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Olive & Anchor

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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6418 Bay Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7W 2H1, Canada (Formerly Ya Ya's Oyster Bar)
+1 604-921-8848
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Overlooking the waters of Horseshoe Bay, Olive & Anchor offers casual...
Overlooking the waters of Horseshoe Bay, Olive & Anchor offers casual, great value dining for lunch and dinner served in a relaxed atmosphere by friendly and professional staff. Our menu is all about simple, home-made, un-fussy and delicious food using only fresh, local and sustainable produce.
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Good for:
Families with children
Scenic view

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  • 89
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Over and over again... always great

We live on Bowen Island.. .a 20 minute ferry ride to Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. Often friend from the mainland will meet us at the Olive & Anchor and we have never been disappointed. They have the best Chicken Pot Pie you've ever had. Today I tried their form of a hot dog.... shaved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Murray A
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Bowen Island, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Bowen Island, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We live on Bowen Island.. .a 20 minute ferry ride to Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. Often friend from the mainland will meet us at the Olive & Anchor and we have never been disappointed. They have the best Chicken Pot Pie you've ever had. Today I tried their form of a hot dog.... shaved sirloin of beef in a... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Olive and Anchor has consistently delivered tasty and quality dishes. I've eaten here many times. They have a good kids menu without the usual mac & cheese and chicken fingers rather they offer chicken breast with rice, edamame, pasta with marinara sauce etc. They have a veggie burger that is overly filling! A great cioppino as well as many many... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very good service, pub style ambience but a very varied and interesting menu. Food served hot and good choice of draft beers and wine. The owners have a winner here

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West Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Cute little place in the heart of horseshoe bay. Good food. Good service. Nice variety on the menu. Children's menu too! Give it a try, I think you will like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The olive and anchor is a restraunt that exceeds expectations on all fronts. Anchor burger is spectacular, a little overpriced but the atmosphere makes up for it. A exceedingly kind owner and polite waiters! Highly recommend this place!

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Vancouver BC
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93 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our huge expectations were shattered by modest "fish and chips" level cooking from the kitchen. Nice atmosphere, great service, but the pan fried oysters were cluncky, the oysters rockefeller heavy on bacon and cheese. We were looking for more delicacy and sensitivity in the food prep.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The food was so good, and our server was great! I'll definitely go back! Yum! And super fast cause we told them we were in the ferry line up.

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West Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice to go with younger kids. provided some toys. Food was fresh.We family of four went there in a sunny day. it was pleasant to go for a walk at Horseshoe Bay after the lunch.

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have eaten here fairly often and its okay, now having said that if I was looking for a nice meal I would go here anytime but its not really special. The food has a wide choices and generally are good but nothing stands out .. Lot of children end up here and its just to loud for me in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A group of between 8 and 12 have been getting together for lunch for several years. Each member is responsible for selecting a restaurant for the month when his turn rolls around. We have now been back to the Olive and Anchor several times as it has become a favourite of many in the group. Reasonable prices, nice ambiance and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6418 Bay Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7W 2H1, Canada (Formerly Ya Ya's Oyster Bar)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  West Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-921-8848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hamburgers, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Overlooking the waters of Horseshoe Bay, Olive & Anchor offers casual, great value dining for lunch and dinner served in a relaxed atmosphere by friendly and professional staff. Our menu is all about simple, home-made, un-fussy and delicious food using only fresh, local and sustainable produce.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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