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Smile Restaurant

$American, ,
424 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T5, Canada
+1 604-681-9911
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good49%
  • Average27%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Best dinner pancakes ever. Saturday morning breakfast tried a few other places long lines high prices. This is a must go for breakfast and low cost. Service excellent

Thank Kslocum13
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and menu is self explanatory except the sizes are large do consider sharing or take some home after what we had was very good yet everything looked very good the milkshakes are a must do

Thank david c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for a Sunday morning breakfast with a friend. The price was decent but the omelettes were sparse and very oily. The omelette came with brown or white toast and hash browns. Nice retro atmosphere inside with 70-80’s memorabilia. Probably wouldn’t go back. Staff...More

Thank DaleL943
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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 9 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 17 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 4 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 18 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 15 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 30 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
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, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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