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Squamish Restaurant Reviews
Howe Sound Brew Pub37801 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish
Murky, soggy and fatty!
By Moose15 of Fraser Valley, BC (11 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:00am [Dine in]

We arrived at the Howe Sound Brew Pub around 6pm on a Wednesday to find the Pub fairly busy which we took for a good sign.
Our server was somewhat slow and unable to articulate their selection of beer so that we could make a selection equal to our preference. The murky lager that eventually arrived was no where near what we expected.
I ordered the bbq beef brisket sandwich. The bride ordered a pulled pork sandwich. My brisket sandwich was so heavily laden with 1" wide strips of uncooked fat it was disgusting. The bride's pulled pork sandwich was nothing but a soggy mess. The fries however for both meals were done nicely.
There are better places to dine in Squamish and this one you should take a pass on.

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Was Not Expecting That!
By pippi of Vancouver, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 12:30am [Take-out]

We stopped by this place on our way out of Squamish tonight. We hadn't seen it before, but love Mexican food so figured we would check it out. I expected a Taco Bell-like experience. Wow, were we in for a surprise! There was only one customer leaving the restaurant when we went in. We saw four staff people---3 in the kitchen and one up front. It took less than 5 minutes for our order.
The food: Was delicious! I had a taco with Mexican rotisserie chicken. The chicken tasted juicy, fresh, and they were very generous with the portion--my two soft tacos couldn't handle the amount of food I had and I was glad that I had grabbed a fork. The limeslaw and the watermelon-habanero sauce are kicking!

My friend got the special which was 3 pulled pork tacos with fries and a drink--lots of food! The pulled pork was yummy and we were both super satisfied.

I will be going there when I'm next in Squamish and will recommend friends check it out, too!

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Great Burrito
By muhfuhgah of Southwestern BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 2:31pm [Take-out]

Grabbed a red chili beef burrito on my way home. Got it home, devoured it. It was still good and hot and delicious. It was real tender slow-cooked beef, not ground. Rice was good and it had black beans which I prefer to pinto. Tortilla was soft and nicely grilled, veggies and sauces were great.

I'll return. I'll probably try another meat next time just to see what else the chef can do. Might be hard to beat the red chili beef though.

I hear their chicken is good too, but I have't tried it yet.

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Montezuma's Revenge
By ibeatanorexia of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 11:58am [Take-out]

Stopped in here on the way down from Whistler very busy inside due to it being new I assume. Food wasn't any better than Taco Bell and got sick from it (hence the one star). I guess that makes it authentic mexican food. Service was fine but looked a little under staffed. Never again for me. Hopefully on there parts it's just growing pains and they shape up.

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Surprisingly Delicious!
By Panda1985 of Squamish (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 6:04pm [Take-out]

I have driven past this building and was curious about the new ownership and opening of what used to be a KFC/Taco Bell. I must admit I was hesitant to try this because I don't like KFC or Taco Bell at all. That being said, I am very happy I decided to give it a try!!
The building is old but clean and recently spruced up. The kitchen looks clean and the kitchen staff look competent and enthusiastic.
The service is slow, so don't expect to be in and out in 5 minutes unless you get lucky. It is understandable because they just opened a week or so ago, though.
After a look over the menu we decided to just try the chicken. When it arrived it was hot and very fresh. It was appropriately greasy, perfectly seasoned and not over-salted. You can taste the subtle spices, the sage especially. The meat was moist and the skin/breading was crispy.
Overall we will be back for sure! I had a look at the other items as they were ordered by other guests and I look forward to sampling more of their menu.

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Parkside Restaurant37996 Cleveland Ave., Squamish
Food was ok, service was very poor
By tritzilla of Southlands, Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 10:21pm [Dine in]

This is one of the nicer restaurants in Squamish, BC. The menu is pricey, there is alot of westcoast food to choose from, a daily soup, to a seafood chowder always on the menu. Came here on our way up to Whistler. Thought it would be a nice stop, restaurant was semi-full. Waiter, who may have been manager or owner, did not crack a smile the entire service. Tried to make small talk, but he could not be bothered. When we inquired about the timely-ness of our meals, ( table in front of us was seated, ordered and serviced after we ordered), was given a smart remark, about how their food was fresh and you have to wait for fresh food. Then when our meals finally showed up, they were dropped on the table without so much as an apology, or a enjoy your meal. Would NEVER come here again. Food was alright, but the service really left a bad taste in our mouths. We always stop by Squamish for a meal on our way up to or coming back from Whistler, but would not come here again, and we'll remember to tell our friends the same.

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Howe Sound Brew Pub37801 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish
We hope it was an off day
By redhairedgrrrl of East Vancouver, BC (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

We've been to the Howe Sound Brew Pub quite a few times, and have always been impressed by the food and the service. This time, though, not so much.

We went around 3pm on a Sunday for some lunch on the way back from Squamish. After waiting for about 15 minutes for acknowledgement from the waitstaff, we ordered. We'd noticed a prime rib dinner special, and after asking two servers if it was available- and being assured that it was- two folks at the table did so. And were notified shortly thereafter that the special wasn't available until after 4.30. So, new orders were made.

One of my dining companions ordered a potpie with the daily soup. While the potpie was inoffensively bland, the soup tasted like microwaved cheese whiz. The salad we'd ordered- with dressing on the side- came fully soaked in supersweet vinagrette. The Sea-toSky burger was ok, but the server forgot the requested mustard and the sweet potato fries were ice cold. My friend sent his soup back and received fries instead, which were apparently awesome, but he was still charged for the soup upgrade.

Our drinks weren't refilled the entire time we were there- almost 1.5 hours- and we had to flag our server down incredibly enthusiastically to get any service at all.

With any luck, this has just been a bad day for the folks at the eatery. We'll try it again, and hope it's better next time.

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Howe Sound Brew Pub37801 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish
Great Spot for beers and pizza
By JTVan of Vancouver (Dunbar) (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 7:01pm [Dine in]

Have been to the brewpub many times over the years, and sometimes service and food was mixed. Last few times over the winter the beers and food have been fantastic. Some of the best pizzas I have found anywhere and their beers these days are phenomenal. Took some home from their fridge as well! Great experience with servers too who set up a brewery tour, and explained all the beers. Now one of my favorite pubs anywhere!

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Bisla Sweets, Restaurant & Meat Shop38132 2nd Avenue, Squamish
Great Place
By gb121 of Squamish B.c. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 11, 2011 - 3:19pm [Dine in]

Has a huge variety of indian sweets and the food is amazing, i had the butter chicken and naan and it was delicious, they also have samosas for only 75 cent, there cheap and really good. The Food Was Amazing, Definitely Going Again, I Give It Two Thumbs Up, If your ever in the mood for indian food this is definitely the place to come!

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Copper House36599 Darrell Bay Rd, Squamish
Under New Management - Now Dreadful
By Vancouver Food Lover of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 9:56pm [Dine in]

The location is stunning and we were so excited to see that the Copper House had re-opened; actually from outside it is pretty hard to tell it is open, but the old Copper House was a hidden gem - OK it's new management, but you can still hope. Our hope was shattered - it didn't seem ready to open, very bare inside, zero ambience and only bottled beers (and don't ask me about the Rest Rooms - I wouldn't want to put you off your food).
A very lengthy, but uninspiring menu - but we so wanted to believe, so we both selected burgers (always yummy at the old Copper House). The first warning was that the vinegar only came in little plastic pots - then the food arrived..... My wife's comment summed it up best "fairground food". Looked like the cheapest possible ingredients and tasted worse. From the "value" Bread Rolls, to the burger, to the slice of Kraft cheese - $13 each was laughable - if we'd been in any mood to laugh. I understand the previous owners have opened a new restaurant in Squamish - that's where we will eat next. Bye Bye Copper House RIP (no flowers please).

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Chef Big D's Deli38040 Cleveland Ave, Squamish
Great Breakfast Spot
By doodlebug of vancouver (58 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

We were going to go to White Spot but stumbled upon this great breakfast place. This must be where all the locals dine. Pretty busy place with amazing omelets. He had the Big D's omelet. It was jam packed with sausage, cheese, veggies and all sorts of other good stuff. Served with cranberry sourdough...yum! I had the veggie breakfast. Two eggs, whole grain toast, half an avocado, fresh tomato slices and yummy melon. The potatos! They were not good. Sliced and fried. They were hard, zero flavour and just plain boring. Next time, we'll substitute the potatos for a fruit cup. Coffee is good. Service is lacking.

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Copper House36599 Darrell Bay Rd, Squamish
What happened to this place?
By notafoodiebut of Squamish B.c. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:47pm [Dine in]

Oh no I used to love going here. I think it must have changed ownership because it went from being one of the better restaurants in Squamish to a place I will unfortunately never go to again. I went there for my anniversary last night (becuase I loved it the last time I went last summer) and got what i had last summer - same price but this time it was swimming in butter and really gross. The sides for the baked potato came in plastic containers you get at a carnival fair - not for a $23 meal. The wine - two choice (red or white - lol) and the bottled beer was warm. Oww please pick it up guys as I'd love to support you but not if it is like this.

The patio is great and the service is always great so at least they have that going for them. I would only go again if I was going for a glass of "red" and "white" wine and that is it.

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Burrow Tapas Lounge40437 Tantalus Road, Unit 11, Squamish
Great place to meet girlfriends for a glass of wine
By pammenter of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

The wine is good, the quality of the food is excellent, sometimes the portions are a little small. Best to go with a friend and share a few dishes. I like their downtown location as well, it's more intimate and has the BEST hot dog (it's about a foot long).

Go to the Burrow before or after a movie for a nice snack and great ambiance.

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Bakery by Chef Big D's38123 2nd Avenue, Squamish
Great breakfast or lunch spot
By pammenter of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 2:02pm [Dine in]

The food is always good. I especially love their Tuna Melts which are the most unique and flavourful Tuna Melts I have ever had. If this place was in the middle of town I would probably go there more often. I have never had a bad meal here. Atmosphere is casual and it's great for families.

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Pepe & Gringo's40359 Tantalus Way, Squamish
The BEST place to eat in Squamish.
By pammenter of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

Don't let the name fool you, this is not a Mexican Restuarant, it has Mexican items on the menu, however it's specialty is Steaks, Seafood and believe it or not Butter Chicken. I have eaten here probably over 200 times and never been disappointed. I have tried almost every item on the menu and have a few tried and true favourites:

Butter Chicken
Chicken Schnitzel
Any of their steaks
Beef Fahita's
Halibut yummy!

They do cater to families but if you are on a budget, then go here on a special occasion. It is not over priced by any means because the quality of the food is exceptional. Nothing processed here. The service is always top notch and I especially enjoy sitting at the bar chatting with the owner over a glass of fabulous wine.

EAT HERE!.

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Essence of India Restaurant40367 Tantalus Way, Squamish
Not the greatest, but not lots of choice in town
By pammenter of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 1:33pm [Take-out]

I love Indian food and often go to Vancouver to have my fix, I was glad to see a local restaurant open again after many years of not having one in Squamish. However, I have had take out here twice and both times was disappointed, not just in the quality, but the quantity was small. I found the butter chicken far better at Pepe and Gringo's next door. If you are looking for something other than Butter Chicken or Vindaloo, then try Essence of India, otherwise you'd be happier with Pepe's Indian dishes.

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Essence of India Restaurant40367 Tantalus Way, Squamish
well worth the trip!
By shergill of squamish (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 8:50am [Dine in]

We stopped off on our way back from Whistler, the service was outstanding, the food unbelievable, it was definetly the best I have ever had, the Tandoori ribs were out of this world. The fish and chicken pakoras are packed with flavour the mint chutney that comes with the pakoras is fresh you can actually taste the fresh mint.
If you are ever in that area, you must give this place a try you will not be disappointed. I know we will always be stopping off on our way to Whistler and on our way back to Vancouver.

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Pepe & Gringo's40359 Tantalus Way, Squamish
a blend of mediteranean and indian flavours
By ginger33 of vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 12:06am [Dine in]

a big restaurant with bold flavours, i like their lamb chop appetizer and their chicken vindaloo the most. everything bursts with flavour. they give you complementary nachos and salsa. they have a big screen tv around their bar and a clean design. great for a big group of people. they can adjust their spicy dishes to mild, just ask for it.

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Copper House36599 Darrell Bay Rd, Squamish
a nice surprise
By ginger33 of vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

don't look at the outside and the fact its located next to a campground, its gourmet food dining once you get inside, the chef has really put a lot of thought into the menu, all of their appetizers are to die for, especially their cheese souffle. you have a view of shannon falls and its a cozy place although just a bit dated, but the rustic feel is just right for this place, the campground next to it is famous for its many wild bunnies running around.
their tiramisu is by far the best i ever had, i prefer their dinner the most, also ask them about their specials, it's a shame that they are closed on mondays and tuesday, and even more sad that a fancy development is about to level that area sometime in the future, experience their dishes while you can.

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Sushi Sen40382 Tantalus Way, Squamish
sushi fusion at its best
By ginger33 of vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

Who would have thunk it? a funky sushi joint that attracts every evening loads of people in a place like squamish! well this place is such a refreshing surprise for such a town, i know it would have people lining up for blocks if it was located in downtown vancouver. forget about the predictable california rolls, you need to order the following: yam rolls, dragon rolls, deep fried icecream, yes you read correctly!
and their specials always change up, there is plenty to choose from, the place is somewhat small, but a lot of the locals get take-out. the servers are very friendly and helpful, you can see the chefs working and they greet you sometime in japanese. only open on evenings and closed on mondays.

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