It’s time to get resos for one of Vancouver’s favourite annual traditions: Dine Out Vancouver. This year’s fest, which kicks off January 18th and runs until February 3rd, is your chance to try out some of the best restaurants in Metro Vancouver at a discounted price. The 300+ participating restaurants are offering multi-course dinners at $15, $25, $35 and $45, and believe it or not, you can take your kids with you!
Here are some of our picks for family friendly Dine Out options.
Family friendly restaurants at Dine Out Vancouver
Rocky Mountain Flatbread ($25)
Kid friendly, farm fresh food to please picky, gluten-free, vegan and carnivorous palates, you simply can’t go wrong with a Dine Out lunch or dinner at Rocky Mountain Flatbread. Think tasty mocktails, nutritious salads, pasta and artisanal, wood-over-fired pizzas, and their famous deserts. Their popular kids play area make this a slam dunk for families.
At their Kits and Main St locations
Brewhall ($15 lunch only)
Burger, fries and mini-donuts for $15. Sounds like kid (and well, ahem, parent) heaven. The Brewhall is only offering walk-in (no reservation) lunches but wow do they ever look great. Burgers come in five styles: Crunchy Portobello, Spicy Korean, Smokehouse, Mushroom or Barnyard with pork belly plus the aforementioned fries or salad and mini-donuts for dessert (because everyone needs dessert after a burger and fries). PS: Grownups may want to indulge in a craft beer.
97 East 2nd Avenue, Olympic Village
Torafuku ($15 lunch only)
Talk about a deal! A three-course pan-Asian lunch for $15 a head. Picture a kale salad followed by Kickass rice bowl with pork belly (or fried chicken) or Fuku ramen and finished off withTorafuku’s makes the most of local ingredients sourced from local farms and complements them with carefully selected wines, local craft beers, and a trendy cocktail list.
958 Main St, Vancouver
Arms Reach Bistro ($35)
Dig into some West Coast fare overlooking the ocean in the North Shore’s picturesque Deep Cove. The cosy welcoming atmosphere at this family-owned restaurant makes it a hit with kids. The three-course meal is both hearty and innovative and even comes with suggestions for perfect VQA wine pairings for Mom and Dad.
107C – 4390 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
Tap and Barrel ($25)
We love the Olympic Village location, which offers lots of opportunity for before or after dinner family walks along the seawall or climbs up the giant birds. At this year’s three-course Dine Out menu, you can build your own entree with meat, vegetarian and seafood options. Take your experience to the next level with our local craft beer and premium BC wine recommendations.They have colouring pages and have a great kids menu. At $25, this is a steal.
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
The Old Spaghetti Factory ($25)
The Old Spaghetti Factory may not be the most adventurous choice for an evening out, but when it comes to kids, this venerable pasta institution knows what its doing. ook one of their three-course lunch and dinner pasta Dine Out menus and reserve a spot in the old electric trolley car in the restaurant’s dining room. The kids will love it.
53 Water Street
If you’re looking for a true foodie experience in a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll love the warm and welcoming atmosphere at Campagnolo. Known for locally sourced ingredients and house made salumi and mustard, this rustic, laid back Northern Italian restaurant has been a hit ever since it opened about a decade ago. Their dishes are simple and authentic and will please the most ‘discerning’ (AKA picky) eaters.
1020 Main Street
Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival
January 18 to February 3, 2019
Which restaurants are you hoping to visit during Dine Out Vancouver?