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1836 Ontario St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 876-3620
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Ranked #439 of 2,844 Restaurants in Vancouver
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Burnaby British Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What a surprise! I have lived in Vancouver for 30 years but never been here. From the outside it looks very unprepossessing. I have passed it many times on the bike route, thinking it was a burger and fries place. Not so. Formica tables and bench seats yes; but, friendly staff, quick service, great prices, fresh and beautifully made and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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196 reviews 196 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

4 went for lunch at 11:30, got the last table. Popular spot for local business staff and no wonder! Very reasonable prices for decent diner fare. Been in the Ontario location for decades, so has staying power. Basic soup of the day in a small bowl was OK. Tried the chicken club and egg salad sandwich. Ample, tasty. Efficient service,... More 

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vancouver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're a lover of old-style truck stops, you'll be in heaven here - plus the food is awesome and cheap. I had a wonderfully fresh spinach salad there the other day and the best pea soup I've ever had in a restaurant. The variety is great - from greasy spoon to Chinese to healthy Service is fast, real, friendly... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This looks like a "hole in the wall" from the outside. But inside, it is a different story. The people that work there, as well as the people who run the restaurant, are most friendly and helpful. The service is great and the prices are reasonable. The breakfasts are delicious -- the breakfast sandwich is great, as are the ham... More 

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North Vancouver
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stopped at the Argo as our daughter works nearby... and glad we did! The daily menu was impressive for folks who wish to have their "best" meal mid-day. We enjoyed simpler fare... burger with fries, clubhouse sandwich but our daughter ordered one of her favourites... spicy lamb on noodles. The staff here have excellent style... they've obviously been dancing this... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We found this lovely cafe for breakfast one morning, our favourite was the breakfast burrito. The coffee, hot chocolate and Iced Chai were also really good. Fantastic value for money too.

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Vancouver, Bc
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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have eaten here time and time again and have never had anything less than spectacular. Restaurant is a little hole in the wall mostly servicing a warehouse district; open only until 4pm Mon to Fri. And they only take cash. The chef is a master with meat. Sure to melt in your mouth. And I think the most expensive... More 

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NORTH VANCOUVER
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Saw this place on "You gotta eat here". So I packed up the kids as soon as we could and headed down on a Pro-D day as it is only open M-F, 7-4. "CASH ONLY". I didn't know about the cas only so after our meal (Kirby, I believe) let me run over to the AthletesVillage to get some cash.... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Saw this gem on a food show (Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives). Me and 2 buddies went in at lunch to check out this hilarious little place. 80's booths all over, menu written on chalk boards on the walls. Free soup with every meal. 2 of us ordered the mexican poutine on fries... Amazing flavor, not too grease, nice size portion.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The Argo's interior has not significantly changed since the previous Greek owner opened it as a worker's lunch face well over 30 years ago. Not retro; just as it always was--Formica and chrome. As I don't know of any other cafe in Vancouver so visually fixed in time it is worth a visit on this ground alone. The current owner... More 

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Address: 1836 Ontario St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: (604) 876-3620
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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