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Olive & Anchor

6418 Bay Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7W 2H1, Canada (Formerly Ya Ya's Oyster Bar)
+1 604-921-8848
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Seafood, Fish & Chips, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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.
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English first
WALKERTON
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate lunch and we all ordered seafood based meals. The seafood stew was very tasty with good sized hunks of fish plus mussels, shrimp and calamari in a tomato base. The others were not as enthused with their chowder/salad combos. The chowder was lukewarm and gooey with flour. The restaurant was quite busy but our server was cheerful and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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330 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We met family here for dinner since one member was getting off the ferry from the island. This was very convenient for her walk off the ferry and to get a table for the rest of us. The service and good were very good. The seafood chowder was tasty, the green salad with prawns was generous in size and the... More

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Vancouver, B.c.
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

In spite of one error, made by a new server, we really enjoyed our lunch at Olive and Anchor and would definitely go back when in the area. For starters, we shared the daily special soup, which was tomato gin. The flavor was fantastic! No wonder it had been the special for several days. For a main course, my husband... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visit here regularly while waiting for ferries home to the coast. I would highly recommend this resteraunt to anyone. The ciopino and Korean hot dogs are fantastic and great value for money!

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Vancouver
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62 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The location along the main street of Horseshoe Bay, the busy and energetic atmosphere and nice decor made the ambience perfect for our sunny Sunday lunch. The service was excellent, thoughtful and very friendly. The menu is good and diverse and the food well presented and tasted excellent. Great place to go!

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Brisbane, Australia
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61 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We pre-booked a table for a Tuesday night as there were 8 of us and a good thing as it was quite busy. We ordered entrees to share: calamari, edamame, yam fries and KFC (Korean fried chicken wings). All were good though the KFC didn't have much of a Korean flavour (we eat a lot of Korean food). For mains... More

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Cologne, Germany
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14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I ordered the oyster tempura and found it an interesting combination with their wasabi cocktail sauce. It's Japanese fusion with Canadian, so pretty unique. Art it isn't, but still an experience. The service was incredibly good and efficient on a prime location along the waterfront.

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Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was excited to eat here based on the interesting menu and some of the reviews. Unfortunately, while the menu concepts had a lot of potential, they just weren't able to deliver. The restaurant was not busy but service was very slow. We saw that people who arrived at least 15 minutes after we did received their food before we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Relaxed and delicious dinner in Horseshoe Bay. Had the tuna salad. Generous serving and excellent fresh tuna, tasty dressing. Family atmosphere. Recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are in Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, go try Olive & Anchor...The menu has something for everyone...Due to illness, I have changed over to a Vegan Diet, but I can still have a veggie bowl with brown rice...Before I had to follow a Vegan Diet, I used to order the KFC Wings! Unbelievable! So yummy...The Thai Curry is... More

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