The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Granville Island

4.3
1076 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The iconic Granville Island Keg was the fifth Keg to open its doors and has been a beloved fixture on the Island since 1973. The location's personable staff and nostalgic charm create an atmosphere that encourages guests to enjoy, relax and be themselves. Classic cocktails, signature appetizers, mouth-watering steaks and an outstanding wine list round out its classic menu. Whether you’re getting together with friends or celebrating with family, you’ll always be welcomed with a smile.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 11:30am – 11pm
Friday - Saturday 11:30am – Midnight
Sunday 11:30am – 10pm
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Phone number
(604) 685-4735
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Granville Island
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1076 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
Ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never let's you down! Food is perfect, waitress was awesome, keg size drinks are yummy. Mixed use of space keeps volume down but still keeps your space private.

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f
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great evening at the Keg. Food and service were excellent. More importantly, we were able to dine with our son who has severe multiple food allergies- milk, nuts, sesame, fish, shellfish. We were reassured by a few staff that they took allergies very seriously and would be able to accommodate us. My son was able to enjoy a steak and 3 sides, watching him be able to order and eat out made our evening!

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RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Ordered a burger and ribs. Burger was dry but cook okay. Tasted okay. Fries were okay. Ribs were perfectly cooked but sauce was boring. Good service. As the burger wasn't to our liking, they offered to replace it but we were short on time. So they took it off the bill. Overall, a premium price for an underwhelming dinner. Not bad but just okay. In case you're wondering why we did not order steak - the last 3 times we ordered steak at a Keg (albeit, not this location), they were tough, not done as ordered and over-seasoned (very salty). They are very good about replacing a steak that isn't done properly but not much can be done with an inferior cut.

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Terrific steak and wonderful wine list! A lovely touch was the birthday cake provided on the house. Service was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

2 birthdays

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food and great service before the theatre! Our server was the just right amount of entertaining, informative, and perfect pacing. Food was delicious, as always.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, good service

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Isited this Keg before for supper before going to a show. We had the prime rib special. It was very good and cooked to an even medium rare. The service was efficient. We had a good experience for a chain restaurant.

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BC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great and the menu was reasonably priced. The food also came out in a timely manner and our waiter checked in on us regularly. The only issue was one of the steaks that was ordered as rare turned out fairly cold compared to other rare steaks ive eaten in the past. The waiter explained that rare by definition was meant to be colder which i agreed upon but perhaps not that cold? Regardless our waiter promptly took the steak and exchanged it for a medium rare steak which was considerably warmer. Overall the experience was a pleasant one.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I celebrated my anniversary here for the first time and my boyfriend and I were so impressed by the service! Our server, Rachel, was very knowledgable of the menu and specials and was so helpful in recommending us certain things from the menu and answering our questions. She was so sweet! In the end, we even got a free cake for dessert because we were celebrating :) The food was delicious and the steaks were cooked to perfection! I will definitely be coming back again!

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LC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We were celebrating my friend's birthday, a very nice experience; our waiter was terrific:)

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Our Waiter Sebastian ,fantastic,!!
unfortunately the rest of the experience was less than par at that location.
We were seated 15 min past our reservation time with empty tables not being cleared quick enough due to lack of junior help.

The iconic fireplace we had requested was not working and hadn't been for days we were told . It would have been nice to be informed of this when the they asked me to confirm my arrival in a second email the day before. Upon being seated and walking up the stairs I was body checked into the brick wall by a rushed waiter with no apologies given only the stink eye stare. Thank goodness he wasn't carrying a hot liquid and I wasn't a small child..
Then we order our steaks and prime rib and say rare for 1 and extra rare for our rib steaks which for 20+ years have never been an issue .. until now
Food-
Prime rib rare as ordered and looking great.. rare rib steak arrives almost medium rare and over cooked for the extra rare person, the rare arrives almost raw on the bone for the wrong person
Unfortunately by the time we had discovered this mix up and had a manger show up, we had been in the restaurant almost 1.5 hrs and hadn't eaten since lunch so who really wants to hold up 1 supper while you are waiting for your meals to be remade....
Yes they apologized and took 1 steak off our bill .
This was a milestone birthday for our friend that we have been going to the same location for 25 years and thought it would be nice
times have changed!!!
-Late to be seated even with a reservation
-Follow up email sent to ensure my attendance, nice to have the Keg do the same and advise the iconic focal point of your establishment is out of commission
-Some connectivity with your staff on the importance of customer retention at the floor level and not have the manger hear these things but see them before they happen... more manger floor time is suggested to increase this muchly needed process that is clearly lacking at this location
Just sayin!

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SP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

William was a awesome Server!! The whole experience was great!!

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DS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner at this location on November 23. Server was very friendly and attentive. Our meals were excellent - especially the Special which was a Strip
Loin Steak. It was tender and tasty. We live in Yaletown and will definitely make return visits to this Keg.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great experience tonight my server was on point with his customer service and I love my food.

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MM
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Restaurant was very busy, but with a reservation, we were seated promptly. Service was top notch, and food was very good. Restaurant was a little noisy and there were young children and infants in our area, but it was early on a Saturday night and that is to be expected. All in all, a very enjoyable meal.

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LL
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

food was good but the diners at te next table were super loud

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good experience. Great meal

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The steaks were good. I did not enjoy the Mediterranean cauliflower.

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K
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

We've been to this location before and it was great the first time but not so much this time. The server was very slow and forgetful: she forgot small things that we asked for, and when we did get drinks or other things, it took a very long time to receive. She also wasn't very knowledgable about what other items the restaurant had when we had questions. Also, we ran out of bread instantly and we were not offered more bread, so we had to wait for the appetizers to show up. My father and husband's dishes were good, but mine wasn't so good. The chicken I ordered was actually over-cooked and very bland. I had to order extra sauce to give it some flavour. The servers that served the food were great and super fast (but none of them were our server). Overall, next time we will be trying out a different location Keg.

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GK
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal celebrating my 60th birthday. Kudos to the staff on a memorable occasion.

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JM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

We always enjoy our time at the Keg, we’ve been countless times. Usually the service is wonderful. This time we were all very unimpressed with our server. He was very disinterested, not helpful, and used very casual language. When asking about wine, a full sentence is really a must, especially at a restaurant like the Keg. As well, our waiter was not knowledgeable about the wine list. Very disappointing. Would not want him as a server again.

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OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for casual hangout! Service was decent and food was flavourful.

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good service and good food.

The noise level is booming when you come in. However, they were willing to tone down the boom boom base.

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was quiet at 4:15 pm. We were seated in the corner near the fireplace which was romantic. We ate before the Canucks game and had excellent service from Chandler. She was attentive, but not too attentive, friendly and helpful.

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KC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent Service, Excellent Food, great location with plenty of parking.

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VK
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Always good if steaks are not tough and this time they were not- so good

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MS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Our server was attentive and made sure we were taken care of. It was a busy evening, food was good, ambiance was very nice. We celebrated a wedding anniversary, our table was in a nice and quiet end of the restaurant. Would recommend!

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J
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Cory was outstanding. Also, get the omega prime rib (24oz) and share with a friend. Exceptional value. This is not in the menu but I would recommend it.

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Steaks were not cooked as ordered.
M/W steak was M/R and steak ordered M was Well done.
12oz N/Y steaks were not 12oz

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JD
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tender steak, cooked properly, good sides. Decent price, good service

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TE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly reception, service was efficient and friendly, food quality was very good. Manager was very welcoming and ensured diners were taken care of. Staff made you feel they value your business even when you are leaving. Well managed, congratulations.

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I were there for our anniversary. I missed read the menu and our waiter rectified the issue immediately. If you ever go there get Padrag''s section he was awesome. The best keg location we feel.

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s
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Seated by the fireplace. It was uncomfortably hot & as a result we left far more quickly then normally.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely would come back. The food was great and the service was excellent.

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I ordered their feature steak and it was done to my liking. The miso sauce was different, but it could had used more miso flavour. It was my husband's birthday so they always do a complimentary dessert and that was delicious.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Friend and I brought another friend to celebrate her birthday. Little pricey but we all enjoyed our meals. Couple of us have come to Keg for lunch, liked the quiet cozy atmosphere so we were surprised just how noisy busy it was for dinner. People were having a good time. We all loved the free birthday Bill Miner Pie that was so big, the 3 of us shared the tasty desert. Staff were friendly, informative and profession. The evening was satisfying, thank you. By the way, making reservation on line was easy, I thank you for that too.

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D
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner. Server was friendly and attentive. Food took a bit long to come out; however, was tasty when it arrived! The atmosphere was fine and where we were seated it was not too noisy, which is a pleasant change from some of the other restaurants.

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SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The food was fine but not fantastic for the price. I ordered fish tacos and they had no halibut so that was out as well as the fish and chips. (No fish and you're at Granville Island?? On a Friday, the start of a busy weekend??) The ceasar salad with chicken I had was just okay. For the price was not worth it. Service as good. Probably won't go back.

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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our 47th year of eating at the Keg. We were one of the first people to attend the opening of the Keg in 1971. A lot of changes since then with exception of the food and service. Has it been perfect each and every time? No, but almost.
For those who like their filet blue rare as I do, be assured it is one of the few restaurants that gets it right.

We love it!

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