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The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

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Granville Island & Fairview
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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1535 Johnston Street | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I was in a party of 7 and all enjoyed their meals. Almost never happens. :) The signature Salmon dish was beautifully cooked, and the kids went crazy for the Parmesan fries and calamari. Friendly service, scenic location.

Thank Laura P
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sandbar is always a nice place to come back to - we had a table on the deck outside with very nice views over the water and a lovely sunset. Service was friendly and very professional and there wasn't a long wait for the food. We had fish tacos to start, which came with blackened fish rather than fried... More 

Thank Inselhuepfer3
Wilton, Connecticut
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We (family of three) spent lot of time on Granville Island during our recent vacation. Unfortunately, we found this place for lunch on our last day there. Food and drinks were excellent but the service by our server stood out. I was going to get the bento box but my wife said it was a boring choice (We could get... More 

Thank Ty C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The sandbar is one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver. We sat on the outdoor patio with a great view of false creek. The wok squid is one of our favourites, we also had the seafood club, it was okay. The fish and chips are very good. The service was great with a very friendly server.

Thank haileythegolden
Berkeley, California
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated exactly under the Granville bridge, this restaurant offers views of the hustle and bustle of False Creek. (We arrived in one of the cute False Creek ferries from the Maritime Museum, which was a blast!). Okay, so the crab cakes are stuffed with fresh crab (Yum!). The cedar block salmon was incredible too. The portions are big too. The... More 

Thank Kellie S
Effort, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once seated Jake took very good care of me. I felt special. After getting over the fact they were out of their signature salmon dish, they replaced it with another salmon. Wonderful meal. I sat next to the open kitchen so I could see all the action going on. They orchestrated putting the plates, i.e. Meals, together and the delivery... More 

Thank Ron H
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to this restaurant several times. The views are amazing, unfortunately the food is not very good. We have had the clam chowder and it was pretty much big chunks of potato, not much flavour and served luke warm. The seafood clubhouse is a watery mess and the burger had no flavour and was dry. They have had... More 

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AP 2527 Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting Granville Island and chose The Sandbar for lunch. Great location with an amazing decor & presentation. The food, drinks and service was just as good. Plenty to choose from the menu for food & beverages with great views. Pricing was reasonable and atmosphere relaxing.

Thank caga1923
Austin, TX
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Seafood was fresh but oddly bland and unspiced. Service was slipshod and poky. Prices were high for what you get. Better places on Granville.

Thank Lobogris43
West Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I brought some guests from out of town here for a nice West Coast seafood dinner. We were seated up on their patio, which was nice and cool on such a hot and sunny evening. We shared a crab dip to start, and everyone tried the chowder, which earned glowing reviews. Our server was really nice and helpful with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1535 Johnston Street | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighborhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: 604.669.9030
The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant is located in Granville Island beside the Public Market. Their unique patio is under the Granville Street Bridge, overlooking False Creek. Enjoy sushi from Chef Hoshi’s Sushi Bar, open all week from 5:30pm onwards. From Thursday to Sunday, the Teredo Lounge transforms into a trendy piano bar. Featuring a variety of local brew, the Sandbar is an exciting place to listen to live music, enjoy fresh tapas and meet great people.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Granville Island & Fairview

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Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out, Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios, hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all offer a plethora of activities and entertainment options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.