Legendary Vancouver Restaurant

What constitutes an icon in restaurant terms? Perhaps it’s a signature dish, or a familiar ambiance, or a long history as part of the city’s culinary map. Here’s the list of iconic places that have topped the voters' list for helping give Vancouver its reputation as the ultimate foodie destination.

1st White Spot

Various locations

Canadian chain of restaurants specializing in hamburgers and homestyle food.

2nd Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow St.

Bustling seafood grill with roof garden dining patio off Robson Street. Oyster bar, seafood towers, and steaks.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

3rd Minami

1118 Mainland St.

Decorated with warm lighting and Japanese artwork, the restaurant welcomes guests with an intimate and comfortable atmosphere.


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