The Fisherman's Boot serves up traditional cafe dishes, such as three-egg breakfast, french toast, hamburgers with fries, sandwiches and southern fried chicken.
How can I have overlooked this neighbour cafe in Steveston.
After reading a Vancouver review of this place, and citing excellent reviews, I decide to have breakfast here.
I ordered their famous "Fisherman's breakfast" and what a deal it was at 5 bucks. With 3 eggs, 2 sausages, 2 bacon strips, pancakes/toast, pan fried potatoes and a coffee I was beyond stuffed. The best part, the owner Penny is a darling! And the conversation was more than interesting. Loved watching the action and the fishing boats that surrounded us!
It's an unpretentious "hole in the wall" , but a wonderful one at that!
This place really takes you back in time. It is located in Steveston inside the gates of a commercial fishing marina (or pond) and is open to the public. If you like dinners, grease, good food with tons of atmosphere and some real personalities around the tables you'll love the Fisherman's Boot. From the ripped seats to the book exchange and the friendly chatter of Penny the owner this "hole in the wall" has really endeared itself to us.
Expect a wholesome but very limited menu. Nothing over $8.00. Breakfast and sandwiches are their specialty. All day big breakfast for $6.00 including coffee. The interior hasn't been renovated since the 60's or early 70's but that is one of the things that makes this place special.
Saw a review for Fisherman's Boot Cafe and I thought, there is a place I have to take the wife and kids.
Walked in to an old industrial building from the 40s or 50s and felt like I had stepped back in time and into a small town cafe. The smell of frying oil greeted us as we entered.
We sat ourselves down and waited to be served. The server came up to us and said "you must be new, let me tell you how things work here with the regulars...you come on up to the counter to order and help yourself to the beverages and whatever is in the coolers." For the regulars I believe they even will run a tab.
The place definately had a homey feel and hasn't been updated since, I would guess the 70s.
We ordered 2 x fish and chips and a rubuen sandwich, 2 x coffee and a hot chocolate.
The fish was good and fresh. Batter was light but could have been a bit more crisp. Perhaps oil could have been hotter?
The rubuen was good with a good (could it have been homemade?) sauerkraut.
The only dissapointment with our meal was I had expected homemade fries. Instead our orders came with crinkle cut fries. The fries were nice and crisp and not one was left standing!
The kids enjoyed thier meals; it was our 1 year olds first fish and chip lunch, and certainly not his last.
My folks ran a small restaurant on the prairies and Fisherman's Boot Cafe brought back some memories. Me and the family look forward to heading back for their breakfast and other lunch time offerings.