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Pocket Bacon Aug 24, 2009 08:14 PM


I'm new to this message board/forum, and it looks like an awesome place to find lots of good info!

Now, on to my first post here!

I always seem to be able to find lots of info on restaurants in and around the city of Vancouver, but find it sometimes a little more challenging when looking for something new east of the Fraser River. So, that being said, if I'm not the only one here living on this side of the bridge, where are some of your favorite places to go and have a meal?

I'll list a couple of my favorites in no particular order:

"New York, New York" in Surrey
"Luna Loca" in Surrey
"Vault" in Cloverdale
"Olive Garden" in Langley
"Lou's Grill" in Abbotsford

So, where do you like to go when you don't feel like crossing the river?

  1. fmed Aug 24, 2009 08:29 PM

    Welcome Pocket Bacon!

    Please stick around....we need more intel from the Valley.

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    1. re: fmed
      grayelf Aug 25, 2009 08:09 AM

      I rarely get out that way, but I've been hearing good things about Ah Beetz Pizza in Abbotsford...

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        Pocket Bacon Aug 25, 2009 10:03 PM

        Hmmm...Never heard of it...I'll have to check it out next time I'm at my friends place in Abby to watch some football and drink some beer...Pizza goes so well with those things...

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      gourmet wife Aug 26, 2009 09:57 AM

      Don't forget Luxe Fine Chinese for authentic chinese food (not westernized).

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        Libertycafe Aug 26, 2009 01:29 PM

        We tried to go to "Ah Beetz" in Abbotsford, but only to find out that it doesn't open until 4:00 p.m., plus there was a sign that said they were sold out of pizza (probably from the night before). So we'll have to try next time we go to BC.

        A group of us went to Shandahar Hut in Chilliwack for Indian food and it was quite tasty. The Madras lamb was very, very spicy - only 3 of us had seconds of it and I certainly felt the endorphins kicking in!

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        1. re: Libertycafe
          SusanB Aug 31, 2009 09:22 AM

          My family live in Chilliwack. We had lunch at Shandahar last October - really delicious. We're out there again next week and I'll probably have lunch there again.

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          nutmeg_k Jan 28, 2010 12:50 PM

          Mitch Miller's is probably my favourite place in Abbotsford. The restaurant is small, but it has a really nice atmosphere, and the food is great!

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            kroekerj Jan 29, 2010 12:48 PM

            Agreed, Mitch Millers is a great casual spot in Abbotsford with really good burgers, decent steak and surprisingly good soups...
            Best restaurant though - Restaurant 62! Fine dining at Cactus Club prices. great sustainable choices, classic flavours and some intriguing ones as well - their pistachio mashed potatoes are unreal.

            1. re: kroekerj
              AndrewK512 Jan 30, 2010 01:15 PM

              +1 for Ahbeetz and Restaurant 62
              Ahbeetz has some of the best pizza of all time; it utilizes local products and has the most amazing crispy crust. My favourite pizza is probably the Il Mio Amore or Salsiccia - make sure to order well in advance, they're usually really busy, and run out of dough by 8 o'clock on many days
              Restaurant 62 is also very good, exciting flavors, well executed, and uses a lot of local ingredients too. The head chef is really nice and the service is great.

              Restaurant 62
              2001 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S3N5, CA

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            barefootmommy Feb 4, 2010 08:33 PM

            "Jacksons Grill" in Chilliwack - some of the best steakhouse food I've had anywhere!
            "Presto Cucina" in Abbotsford - casual Italian, can't go wrong. Yummy gelato's for dessert too.

            I've heard "Bravo" in Chilliwack is very classy and right up there with the best Vancouver restaurants, though we haven't tried it yet (need to find a babysitter!)

            Have to say I was not a fan of Restaurant 62 in Abbotsford, though I went soon after they opened and they may have improved things by now. When I went you were sitting so close to the next table that it almost seemed like the people next to you were in on your conversation. :( Not good. The food wasn't good either.

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            1. re: barefootmommy
              fmed Feb 4, 2010 08:41 PM

              Welcome to the forums barefootmommy. Nice to see some much needed firsthand reports from the Valley.

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              slugsunderfoot Feb 8, 2010 08:25 PM

              - does HOPE qualify ? ( probably not )
              - regardless, the ' Kan Yon Cafe ' in hope ( ' chinese and canadian cuisine ' ) does a surprisingly brutal oyster burger. cheap too.

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                scout100 Feb 10, 2010 04:23 PM

                I second recommending Vault in Cloverdale.

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                  studentslibrarian Apr 12, 2010 12:55 PM

                  Try out '7" for sushi in Chilliwack-next door to the BCAA on Luckakuck.
                  Rustica's Ristorante-Main St. Chilliwack.

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                    SusanB May 24, 2010 03:02 PM

                    We're in Chilliwack now, for a family wedding. We thought we'd try Bravo on Friday evening, but my nephew recommended a place called Local Harvest. It's on Vedder Road, just above a video store, and apparently there have been a number of restaurants there over the years. Menu was 'eclectic' to say the least, but the food was excellent and prices very reasonable. I'd definitely eat there again.

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