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“Good food, great view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Mill Marine Bistro

The Mill Marine Bistro
1199 West Cordova St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P9, Canada (Coal Harbour)
604-687-6455
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Ranked #295 of 2,763 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Coal Harbour
Old Hickory, Tennessee
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good food, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

So most of the seating for this place is outside. And when we got there all of the outside seating was taken. So we said we'd eat inside and they thought we were crazy. Granted there was no AC inside and it was kinda warm, but we are from Tennessee and it just happened to be in the 90's at home, so the upper 70's inside isn't really a big deal to us. Now others that were coming in, and probably Canadian, thought it was ghastly and went to wait for a table outside. That said, the food was really good. My hubs had the nachos and added pulled pork and guac and said it was really good. My mother in law got the bouillabaise and she loved it! I got the "very nice salad" with tuna and it was a great salad. Good greens, not too big, with some interesting things on it and delicious tuna. I would go here again. They were very busy but the service was good even if the food times were a little slow.

Visited June 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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185 reviews 185 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
“Yummy and Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Family of three ordered, French Dip with Chowder, BBQ Pork Sandwich with potato salad, and Andoui Sausage Pizza. All was yummy. Service was good, but slow getting drinks and food. Luckily we had no plans and enjoyed view. Popular for hanging out with friends and drinking beer and wine. We enjoyed watching kids in the fountain and variety of dogs being walked right next o us. I would go again without hesitation. Bill for three was $70. Meals averaged around $15 each.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Enjoyable by-the-water dining option in Vancouver”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Fun, crowded and enjoyable on two beautiful sunny days in Vancouver, Mill Bistro was a terrific choice for lunch (twice!) during our stay. Located a quick stroll from our hotel and the Vancouver Convention Center, the shaded outside seating was a perfect way to people watch (kids playing in a fountain, bikers, runners on the seawall path) and enjoy some tasty food too.
Lunch one: we shared the nachos. HUGE platter, excellent guacamole, just spicy enough salsa. More than enough for 4 to share.
Lunch two: mildly seasoned pulled pork sandwich had crunchy slaw and was served on a delicious crusty roll. No fries at Mill Bistro; side salads are fresh and a nice change.
My companions enjoyed the salmon and the seafood brochettes.

All-in-all, a pleasant (if noisy & a bit crowded) casual outdoor dining option. Good service and great location.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful Outdoor View Casual Dining in Coal Harbor Vancouver”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Excellent outdoor casual dining with a fantastic view. The beer was excellent (20 oz), and my pulled pork sandwich was very well prepared. The server was attentive and helpful. The place can get very busy but was only 10% full on the Monday I ate there for lunch. The price was quite reasonable especially with the view. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, Ca.
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Beer and harbor view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Good 20 ounce drafts of local brew and good grilled seafood brochette for reasonable price. Lauren gave us good service out on the patio with a view of the fountain and harbor near where the sea planes land and take off.

Visited June 2013
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