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Only Seafoods Cafe - Vancouver

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I was just thinking about this restaurant and it looks like it still exists at 20 East Hastings St. I remember going about 20 years ago when a boyfriend introduced met to it. They always had a line up out the door. The area was still as rubby and we always had their soup (can't remember what kind it was, but I know everyone had it) & halibut cheeks fried in butter...yummy!

Anybody been lately?

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  1. I thought about it when I left Save On Meats. I am more scared of that place actually, old seafood can lead to a bad experience.

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    1. re: tom_edo

      I thought about it while watching Food Network today when a show was talking about halibut cheeks. But I know we used to call it "The Only". It took me a bit of googling to find it. I remember the Seahorse hanging outside the door...is that still there?

      1. re: ck1234

        I must admit I tend to avoid that area of Hastings despite brother and SIL living relatively near by. It's just so damn depressing, said the ostrich aka grayelf. But I understand the Only is still very busy and the seahorse is still there -- if I can find the blog I was reading on it recently I will post the URL.

        Mmmm, halibut cheeks...

        1. re: grayelf

          Yes - it is hard to stomach what is going on in that area.

          The Only is Vancouver's oldest restaurant - http://thingsthatwere.blogspot.com/20...

          It's been many years for me since I indulged in their F&C and Calamari.

          1. re: grayelf

            I also saw it mentioned somewhere fairly recently (Grayself, we must have been reading the same blog) If I recall, they were talking about good places you can eat at really cheap.

      2. Deep fried oysters and fresh french fries but no washrooms! Was more than 20 years ago for me.

        Or was it no ladies room? Just a men's? hmmm...