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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
nanoose bay, bc
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely brilliant. Doesn't matter what you order. Fusion food at its best . Always a superb meal whether it is the Tomato & Gin soup,, or a fusion salad, or fish and chips. Service is always fantastic, and they usually have the sliding glass open to the street, so there is a very open feel if you eat at the... More

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North Vancouver, B.C.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

the clam chowder was the best.however seems they have changed it to Fish chowder----watch out for the little bones. It used to be filled with potatoes and veggies it was the best in town. We would love them to go back to the original, Generally the food is really good. Friendly service even when crowded pretty darn good. one entre... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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256 reviews 256 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Four of us, all food arrived at different times. However, the salads were excellent. My oysters were the smallest ever, but delicious. The salmon on flatbread was excellent. A pity the service is not as good as the food.

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Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Horseshoe Bay area has a wonderful feel about it. Great street scape, lots of choice and great scenery is a bonus too. Settled on the Olive & Anchor for dinner with colleagues. Food was great and the fish and chips looked really good - nice light crispy golden batter and the portions are generous without being obscene. The specials and... More

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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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573 reviews 573 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
293 helpful votes 293 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
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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172 reviews 172 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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