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Food between Tsawassen and the US border

anewton Aug 1, 2011 07:30 AM

Happy Holiday Monday, Hounds.

My wife and I are headed down to visit her family in Portland in a few days and are planning to catch a 4 or 5 pm ferry from Schwartz Bay to Tsawassen (est arrival time 5:45 or 6:45 depending on which ferry we catch). We would like to grab something good to eat before joining the border lineup. (Also, the border lineup dissipates as it gets later in the evening, so we like the idea of eating on this side of the border). Is there anything you can recommend between the ferry terminal and the Peace Arch border crossing? We are not wanting to go out of our way because we plan to make it down to Olympia that night and need to make good time. So we do not want recommendations for Surrey that take us away from the direction of the border.

I have seen a Cactus Club off the highway not far from the border but I assume that there must be some better place to eat in South Surrey?

Thanks in advance.

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    threetix Aug 3, 2011 09:16 AM

    Hello Vancouver Islander.I guess you will be taking Hwy 99 to the border.Google map "restaurants White Rock BC".There are many restaurants on Marine Drive but is a little off your route & are a bit touristy, may take up a lot of time (beautiful views across the water though).Perhaps a place like Rockwell's on King George Hwy.Fairly close to the Peace Arch crossing & might fit the bill.
    Be sure to check out the Portland boards before you go,lots of great places there!

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      anewton Aug 3, 2011 09:40 AM

      Yes, I have checked out the Portland boards. We know the food scene there quite well because we have family there and visit almost every year

      Sounds like there are not a wealth of decent places close to Hwy 99?

      Thanks for the tip.

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      Florentine Aug 3, 2011 04:31 PM

      There's really nothing right on Hwy 99 along that route.

      Would Ladner be too far for you to venture? There might be a few options there, and you'll be driving right past the village on your way out of Tsawwassen. Sharkey's was decent the last time I visited for simple clam steamers and bouillabaisse.

      The only other option I can think of is along Tsawwassen's main road (the road that leads from Hwy 17 to Point Roberts). I honestly can't think of anything there worth going out of your way to visit - there's a White Spot, a Dairy Queen, an English-style fish & chips shop... maybe something better has emerged?

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