Fable Diner

4.6
86 reviews
CAN$30 and under
American

Top tags:

Casual
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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Experiences

  • Prohibition Brunch

    CA$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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

    CA$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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
  • Dine-Out Vancouver

    CA$29.00 per person

    Feb 5 - Mar 7, 2021

    We are excited to back for another year of doing DIne-Out Vancouver and so glad to be able to have guests in to dine in a safe, warm environment and enjoy some great value meals.
What 86 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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adfgt
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Although made a reservation, still waited for 15min to get a seat. The dine out menu is confusing.

Fable Diner
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your visit and this feedback. I strive to address the concerns listed - Can't see what time in. Brunch (assumed) is busy and I am sorry you had to wait. We limit dining time to 1 hour at brunch to allow more seating, but unfortunately not all guests comply to this -that may have been the case. Apologies the menu was found confusing. Further feedback on this is welcomed (if we can improve it, we want to!) OT does not allow me to share an email contact. It is on our site.

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vipJasonA
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was delicious! However the greeter/host was horrible! Put us on the wait list, which was fine, however we were told 20-25 mins, after an hour we decided to make a reservation on OpenTable and got right in. The greeter/host saw us and walked away. We had to wait for someone else to seat us. That individual was amazing! This is a great place and a must try! I am not going to let one person ruin my experience there!

Fable Diner
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the excellent rating, despite having such difficulties being sat. I am sorry for this trouble. Thank you for the information regarding your experience. We are following up with those on during the Saturday brunch, as this experience should never happen. Look forward to having you here again. If experiencing anything close to this in the future, please request the manager and share this info with us so we can address it immediately.

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RubinaJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We actually were going to do the Dine in Vancouver menu, but their regular menu looked good so my husband and I tried their menu. I had the burger and it was delicious and the passionfruit mimosa was good, my husband had their all day breakfast and he was not disappointed. We will definitely be back. The service was awesome too.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hi, Rubina! We are incredibly grateful that you appreciated our attentive service and house-made food. Look forward to seeing you back many times.

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vipHelenM
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good safety protocols, great food and excellent server

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Reviews like this make our work so much lighter, Helen. Thanks for sharing, and have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Super yummy food! Can’t wait to come back again

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for your feedback! It’s a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our locally sourced house-made food. We’ll be happy to see you again.

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MatteoS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The dessert tasted weird, the test was good

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave this review, Matteo. Open table won't allow me to give my email address to try to gain more info about the dessert that was tried. Please know that if anything is mentioned during the visit about something not being great, staff are meant to correct it or compensate for it immediately. Look forward to having you here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good burger as usual. Good fries as usual. Good coffee as usual.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for the good review. We strive to be consistent in our quality and service. Glad that this has come through. Hope to see you soon.

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LiVi
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Overall a very good diner style restaurant. We lost sight of the restaurant and overshot while running to dinner, because it was in a heritage Lee's Building. Good history with this part of it. Diner feels a little cramp but there was enough partitions all around during Covid. For Dine Out, all 5 of the family that went to dinner chose Steak and frites and tomato soup as a starter and also the chocolate peanut butter cream with caramel in a glass container. Taste was great and did all our steaks different as I eat my almost rare and the others were 2 medium rare, medium and well-done. We had the whole gamut and they cooked it to perfection and it came with a pepper jelly sauce and that was tasty. The fries were crispy, a little on the salty side but still good! Tomato soup with a drizzle of herb oil was creamy and tasty like tomatoes and cream should be, not can-like at all! Overall food is great and I just found out that they have been featured on Guy Fieri's Diners and at least one other food show! Great little place!

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for your visit and kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Kind regards!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! We absolutely loved the chocolate peanut butter milkshake and their passion fruit mimosas. The feature of the day was a pulled pork eggs Benny and we also ordered the Roasted Duck Pancake. Both were amazing dishes and would order them again!

Fable Diner
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you for this excellent review! It’s so great to hear that you loved our house-made food and milkshakes. Hope to see you again soon.

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SarahM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great, casual up-scale diner feel. And they made my pre-teen daughter feel special for her birthday with balloons and a special birthday sundae.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your daughter’s birthday, Kind Regards!

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vipSandraF
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is not the average diner! One could call it diner chic; the menu has what can be expected, but often with a unique twist. The food was delicious. Also, the cocktails were great. As with the food, the classics, but with an innovative twist. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. We will definitely return.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you for this great review. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to Fable after reading reviews and looking for something on our way to South Granville. The Prohibition Brunch was on. Amazing value and food! We selected the Duck Pancakes and the feature Benny. So so good! We will definitely be back!!

Fable Diner
Responded on January 21, 2021

Thank you for writing a review and highlighting your favorites. I will make sure our team sees your wonderful compliments on our house-made food. Hope to see you again soon!

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Fable Diner and we will return food was great service was exceptional

Fable Diner
Responded on January 21, 2021

Tracy, we are so grateful for your excellent review. Thank you for appreciating our friendly service and house-made food. Look forward to your next visit.

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vipVGN67
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Great experience!
Really good food, and out of this world service!!!
A lot of fun when our server puts up with, and joins in to our silly banter.
Can’t wait to return!

Fable Diner
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thank you so much for these kind words. I’m glad that you appreciated our house-made food, cozy atmosphere, and friendly service. Look forward to seeing you again.

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JenniferC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and the food was delicious. I'm definitely will go back again.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive review. We're happy that you had a great experience. Looking forward to your next visit to Fable Diner.

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SimranShahbaaz
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time visiting fable diner. The atmosphere is so relaxing and welcoming as well as the staff. I loved the positive vibe in the restaurant. The food was delicious beyond what we had expected would definitely return back to this place for brunch.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thanks for your visit, Simran! I’m so happy you really enjoyed our house-made food, relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. We look forward to seeing you back many times.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We've always had good experiences bringing our little one for brunch at Fable. Food comes out quickly so we can eat and get out before kiddo becomes restless!

Fable Diner
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thanks for leaving this kind review. We are happy to have guests like you. We love to see the next generation of foodies here at the diner. Best wishes!

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Gino
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good diner feel and excellent bar. They have brunch every day and all day if that's your thing. We had the duck pancakes which were great and the Broadway burger. The cocktails were fresh.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 13, 2021

Hi, Gino! Thanks for taking the time to review. We’re glad you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Friendly and attentive staffs, good value for the brunch menu (you definitely get more food than you can finish). Milkshakes were really good, and not too sweet.

The only thing is that the potatoes were a little too salty for my taste.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review. Our team is glad you enjoyed our house-made brunch and attentive staff. We look forward to having you here once again.

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Michael
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve walked by Fable for years and decided to try it this week. It was way better than we expected. The service was excellent. The food was fantastic (the mixed berry pie was amazing). The ambience was excellent. We had a fantastic time.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you for your trust Michael and your many compliments! I’m so glad you like our home-made food, friendly service, and cozy ambiance. Look forward to seeing you here again.

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vipGinaI
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Lots of tables were available and we were sat between the two bars and where servers get their items for customers. We could see the kitchen and the tense interactions between the staff.

Food was great, but the ambiance was left to be desired based on where we sat.

In this day and age, going out is so limited and customers should be provided with better experiences, felt the experience was matter of fact.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thanks for your visit and the feedback. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed our locally sourced house-made food. I apologize that the ambiance experience didn’t match your expectations. Our seating system depends on safety standards. Only certain tables may be sat. Please know that if a concern is made known to us, we will do our best to fix it up (in this case move the party). Thank you for coming in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner

Fable Diner
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again.

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JenniferB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Our server was very polite and attentive. It was her third day working there and I was impressed with how she was able to answer all our questions quickly and correctly. I loved that we were able to make a reservation online. Made the visit that much more enjoyable to know there was a seat ready and waiting for us.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a kind review. It's much appreciated. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and peaceful New Year

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CMac
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quiet diner that I’ve been meaning to try and finally got the chance! Tasty, pretty food, hipster. Loved being able to have breakfast items for dinner! Great selection of menu items, even for my picky kids! The Vanilla Banana milkshake is a must-try, the cornflakes surprisingly made it extra yummy! large enough serving for 2 to share. Very casual and relaxed, quiet. Would come again.

Fable Diner
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you for coming in. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed our house-made food, milkshakes, and relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to your next visit.

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MaureenM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience, excellent fresh creative food, friendly and engaging staff - like the Prohibition weekend meals and appreciate the gift of jam! All good, our favourite spot.

Fable Diner
Responded on December 16, 2020

We're happy you had a fantastic time with us. Thanks for your trust. We're thankful for amazing customers like you. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes!

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Sierra
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It’s a modern looking, spacious dinner located in the Mount Pleasant area. Food was interesting and creative, although it may not be for everyone (eg. Duck breast with kimchi on a pancake). It was a bit too salty for my liking though. My server was a super cheerful lady. I really like their weekend brunch. You get your main dish, a baked treat, a biscotti, tea (or coffee), AND another drink for only $25.

Fable Diner
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thanks for the visit and your feedback. It’s nice that you noticed our creative house-made dishes, friendly staff, and good prices. Hope to see you here again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We went for the prohibition brunch - delicious, huge meal, excellent value. Will definitely be going again.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thank you so much!

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CliffordL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The choice of "Mains" is limited, likely due to Covid19, though. Ice cream is available by itself (not many places offer that!).

Pulled pork sandwich on a bun comes with lots of fries.

Staff are very polite!

Fable Diner
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give your visit and feedback. So glad you enjoyed our house-made menu and friendly staff. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Fable Diner again.

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wendyh
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

COVID times makes everything seem strange. Service was good but, with limited staff, not up to what I expect here. The food is always great. Comfort food through and through along with the best milk shakes.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thanks for the feedback. It will be passed forward. I’m glad that the food shone through.

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Celine
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect! Try their rösti and thick cut bacon for breakfast.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 25, 2020

Perfect breakfast makes a perfect day! Best wishes and thank you for sharing your review.

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vipSanjayMR
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Prohibition Brunch is definitely worth the money - $25 for Coffee/tea + Pastry + Main + Sweet Treat + alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink. But, make a reservation ahead of time so you won't be turned away

Fable Diner
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for the good feedback. Looking forward to your next visit.

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AlexN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent and very friendly service. Great menu with lots of comfort food.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 17, 2020

We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review. Thanks for noticing our top priorities - house-made food and friendly service. Looking forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

So good that this is my second time this week!

Fable Diner
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're grateful for customers like you. Best wishes!

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The specials were offered and then we were told they weren’t available! My husband and daughter enjoyed their dishes, but mine was just alright.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 15, 2020

Hi, Jennifer! Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad the rest of your family enjoyed our house-made dishes. It's something we've worked hard on. And I’m sorry the server didn't get the information that we had just sold out of the features until after they were described to your group. It does happen sometimes - especially when it is busy that other folks who have had housemade features described to them choose them first and they become sold out.

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MaureenM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent - our favourite breakfast spot - creatively interpreted breakfast entrees, delicious, excellent quality and very very good. Energy at the diner was up and friendly, very good COVID precautions. All around great food in an interesting and welcoming environment.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 15, 2020

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to provide a rating, your opinion is valued greatly. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.

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Happyhourfred
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and food. Reasonably priced.....

Fable Diner
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you for your visit and kind review! Hope we get to see you here many times.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The weekend Prohibition Brunch is so worth it! Great drinks and milkshakes! My fave is the duck pancakes!

Fable Diner
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you for coming in. It’s great to know you liked our brunches' format and enjoyed our house-made food and delicious milkshakes. Hope you do venture back!

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gloria
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good value at a fair price
Impeccably clean!
Very hospitable, neighourhood eater.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 10, 2020

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Gloria! Thanks for noticing our hospitality, safety, and fair prices. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NormanS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy visiting Fable Diner for breakfast. Friendly staff and tasty food. I appreciate them being open during the pandemic.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and your support, Norman. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re lucky to have clients like you. Look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We felt safe, as well as well-fed and well looked after. Music too loud, made conversation difficult -- calling it "energetic" in the ranking choices is far too kind. Apart from that detail, a great choice. Fable seems to have adapted well to difficult circumstances and deserves to continue to prosper.

Fable Diner
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thanks for your visit. It’s great to hear you appreciated our safety measures and house-made meals. I really value your opinion and be assured concerns about music are noted and have been passed on to the whole management team to be more aware of this. Please do say something on a return if this impression is given. You likely may not be the only one to feel this way, and the team should be made aware. Hope to see you again!

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FAQs

Fable Diner does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and 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 86 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.