Best seafood restaurants in Vancouver

Jul 26 2016, 11:23 am

Surrounded by coastal waters brimming with fish and other sea creatures, Vancouver is blessed with an abundance of fresh seafood.

Featuring succulent shellfish, chilled crustaceans, and hot seafood platters, here is a list of the best seafood restaurants in Vancouver where you are guaranteed to get your seafood fix.

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Sustainable seafood is the focus at Yaletown’s award-winning Blue Water Cafe. In addition to oysters, seafood towers, and caviar, Executive Chef Frank Pabst and his team also prepare a broad selection of fish plates, including Sablefish with miso sake glaze, baby bok choy, edamame, quinoa, and shiitake mushrooms.

Address: 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-688-8078
Twitter: @bluewatercafe

WildTale Coastal Grill

Photo courtesy WildTale Grill

Photo courtesy WildTale Grill

Fresh seafood choices are the name of the game at this Mainland Street restaurant. Regardless of whether you’re sitting inside enjoying the eatery’s relaxed atmosphere or out on the cozy patio you’ll be tempted by plates such as PEI Mussels and Fries, Seafood Fettuccine, Pan-Seared BC Snapper, Dungeness Crab Cobb Salad, and more.

Address: 1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-9211
Twitter: @wildtalevan

Coast Restaurant

Satisfy your seafood cravings at Coast Restaurant on Alberni Street. Dive into bowls of New England Clam Chowder or Snow Crab and Sweet Corn Bisque. For dishes that require a knife and fork look out for fresh fish plates, succulent shellfish, chilled crustaceans, hot seafood platters, and a classic fish and chips rendition, featuring beer battered haddock, old bay fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce.

Address: 1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-5010
Twitter: @Glowbal_Group

Rodney’s Oyster House

You can always count on Rodney’s Oyster House for a delicious meal and some fun Maritime hospitality. While Rodney’s does indeed offer an impressive selection of freshly shucked oysters (sourced from local waters), the restaurant also serves up steaming bowls of clam chowder, potato encrusted Halibut, and a scallop pasta that will have you coming back time and time again.

Address: 1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-609-0080

Address: 52 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-2005

Twitter: @rodneysvancity

Joe Fortes

Offering a reliably good menu (featuring ingredients collected from the Pacific Northwest) this Vancouver landmark eatery is loved by locals and tourists alike. Enjoy delicious seafood options like fresh oysters served on the half shell, a classic tiger prawn cocktail, grilled fish, and a West Coast Platter for two, in either the restaurant’s atmospheric dining hall or out on the rooftop patio, which offers endless sunshine.

Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver

YEW seafood + bar

YEW seafood + bar is known for its innovative fish and shellfish, expertly crafted by Executive Chef Ned Bell. In the restaurant’s chic setting within the Four Seasons Hotel indulge on fresh catches and well-crafted cocktails.

Address: Four Seasons Vancouver – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-692-4YEW (939)
Twitter: @FSVancouver

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar

Famous for their lively Happy Hour and Buck-A-Shuck oysters, Chewies offers a vast and varied selection of seafood offerings, in addition to Southern-style comfort food. The eatery’s most popular dishes include panko-crusted pan-fried Fanny Bay oysters and Southern fried chicken.

Address: 110 – 1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-7634

Address: 2201 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-4448

Twitter: @ChewiesOysters

The Vancouver Fish Company

The menu at this marina side seafood eatery includes dishes such as a Seafood Platter featuring Albacore tuna, Sockeye salmon, prawn and scallop skewers, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Dig into the seafood spoils served up on the restaurant’s awning-covered patio.

Address: 1517 Anderson Street (Granville Island), Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-3474
Twitter: @VanFishCo

Merchant’s Oyster Bar

Local, organic, and seasonal, you can always trust the food at this Commercial Drive favourite. While oysters are primarily what Merchant’s is known for, the laid-back joint also dishes up a range of seafood focused dishes, including Seared Halibut, Tuna Tartare, Scallop Ceviche, Garganelli and Prawn, and more.

Address: 1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-258-0005
Twitter: @MerchantsVan

The Sandbar

This Granville Island restaurant will have you hooked on their delicious seafood options, as well as the unbeatable views of False Creek and Downtown it grants from an elevated patio. Chomp down on Dungeness Crab Cakes, Fried Oysters, chilled seafood platters, a Salmon Burger, and more.

Address: 102 – 535 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-9030
Twitter: @The_Sandbar

Go Fish Ocean Emporium

Sitting by Fishermen’s Wharf on Granville Island, Go Fish Ocean Emporium is a fish shack-style eatery, serving fantastically fresh seafood. Customers can grab a delicious homemade Granville Island beer battered halibut and chips, or a lovely grilled fish with salad. This popular foodie destination is more of a take away spot rather than a sit down restaurant, but if inclined to stay there is small attached patio with a handful of tables and chairs.

Address: 1505 West 1st Avenue (Granville Island), Vancouver
Phone: 604-730-5040

Dockside Restaurant

Enjoy panoramic views of downtown Vancouver at Dockside Seafood Restaurant, a casual fine dining establishment located along the waterfront of False Creek. A short stroll from the Granville Island Public Market, Dockside offers a menu that features local ingredients and freshly caught catches.

Address: 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7070
Twitter: @eatDockside

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