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“Serving up a classic, the world's oldest fast food, and doing it right.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pickwick's

Pickwick's
8620 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 266-2340
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Ranked #1,701 of 2,842 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: British, Fish & Chips
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Serving up a classic, the world's oldest fast food, and doing it right.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The world's first fast food, and most enduring, this Marpole gem serves up the old standby the right way. "Wrapped up in newspaper" is no longer acceptable for hygienic purposes, which is fine, but while observing this policy properly, Pickwick's comes close to making the experience authentic.
You can choose chips' partner from a few different fishes, along with other good choices, to make up a tasty weekend meal, or lunchtime treat.
Although Pickwick's has a couple of outdoor tables, there's not a lot of outdoor seating. It doesn't matter, people come for the classic F&C to either take home, and chow down in front of the TV, or, don't let it get cold, wander around the neighbourhood, eating the too-hot-to-handle grub. Go on, grab some deep fried and get your lips greasy!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
vancouver
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good fish and chips.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The fish are perfect and there is a little something extra (maybe a spice?) in the batter that I love. I love love love the fish, I usually get cod or halibut and I'm happy with either. The fries are great too, but the fish eclipses them. The tartar sauce is good too.

I tried the deep fried pickles and they were ... not great.

The portion sizes are huge and the staff is friendly.

They have outdoor seating, but eating on Granville sounds like hell to me.

Great for taking somewhere and eating on a summer day!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sebastopol, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A Local Fish and Chips Joint”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

We asked about a good fish and chips restaurant when wan arrived at the airport in Vancouver, and several people mentioned Pickwick's. It's in a tiny shopping center close to the airport. The fish was very good..served right out of the fryer, hot and fresh tasting...a large portion. Not much seating here...3 tables outside and a couple inside. We enjoyed the fish and chips and went back twice. This is not a fine dining experience, but a local joint that has been around for years with a good product.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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