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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, 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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  • 63
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  • 10
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  • 5
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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
Great place to eat

My family and I ate at this restaurant. We had 6 adults, a toddler and an infant. The service was very good. Our waiter was very friendly and prompt. Our food was absolutely delicious and arrived at the same time so nobody was left watching the others eat. Our grandson loved his pasta dish and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Wendyhorserider
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Surrey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Surrey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My family and I ate at this restaurant. We had 6 adults, a toddler and an infant. The service was very good. Our waiter was very friendly and prompt. Our food was absolutely delicious and arrived at the same time so nobody was left watching the others eat. Our grandson loved his pasta dish and we were very impressed that... More 

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were on the way back from Whistler to Vancouver and just stop by this little bay and found this amazing restaurant! The Korean manager was very funny and we chatted a lot! With some Korea relation in the restaurant, they have little twist of the Korean taste! My favourite is definitely the Korean BBQ wings and mussells! Also don't... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Our family enjoyed our visit to the busy little Olive & Anchor. We were among several other young families with couples and others sprinkled in at our 5pm supper stop. The dining room was very tastefully decorated, and the atmosphere was charmingly busy. There was even a little box of toys in the corner for kids who needed to fidget.... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If this is the #1 restaurant in West Vancouver then I don't want to eat anywhere else. We went here for lunch while waiting for the ferry. We got a table right away which was nice because other restaurants down the street had large lines outside. The service was ok but the waiter had to reminded a couple of times... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant twice in the past and the food, service and cleanliness was good. On this occasion, when we arrived at the restaurant, we were rushed to a table that was not ready, and we were given menus with burn holes in them (the waitress explained that the candles on the table burns holes in the... More 

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Bowen Island, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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

Questions & Answers

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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?