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Back Forty

#352 of 2,897 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Robson Street
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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118 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2A6, Canada
604-688-5840
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11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall this place had a good vibe and the server was great. Sadly the food was thrown together and basic menu items were sloppy. If this is your way of getting people in and out the door, slow down and put in more effort and care.

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Thank Carrie B
Vancouver, Canada
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238 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice, small pub with good beer and an interesting menu. Sausage sandwich was nice, but although my daughter's tacos were very void they tended to fall apart and were difficult to eat. Would go again.

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Thank Dan468
british columbia
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182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to go to after concerts in the area for appies and drinks as it's open late. It's like an old garage inside... kind of cool. Decent nachos and wings. One of us had a steak salad and raved about it. Dry ribs not that great. Service is always good.

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Thank sunnygirl0524
Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Unique BBQ based menu, great specials and good selection of local beers. Great prices and large portions. We both enjoyed our meals. Funky little spot that is worth finding.

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Thank Tim V
Abbotsford, Canada
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We've been a few times. Great atmosphere, location and servers. I had their chicken burger, my wife had the quesadilla. She said it was the spiciest she'd ever had. I took this as a good thing, I'm usually underwhelmed with most quesadilla's. My chicken burger on the other hand tasted rather blah. Nothing a bit of seasoning on the chicken... More 

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Thank Miles C
Switzerland
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Grat card, awesome service, great music, good food...THE PLACE TO GO IN VANCOUVER. You will not regrett.. great location with good prices

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1 Thank starySwitzerland
St. George, Utah
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Food and service was great. Fun place to eat across from the soccer venue. Even on a Saturday afternoon before a game the food and service spot on.

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1 Thank sandy s
Wisconsin
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

this was located right across the street form our hotel, so of course we stopped to check it out. We only had drinks and an appetizer, but the look of the food coming out of the kitchen made us want to stay for more. We did stop back the next day after we took a tour to Stanly Park and... More 

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Thank BeIrie
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Server was awesome Smoked pork ribs were so yummy we went back for more the next day Was fairly quiet when we were there and I imagine it gets fairly busy when events are on across the street

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Thank meadowgrove4
Krakow, Poland
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Small but friendly place , good beer and they had ribs to die for. Cocktails were interesting. Staff were so friendly you would think they were family.

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1 Thank TomCheers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighbourhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: 604-688-5840

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

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Robson Street
Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques, quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on Robson Street have something to cater for every itch in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd, and the people-watching along this famous walking thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the clothing shops both high-street and budget-friendly are a number of cafes to lay down your load, as well as numerous specialty stores ranging in their wares from music, to art, to city souvenirs. Known as "Vancouver's Runway," if a new trend is on the rise, you'd spot it here first.
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