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Water Street Cafe

300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
+1 604-689-2832
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on an amble around Gastown on the last day of our holiday in Canada/Alaska. We shared a charcuterie platter for starters, which didn’t actually have any meat but was tasty, nonetheless. It had humus, prawns, olives, squid. I had pasta...More

Thank Fishnbev
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a great spot to watch the clock! Same can be said for standing on sidewalk there too. Other than that, beware! For example: Our cheese platter was minimal and priced at maximum But worse the waiter didn’t give us their “Happy Hour” prices. Only...More

Thank george60898
Reviewed 6 days ago

We dine here every time we are in Vancouver. They are consistently good with excellent service. I told our server that I would like a bloody Mary that had all the right things in it, not just tomato juice and vodka, his responded that he...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stumbled upon this place as we were walking through Gastown. Had very nice oysters and some wine and the patio was perfect. Great spot for people watching. Directly across from the Steam Clock so got to see/hear that a few times while we dined. Lovely...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible service, average food for what they charge you for. Was left disappointed. Would not wish my experience on anyone else, though it seems like luck of the draw if you happen to get a friendly server or not.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group of friends for our annual dinner. It was a Friday night and restaurant was full. However are server was very prompt We all enjoyed our meals, my friend spoke highly of the short ribs and I loved my linguini vongole....More

Thank Feroz K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastown was flat out when we visited one Sunday evening. We’d into a long weekend holiday in Vancouver and everyone was out. So our choice of the Water Street Cafe was based on availability rather than research. Fortune favoured us. There’s quite a lot of...More

Thank BrooksieG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Water Street is right across from the famous Steam Clock and so constantly busy. The staff--and we were served by four different people during dinner--all seem excellent, if over-worked, and they help each other so that there is very little lapse. We ordered salads and...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there for solo dinner and loved the place! Great menu & choice of wines, impecable service and trully relaxing athmosfere The menu is mostly based on Italian dishes, but not exclusively; I took clam chowder & fried calamari - both were delisious. Very nice...More

Thank Roggi85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For dinner on Sunday night, after an early performance at a local theatre, we enjoyed a wonderful, later than usual dinner at the Water Street Cafe. It was surprisingly busy for a Sunday night, nevertheless the staff dealt well. Food and presentation from the kitchen...More

Thank clive m
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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Judith S
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If your question is what is on the menus they are on line and lunch and dinner menus are both posted
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-689-2832
  • E-mail
Committed to Quality... Our culinary team works with local suppliers to bring in the freshest of products to showcase the best that BC has to offer. What every small restaurant ought to be: a commitment to quality, service and value that keeps our customers coming back time and time again. Creating true guest connection and the best hospitality experience in Vancouver. a Vancouver landmark since 1988 Across from the steam clock in the heart of historic Gastown, our stone-clad heritage building, the Edward Hotel, has stood since 1906 amongst the cobble stone streets in the oldest neighborhood in Vancouver. Our restaurant has been featured in movies, television shows, and numerous dining guides. Join us for Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or your next private event. We look forward to hosting you!
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