Fable Diner

4.6
124 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian

Top tags:

Casual
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 -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

  • 80's Prohibition Brunch

    CA$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a fabulous brunch meal with great value along 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
  • 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 124 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was great food was amazing. Definitely not your average brunch and it was

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vipjpoww
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch at Fable Diner was fantastic. I came in with a craving for the Duck Pancakes, and they did not disappoint. The service was quick and so incredibly friendly! I'm really looking forward to going back and trying a ton of the other items on the menu!

Fable Diner
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the 5-stars review. I’m glad you enjoyed our locally sourced house-made meals and friendly service. We’ll be happy to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service attentive and efficient. Would go back for brunch for sure.

Fable Diner
Responded 6 days ago

We are glad to have you as our guest. Our dedicated team here at Fable Diner works tirelessly to make sure you get the best experience. Have a great day!

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vipSophiaA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun brunch spot!

Fable Diner
Responded 6 days ago

Sophia, we are grateful for your excellent review. I'm happy to know you liked our brunches’ format and enjoyed our house-made food. Looking forward to your next visit.

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vipJasonA
34 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An awesome little place! Must go and enjoy the best deal in town, the prohibition brunch! Super friendly service with a smile! Always a great time!

Fable Diner
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for your positive review, Jason. Our priorities are to serve delicious house-made food and provide friendly service. I’m so glad you appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and well priced! Did the prohibition brunch for $25 got a warm scone to start. Got a main, coffee or tea AND a cocktail or milkshake and then a cookie for dessert! I was stuffed by the end. Best brunch deal in town!

Fable Diner
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed our Prohibition brunch. Hope to serve you again soon.

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Will
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall decent food & drink, good service and clean seating. Greet by staff as soon as I walked in.

Fable Diner
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for your review, Will. I'm sorry we were just average, I would love more to know how we can change that view. Please reach out to me at kathy(at)fablediner(dot)c-o-m. Especially to discover what could be improved within our locally sourced and housemade food. Thanks!

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vipmattob
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal and tons of fun at Fable Diner. Maxwell was excellent and his recommendations for food and wine were spot on. Terrific value, we will be back👍🏻

Fable Diner
Responded on July 12, 2021

We are happy with your positive words and really appreciate the time you took to write such a kind review. Thank you.

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MelissaW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the patty pass. Burgers were great. Meat was tasty and not dry. There was not a lot of choices for appetizers but it s a diner place.

Service was amazing.

Fable Diner
Responded on July 10, 2021

Hi, Melissa! Thanks for trying us out. We're glad you liked our house-made food and attentive service. We strive to provide just that for all our guests. We hope you'll visit us again.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fable Diner is great! The food is yummy and our server Camryn did an excellent job with service and with food recommendations.

Fable Diner
Responded on July 7, 2021

Hi, Aaron! 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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FelipeJ
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

This is a place full of fluff, $25.00 for brunch per person. What you get, coffee and 2nd beverage, a tinny muffin then two eggs with hash browns which it took 3 tries to get the eggs right, then a cookie. Really??? This is a complete disappointment to me and my friend..!!!!

Fable Diner
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you, Felipe, for your review. It is our goal to have satisfied and happy customers, so we’re sorry to hear about your recent visit. We strive to make each and every dining experience memorable. The feedback overwhelmingly has been that $25 for homemade bread (was a muffin when here), choice of main, coffee, choice of beverage (milkshake, alcoholic or juice) and sweet finish are a great deal! (which our cost-wise it is). You’re feedback and impressions are valuable.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great but was not as good as it used to be

Fable Diner
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thanks for your visit. It means so much when our guests share their experiences. I'm glad you liked our house-made food and I'm sorry you were not totally delighted. Please let me know what was tried. We will take a look at these items: kathy(at)fablediner(dot)c-o-m Hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Duck pancake for $16 is not worth it.

Fable Diner
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Although it’s difficult to hear that you were not satisfied, we appreciate you sharing your experience. Sounds like our fresh local sourcing didn’t come through In flavor. Sorry for that.

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GraemeG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great burgers and milkshakes, great service, fun atmosphere!

Fable Diner
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thanks for the review. We are glad that you had a great experience at Fable Diner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and outstanding service from the staff!

Fable Diner
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thanks for your excellent review! We are so happy that you were pleased with the attentive service and house-made food served to you. Hope to see you again soon!

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RobynL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place! Food is excellent, friendly staff, great energy!

Fable Diner
Responded on June 23, 2021

I’m so grateful for your kind words, Robyn. It’s always so refreshing to hear that we are doing a good job! Our whole team loved reading this. Thanks and have a nice day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great. Will be back again soon.

Fable Diner
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks for the visit and great review! It’s pleasure to know you enjoyed our house-made meals. Hope to see you here again.

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Unreal
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING. Food and service were both equally fabulous. The brunch value for 25$ is so worth it. Cheap for what you get. Best cornbread pancake you could ask for. Very original. Food is full of flavour and you for sure wont leave hungry!

Fable Diner
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thanks for your visit and this great review. Hope to have you here again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 definitely will go back

Fable Diner
Responded on June 14, 2021

We really appreciate your business and helping to spread the word about us. Thanks and have an amazing day!

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TheBigGuy86
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Found the food to be about the same as if I had ordered take out, everything was just warm. My cocktail, while not on the menu(old fashioned)was just watered down by all the ice, see photo. I probably should have just ordered take out the ambience would have been better.

Fable Diner
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for the visit and taking the time to leave a review. I’m very sorry that your recent experience was not outstanding. We strive to deliver the best house-made food to every one of our customers and when we fall short of that goal we try to do everything we can to resolve the issue. I'm afraid I am unable to see photos, but will ensure that this and all other cocktails are being made to specifications. Hope you will give us another chance to make things right in house. Thank you.

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BaileyS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome diner type vibe in this place. Ambiance was awesome, food was great and service was outstanding. Would definitely return.

Fable Diner
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Bailey. We hope you’ll visit us again.

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JaneM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was about as you would expect a place call diner to be. Fairly basic menu but the food was well cooked. Presentation was basic. Wine and alcohol list was a nice surprise. Prices were very reasonable. We had good service from a brand new server. She did a great job.

Fable Diner
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thanks for leaving us a review, Jane. I'm glad to know you enjoyed our drink list, food and attentive service. Hope you will give us another chance to give you 5-star experience

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fable Diner gained international notoriety when it was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives a few years back and the re-opening of their dining room as BC businesses begin to open up from the COVID pandemic demonstrates that they haven't missed a beat. Terrific menu with just the right blend of enhanced diner fare and traditional diner goodies facilitated by great service and a funky ambience. My goal is to work my way through their menu by the end of summer 2021!

Fable Diner
Responded on June 11, 2021

John, the team here is happy to receive such a great review, thank you. Look forward to seeing you here again.

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wineNdine
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

First time at Fable Diner. Experience not on par w raving reviews online. Very new server (she said her first week) did not know some basic info like what cheese was on burger or that there was a kid’s menu. She was also clumsy and not good w COVID era protocols: kept touching mask, hadn’t tightened mask wire so kept falling below nose, dropped a fork on my daughter. Looked forward to milkshake but wondered if made correctly since was so runny and cup seemed like half full of whipped cream. Questioned what the “bits” in our classic chocolate shake were as they seemed like nuts, and she said they were hazelnuts from the Nutella whipped cream...? We’re not allergic but dangerous in today’s world not to list that your chocolate shake contains nuts. My husband enjoyed his meatloaf. First time in a while whole family has been able to eat out, so disappointed this was the experience.

Fable Diner
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for sending this information. Yes it's true, the majority of staff are brand new to us, and in many cases new to serving at all. Hiring right now is very difficult. I am sorry to hear that you endured this. OT shows us what day your visit was, but not the day part. They won't allow me add my actual email address, but please let us know what time you were in: kathy(at)fablediner(dot)c-o-m At the very least, we can provide some much needed guidance to this person.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We discovered Fable Diner during the pandemic and kept going back as the burgers are the best (even our kids agree!). When things reopened this time around we made sure to come by for a visit.

Fable Diner
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thanks for your trust. Our mission is to serve local and house-made food and make it delicious. We are very happy with your review and look forward to your next visit.

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MZheng81818
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great friendly service and hot tasty food for late night!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for your visit and kind review. Look forward to having you back.

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JeffJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been to Fable Diner many times, and have never been disappointed. Will keep coming as your staff are wonderfull , we have always had great service and good value for our money.
Thank you..

Fable Diner
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you for your kind words, Jeff. We are happy to see you as our regular guest :)

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vipJeannineM
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the weekend set brunch - it is terrific value for money. Coffee or tea and choice of cocktail/mocktail, delicious main dish and you get a little baked good to start the meal plus another to end it!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 27, 2021

Jeannine, we are grateful to get such good feedback. It’s very much appreciated. Thanks for sharing and have an amazing day!

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MorrisC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot! delicious, modern twist on all the classics, and if you have not tried one of their milkshakes, you have not lived!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 24, 2021

Hi, Morris! We’re very grateful for guests like you and hope you stick with us for years to come. Best wishes.

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vip148jules
Vancouver
152 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prohibition Brunch was fantastic. Many choices for main entrees and beverages. Will be back!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 23, 2021

Hi! We can’t thank you enough for the kind words about our Prohibition Brunch. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track. Regards!

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AllisonF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Disappointed that we were not offered all the items in the set menu. Never offered the after meal drink or dessert. Service was not as good as on my previous visit. Overall this visit left me a little underwhelmed.

Fable Diner
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thanks for your feedback Allison and for coming in. It's true the special brunch meal we do for $25 for coffee, a beverage, house bread, entre and sweet finish does only have a choice of 8 entrees. You should have been given this Saturday's house-made cookie to finish. The manager did take care of a birthday Sundae! If it was you that had the bday, belated good wishes. I welcome more detail. OT won't allow me to put an email address. It is in the 'contact' area on our website.

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MaryV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Polite and amiable waiter, wonderful music and a delicious meal. Always a win

Fable Diner
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you so much for your excellent review. Hope to see you again soon

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NickC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this place. The staff is always friendly and the food is always good.

Fable Diner
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thanks for your review, Nick. We appreciate you spending time with us more than you know. See you soon

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MaryV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure

Fable Diner
Responded on March 14, 2021

Happy to know you had a great experience at Fable Diner! Thanks for sharing.

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GailN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Was a fun brunch. Staff were great and so was the service. Two of us had the duck pancake and found it had far too much kimchi. Other than that, it was a good stop and we will go back.

Fable Diner
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thanks so much for sharing this feedback with us. I am glad that you appreciated our service. When you visit again, feel welcome to provide such feedback. It's great because if something is being done incorrectly, it can be fixed in the moment. The staff is also mandated to do what we can to see you leave happy. Looking forward to seeing you here again.

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service! We will be back very soon!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 1, 2021

Adam, thank you for your support. So happy to hear you enjoyed our locally sourced, house-made food and friendly service

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Roger
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding
First time visit
Highly recommended
Great food and good selection

Fable Diner
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thanks for your feedback, Roger. I’m glad you had a great experience. You’re always welcome at Fable Diner. Best wishes

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adfgt
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

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

Fable Diner
Responded on February 25, 2021

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
35 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
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 on February 24, 2021

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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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 124 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.