Fable Diner

4.6
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43 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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American

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Fable Diner is excited to re-open to Dine-in guests. It has been an amazing couple of months and we are looking forward to the next chapter.

Fable Diner offers clean, safe Dine-out, Dine-in and Delivery options for our guests. The restaurant has been configured to ensure the health & safety for our staff and guests

Brunches return to Fable Diner with exciting new concepts for both Saturday & Sunday offering pre-ordered reserved seating. Book early before they sell out.
Fable Diner will be offering reserved seating for "Pick-up" cocktails. Order your food in advance and reserve a table to drink some cocktails while you wait.
Fable Diner -A leading edge diner concept serving great food made with integrity and skill served in a clean family friendly atmosphere.
Food Network’s Fable Diners Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri episode can be seen online. Season 29, Episode 17

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Special menus

  • Prohibition Brunch

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     CA$25.00 per person
    Starting Oct 18, 2020
    Social Distance Brunches presents PROHIBITION Sunday brunch. Choose one of our top selling brunch items to go along with a brunch cocktail, milkshake or signature mocktail. Choose from : Truckers Breakfast ( choice of sausage, ham, bacon or avocado), Roast Duck Pancake, Hash & Eggs, Loaded French toast, Avocado or feature Benny, Vegan Bowl, Huevos Rancheros or Chef's Feature. All meals come with coffee or tea plus choice of beverage. $25 / person
  • 80's Prohibition Brunch

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     CA$25.00 per person
    Starting Oct 17, 2020
    Enjoy a fabulous brunch mel with great value with 80's classic music. Choose one of Fable DIner's favorite brunch meals along with your choice of beverage and coffee or tea, Meal includes a scone and sweet treat all for only $25. Seatings are for 1 hour and all tables will be re-booked for 1 hour, This will allow us time to social distance and provide a clean, comfortable atmosphere for all to enjoy and indulge
What 43 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
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4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent - will definitely return!

Fable Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your positive rating. We hope to see you again very soon.

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KatherineF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love coming to Fable for brunch!

The upbeat ambiance, the fun music, the value, the servers are intuitive, personable, friendly, attentive and quick.
I’m especially enjoying the value with the new (to me at least), prohibition brunch, it’s like the food and drinks just keep coming ;)
I’ve already taken and told many of my friends about my super positive experience and encouraged them to check it out too.

Fable Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. I’m happy to hear that you like our cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and format of house-made brunches. Hope to see you here again soon.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fable is always consistently great, the servers are always wonderful and the food is always great.

Fable Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5-star review. I will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the great work. Looking forward to having you back!

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Elizabeth17
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Was disappointed that the turkey dinner was a round roast. I am not of fan of the round turkey roasts and would not have booked our dinner if I had known that in advance. Everything but the Turkey was delicious. Our server seemed overwhelmed. Unfortunately I don’t think we’ll be back for another turkey dinner!

Fable Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. It’s important for us. Outside of this, reviews have been great on the Thanksgiving dinner takeout dinner and dine-in. Not yet sure of next year's format of course, but sorry that we likely won't see you for this dinner next year. Stay safe!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food, but small portions. Boozy milkshake and pumpkin pie were delicious!

Fable Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for trying us out and also for the feedback. Since our sourcing is quality and local and everything is housemade, it is admittedly more expensive to produce. We’ve found it comes across in superior taste. It’s not a deciding factor for some, so we will always have to weigh this out! Hope we get to see you here again.

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Meli
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and the $25 breakfast brunch was a good deal! Amazing service as well! Just wish the restaurant wasn't as loud because it was harder to have a conversation.

Fable Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you again many times.

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EllenT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prohibition brunch is great value, delicious, and the staff were so lovely!

Fable Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review. We try to provide a good experience, and I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you here again.

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Michelle
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The duck pancake was unbelievable. Fantastic brunch place on weekends for such a good deal!

Fable Diner
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed our locally sourced house-made food. Hope to see you again soon.

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience2

The beef brisket was not brisket it was cubed meat that tasted like plastic. I've never seen anything like it. The potatoes were overdone. I ate the eggs, the kale and the avocado. Then I found a long curly blond hair in my food (my hair is black.) The servers were kind enough to take it off the bill but I will never go back.

Fable Diner
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for your visit. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment. This certainly is not the norm. Very sad that we won't see you back. Thank you also for speaking up and allowing us to comp your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great.
The food was delicious and well priced ($25 Prohibition Menu).
Would definitely recommend.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for the great review. I’m happy you enjoyed the format of our brunches. The safety of our guests and team is a priority for us. Look forward to your next visit.

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SandraC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It feels safe to eat at Fable during Covid 19. They are very careful and follow all the safety protocols. The food is really good - well prepared and they have a nice menu. I had the Duck/Kimchi pancake - unusual and very tasty! My husband had a fully loaded burger and it's one of the best. Their french fries are exceptionally good also.

Fable Diner
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hi Sandra. I’m happy to hear you had a great experience at Fable diner. Thank you for sharing your kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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tarak
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was exactly what my daughter and I were looking for. Kids meals are reasonable and filling. Milkshakes are delicious!

Fable Diner
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review. I’m glad you and your daughter enjoyed our house-made kid’s meals and delicious milkshakes. Look forward to your next visit.

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Huesthatgrl
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience at Fable Diner. They had a unique selection of brunch, from pancakes to burgers and milkshakes - creations you just can’t get anywhere else. The vibe was super laid back, but it was a stylish diner. We would definitely come back.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. I’m happy you liked our varied menu of house-made food and a cozy atmosphere. We’d be glad to serve you again.

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vipDonny
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The duck pancake was amazing!!

Fable Diner
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thanks for trying us out. I fully agree with you. The Roast Duck pancakes are delicious. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ChrisT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant. Prohibition brunch during COVID-19 is well worth the price. Great add-on's that are great little touches make it worth every penny.

Fable Diner
Responded on August 17, 2020

Hello, Chris. Thank you for the 5-star review. We are glad to know that you appreciated the format of our brunches. It’s a great value and we make sure to prepare tables for the next guests according to safety standards. Hope to see you here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite brunch spot

Fable Diner
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thanks for your trust. We are happy that you enjoyed our house-made food from local sources! We look forward to having you here once again.

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vipGoldenS
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good flavour, good food. Would recommend this to anyone for casual dining.

Fable Diner
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thanks for your visit and kind review! We’ve changed the format of our brunches. Check one out if you haven’t already. We'd love to have your opinion. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The set brunch menu was amazing! Such a good amount to share between two people and the flavour combinations were perfect. Also the music and overall atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming.

Fable Diner
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We are happy that you like how we’ve changed the format of our brunches. It is a great value and allows us to clean, sanitize and prepare tables for the next seating of guests. Hope you do venture back!

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ErinD
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience here with great safety precautions in place. Our meals were comfort food bliss.

Fable Diner
Responded on July 7, 2020

Thank you for coming in

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Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

But pricy but great experience. Would definitely go back!

Fable Diner
Responded on July 2, 2020

Thank you for coming in. Great to hear you enjoyed our fresh, local and house-made meals. It is more expensive to do things this way but glad to hear that the flavors shone through as intended. Hope to see you here again soon!

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Talb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience2

In my opinion, the prices were too high for a diner. Cleanliness of tables and glassware was an issue. Service was good.

Fable Diner
Responded on June 22, 2020

Just caught this! Thank you for your visit and the compliment to service. We have gone over and above the sanitization mandated by our government. Want to absolutely know where this appeared to be lacking so it can be addressed immediately. Please email me at kathy[at]fablekitchen[dot]ca Our food is sourced locally and much is housemade. This does result in higher prices than the typical 'diner'.

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mpbkits
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good and tasty, the service excellent. It got a bit chilly by the windows--but otherwise a good experience and relaxed--no rushing us out the door when we had finished eating.

Fable Diner
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for your visit

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Lovefood
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun upscale Diner. Fabulous place to gather with friends for a delicious meal. Service was fantastic!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for visiting us

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GeorgeT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Came here to celebrate a friend’s birthday because she was craving milkshakes. Super friendly servers, and relaxed atmosphere. Food had great flavour and pricepoint

Fable Diner
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks so much for visiting with us on this special occasion

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WilliamB
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Inventive menu, great service, nice space and atmosphere

Fable Diner
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for visiting us and your kind review

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Lockie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very happy with the experience. Only criticism was nthe length of time to place our order. Drinks came right away, but had a long wait for server to return to take food order.

Fable Diner
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for the visit and the feedback - Reviews show the date of visit, but not the time. Was this a dinner visit and around what time? I do want to look into what held the server up so hopefully this does not happen again. kathy[at]fablediner[dot]c-o-m (sorry, OT makes me put my email address 'in code' or it won't accept my response)

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DennisHopper
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

quick dinner in early evening - food quality very good - I would have liked a larger serving of the yummy gnocchi special

Fable Diner
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thanks for the visit and your feedback

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PaulW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Go for the double burger... Great flavour, hot, and fresh! My mouth is watering just writing this review!?

Fable Diner
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks for coming in!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was exceptional! Very attentive and friendly

Fable Diner
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thanks for coming in

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vipWilliamB
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun diner decor, nice midcentury touches. Inventive menu. Great service.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fable is our go to place. The dinner was amazing. Dessert not so much. But either way. We love it there and glad we fit to spend our love day at our favorite brunch spot

Fable Diner
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for joining us on Valentines Day

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ArielaF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

First time trying it with 3 friends joining. Staff was great and very accommodating to different food palates. Giving the food a 3/5 stars for a couple of reasons: I had the Fable burger and really liked it though the fries were a bit too salty -- next time I'll ask for my fries unsalted and add my own to taste. One person in my party had the vegan salad and found it strange that the potatoes in the salad were warm but the kale wasn't -- she would have preferred the entire salad to be warm. Two people in my group sent back their soup of the day as it was served barely room temperature and they had to had to ask for it to be heated; it was tasty though. Finally, one person ordered the pulled pork and found it to be more chunky than pulled, and also too dry; had to request more sauce to be added to it. She won't order it again but is willing to come back to try other dishes. The diner seems to be doing well and we will definitely give it another chance.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the visit. I have sent you a private message.

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BrittanyS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time! The service was absolutely amazing and really made our night perfect.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 10, 2020

Great to hear. It looks like maybe Max was your server. I will pass on your great compliment. If not email the restaurant so I commend the right person. OT won't let my put down my email address! But it is on our website :) Thank you for visiting

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AnnedW
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a pleasant little discovery! Visited for Dine out Vancouver...excellent value delicious warm potato salad and out of this world milkshakes!

Fable Diner
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for the visit!

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vipVancouverguy
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had such a good time at the fable diner, its a must go again for us.

The hostess went out of her way to our change the reservation for the added numbers to our party was much appreciated.

The food is consistently very good at this restaurant, with the service being the same. Max our server that evening was great; friendly and fun, with the perfect balance of professionalism and familiarity. We mostly all had the burgers that night with the exception of one that had the steak, and all items were delivered hot and to order. The fries were also the best we've had in a long while and the shakes are not to be missed.

I want to keep it all to myself, but I think the secret is already out by the fact that it was full of happy patrons. It deserves the stars and it certainly can't be slighted for any reason that evening. We will be back!

Fable Diner
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks so much for this review. I will pass your kind comments on to Max. He is a star. Look forward to seeing you back.

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StaceyG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did their Dine-Out menu which was spectacular but will be returning. The food was out of this world and the service was stellar. Cannot recommend enough.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you so much. Look forward to having you back

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ordered the Dine Out Vancouver menu. First time at Fable and would definitely come back. Good atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thanks for trying out our DOV menu. Look forward to seeing you back.

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vipLunaL
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Went for the dine out menu

Appetizers and main dish was good.
Dessert was lame.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 28, 2020

Our two DOV desserts have gotten good reviews. Please email us and let us know which dessert was tried (or all?) and how it/they came accross as lame. The feedback is valued.

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Very
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Mains dishes were so salty. Very very heavy favour. We only ate a little bit then ask for pack up, the server didn’t even ask how’s the dishes.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for your visit and feedback. It is unusual for us. OT only tells the date visited, but not time. I apologize that the server did not inquire how the food was - it is considered an essential step of service here. I would like to look at this. Please let me know approx. what time you were by and items ordered. I can find the table and touch base with the team involved. Thank you in advance! OT doesn't allow me to give an email address. It can be found at the end of our website!

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AshleyH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome as always! Excellent service and fantastic food!

Fable Diner
Responded on February 3, 2020

Great to hear. Thank you for joining us

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FAQs

Fable Diner does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fable Diner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 563-3463.

Fable Diner is rated 4.6 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Fable Diner does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fablediner.com/.

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.