Linger on Granville Island for lunch or dinner to taste some of Vancouver's best food. Fresh, tasty, and local cuisine is pervasive at the island's restaurants. For excellent seafood (spanning cheap to expensive), there's no better destination. And whether you're wanting a quick lunch or romantic waterfront dinner, you'll find a Granville Island restaurant that fits your tastes.
Top Granville Island Restaurants:
Address: 1669 Johnston St.
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: 1596 Johnston St.
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest, Canadian
Hours: Mon-Fri for lunch; daily for dinner (closed Sunday in fall and winter); Sat-Sun for brunch
3. The SandbarFor dining or just drinks, Sandbar's patio is an island hot spot with wide sweeping views of Yaletown and False Creek. But setting aside, there's also interesting cuisine and excellent seafood at this reliable, upscale restaurant. Anywhere you can order a fresh seafood tower (loaded with lobster, oysters, crab, and mussels) scores big with me.
Address: 102 - 1535 Johnston St.
Hours: Daily for lunch and dinner
4. Go FishThis little shack is near the Fishermen's Wharf, and not technically on Granville Island. But then again, the island isn't really an island. That aside, walk under the Granville Street Bridge and follow the seawall west to Go Fish for fresh, tasty fish and chips -- with options for salmon, cod, or halibut. Be prepared for outdoor seating and long lines.
Address: 1505 West 1st Ave.
Hours: Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner
Address: 1511 Anderson St.
Hours: Daily for lunch and early dinner
6. Bistro 101Chefs-in-training staff this restaurant, part of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. You'll find reasonably priced, but high-quality food -- though menus don't tend to have many options. Note that the restaurant may be closed for extended periods during student vacation.
Address: 101 - 1505 West 2nd Ave
Hours: Mon-Fri for lunch and dinner