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Smile Restaurant

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424 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T5, Canada
+1 604-681-9911
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good51%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
“hamburger” (3 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Diner, Canadian
424 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T5, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As you enter this diner it's like taking a giant leap back in time! from the swivel chairs at the counter and the amazing decor you wouldn't want it any other way. We had the mushroom burger with fries and daily soup included, breakfast and...More

Thank Candice P
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Great place with a very happy and nice owner that served us. He made the best thick milkshakes we every had.

Thank basfriendly
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop and support the locals. Hash Browns were da bomb. Nice decorations set up during the festive season.

Thank Bevue
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Dined here as it was across the road from our hotel. We opted for two diet cokes a cheese burger and a hamburger. we also were given the complimentary soup (a little watery but good flavor). The burgers arrived fairly quick, the patties were well...More

1  Thank Jared-Kiwi
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The Smile Diner (as it's signage suggests) is also 1.5 blocks West of Victory Square. My Big Burger (which arrived with a complimentary bowl of veggie soup) came to $13.00 including tax and gratuity, really a good buy,

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

What a Vancouver icon. After walking by many times and having seen filming take place, we decided to visit the Smile Diner for a good cheap lunch and it was great. Our host Tina was lovely, probably the coolest, most down to earth waitress I've...More

1  Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

After walking around the city looking to find a breakfast spot without a lineup we ending up at Smile as it was across from our hotel. I had the eggs Benedict and it was really tasty! The others I was with also enjoyed their breakfast,...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I'm sorry, but the other reviewers were lucky! My partner and I ate here and had bacon, hash browns and eggs. When the plate was placed in front of me, I thought it was a plate of fried onions. I had to google what hash...More

Thank Chrissy19
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Run by a family who assuredly takes pride in their restaurant. Is it 5-star food, no, but the friendly service and kitchy decor make it a very unique and enjoyable experience

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Their $6.95 is perfect for its price. This isn't Finch's or Nelson the Seagull but rather a homey diner, where everything is homemade and not commercialized. I can always have a good laugh with Lisa and if not, she is at another table filling the...More

Thank dkmjung
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-681-9911
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