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Famous Warehouse, The

989 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z1G3
Tel: (604) 688-1111
Neighbourhood: Central

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Horrible service, NEVER going back.
By Cassie_P. of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:38pm [Dine in]

My friends and I waited for an unnecessary amount of time. I understand when a restaurant is full and the staff are busy; however, the staff were plenty 'chill' and I saw 2 empty tables with a few cups. I guess that signifies "No, you can't sit here yet because we're too busy to clean up a few cups." The wait got so bad, a few behind us went in and sat at the bar because those tables weren't going to be cleared anytime soon. We finally sat down, had a look at the menu, and a waitress named Bianca came, she was friendly until she found out my friends and I were under 19. Which is why she got annoyed when we said that water would be fine. Then she asked us for our orders but she spoke with lightning speed, and we could barely make out what she was saying from the loud music. My friends and I confusedly answered all her questions i.e "Chipotle Mayo or regular Mayo?" "Avocados or mushrooms?" After she left, I suddenly remembered that add-ons might cost extra so I needed to get her attention. From another table, I saw someone getting her attention. He raise his hand slightly, looked at her and she went over immediately. Then I raised my hand, looked at her and finally when she decided to come over, she said "You don't need to raise your hand, I'll know when to come over." Oh and let me remind you, we still haven't gotten our water after she left us 10 minutes ago. Anyway, my thoughts right after that was 'How do I get your attention without letting you know I need help?' Either way, I asked her if mushrooms and avocados cost extra, she replied a blatant "Yeah." So I continued with "Then can I not have-" And before I even managed to say the last few words she left and started poking her computer angrily. When she came back, she instantly spat in the rudest tone someone could use with a customer "You guys know that Chipotle Mayo also costs extra right? It's a dollar." I dislike mayo so I was about to kindly ask her if I could not have it. Once again, I was cut off by her "You know that's how we make money, right? We charge for the add-ons because $4.95 for a meal is really cheap and we make profit from the add-ons." I still didn't want mayo so I started to speak but before a word escaped my mouth, she left. My friends and I were tired and weary from the long day, the loud music was giving me a headache and I seriously didn't want to talk to her anymore, so we left the mayo on our meals and decided that $5.95 for a meal still wasn't bad. After we waited another 10 minutes, Bianca finally came with water that she slapped onto the table without a word. Another 10 minutes went by and the food arrives. The waiter said "These plates are hot as sin," and he drops the plates on the table, "you guys can figure your own life out." We let it go and started to eat. At first the food seemed decent, I had the "Works Burger" and it was standard, nothing amazing, but I cut it in half as it was quite large. I scarfed down half since I was starving by the time we got our water. With the 2nd half, I slowed down, looked at the burger and noticed something, the patty looked surprisingly bread-like. I poked it with my finger and it bounced back like a sponge. At that moment I realized that they mixed stuff into the meat. We finished the meal quickly, and asked for a split bill, wanting to leave as soon as possible. She brought us one bill and I noticed that she charged us 18% for service (we're a party of 4 by the way). I should've argued, but I didn't have the energy to. We started counting coins since we each owed $7.32. She came over stating they only take dimes and nickels up to a dollar, jabbing her pen into the table to prove her point. Once we got all the money counted, she came over to recount making sure we didn't leave her short. She was painstakingly slow, did her math wrong and yelled at us saying "You guys know the bill is $29.38 right?" Half a second later, she realized "Oh, it's a $10 bill." Overall, this was the worst experience I'd ever had and trust me, none of my friends and I will be going back.

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Weird rules because of restaurant license.
By teddyandturtle of Vancouver - Kingsway (84 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 29, 2010 - 2:15am [Dine in]

This is my second time at El Warehouse, though the first time I went I was just there to see my coworkers, did not drink or eat. But I came here last night for a couple of drinks with coworkers.

First of all, it was Saturday night, the place was packed. We told the server we had a large party but didn't get a big table, we got squished into a tiny little table with about 8 or 9 people.. and some of our friends were forced to wait outside. I guess it made sense to some point, but was annoying because they separated our group.

The service was minimal, our server barely came back to us as she was busy talking to some other group of guys most of the time. The bartender is really nice and funny though. The bouncer was trying to be reasonable and finally got us the big booth to seat everyone.

This place has a lot of restrictions. If you sit at the bar area, you can drink as much as you want. If you sit at a table, you can't drink unless you order food. But not like, one plate to share with like 3 people, EVERY single person has to order food to drink. It was extremely annoying. I think it's cause the place is under a restaurant license, not a bar.

Luckily the food was under 5 bucks. Everyone seemed to like the nachos and stuff, some of the sandwiches I heard were okay. The fries could be better, but whatever. I ordered onion rings, DO NOT ORDER THEM. They look good, but they are so so bland (how that happens, I don't know) and the dip it comes with doesn't make it better. And their mixed cocktails are a no no too. They tasted very watered down and nothing special. I had the Sex On The Beach and Peter Jacobs. Not good.

The place definitely has it's own look and vibe. It's nice.

I would not return unless I was tipsy already and hungry.

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Fun place to go.
By stripperdj of east vancouver (55 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

This is an excellent late night eatery on th Granville strip.
Ya,its loud.Ya,there's peanuts everywhere.But that is part of the charm.You want stuffy,uptight ambiance,go someplace else.This is the type of place you would expect coolege students to hang at,and they do.Its a drinkin bar with food on the side.
I reccomend the sliders.Great with a few coronas.

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friday night at the warehouse
By Marik of Coquitlam (23 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

Checked this place out on a busy Friday night (around 8 PM) based off a recommendation. The place was packed, but the owner(?) quickly found us a spot by the bar.

The food is CHEAP and delicious. It's $5.00 for literally every food item on the menu. If you add bacon or something to your burger it's an extra $1.50, but everything else is just $5. I had the turkey baguette, comes with fries or salad.
Obviously they profit from the drinks, and the prices are fairly standard for downtown - off the top of my head it was $8 for a jagerbomb, $6 for crown and coke. Their drink menu doesn't list the prices on there, gonna have to knock a mark off for that. I want to know how much a drink is before I buy, at least that way I have a rough idea of what the final tab is going to be. Oh and they don't have 151 rum... that's pretty standard if you ask me.

Was sitting at the bar so I can't say what service is like at the tables, but the food came quick and it was easy to get the bartender's attention.

Decor is all right, there's a bar area and your regular tables. It's pretty dark inside. In a corner, there was a DJ inside this booth playing music.

As a side note, I'm not sure what some of the negative reviews below are about, I got charged for what I ate/drank, nothing more. I'll definitely be a repeat customer.

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Great, Cheap Nachos for one...
By Gaycanuck of Vancouver (37 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

I always wanted to try this little place since it is so close to where I live. They changed the name from EL FURNITURE WAREHOUSE to THE FAMOUS WAREHOUSE. Anyway you slice it, it was a hoot. The nachos for 1 at $4.95 can't be beat. Fresh tortilla chips with loads of cheese, jalenos, onions with a great side of salsa. My buddy had lasagne which was a bit on the spice side but good none the less. The garage atmosphere, chalkboard walls in the bathroom, the cool server all made for a fun afternoon. OK it's not gourmet but you can't beat the price of there food for the quality. I would return.

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Love that there is a place downtown like this!
By Burgerandbrew of Surrey (32 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 6, 2010 - 10:59am [Dine in]

After dropping off my bike for the Vancouver triathlon yesterday, me and my hunk went out searching for new goggles for me, and got hungry on the way. We didn't want to spend much on food so I suggested either roxy burger, wings, or el furniture warehouse. We decided on el furniture warehouse, and glad we did. I got a turkey sandwich with no dressing (keep fat out before the triathlon) and the hunk got the works burger with fries. both 5 bucks, his looked better than mine, but I expected it to be dry and bland with no bacon and no sauce. I was still hungry after (the salad didnt look appetising) but still the best deal on granville. Our bill came to 20.38, with a diet coke for me and a honey lager for him. Will be visiting for the munchies. Plus the decor is awesome!

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Interesting...but a little odd
By Nelz of Burnaby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 1:22am [Dine in]

Truth be told, I only come here for either the all you can eat taco Tuesday or $0.15 wings on Wednesday. But because the food is so cheap they do charge a little more for the drinks. As for the peanut shells, I like it because you can grab all the peanuts you want out of the barrel. Sorry, but I'm not a bar snob when it comes to nuts. The food is edible, the place is unkempt and it could best be described as a dive bar that is a step above a dive bar. Cheap food though and one of the only places that does all you can eat hamburgers on mondays and all you can eat tacos. Just expect to pay more for your drinks

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Yuck
By veggiegourmet of Kits, Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 3:53pm [Dine in]

I thought this place looked interesting and I love the name because it's so random. The ambiance at first seems fun, until you notice the peanut shells all over the floor, and when my server arrived with our menus, mine had a big chunk of food stuck on it, which I didn't notice right away and got all over my hands. I then turned around and looked at the small shelf behind our corner booth and there was dust, crumpled up bits of paper and fuzzies. We had ordered by this time, so I went ahead and ate my veggie quesadilla, which was ok, but I was totally creeped out by how disgusting everything was and wondered what was really in my food. In all fairness, I really liked our server, and when I told her about the menu she said she'd take care of it right away, and she also asked how we liked our food. I don't like all the signs, though, saying we have to eat to drink there. At this point I don't want to eat there! So, long story short, I won't be back.

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Save yourself the Trouble
By Ema of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

I visited this place for my birthday, kind of a last minute plan, as a place to grab a drink before the club. Overall, very disappointing. They give out peanuts in the shells, and there are shells everywhere. It gives the atmosphere of being pub like, but due to the license, you are required to order food, and after the server's recommendation, a platter of grilled cheese sandwiches (!) arrived at the table. I was not surprised to see the previous review where the reviewer said that they had been charged for drinks that they hadn't had, as we had the same problem. We checked with the server, and she insisted that they were ours, so we didn't argue. We just won't be back.

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Getting Ripped off!
By swytch of Kitsilano, Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 11:56am [Dine in]

So we were there about an hour, and had to dispute a $235 bill for drinks we didn't have.
Grilled Cheese and Hawaiian Pizza pockets aren't Mexican, and we shouldn't have had
to eat food to just have a couple drinks. This place doesn't have a liquor license and
to have 2 drinks you HAVE TO order food. Then when you go through the process of ordering food, you get over-charged for every drink you have. I know my tequila,
and we definately weren't drinking patron. All in all, I wouldn't ever go to this place again,
and i strongly suggest letting all your friends know so you don't end up paying for classy tequila and waking up hungover.

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Good Times
By SusieCreamcheese of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 10:09pm [Dine in]

If you're the type to complain about peanut shells on the floor, we don't want you there!!!! We went last night and had a fantastic time, the food was great and the people there are awesome. It's the perfect place to go either before or after the club when you're drunk and hungry and craving nachos. If you're after the typical club or lounge on granville (over priced, horrible service and snotty people).. go elsewhere!

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