Fable Diner

4.6
169 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

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 169 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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Erica
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Accommodating server; food and table were great - looking forward to trying more items!

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CliffordL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Seating by the window can be distracting, as people walking by can look right at you and vice versa. Maybe one-way glass might be an option.

Not the fault of the restaurant, but walking to it from the west is a bit of an obstacle course due to the current construction for the underground rapid transit. The bus stops that used to be right in front of the restaurant have been moved for now to the next block of Broadway east of Main Street.

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Anonymous
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely amazing and organized!! Will definitely be back many more times :)

Fable Diner
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for your visit and excellent review. Hope we see you back many times.

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RoryM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Bustling diner atmosphere with good food and service!

Fable Diner
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments about our service and delicious food, Rory. Look forward to seeing you here again.

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Tali
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was fresh, delicious, and arrived in less time than it took me to decide in the first place. My mate ate all, and I reluctantly left a morsel on my plate for appearances. Server was lovely and appeared at all the right moments. A nice little oasis hidden in the chaos of Main and Broadway:)

Fable Diner
Responded on November 21, 2021

Screw appearances! Thank you for the visit and great review Tali.

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DamianE
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stopped in on my way home from work.
Had the Kale Caesar salad and a chicken poutine. Both were very tasty. Washed it all down with a cucumber beer spritzer. That too was delicious.
Definitely be back again when in the area.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 21, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Damian. It’s good you enjoyed your experience at Fable Diner and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We’re happy to have customers like you. Best wishes.

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TimW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I kind of expected more
The menu was a bit thin

Fable Diner
Responded on November 21, 2021

We appreciate your visit and honest review, Tim. Our goal is to make you happy. We hope to see you again soon.

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LisaB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic weekend brunch! I love this diner on Sunday for their $25 prohibition brunch … best deal in town

Fable Diner
Responded on November 16, 2021

We are so happy about your excellent review, Lisa. Thank you for appreciating our Prohibition brunch. Look forward to having you back.

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MarzipanRitter
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fable Diner has the pandemic protocol dialed to perfection. Easy vaccination record checks, quick seating, friendly service, fast delivery of a delicious, quality meal. Particularly tasty tomato soup, crispy fries, and well dressed salad. I look forward to returning!

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vipPattyL
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was okay. Mini donuts were hard empty balls. Chocolate peanut butter cupcake was nothing special. Meatloaf was tasty but we thought we could make a better one. Ordered the steak, kale caesar with fried chicken, 2 meatloaf dinners, roasted duck pancake, cauliflower gratin, vanilla caramel milkshake.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and outstanding value! Will definitely return😊

Fable Diner
Responded on November 10, 2021

We appreciate your review. It’s a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our locally sourсed house-made food. Look forward to seeing you here again.

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Stephanie
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

My partner and I were very excited to check out Fable Diner since we both really enjoy Fable Kitchen. Unfortunately the quality and service weren’t up to par. Their website is a bit confusing and we didn’t realize until we showed up that it was a set brunch menu. I ordered the French toast which seemed like it wasn’t even dipped in egg at all. It was just a really thick piece of fried bread with toppings. The scones before the meal were over cooked and the biscotti at the end of the meal was undercooked. The coffee was fine and my cocktail (the bees knees) was great, but my partner was really disappointed in her Caesar. We had to remind the server multiple times for water that was only brought to us about halfway through our meals, and we ordered a side of tostis that we never got (and thankfully weren’t charged for). Unfortunately I don’t think I’d go to this location again.

Fable Diner
Responded on November 5, 2021

Stephanie, thank you for your review and for the compliment to your drink. We’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. Our team always aims to deliver a great experience and we are gutted when we miss the mark. We will use the feedback to make us better. Hope you will give us another chance to make things right. Thank you.

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Shelly
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Grilled Cheezus with Pulled Pork and a side of Tomato Soup - best comfort food ever!

Fable Diner
Responded on November 5, 2021

We appreciate your kind words about our house-made grilled cheeses with pulled pork and tomato soup. Thank you very much for your visit, and I hope to see you back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family in town

Fable Diner
Responded on November 10, 2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review. Hope to see you again.

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MichelleE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very pleased with our meals and the service. Try the Mac and Cheese and their milkshakes!

Fable Diner
Responded on October 25, 2021

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

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JaniceC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service was fantastic. We will be back for sure!
Highly recommended!

Fable Diner
Responded on October 20, 2021

Hi, Janice! Thank you for your kind review. We are blessed with good people. Best wishes.

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Devins1980
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love dining at Fable Diner. Great comfort food in a lovely old school style setting. Also great modern cocktail menu. Lovely genuine staff, who don’t overdo it (as I find with many Vancouver spots). Had Thanksgiving dinner on our most recent visit, so good! Thanks as always Fable!

Fable Diner
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thanks for celebrating with us. We are happy to have guests like you. Regards!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thanksgiving

Fable Diner
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thanks for celebrating with us. Look forward to seeing you again. Happy Thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent breakfast menu, great tines and decor. We had huevos rancheros and the feature Benny. Fabulous eats.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thanks for your visit and positive review. It’s pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed our house-made dishes. We look forward to serving you here again.

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DamianE
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another nice dinner out with my wife.
Had the meatloaf and Kale Caesar salad this time.
Both were delicious.
Wife enjoyed her pulled pork grilled cheese samich.
The waitress was very nice and helpful and even made us a custom drink.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 21, 2021

Damian, we are really grateful to receive such a great review, thank you. Look forward to seeing you here again.

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KeriA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Prohibition Brunch. Really good

Fable Diner
Responded on September 21, 2021

Keri, the team here is happy to receive a good review, thank you. We are glad you liked our Prohibition Brunch. Look forward to seeing you here again.

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JessA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service. Easy to get a reservation. Food was delicious.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 21, 2021

Jess, thanks for the great review. We really appreciate choosing Fable Diner and helping to share the word about us. Best wishes!

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isabella
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The prohibition brunch was a banger!
Although the duck pancake is a bit over hyped. Reccomend getting the huevos or Benny.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 21, 2021

Isabella, we appreciate your review of our Prohibition brunch. Thank you very much for your visit, and I hope to see you back in the future.

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LeilaN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prohibition Brunch is a cool deal. Great service, thoughtful dishes, good prices!

Fable Diner
Responded on September 21, 2021

Leila, thanks for the feedback. We are glad that you had a great experience.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic burgers and shakes! We had no trouble getting a reservation in a weeknight and the place was quiet. Very personable service, food came out fast and was delicious.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi, Lisa! Thanks so much for your positive feedback and good vibes. Looking forward to your next visit.

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CookieLyon
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Experience was swift getting in even with the QR code scanner. Server was very friendly and kept the experience fun. Food was hearty and delicious. Condiment requests on burgers were a bit mixed up but nothing to fuss about. Drinks were great but took a little long to be made.. I think the server had to make them even though there were a couple others on the floor. I am sure a manager could've bartender for the servers for a smoother turnover. Overall, had a great time and will be back.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. Our priorities are to serve delicious food and provide friendly service. I’m so glad you appreciate it. Your opinion is very important for us and your concerns are noted. Look forward to seeing you again.

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vipkk821
Vancouver
135 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday and the staff made it such a nice experience. We had the prohibition brunch which is such a great deal for a yummy experience. They even gave him a little birthday sundae on the house which was really kind of them! It was the perfect treat to top off our brunch. He left feeling happy and very full! We’ll definitely be back in the future.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thanks for celebrating with us. I’m happy you and your boyfriend enjoyed our Prohibition brunch. Look forward to seeing you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a great spot - went for Le Burger Week and it did not disappoint! Staff were super friendly

Fable Diner
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for taking part in Le Burger Week and the excellent rating

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KhaiL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing - the only problem being too many things sounded like a must have! Several trips back are in order to worth through the menu and taste everything.

The staff was fantastic - personable, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful when members of our small party couldn't decide on what to order.

Ambiance was great - cool space, and a sweet vibe.

We'll definitely be back soon!

Fable Diner
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for the great review!

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TSknit
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal, best crispy chicken sandwich I have ever eaten. We were with out of towners and they loved the vibe, food and staff.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 9, 2021

Our team is thrilled to receive such a great review. Thanks and have a good day!

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DamianE
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wanted to try a new place to eat that we have been following on social media.
Really enjoyed the food, drinks and dessert.
Will be back for sure.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 6, 2021

I’m happy to see that you had a 5-Star experience at Fable Diner. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day!

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KimM
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Prohibition Sunday brunch was tasty and good value!

Fable Diner
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for the 5-star review, Kim. We are happy that you liked our Prohibition brunch. Our priorities are to serve local, delicious, house-made food and provide safe and friendly service. Hope to see you here again!

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HungryHippo
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

We came two weeks in a row. Will say the previous week was definitely a better experience than yesterday. The rosti was the best! However when we had it yesterday it could’ve been better. Tasted as if the rosti sat under a lamp for a bit?

Fable Diner
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you liked our rosti and I'm sorry to hear of your perception about this during your last visit. I hope this was mentioned at the time so we could find the source of this and get you a new one. The staff is mandated to do what we can to see you leave happy. I do hope to see you here again.

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very friendly service and great food. Good value too.

Fable Diner
Responded on September 2, 2021

Paul, thanks for your review! We're thrilled that you're happy and enjoyed our house-made food and friendly service. Looking forward to your next visit.

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vipamyj
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We LOVE Fable Diner! The Prohibition Brunch hits the sport every time, and Ron and his team are so welcoming. The belated birthday celebration was made even sweeter by the surprise Birthday Sundae candle - thanks guys, you're the best! :)

Fable Diner
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for your trust, we're thankful for amazing customers like you. Have a great day!

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vipMTTummy
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service and ambience, however, my veggie burger did not hold it's shape at all. It literally fell apart so I had to use a fork. Tasted really good, though. Also, not very happy that the servers did not use tongs, they used their fingers to put garnishes on drinks.

Fable Diner
Responded on August 29, 2021

Thanks for the visit. Your feedback matters!

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vipkk821
Vancouver
135 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here with my girlfriends for a birthday brunch! Their prohibition brunch is such a good deal! Our waitress was super sweet and accommodating when our party was running late. They even gave me a sundae on the house! Loved our experience here, I’ll definitely be back!

Fable Diner
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thanks for celebrating with us. I’m happy you enjoyed our house-made brunch and friendly service. Look forward to seeing you again.

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BSPTraffic
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great character and absolutely top notch if you are looking for a casual dinner. Great bottle of wine for just $20!!

Fable Diner
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thanks for your review. We're thrilled that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great brunch experience. Service was excellent; food was plentiful and tasty. No complaints here.

Fable Diner
Responded on August 29, 2021

Thanks for the visit. Your feedback matters!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome classic diner with upscale options but still feels like a classic diner experience. Super tasty food.

Fable Diner
Responded on August 14, 2021

Thank you for such an amazing review, Michael. It’s a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our freshly made, locally sourced food and that it came across in taste. We hope to see you soon.

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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 169 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.