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“Superb!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olive & Anchor

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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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.
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Excellent restaurant. Delicious, fresh, contemporary food, and fabulous service. Superb! The atmosphere is always friendly with prompt service. Great place for couples, friends and family events. Beautiful water and mountain views.

  • Visited March 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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English first
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a smallish restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for lunch based on its high ratings and we were not disappointed. We were expectinga fancier place but quiteenjoyed the pubby feel to the place. We ordered the mussels, clamchowder, soup of the day and salads. Everyone was very happy with the taste of their food. The service was excellent.

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Vancouver
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7 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great neighbourhood restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Was in the area and decided to stop in for some fish n chips. The place is always clean and inviting with lots of tables to choose from. Has a nice view of the water on one side and also a heated patio where you can watch the activity of Horseshoe Bay. We have eaten in before but found the prices inside are much higher than the prices from the takeout window. Decided to be sensible as the children also wanted to play in the park, so we had the takeout fish n chips. An order of 3 prices of fish with (not many) fries was $13. Very nice and a good price. Add on a small poutine, a tiny coleslaw and some tarter sauce and the bill jumped to $26. Seemed a little steep when you compare the fish to the rest. There is the iconic Trolls Pub next door, again with its own takeout window, but I have consistently found its food to be of much lesser quality. Fish and chips must be cooked with fresh oil and Trolls seems to forget this fact. The food at Olive and Anchor is tasty and enjoyable. The service is prompt and efficient. Sometimes it is hard to get the server back as there is usually one server and the bartender. Make sure you get your order in completely and ask for everything you need while she is there. Just remember that pricing inside is different from take out. Much better to take a picnic blanket and enjoy the park in front of you if you have children. We'll be back again.

  • 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Food was delicious,really nice atmosphere in restaurant ,staff couldn't have been more helpful all and all a great place highly recommended .

Visited February 2013
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Nanaimo
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“Go for the Calamari and Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My husband and I usually go to Trolls Restaurant up the street but the last time was so overpriced and the service so bad we decided to try the Olive and Anchor up the street. We had read previous reviews about the Calamari and boy are they right, reasonably priced and great Calamari! We rounded out our meal with a Chicken Caesar Salad and we shared a Creme Brûlé which was out of this world!

The serving staff was very attentive and it was very busy. Thank you for the great meal and we will definitely be returning for more! We highly recommend eating here (they also have a great kids menu) if you are in Horseshoe Bay.

  • Visited January 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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