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Jan's on the Beach

14989 Marine Drive, White Rock, British Columbia V4B 1C3, Canada
+1 604-531-5444
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Ranked #16 of 120 restaurants in White Rock
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Vidal
Transit: A BC transit bus stop is available right across the street from our restaurant.
Description: Jan's on the Beach: Open for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. "Seafood and more" menu, great patio view of the San Juan Islands. Our menu focuses on fresh local ingredients, and is made to order from scratch right in our open kitchen. You can reserve a table online via Opentable, or call us!
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36 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stumbled upon Jan's on the Beach while looking for breakfast. Good thing we did! We both had one of the Eggs Benny (Cindy had shrimp and I had salmon). Wow, what an incredible way to awaken the taste buds in the morning. Plus the patio view across the bay is amazing, especially during the quiet of the morning. We... More

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

You know you are in for a treat when a neighboring restaurant states "sorry we are not open but the best breakfast in White Rock is down the street"! We were not disappointed, great flavours, all made from scratch, awesome! Then, I got to see the eggs Benny the next table had, we'll I am coming back for more! What... More

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Surrey, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

They had caesars (drink) on special and we ended up drinking four, they were so good. Spicy and delicious! The food came quickly and tasted excellent! The waitress was attentive, friendly and fast. They have a great patio, too, with an ocean (sea) view. We felt that at Jan's items were priced reasonably. They are still restaurants-on-the-beach-in-white-rock prices but, Jan's... More

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winder, ga
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

All the food was really tasty and it was great to eat lunch at and just people watch while looking at the ocean. The bar be cue was a lot better than I expected BBQ in that part of the world to be. Kudos on that as I'm hard to impress with BBQ. It's not really a place for kids... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My two teen boys, my mother-in-law and my husband joined me here for brunch on my husband's birthday. We added one more person early in the day and called ahead. When we arrived, there was a table for six behind us but the five of us were squashed into a table for four. Why? No one used the table for... More

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Surrey, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I decided to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary with a nice lunch on the beach in White Rock. She checked on-line and found good reviews for Jan's on the Beach so we booked a reservation via the web for 1:00pm. The gracious hostess didn't seem to have our table ready when we said that we had a... More

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GordWait, Owner at Jan's on the Beach, responded to this review

You're absolutely right, we let you down, and Jan and I are truly sorry you had a poor experience. I only wish you had let me know before you paid your bill; I should have at least taken care of that. I know you won't be back and I don't blame you, but please know we will do our best... More

whiterock british columbia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Have visited Jan's for breakfast, lunch and dinner on numerous occasions since she opened some time ago. Great location and room. Jan is an accomplished chef and her work in the kitchen produces outstanding dishes. However, when she's not in kitchen, it can become a bit of an adventure and the quality of the plates can be uneven. Of course... More

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My daughters and I were in Vancouver for a dance competition and as it was also my birthday wanted to make the day into a special treat. We had never visited White Rock and when I looked online at several restaurant reviews Jan's stood out for me. We were not disappointed. I ordered mussels in a white wine and saffron... More

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Vancouver Island
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Lovely location, delicious food, awesome service. They were also able to easily accommodate my gluten intolerance. I also love that the food is fresh and local. The waitress with the greenish-blue hair (forget her name) was delightful. All three of us LOVED our meals, the experience and the view. We will most definitely be back next time we come to... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My date had the smoke salmon pasta dish which tasted like warmed over left over food out of a can, and need a magnifying glass to locate the near invisible salmon bits. My bison burgher is adequate.

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