Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market

4.6
52 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Vancouver's only tide to table oyster bar, seafood restaurant, and shellfish market! We provide the freshest shellfish experience from our Vancouver Island farms in a casual dining setting. Our menu is full of sustainable, local, and seasonal seafood that highlights the best of British Columbia.

Experiences

  • New Year $29 2 Course Menu or $39 3 Course Menu

    CA$39.00 per person

    Jan 13 - Jan 31, 2021

    Celebrate the New Year with a $29 2 Course Menu or $39 3 Course Menu (Available daily in January from 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to Close) Appetizer: - Scallops & Apple Salad - Fanny Bay Fish Soup - Tuna Carpaccio Main Course: - Clams and Chorizo - Scampi Linguini - Ling Cod Dessert: - Chocolate torte - Raspberry Tart
  • Valentine's Day 3 Course Set Menu

    CA$60.89 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

    Celebrate your Valentine at Fanny Bay Oyster Bar with the freshest seafood in town. We are offering a 3 course Set Menu for 2 from Friday ,February 12th to Sunday, February 14th 2021 (6:30pm to Close) Appetizer: Smoked Salmon Terrine & Ahi Tuna Carpaccio Main Char : Cedar Smoked Arctic Char, Dungeness Crab Mac & Cheese. Prawns & Scallops Skewers, Grilled Asparagus and Brussels Spout Dessert: Chocolate & Raspberry Tart

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 52 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jenjenparedes
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for the first time and we loved it! We are always looking for the best place to get oysters and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. Highly recommend!

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CatherineL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

Oysters poBoy oyster too small. Fries half burnt

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Gina
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing. Fantastic and fresh. Good value for money. Will definitely be back.

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doughboy
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was top notch. Great place for happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

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Masterchef
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The grilled oysters and steamed crab were amazing. Service staff was friendly and attentive.

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vipVoodoo
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is amazing ... just awesome.

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Celinou
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fresh delicious seafood: I know what I am talking.
I grew up in Brittany and my grandfather was a fisherman.
Excellent!

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GlynisV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 3rd time coming here and my boyfriend’s first. Really great service, the server was very personable and friendly! Definitely stops me from finding other oyster bars!

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Deety
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Happy hour oysters and drinks with a couple of items from the regular menu= right amount of yummy food for the right price!

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vipChatterbox
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely loved my evening out at this oyster bar. I tried out the $39 Holiday 3 Course Meal and the options offered were quite impressive. Portion sizes was very generous and the quality was what really topped it off! I love how the servers were all very knowledgeable about the menu and even offered different options if a certain dish happened to be out .. felt very well taken care of. I can tell staff was well prepared to take care of anyone during this holiday season so that we can all have a very enjoyable meal despite the strange times the world is currently going through. I am definitely returning for happy hour sometime! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this restaurant!

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Teri604
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We were there mostly for the oysters and they were as expected, no surprises. We tried a number of their signature dishes - Ahi Tuna tataki, sablefish collars and crab cakes. They were just okay: Ahi Tuna tataki needs more acid and could use avocado and a different kind of chips to complement the dish. The crab cakes tasted fine but they were in the deep fryer a touch too long. Let’s say the sablefish collars are not for everyone.

We also wanted to try their mussels + clams as well as the Unami Bomb but they were sold out of uni. All in all it was a disappointment in terms of taste and choices of seafood. Our server was great though.

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Aspen
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food are always great at Fanny Bay! We really appreciated them allowing us to push back our reservation when we were running late. Everything was cooked perfectly and the value of the dishes are good considering the amount and quality of seafood that they use.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Come here if you want fresh delish oysters. Disappointed with my entree.

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vipAnastasiaC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the third time in 2 months that we’ve been for lunch. Always fantastic! Oysters are the best! Love that Happy Hour specials now start at 12pm. Will most definitely be back again.

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vip604nicole
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Felt super safe. Lots of great safety protocol in place. I'll be back!
I missed eating raw oysters. Glad I went.

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vipPaul
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent, and great guidance with the menu and wine list.

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JAYELLE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Had a reservation here for my Birthday. Arrived early to see if they can get me in and they did have one available. I called earlier to check as well and they said no. The restaurant probably only had 4 groups of ppl sitting at different sides of the restaurant. Covid complient. Sat down and had to wave the hotess over to get her attention to order. Too busy chatting behind the bar. She didn't go through the menu really, as it was my first time there. Just saw what I liked and ordered it. Ordered some oysters and the special oyster called umaumi bomb, tasted al right bit salty, not worth $12 in my opinion. Ordered the cajun seafood boil. There was only half a crab to my surprise. Did not mention it was just half a crab. Expected a full crab. Crab was over cooked, potatoes were under cooked. My Bf was really disappointed as it was his first time here too. I don't like to complain in restaurants. For a $115 bill for ordering so little not worth it. During the meal we Googled the reviews.. not surprised that the reviews were not so great. As a seafood specialty restaurant the food is alright. Maybe put more effort in to dinner service instead of just happy hour. Anyways won't be returning.

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gracez
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s our go to place when we have little time to enjoy some good oysters!

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JillianLizz
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, wonderful fresh seafood, awesome selection of Oysters, delicious drinks. Our second meal there and will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food. Casual atmosphere. The only issue was the server kept repeatedly touching her mask while talking to us.

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IlliaK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fresh and good, the service was great as well!

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JeanneLovesOysters
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We had been craving oysters and the Shucker's Dozen did not disappoint. Very fresh. Our server was outstanding. The Covid protocols in place are excellent. Would recommend without hesitation. Our first visit, by the way. We'll be back!

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TimothyH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The seafood was all fresh. The muscles were very large and very tender. The wine broth was tasty and not too spicy. The ling cod, scallops and prawns were fresh, tender and nicely prepared.

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vipJorgeV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was as good as usual. My parents did like the restaurant, and they were there for the first time

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JoyceS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was great. My friends ordered beer and after 10 minutes into waiting for their beer they inquired about their beer order and was told by server that she can’t over serve them. . They only had one beer at the restaurant.

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Starangel70
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tasted all the oysters-very fresh! They were served with apple cider mignonette. Wish they had a 2nd mignonette for variety. Scallops and pork belly was delicious. The julienne apples were so refreshing. The broth in the mussels and clams was amazing. Very flavourful broth. The Dungeness crab in spicy butter was messy but tasty and the potatoes were flavourful.

All the menu items are well thought out and we will definitely go back.

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Oysterman
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent place, fresh oysters and great seafood choices. Friendly, casual environment.

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GerryT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We went to Fanny Bay Oyster Bar and Shellfish Market for a causal dinner with family members. The seafood we had were fresh and tasty. Staff was friendly and she made double certain that the table was sanitized before sitting us down. It was a pleasant experience and I highly recommend this restaurant to seafood lovers.

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DonM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Music was too load at times. During COVID music should be kept to a minimum.

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vipDanielC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Oysters were overpriced at $3.50 each
Appetizer scallops and pork belly tasted good but overpriced at $23
Clams and mussels entree was small and overpriced at ($25) for what you get. Tasted good though.
Clam chowder soup tasted alright but overpriced at $15
Service was average a bit in the slow side. Server did not seam to be attentive to our needs. We asked for more drinks and condiments with are meal took too long to receive drinks and did not even get the condiments.
Next time we will try Rodney’s Oyster Bar which is just a few minutes down the street.

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PamS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived 20 minutes early and the host was very accommodating and got us our table. Great suggestions from the waitress, food and wine was awesome. Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Really dislike having TV’s in restaurants, it ruins the ambience. It’s like the owner gave up on décor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was outstanding. Nice selection of very fresh oysters, we also enjoyed the crab cakes and the crab and shrimp roll with delicious truffle fries!

Service was friendly and fast!

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ColleenK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food! Very knowledgeable, friendly staff - overall we had a wonderful dinner

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Kimmyz1
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and great recommendations by server.

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JanetN
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

friendly waiter, clean and safe environment. food was great. expected more bang for my buck with the po boy sliders. Had more bun than oyster. otherwise, great lunch! cheesecake was amazing!

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JaclynD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dine out menu and good service. The 3 courses were very filling.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
59 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was pretty good. Waiters were good. Value was good.

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HelenaT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary here as highly recommended by a family friend. Overall, the food was good and service was fantastic. Our pork belly appie was a tad overcooked but otherwise no real complaints. It would have been nice if the restaurant offered us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary but I did not ask for it. We would definitely go back again!

FAQs

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 379-9510.

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market is rated 4.6 stars by 52 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.