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Only Seafoods Cafe - Vancouver

ck1234 Sep 20, 2008 05:19 PM

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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    tom_edo Sep 20, 2008 07:39 PM

    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
      ck1234 Sep 20, 2008 07:56 PM

      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
        grayelf Sep 21, 2008 08:52 AM

        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
          fmed Sep 21, 2008 08:58 AM

          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
            boisenewbie Sep 21, 2008 10:11 AM

            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. sharonanne Sep 21, 2008 09:38 AM

        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...

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