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Olive & Anchor

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Canadian, Seafood
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6418 Bay Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7W 2H1, Canada (Formerly Ya Ya's Oyster Bar)
+1 604-921-8848
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Overlooking the waters of Horseshoe Bay, Olive & Anchor offers casual,...
Overlooking the waters of Horseshoe Bay, Olive & Anchor offers casual, great value dining for breakfast, 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 produce.
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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second Time and Still Great

Dropped by on a beautiful sunny winter's day and tried out their Happy Hour. We were greeted promptly even though there was a line waiting for tables. Friendly and kept us informed of efforts to clear a table for us. Didn't take long to seat us and the three groups ahead of us. Service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dhoom13
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Vancouver
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Vancouver
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179 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dropped by on a beautiful sunny winter's day and tried out their Happy Hour. We were greeted promptly even though there was a line waiting for tables. Friendly and kept us informed of efforts to clear a table for us. Didn't take long to seat us and the three groups ahead of us. Service was great and friendly and fast.... More 

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am a once a week regular, one of my favourite places on the north shore. Horseshoe Bay is such a lovely place, and this restaurant is a favorite for locals. Food is very good, love the ahi tuna salad.

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Thank Sherry S
West Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have eaten here many times. In the winter, it's nice to be inside and cozy, and in the nice weather, to be out on the patio. True, the menu isn't expansive and leans toward appetizers and sandwiches, but I've always found something I like. Must say though that we recently had the Dine-Out Vancouver menu, and I was very... More 

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Thank Carolyn G
Vancouver
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From Salt Spring Island, these mussels are outstanding! A little white wine, cream and bacon bits just make this one of the best I have had. Plump and juicy. Sip the broth and dip the charred foccacia. Duh..licious. Arrive early for the ferry and take the short walk to the village for this treat. You won't regret it. Worth the... More 

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Thank WTaylorRSinclair
Vancouver, Canada
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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location across the street from the water. Unfortunately, the menu and food are both let-downs. The menu is limited and uninspired. Same thing for the dishes when served.

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Thank John A
West Vancouver, Canada
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard such good things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We had made a reservation which we then had to change for a later time and it was no problem at all. Upon arriving, we were warmly greeted and quickly shown to our table. Water glasses were quickly filled and menus were left for us to... More 

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Thank Musiclovermax
Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough about the food and service that Owner Rick and his team provide. I have been many times and have never been disappointed with my menu choices. Everything is a winner. The attention to detail in the kitchen is very obvious and the service is welcoming, warm and fun. Highly recommended again.

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Thank pcb2015
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something for everyone at this great-value, fantastic menu selection gem in Horseshoe Bay. Watch the ferries come and go, and people watch at the same time. The food is great, innovative, and reasonable. The oyster selections should not be missed. I opt for the variety platter which is outstanding...Cajun, Ita,lian, bbq, traditional, Rockefeller, and Indian. Great variety of meats, pub... More 

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Thank princessvizzy
Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my 3 little ones here for lunch during a visit to Horseshoe Bay. Olive & Anchor cater to kids. They include toys and special kids meals. Our server took care of all our needs. The food is decent, and offers a great view of the ferry terminal. Whether your waiting for the next ferry, or strolling around, make... More 

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Thank Stefan S
Nanaimo, Canada
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260 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

8 of us for lunch... First off, the service was great from start to finish !!! Thx . We had the Cod tacos with fries .. They were messy but delicious ! And the fries were the best I'd had in years !! KUDOS. ! My husband had the beef burger but he had them hold most of the condiments... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6418 Bay Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7W 2H1, Canada (Formerly Ya Ya's Oyster Bar)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  West Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-921-8848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 23
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Overlooking the waters of Horseshoe Bay, Olive & Anchor offers casual, great value dining for breakfast, 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 produce.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?