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Argo Cafe

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Southeast False Creek
American, Cafe, Canadian, Diner
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1836 Ontario St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2W6, Canada
+1 604-876-3620
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07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
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West Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

An old time diner with decent food. Prices were average, but portions were a bit anemic. We really enjoyed the gritty industrial neighbourhood Argo was located, as the cafe still retains a lot of its old school charm. The waitress and staff were very friendly and chatty, thus making our lunch visit much more enjoyable. We were disappointed to learn... More 

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Thank DDWong
Hong Kong, China
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610 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Limited menu but decent selections. Basically a mixture of pasta, steak and burgers plus specials for the day. They do not have license for wine so maybe a problem for those who like to have something to match the food?

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Thank Ianfung
Vancouver, Canada
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208 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Currently working nearby and based on a review tried the Mexican poutine. Brilliant. Tasty and lots of it. Friendly and witty service as a diner should have. Clearly a going concern with a varied clientele. Will go back for more.

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Thank John G
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Sought out a small neighbourhood cafe for a late and light dinner with a friend. Stumbled on the Argo Cafe and was so glad we did! We shared the Mexican poutine and grilled cheese sandwich. Grilled cheese was just so-so...nothing to write home about. But the Mexican poutine was honestly one of the best twists on poutine I've ever had.... More 

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Thank Melozia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Good food, good prices and friendly staff! So far, I've tried their basic breakfast ($6.95) and their steak and eggs ($14.95). Both were delicious.👌🏼...looking forward to trying something off their lunch and dinner menus!

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Thank Angela M
Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place while staying in Olympic Village. The food was really tasty and very, very reasonably priced.

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Thank eightcoldmonths
Eugene, Oregon
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We didn't expect to find a genuine diner in Vancouver, but Argo is exactly that. The waitress was very friendly, and most of the other diners seemed like locals. We ordered simple chicken burgers, and they were good. Parking can be difficult.

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Thank Claudia B
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this little diner for a breakfast. It's located near the Olympic village in Vancouver. It was recommend by some work colleagues or else we would never have found it. The service was friendly and the food great. I had the eggs Benedict and the hollandaise was made from scratch and the knife skills for our... More 

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Thank Robyn D
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I came in for breakfast this morning before heading out great little place close to Olympic Village. They're open for dinner's on Thursdays and Fridays. Going to give it a go for sure.

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Thank purplejwhayes
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Popped in to check this fun and funky little diner and was not disappointed It's very busy and for good reason. The food here is fantastic Duck on a dinner menu? Yes please! This was fine dinning food with diner prices and atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Canadian, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1836 Ontario St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2W6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Southeast False Creek
  • Neighbourhood: Southeast False Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 604-876-3620

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southeast False Creek

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Southeast False Creek
Developed alongside the Vancouver Olympic Village for the 2010 Winter Games, a past fraught with hardship has recently been overcome, and builders are changing the landscape on the ground of Southeast False Creek at a rapid pace. With waterfront dining, ultra-modern facilities, sports stadiums, and a load of greenery, parks, and rest spots built into the ever-changing infrastructure, it's a fast-paced and mutable spot to see Vancouver taking shape and making history. It is especially popular for the casual sportsman, as the Seawall on the water makes for one of the most scenic locations for cycling or roller-blading, jogging or strolling.
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