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“Good beer, good visit!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big River Brew Pub

Big River Brew Pub
180-14200 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
604.271.2739
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Ranked #287 of 651 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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171 restaurant reviews
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Good beer, good visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Not a beer drinker but I enjoyed the four drink(5oz.) sampler mix for $4.95. Stephanie was great, I gave her the criteria as she had her choices lined up with the write up sheet on each one. Not too sure why others did not enjoy the beer; the eight to choose from are made on site, therefore fresh and quite good. Perhaps they like bottled beer that has been on the shelf for a while. Had the teriyaki wings ( 10 for $4) ...large and good. As well, I enjoyed the spicy chicken soup. I have been here four to five times, each time the food and service have been enjoyable and consistent. A good evening out while waiting for the kids in the pool next door. I will be back! They do have dinner and movie nite on Thursdays for $18, but reservations are needed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Ate here while staying overnight at the Holiday Inn Riverport.
Not a 5-star restaurant but it had great food and service, for a reasonable price.

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver
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“Buffet is pretty average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

went there with 2 teenagers to try out the buffet on a Saturday evening. We arrived about 5:30 just after the buffet opened. We were told that since the kids were minors they could not go over to the buffet and select their own food as the buffet was located in the licensed alcohol area. We could sit in the family area and would have to select the food for the kids ourselves. Either that or order off the menu. Somewhat inconvenient with doing multiple runs.
The buffet itself was pretty basic. bbq chicken, pasta, tacos, pasta salads, ceasar salad, a meat dish and various potato and rice dishes. Dessert was a fruit plate and various brownie, cake and date squares.
What was there was hot or cold as it should be. Nothing really stood out but for $13.95 I shouldn't expect more. It was just OK.
The service at our table was fabulous. She was continually clearing plates and checking in on us. All around us appeared to be the same.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Big River is offering a buffet on Friday and Saturday nights for $11.99. Decided to give it a try.
there was a decent variety of food, not sure if it changes at all, but this night there was tacos, salads, pasta, desert tray, fruit and veggies, pub style appies.
The quality of food was quite good with staff watching over and replenishing as needed, but it did take some time to replenish once they noticed things getting low, I waited over 10 mintues for taco meat because they didnt order more from the kitchen until the tray was litterally empty.
Down side for families was kids cant access the buffet as it is located in the pub area, so we had to go back and forth more than usual to get more food, made it very inconvenient, not sure what other type of setup could help with this.
Other than that we were happy and would give it another try to see if the selection is different.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Just okay...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I wasn't all that impressed with the menu or the beer. It was okay but nothing to cause me to rush back.
I ordered an appetizer, chips and artichoke/spinach dip. I thought I would retire before it was served.
It's that kind of stuff that turned me off.

Visited November 2012
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