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Merchants Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Tapas
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1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y2, Canada (Graveley)
Bus #20 and Broadway Skytrain within walking distance
604-258-0005
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best eggs bennies

The Oyster Bar just started serving brunch I heard. It was quiet during our visit, which was nice, but most importantly, excellent Egg Bennies. The 4 of us all had a different one and we all agreed it was great. I had the Lobster Bennie for $14... Told our server, they should up the price as it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
LALK188
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Worst $150 I have ever spent. Oysters were not detached from their shell and the shuck took 45 minutes for a dozen. The steak was chewy, dry, and cold at $25. Overall the serves was slow and smiless.

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Vancouver, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Oyster Bar just started serving brunch I heard. It was quiet during our visit, which was nice, but most importantly, excellent Egg Bennies. The 4 of us all had a different one and we all agreed it was great. I had the Lobster Bennie for $14... Told our server, they should up the price as it was a good... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We went to Merchants for the first time last night. They were doing one of their monthly special suppers with drink parings to honour their sous chef who is leaving. The sous chef had designed and executed a super interesting and delicious twelve-course meal. Our servers, the kitchen staff, the owner and our fellow eaters all had a great time... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Craving oysters and they hit the mark. Great food great service and very gluten free friendly. Highly recommend. Our server was friendly and understood gluten free. Will come back for sure. Yes the portions aren't huge but that was a plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I brought my gf here for her bday dinner as she loves oysters and truffles and we weren't disappointed. We started with oysters which were plump and juicy.The chef then came out to greet us and wish her happy bday and recommend a few things. They had fresh white truffle so we opted for that with beef tartar. The pork... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were all very impressed with the food. Everything tasted exquisite. However, we left and went straight to the pizza place down the street. I got short rib, emphasis on rib and not rib"s" as advertised. We were not expecting American portions by any stretch, but walking out hungry left us with a bad taste in our mouths.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went here for the fist time last week and it was great! The oysters are delicious and the wine is good. Service was quick and efficient, very friendly staff and the overall atmosphere is very nice. Cant wait to go back,

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Turned up at Merchants Oyster Bar after an evening walk on commercial drive. We did not have reservations ( it was a Friday night) but the hostess had us wait for a few minutes while she found us a table. ( moving some tables around to make space for us.. I felt she did'nt have to as they looked full).... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband, son and friend went for dinner here on a Tuesday night and had an awesome meal! My son and I both have multiple food allergies: no gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, tomatoes, mustard, beans, beef, rice ... We started by talking to the waitress, who checked with the chef, who immediately came out of the kitchen to talk to... More 

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A good selection of beers to start I like that. Our server had to explain the menu as to what (Set + $2 or $3 dollars meant). I suggest a rethinking on the part of the management - KISS. The service was excellent and the selections we ordered were tasty, flavour full and filling.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y2, Canada
    (Graveley)
  • Public Transportation: Bus #20 and Broadway Skytrain within walking distance
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604-258-0005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?