Best patios on Granville Island

Comments
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-392259076/stock-photo-chinese-style-sailboat-at-sunset-with-vancouver-s-granville-island-in-the-background.html?src=MI_VMec4--s81MHK5Z9aUQ-1-13

Whether you’re showing off our incredible city to out-of-town visitors (or a visitor yourself) or a local, it’s hard to beat the very Vancouver vibes of Granville Island. When the weather warms up, head to this central spot for arts and eats and pull up a seat along False Creek at one of the unique area’s best outdoor dining spots.

Here are the best patios on Granville Island.

strongbow-banner

Dockside

Photo courtesy Dockside Restaurant

Photo courtesy Dockside Restaurant

The patio at Dockside is hard to beat for its scope and views. Settle in and soak up the sunshine and enjoy the vista of Yaletown’s skyline and and North Shore Mountains, all nestled alongside False Creek. Head over for brunch, a beer and a snack, or a seafood-centric dinner.

Address: 1253 Johnston Street
Phone: 604-685-7070
Twitter: @eatDockside

Bridges

If there’s one restaurant that’s served as an enduring landmark on Granville Island its Bridges. You can see its bright yellow exterior from far away, beckoning like an old pal. Their waterfront deck is hard to beat when it comes to views, and a prime spot for drinking in a sunny Vancouver day.

Address: 1696 Duranleau Street
Phone: 604-687-4400
Twitter: @BridgesGI

Edible Canada

Jess Fleming/Vancity Buzz

Jess Fleming/Vancity Buzz

Not only is Edible Canada an ideal spot for seeking out some of the city’s best locally-focused foods, but they also offer a cozy restaurant patio for terrific outdoor dining.

Address: 1596 Johnston Street
Phone: 604-682-6681
Twitter: @ediblecanada

The Sandbar

Sandbar is located right under the Granville Street Bridge, with a great view of False Creek and waterfront residential towers. Their patio is heated and covered, so its a great spot rain or shine.

Address: 1535 Johnston Street – Creekhouse #102
Phone: 604-669-9030
Twitter: @The_Sandbar

Vancouver Fish Company

Situated just past the main entrance to Granville Island is the Vancouver Fish Company. Their cozy covered patio is tucked in right next to the docks, so you can enjoy your fresh-off-the-boat seafood overlooking actual boats.

Address: 1517 Anderson Street
Phone: 604-559-3474
Twitter: @VanFishCo

Go Fish Ocean Emporium

For a casual dockside patio experience, head to Go Fish, a shack-style eatery at Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can grab a bite to eat and sit outside and watch the boats and people come and go. Stop off here for a patio hangout before or after a visit to Granville Island–it’s just a couple of minutes on foot away.

Address: 1505 West 1st Avenue
Phone: 604-730-5040
Twitter@GoFishVancouver

Around the Web

About the author

Author Avatar
Lindsay William-Ross Lindsay is a Senior Editor at Vancity Buzz, and currently runs the site's Food section. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she spent the last two decades in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her MA, attended culinary school, and was an English professor (among other things). Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancitybuzz.com
@squashblossom

Facebook Conversations

BACK TO TOP
BACK TO TOP