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Belgian Fries

Commercial Drive
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1885 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lots of Poutine Choices

We often try places that have been featured on "You Gotta Eat Here" and this is one of them. The cafe was extremely cold the day we were there and because of that, we didn't enjoy it as much as we could have. I was tempted to eat with my mittens on. The deep fried pickles are excellent and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Weyburn, Canada
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Weyburn, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We often try places that have been featured on "You Gotta Eat Here" and this is one of them. The cafe was extremely cold the day we were there and because of that, we didn't enjoy it as much as we could have. I was tempted to eat with my mittens on. The deep fried pickles are excellent and the... More 

Thank blkWeyburn
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Went here while in vancouver because I had seen this resto features on You gotta eat here. Had the poutine with chorizo. It was good but not great. I was expecting more but I guess my hopes were too high. Problem with the show you gotta eat here is that they embellish. I had to try it and experienced mediocrity.

1 Thank Alextar25
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My wife, daughter and I were staying in the area and wanted to get poutine for dinner. We ordered the large classic and 2 hot dogs, and were overwhelmed with the amount of food. We expected two of the usual smaller hot dogs, but these were 2 huge beef dogs. Combine with the large poutine, we could not finish everything,... More 

Thank NetworkNut
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

the second time i went here and again food is not the greatist .. chicken wasnt cook and poutine as soggy with gravy and some chuckes of cheese on the top which none of the bottom which poutine is suppose to be all over with cheese and gravy . i will never recommend any one to eat here ...

Thank carolina c
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went with 2 Canadians and they agreed this was the best Poutine they had eaten. Good value for money, do not expect 5 star dining, this is eat and go. Be careful not to go if there is football being played as the tv's are so loud conversation is impossible. Well worth the lunch visit though

Thank HelenWWorcester
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Read and heard a lot about Belgian Fries. Drive by it a couple of times a weeks so we thought we would try it out for lunch. Menu had a large selection of poutines, and other lunch specials. Thought we would give the Classic Poutine and Onion Rings a try. We were going to share so we got the large... More 

Thank ShamrockRoseThistle
The Hague, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There is no table service at this place so you have to go up to the counter to order. That's fine. What's not fine is being the only customer in the place waiting for five minutes at the counter while being spotted by at least three staff members who don't care to say hi and don't seem to be willing... More 

Thank Jeroen S
Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After reading other reviews, and my own was glowing, I had to return to Belgian Fries, and it is across town completely for me. I did and was really disappointed. Lots of fries, but tasteless greasy gravy, the fries were dry and hardly any cheese curds. The curds were dumped on top so you didn't get that nice stringy melted... More 

Thank JimV7A1X9
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Team Muskateers came here after a night of ramen and we feasted on some Butter Chicken Poutine and an Old Boy brown ale from Parallel 49. I’m not a beer connoisseur so all I can say about the Old Boy is that it had some good bite to it but not enough to soil the taste of the poutine, which... More 

Thank NoshAndNibble
White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We happened to be on Commercial picking up a table top from Vancouver Glass. On the way North we saw Belgian Fries and I recalled a colleague saying that it had the best poutine in town. Picked up the glass and back we went. Very cool place with views of the activity on Commercial. Pay parking on Commercial but turn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1885 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighborhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: 604-253-4220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Commercial Drive

Neighborhood Profile
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.