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Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar

#241 of 2,898 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Kitsilano
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian
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2201 West 1st Ave | 1055 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1E9, Canada (Yew Street)
+1 604-558-4448
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Prince Rupert, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I try and hit up Chewies every time I'm in the city. Always such a great vibe, awesome cocktails and top notch food. Oh yah, and they believe in wine cups never going empty - so that's awesome. This trip I changed it up from the usual wine and oysters and tried out their crab cakes and a side of... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My brother and I dined at Chewie's Coal Harbour on Friday night. I have never dined at this restaurant as I am from out of town. It was busy due to Dine Out and Happy Hour. Everything we had was amazing. The happy hour items were all a decent size - not sure if it's their "regular" portions being discounted.... More 

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Thank JenandBobby
Montreal, Canada
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239 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Chewies is an oyster bar located in one of the most beautiful downtown areas in North America in the city of Vancouver. I was a guest at the place as part of social gathering with colleagues after work while visiting the city. I had a lovely experience but I think they need to step up some parts of their service.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

First thing to say is that the staff has a real great attitude in an genuine way. The place itself is nice - a great ambience. I only had couple of beers and the calamari starter, which really good. Not usual rings, but real BC calamari slices with garlic aioli. It was perfect! The only negative I have is that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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221 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Well, I have just returned from my fourth and last visit to Chewies on 1st. No more. Quite a few folk I know frequent this place and so I have tried, well, four times to see why. I haven't been able. The menu here suggests a New Orleans connection, but the dishes I have tried that quote this connection such... More 

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Thank NormBC
Los Angeles
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this place. The atmosphere was publike and comfy except the music was horribly loud. I had the premium oysters, which were delicious, but really, really, really small. My boyfriend had the Jambolya which he liked but was a really small serving for $22.00. I had the appetizer scallops with bacon, which, again, were delicious, but... More 

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Thank Lori M
Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

What a great spot for buck a shuck oysters! Chewies offers a local $1 beach oyster and a $2 premium oyster - freshly grated horseradish was a nice bonus! Served with a tray of four different house-made sauces if you like that little extra flavour on top of your glorious one-slurp bite, I ended up with a squeeze of lemon,... More 

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Thank Beersnbites
Ponoka, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We were here last year for happy hour and it was so delish. Fresh and excellent service. We returned this year and we're not disappointed

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try chewies for the third time in hopes that possibly the menu had changed for the better, only to finally say we will never be back! The service was horrible, the once very friendly servers were looking bored with no smiles and a different server everytime they came to the table! Our food was as horrible as... More 

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Thank Pina D
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Chewie's is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. Service is always spot on, servers are fun and friendly and always make you feel at home. Food is always great. Best of all, their happy hour is bang for the buck. 2 for 1 for bottles of wine, buck-a-shuck oysters.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 West 1st Ave | 1055 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1E9, Canada
    (Yew Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are only a short walk from the #2, 4, 7, 22, 44 and 84 bus routes.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-4448
Description
Found in the heart of Kitsilano our soul food New Orleans inspired menu and fresh shucked oysters sourced for the east coast to the west coast of North America our sure to tempt your palate. The buzz and energy that fills Chewies on a nightly basis will whisk you away and leave you so relaxed you will never want to leave. In three words your experience will be... Super, Wicked, Awesome. Our menu features fresh local seafood inspired by the mouth watering flavours of New Orleans. Our steam bar is unique to Vancouver giving guests the chance to experience the true art of steam cooking southern classics such as Gumbo, Seafood Pan Roast & Creole Mussels. You will have an experience you will never forget. Guests can enjoy our patio only 2 blocks from Kitsilano Beach. Our bar pours a wide selection of award winning and locally brewed craft beers. The wine list features wines from Naramata, British Columbia to Mendosa, Argentina and all the way to Marlborough, New Zealand.

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