corresponding service. I had one of their signature salad, a couple of appetizers and a very well-mixed cocktail. The service was crisp, knowledgeable and friendly without being cloying or oppressive and the washroom was immaculate in terms of design and cleanliness.

I always that that Earl's was a half a cut above White Spot,; this place gives Joe Fortes a run for it's money.

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Spaious restaurant with an admirable patio
By calbee219 of Yaletown (15 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 2:40am [Dine in]

As soon as I entered the restaurant, I was prompylu greeted and seated at a comfortable seat. My first impression is that it was a bit quite and empty for such a large restaurant on a friday night at 7pm. The servers were kind, told me what they recommend without my asking, however, also the most expensive item on the menu in terms of an entree (Halibut wit garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables). For me, the fish was a bit overcooked, but it was bearable. The sauce, the first bite was a little too sweet for me, but as I continued, the sweetness seemed to disappear. The sauce contained black olives, something different compared to other restaurants, however I do not think that it was too too special. As for the Hypnotiq that i ordered, I feel that there was way too much ice in it. My friend ordered a clam chowder and I took a sip. For me, its not bad, maybe a little on the fishy side (and trust me on this, my ultimate favourite cuisine is seafood) thus my solid ratings for this restaurant. Overall, I enjoyed the place, but I do not feel that it is special. Its a great place to go if one cannot decide where to go. As stated in the title, the patio gives off a tropical relaxing feel.

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lovely atmosphere
By blushes of richmond (10 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 9:31pm [Dine in]

great for dinning, and celebrating anything.

i love the food at earl's, even if it is a bit pricey, its good for special occasions. i mus recommend a burger & their famous shoestring fries. thing and crispy, just right. the service is great, and you will be amazed at how the servers memorize everyones order ( even for a table of 20!)

when they bring out your orders, they place them on a huge round stand, that way everyone eats at the same time. a downside is that the wait is quite long (20-30 wait) but still worth the while.

the atmosphere is very elegant, and will keep your eyes wandering while you wait. resembles a high-class version of milestones or whitespot. definitly a pleaser.

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Just OK.
By fresh of Richmond (11 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

We were seated right away, even though it was a hockey night and it was pretty busy. Our server was pretty good in taking our orders quickly. The food came right away and it tasted ok. Nothing out of the ordinary. I think the price is pretty decent, compared to other restaurants like it. I wouldn't mind eating here again.

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As good as always
By Groove daddy of suburb (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 22, 2012 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

My cute wonderful, slim, gorgeous, sexy blonde GF, went to Earls with me last night. She said it was an authentic atmosphere and felt it was like a modern restaurant she liked. I questioned the waitress about the product fresheness, and she said they almost always go to the market every day to get as many things as possible to ensure fresheness....WOW!
My super sexy blondie girlfriend thought the sushi was close to Japanese quality. I thought it was outstanding sushi (8.5/10) and the wine was amaza-licious. The only downfalls were you almost need your passport to get there (and its in a mall) and it was a little pricey. A wine each, special sushi roll plate, cake and sides came to 82$ with a tip...yikes! But the waitress was super tall and cute. Not quite the usual Richmond prices-OUCH. This place is outstanding and worth checking out.....but according to my scrumptious hot-pop babe (WOOoooow she knows how to slowly and sensuously eat sushi); she thinks it is in second place for the Vancouver sushi experience..... so far.

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Disappointed (with this location)
By Andrewrocks of Richmond, Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 10, 2010 - 2:50pm [Dine in]

There isn't an up-to-date review of this branch so I am writing one. Normally I would say I am a big fan of Earls. I have been to different locations and usually very enjoyed their food and drinks, and taken in the atmosphere including the gorgeous ladies in their tight skirts.
It was a disappointment to step into the Richmond location and be shown to the booth. The staff is dressed very much as you would expect at any chain restaurant. This is not the Earls of downtown Vancouver. Too bad. The food was good as usual, but since Earls charges more than the average I expect the staff and ambience to be excellent too. I am not sure what else to say. The chicken was good, the salad tasty and quite honestly the place was super clean. It's just that we were looking for the Earls experience and we didn't get it here. We didnt bother ordering drinks as this location doesn't really invite lounging. Good for a quick meal though

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Better than i expected
By cbaby of Richmond B.C (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, November 10, 2006 - 1:55pm [Dine in]

All of the kitchen staff were clean-cut, working super-hard. Meals were amazing as well as service. Seated right away, waitress took our orders and we had our food within 15 minutes which, personally, is excellent for a restaurant during hockey-night. All of the staff seemed to be enjoying their nights with smiles all around. Overall Earls is by far the best restaurant in Richmond to dine at, by far.

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Not stellar, but won't be disappointed
By G-deep of Vancouver (UBC) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 7:02pm [Dine in]

earl's is earl's. you can't expect a culinary renaissance when you go, but sometimes being a reliable standard has its benefits. if you know you can't go wrong, you'll go back when you don't want a disappointing experience. brought my date there the other night. wasn't trying to impress her. we just met and its too early for that. and the only drawback of earl's is when you're on a date those hostesses make it difficult to focus on your date. my date and i both had the steak feature. cooked just the way we wanted and the sides were decent. good wine too which the server recommended. she knew her wines, nice. even offered us a taste of the two we couldn't decide on. best of all, the big tv screens so i could keep an eye on the game.

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Unbelievably Poor
By 604Venus of Richmond (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 3:46pm [Dine in]

I have never had such a worse dining experience anywhere! I've never really had to big of a problem with their service, but this really tops all my dine-out experiences. My sister, her boyfriend and I made the worst mistake in going there for dinner one night. It wasn't busy, we were seated right away but for a good 20 minutes, no one came to see if we wanted to order any drinks. We complained to the hostess twice and she finally ended up ordering our drinks for us. Another 30 minutes later, still no waiter so we called over the hostess again and asked to speak with the manager who served us for the remainder of the evening and only took our drinks off the bill; he didn't even offer us complimentary dessert! The food there is also definelty over priced.

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Over Priced And That Just or Starts...
By TasterMike of Richmond (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 5:36pm [Dine in]

This is without a doubt the worst Earl's in the Lower Mainland. The staff is inattentive on average, and thats being genourous.

The food is fair to good, depending on who is running the kitchen, but over priced for what really is a glorified burger joint. The music is way to loud for casual dinning.

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