Nestled in the heart of British Columbia, Burnaby is a vibrant city that boasts a rich culinary scene. The city's restaurants offer a diverse range of cuisines, reflecting the multicultural fabric of Burnaby. From authentic Italian pizzerias and exquisite sushi bars to cozy brunch spots and gourmet burger joints, Burnaby's restaurants cater to all tastes and preferences. Whether you're a food connoisseur seeking a fine dining experience, a casual diner looking for a quick bite, or a vegetarian on the hunt for plant-based options, Burnaby's restaurant scene has something for everyone. This article will guide you through some of the must-visit eateries in Burnaby, ensuring your culinary journey in this city is nothing short of delightful.
Great place for breakfast and lunch. I went for breakfast the other day and the lady was such a sweetheart. Very nice and attentive. The breakfast I had was delicious and very well priced for what I’m used to. I liked the place so much I went back for lunch. The wonton soup was very good and the belt was amazing.
5 / 5
Easy to find my first impression is good looked like a mom and pop’s kind of place the portion is very good vary fresh and fast if you come here in the winter, I would wear something warm because it’s full of beautiful windows but that makes it a little cold. I will be back
5 / 5
Great clubhouse sandwich, very reasonable price.
4 / 5
Friendly service from a husband and wife team, I’m guessing? Good value from a clean, not fancy diner in an industrial neighborhood. Definitely recommend a visit
5 / 5
Really good hash browns and bacon. Came quick. Very open feeling with lots of natural light.
4 / 5
The food here is delicious! The size of the dishes are generous and it’s not expensive for what you are eating. The atmosphere feels welcoming, it has a family friendly space. It’s fairly clean. The service can improve, though. It took around 5 to 10 minutes after we were sited for someone to take our order. Other than that is very good service. People are kind and lovely.
4 / 5
Although there was a queue, the strawberry waffles were worth the wait! It’s really yummy. The side potatoes were a bit undercooked :( otherwise, the food were okay
4 / 5
We ordered pancakes and the new Montreal smoked Ben et Dictine. The holiday sauce Was awful and the dish was very very cold I thought they took the fries out of the fridge. The bread was old and tough. The only good thing on my dish was the fruit that I can have at home too 😒 The pancakes were average and definitely not as good as it was once before. A huge disappointment for the quality drop at this restaurant. I used to really enjoy their food before. I don’t want to even get started on the costumer service. The guy who served us was very tired and serious looking, we decided not to tell him anything about the food and the mess at the table. When he brought the syrup for us, the bottle was covered with syrup and dripping all over the table. Made the table so sticky. Overall the experience wasn’t good, the food wasn’t good and we won’t return for sure. The 2 stars are for my poached eggs and the fruit.
2 / 5
I love the presentation of food here. Our server was a little timid and seemed intimidated by us, not really sure why. Our food was good though. Got the kids French toast and waffle, and a Jessica 89 with guava watermelon juice. All delish.
5 / 5
Food was decent, nothing I would go back again for! $1 kids menu made it attractive slightly. We had a table of 5. Was told to squeeze together as they didn't want to sit those waiting on the other side that they've cleaned. Customers walking in shortly before 3pm closing was turned away! Who turns away customers these days?!
3 / 5
Had a wonderful time, we were so excited to see that the building was exactly the same as when we came as children 😀, we were checking out the area we grew up in and the White Spot was one of the highlights. Couldn't believe that they still have car hop service. Made for a wonderful place to enjoy lunch. And to top it off, our server figured out that she too went to the same high school.
5 / 5
The overall experience was okay, although beef dip buns were soaked in dip underneath (not from the side the meat was placed on), so it was impossible to hold it, it was breaking apart. The dip was delivered in a small bowl with part of the dip on the plate, spilled over. So serving kinda spoiled the impression, although the taste was good. After the main course decided to order a dessert. Was warned that carrot pie was not available - ok. Ordered rhubarb pie only to hear in a minute that they can't serve it. Asked for brownie, was delivered THIS (see the pic attached). Not only it's like a regular piece of brownie from the store sliced in halves (god, the scoop of ice cream was bigger!), they charge for it almost $9! No cutlery was delivered along, the waitress asked if I'd like a spoon (how do you expect people eat brownie with a spoon? it's too dense; just FYI, for any dessert a la mode both items are used - yes, both, fork AND spoon) or a fork. When asked for a fork, I've expected a cake fork, but - ta-dam! - was given a full-sized one. So yeah, mystery solved - if only you'd advise me the fork would be a regular-sized one...
3 / 5
Average breakfast spot. Service was okay, our waitress was nice but my order was wrong. I asked for pancakes but got waffles instead. I ate it anyways and it was not bad, but would have liked to have pancakes. I didn't want to wait for them to fix my order. The inside of the restaurant is pretty basic. Overall...there are better spots to get breakfast
3 / 5
I come here all the time. I love the White Spot burgers and breakfast! Today I had something new--the queso bowl and it was pretty good too, but I would of liked more queso. I also like looking at all the old pictures of Nat Bailey and the early restaurants.
5 / 5
Was seated relatively promptly at 9am on a Saturday. Breakfast entree prices have continued to increase while portions becoming smaller. Our entrees were both $18ish each and definitely not enough to fill our normal sized tummies. We waited 20minutes for our food and ended up receiving one incorrect entree which we didn't even bother to address since we were starving. We were seated by the kitchen and heard all the chaos between servers claiming dishes as kitchen was obviously behind in orders. From now on we will stick to our usual location near metrotown and their lunch/dinner menu.
3 / 5
Romantic, modern eatery serving familiar upscale Italian dishes such as gnocchi & veal marsala.
Go for the food and stay for the desert!!! Everything was absolutely fantastic! Try their "portobello" drink with your desert after dinner sooooo good. I'm definitely going back.
5 / 5
Looking for a local place for a nice dinner I saw a 3 course dinner promotion that looked good. It was an exceptional meal at a great price. Staff was very attentive and it was a fantastic experience. Will definately be back soon.
5 / 5
A last-minute search for a restaurant serving pasta until 10 yielded this absolute gem. One of the best Italian Restaurants I've had the pleasure of dining in. The food is world class and the atmosphere is elegant, relaxing and welcoming. The highlight was definitely the evening's special dessert; Coronation Grape Cake.
5 / 5
This is genuinely the best dining experience I have had. The staff are lovely and the food is just Beyond. I had the melon with prosciutto, ceasar salad, veal with mushrooms, and molten chocolate cake. I had such a great experience, ate exquisite dish after incredible dish, and I'll be returning anytime I am in the neighbourhood.
5 / 5
First time coming to this Italian restaurant and we were blown away by their hospitality. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by the kind woman at the front desk. We had a reservation forn2 and she asked us if we wanted to sit "outside" or "inside". There really was no "outside". They're all indoor seatings but the "outside" ones are right to the side after tithe entrance and therefore it's a much brighter surroundings. The "inside" a lot more darker and moodier, which was what we picked cuz it was our date night. We started with the burrata as appetizer and it was perfect! The burrata was soft, rich, and creamy. You can tell they use high quality olive oil and Balsamic. We used some of the warm, crusty bread they served on the side to mop up some of the leftover juice from the burrata. I ordered Linquini ala Vongole for me and it was to die for. Perfectly seasoned, good amount of clams, al dente pasta, and buttery white wine sauce. My fiancé ordered the gnocchi made it was a bit of a let down. They're definitely made in house, but they're too soft for our liking and we thought that the rosè sauce is a little bland and could use a bit more salt. Everything else was impeccable though. Service was at fine-dining level. Our waiter was so polite and attentive, without being overly over the top. He kept checking on us at just the right time, even placed our sparkling water in a cooler, too. The venue is so clean, quiet, comfortable, and romantic. Will definitely come back again to try their other menu and dessert. Highly recommend if you want something more than ordinary Italian restaurant.
4 / 5
Came early so got to experience this lovely brunch spot and was not disappointed! Lovely service. Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food! Highly recommended.
5 / 5
I like that they are very consistent with the other OEB’s that I have been to, the dishes that they serve have a twist to it that makes it unique and yummy. As far as the quality of food, it is all not bad. Although I think that it can be better as the beef that I got was quite chewy and there was only berries that you can order to go with the waffles, I would’ve prefer other types of fruit to go with the waffle. Overall, a solid place for brunch. The ambience was nice and the service was good.
4 / 5
We went to OEB Brentwood in a weekday and this was a busy place especially summertime. We just walked in around 11:30 and took us at least 45 Mins for a party of 4 to be seated. So if you are a big party better reserve your seats ahead. I noticed that a party of 2 could be easily accommodated. Or you can try putting your name on their wait list app to save time. The service was fast if you scanned their menu while waiting and ordered once seated. Wait staff were very attentive and friendly. The food selection was not so much but just a fancier version of the usual breakfast staple menu. Food portion is OK. I love the Croque Madame, it was delicious. I event tried the Lobster and Shrimp Crepe, it was tasty but expensive. The Mimosa Flight was a let down. Portion is not what I expected for the price. I should have tried their summer drink instead.
4 / 5
Well, finally managed to avoid a line and try OEB. I had pretty high expectations but can happily report that they were exceeded. The food was a bit more upscale than expected and obvious care was taken with both preparation and presentation. The service hit the perfect balance of attentive care. Also, I appreciated the cute, gender neutral restrooms 👍
5 / 5
This location probaby is one of the best breakfast places I've been to. The food is perfect. Their team is very engaging and welcoming. Service was quick, prompt and efficient. No mess ups, great recommendations. It does get busy, and there usually is a 5-10 minute wait time for a table during peak ours. On a side note, it was disappointing that i was offered dirty cutlery, which was promtly changed to a clean pair (without an apology or anything), understandable as its pretty fast-paced environment. Slightly on the expensive end, as a 2 dishes plus 2 drinks costed us around $70 CAD but the food was worth the money.
5 / 5
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Casual diner chain dishing up classic American comfort fare, including all-day breakfast favorites.
We came to enjoy a brunch for my boyfriend's birthday, and the Halloween atmosphere here is simply fantastic ❤️ Eva, our server, was incredibly friendly and kind! She always made sure to check if everything was okay and if we wanted a coffee refill. The service was top-notch ❤️ The steak was not only tasty but also cooked to perfection, and the creamy eggs were absolutely delicious! We enjoyed every bite. We're definitely planning to return to this delightful place :) The overall experience made this birthday celebration truly memorable.
5 / 5
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A cuisine that can be enjoyed anytime, I particularly love the medium-rare steak and onion rings here. They also have a thoughtful promotion of free children's meals after 4pm on Tuesdays. The platter of fried food is perfect for gathering with friends and chatting for a while. It's a great place for a get-together and parking is abundant, so there's no need to worry about parking.
5 / 5
We decided to randomly check out Denny's a few days ago and are glad we did! Our food was served quickly and tasted great. Our server, Eva, was very friendly and made sure to regularly check on our coffees. Eva made our visit extra enjoyable and we hope to see her again the next time we visit. Thanks Eva for the welcoming and efficient service!
5 / 5
They give you the rest of a milkshake to finish everything they serve you. It does exist discounts. Servers should be more gentle. Food is not great, it's good but kind of boring, it's not how they show you in pictures. Everything else is clean.
4 / 5
We dine in for our late brunch, it was busy since it was Saturday but we just waited for a few minutes. Our server was Aileen she was nice and accommodating. They have big portions and the food is satisfying when you're craving for heavy breakfast. GET THEIR NACHOSSSSSS. So good!!
5 / 5
Enduring restaurant offering Greek fare, house-cut steaks & a full bar in a well-appointed space.
Visited with my husband's family and was pleasantly surprised to find this gem. Although I've driven by often, I never realized there was a restaurant here. The newly renovated space is lovely, and the owner and staff are incredibly warm and friendly. They even shared jokes with our baby. We enjoyed the dishes we ordered, especially the lamb chop which was outstanding. Great portion sizes too. We'll definitely return.
5 / 5
We got penne with tomato sauce and lamb chops. I break my comment into positive and negative sections: Positive: Lamb chops was delicious. The rice wasn’t greasy which is a bonus. Lamb chops was well-seasoned. The greek salad that came with it was tasty as well. Service also was good. The gentlemen who was our waiter was fast and respectful. I liked him 👌 Negative: Pasta was super mediocre. It’s much like the pasta I make at home in a busy day with store bought dry pasta and canned tomato. The food is a little bit overpriced. I expected more meat. In my view, this place is great for a date, a family dinner, or a business meeting but not for a casual lunch.
4 / 5
Thoroughly enjoyed the lamb shoulder I ordered. Very tender and nicely seasoned. The atmosphere is great and well aired. Food came in a timely manner. Service level is amazing and server showed up with a 100%. Overall would recommend this place
5 / 5
I was really excited to visit for the first time as I heard a lot of great things for many years. We got sat very quick and inside was nice and bright. We ordered seafood pasta, salmon, chicken, calamari, lamb etc. Everything was ok. I never had bucatini? Noodles with seafood pasta and it was interesting. It had a lot of seafood but the pasta was over cooked and could have used more sauce? We asked salmon to be cooked medium and it was little more and the Lamb was pretty good. I think this is the smallest portion of rice I’ve ever received ordering chicken souvlaki 😅 I think someone said there may have been an ownership change?
3 / 5
I came here to take myself out to a nice dinner. Craving French onion soup and spanikopita, I ordered those first. And that would have been enough for my meal. Flavours were more than on point, I started making noises of enjoyment. Got the chicken parm for my main and everything was fresh and delicious. Just tantalizing on the taste buds. Will definitely come back for more
5 / 5