Charlie Don't Surf - White Rock

4.3
43 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
For over 30 years, Charlie Don't Surf has been a fixture on the White Rock strip. No trip to White Rock Beach is complete without a stop at Charlie's. Enjoy fresh, wild seafood, served with local organic vegetables and soak in the sun with a pint of one of our many craft beers. We proudly offer many gluten free options.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 43 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StacyS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was very good, just when we reserved the table the restaurant employees had
No record of reservation. But the food quality is excellent we always enjoy eating here.just one time two years age we came to ear and the waitress said I don’t want to serve so many people and they did have tables available, so then we decided to not come to the restaurant anymore.

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Pollywog
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Eclectic decor, service was outstanding. Now that parking is free until January we will be back, already decided what we are ordering next time!

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vipPixie
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always enjoy Charlie’s. Menu is consistent and food always reliable and good. Staff are friendly, especially the long timers!

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JasmeetD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

My experience at this restaurant wasn’t that great. The server was very nice when we first arrived, however during our time there she would never come check up on us or serve our drinks when we asked for them. One thing I noticed was we waited over 20 minutes to just order our mains and she kept forgetting our drinks. It was just unpleasant as we spent such a long time at the restaurant. Second my food was just warm it didn’t feel like it was cooked fresh and seemed like it had been warmed up. When I told the server this she seemed super rude about it and later told me she won’t charge me because I didn’t eat it not the fact it was cold. The whole experience was just really off.

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DutchLady
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Went for desserts and drinks. I had the cheesecake and my hubby had the brownie. Desserts not made in-house is disappointing. I had the white sangria which tasted ok but found a bit too sweet

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KellyB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Was a great night. Sunset was beautiful and we could see it from inside still

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tradewynds
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, well setup to deal with COVID.
Service was swift and food was delicious.

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AdrienA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a Pleasure to have dinner on the beach. Wait staff and hosts were excellent and dinner was served promptly.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is great, the traffic noise is annoying, in particular the motorcycles.

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HadessahL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a really nice experience for my first time visiting. Proper social distancing was happening.

Our server was super personable and checked on us regularly. Food was fantastic and well portioned.

Drinks weren’t watered down and the restrooms were cleaned and being cleaned regularly.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The yam fries were very good but the main courses were terrible (Cajun chicken burger and Cajun chicken tacos). The water was gross and smelled strongly of cigarette smoke. Service was friendly and nice.

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great! Had to wait, booked Online thought, I was outside but was not the case. Walk Ins had priority. Reservations should be able to choose where to sit, if options are available.

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LynnaL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside on the patio for lunch. Excellent service and food. Can’t beat the view, either. We will be back!

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Bren
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and great service!! The view doesn’t hurt either 😀

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san10
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

had a reservation and no one came to seat us, they literally walked past us and saw us waiting and told us to just stand there. we ended up having to leave because no one came back to seat us. worst service I've ever experienced

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PattiG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t beat the atmosphere. My Bollywood Pizza was divine.

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Bren
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charlie Dont Surf is always great!! Great food... service was awesome... and those views !!!!🥰👍

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

Crab cakes weren’t great...very small salad...friends fish and chips was better

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JDddd
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and food.
Highly recommend for anyone

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VirginiaC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience4

I looked at the menu online to check out Happy Hour prices. Surprise when I was told there was no Happy Hour. After the waiter ignored me to chat up a biker and his babe instead of bringing my lager I was miffed. I think it would have been nice to have gotten a break on the price of the beer and wine.

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TamiE
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have never had a bad experience at CDS!! We love the location, the ambiance, the food and the service!

Even with the COVID situation, which can cause issues in restaurants where space is concerned, CDS rose above, and exceeded our expectations yet again!

This is the best place in White Rock! Highly recommend!!

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MissP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was amazing as always. However, I found the service to be a little slow.

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JordanB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to sit on the patio on the sun and have some drinks

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Mistrylady
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Birthday lunch for 2

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My pizza came out burnt and they replaced it right away.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch tremendously! Everything was fantastic! We sat on the patio. Our server was attentive and really treated us well. We can't wait to go back.

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Smitty
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good value,good food, great atmosphere and fantastic view on the deck. Staff and bartenders are fantastic. Highly recommend.

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MissP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was really good. However, service was a little slow. I will still go again though.

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CaroleO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Our experience was good overall but we found the menu very limited and nearby parking was a nightmare. On arrival we were well greeted and the service was great. Would go again when weather is not so great!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good as usual. Service was different, not too much contact with server but that’s the new normal.

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service! Tables spaced out nicely to align with COVID protocol

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lynn
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, we were very happy with our experience AND the food at Charlie's Don't Surf!
It's our favourite place in White Rock. We sat on the deck in the sun with plenty of glass partitions keeping us safe from anyone at the next table. The sun was shining, the service was great, what more can you ask!

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mehungry
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good beer, good food, and perfect location on a hot sunny day.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We went for a special night and were disappointed. Our order was wrong and the bottle of wine we ordered never did come. We now call it Charlie Don’t Serve.

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Aislin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Had the chicken tacos and yam fries and they were so awesome !! The yam fries were some of the best i’ve ever had!

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Keegan
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Had a intoxicated customer at 12pm and your servers continued to serve him despite him yelling stuff at other customers. May want to review the laws on serving drunk customers because you legally responsible when you continue to serve someone like that. Our experience was ruined by this individual. Too bad cause the food was quite good.

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Beth
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio - lovely views of the ocean. No happy hour but drinks are reasonably priced.

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NikkiM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time! Service was awesome! View was amazing! All covid precautions taken.
Prices were high, but this was a special treat for me and my kids!
Well come again, just not as frequently as my kids would like due to price!
Thanks for the great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

Server did not check on our food at all. Had to find her to ask for the bill.

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CareyV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I did a reservation through Open Table and they clicked off my reservation for someone else 45 minutes before my actual reservation THUS... I didn't have a reservation anymore. It took my 10 minutes to fix the problem. Open Table wasn't willing to contact the restaurant to fix the mistake.. I had to. If you TAKE ther reservation you can FIX the reservation should there be a problem otherwise... what is the point of using Open Table? I've deleted my account since I'll just cut out the middle man, this being OpenTable (since they only want to help when it is to their advantage.

FAQs

Charlie Don't Surf - White Rock does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Charlie Don't Surf - White Rock also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 538-1988.

Charlie Don't Surf - White Rock is rated 4.3 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.