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10 Best Restaurants In White Rock To Hit Up While You’re There

With its beautiful coastline, the longest pier in the country, gorgeous beaches, and a host of trendy cafes and restaurants, White Rock is a seaside resort town right out of a dream. When you visit, you’ll want to walk along the stunning waterfront, get your feet wet, and of course work up an appetite so you can really chow down on a scrumptious meal.

If you’re wondering where and what to eat when you’re in White Rock, look no further than our list of the best spots you can dine at, relax, and enjoy some seriously delicious cuisine!

10. Sushi Iwa

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The final jewel on our list of fantastic White Rock eateries is none other than Sushi Iwa. This classic gem is so popular, they receive rave reviews for their incredible food and wonderful service. Stop by for a great meal made from the freshest ingredients and prepared with love!

Try their classic Kappa Roll, or a Spicy Salmon one. The Tempura is another must-try and we recommend the shrimp, or yam! For something more hearty, the Chicken or Seafood Udon is simply perfect, or go for gold with their Party Trays that serve up to four people.

Address: 14959 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1C3, Canada

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9. Jan’s on the Beach Restaurant

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For great seafood and more, you’ll want to head over to Jan’s on the Beach! This is a fun and upbeat spot, that’s popular among locals and visitors, and offers casual fine dining with great value. A perfect place for date night, or an evening with friends.

A great appi starts with perfect Seared Scallops and Crispy Prosciutto. Go for the Maple Glazed Salmon next, or if you want something meaty, get the Applewood Smoked House Ribs. Pair your meal with wine, beer, or a yummy coconut margarita!

Address: 14989 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1C3

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8. Washington Avenue Grill

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Originally a lumber mill, a church, a school, and even living quarters for migrant workers, Washington Avenue Grill is steeped in history, and is a must-go-to for anyone visiting White Rock. Enjoy your casually fancy meal on the covered patio, and enjoy the view of Semiahmoo Bay as you dine!

Go for some yummy Steamed Mussels, or a Steelhead Salad. The Curry & Kahlua Prawns are amazing, and you don’t want to miss their Ahi Tuna either. For some great turf, try the Miso Mustard Pork Tenderloin, or their Flat Iron Sterling Silver Beef.

Address: #5 – 15782 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC

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7. Five Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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With covered outdoor seating, splendid views, and amazing food, Five Kitchen & Oyster Bar is one of those spots you want to end your day at for the perfect meal. Stop by with friends, relax over some cocktails, and dig into fresh and brilliantly prepared dishes of your choice!

Start off with some Fresh Shucked Oysters, or opt for a hearty Clam & Mussel Pot. The steak and frites are pretty good too, and so is the seafood fettuccini. Round off your meal with some dreamy creme brûlée, or one of their special coffees for the perfect finish.

Tip: This spot is so pretty, and makes for great Instagram moments!

Address: 15047 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1C5

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6. Grounds & Greens Cafe

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White Rock is not without its vegan options in dining, and Grounds & Greens Cafe is a spot worth visiting for a healthy and delicious afternoon lunch, or an early dinner. Specializing in elevated plant-based food and beverages, this restaurant brings you the best in quality and with value for your money.

Grab a bowl of naughty noods, packed with rice noodles, red thai curry sauce, roasted squash, edamame, green onions, pickled shiitake, mustard greens, crispy garlic & shallots, and nut crumble. Take a bite of their spinach and artichoke dip, have a brekkie wrap, or try the chic n’ cheesy toastie, which is simply divine!

Address: 1369 Johnston Rd White Rock, BC V4B 3Z3

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5. Moby Dick

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At Moby Dick they ask you to bring your appetite, and they’re not kidding! This is the place you go for the food coma you want to experience. A family run restaurant, Moby Dick is a landmark in White Rock’s food scene, and a great spot to bring your family and loved ones.

Dig into a bowl of yummy clam chowder, crunch down on crispy onion rings, or the breaded popcorn shrimp. Then, there’s the Fish & Chips in one, two or three pieces, which will fill you right up. Not enough? Get the barrel of Fish & Chips with a whopping thirteen pieces, and go for that coma!

Address: 15479 Marine Drive White Rock, BC V4B 1C9

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4. Taka’s Sushi

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If you’ve worked up an appetite for lunch and need your sushi fix, head on over to Taka’s in White Rock for fresh and delicious fare, prepared with love and your satisfaction in mind. Enjoy their seasonal items, and specials all year round, and prepare to be blown away!

Start your meal with some Seaweed Salad, and move on to some divine Aburi sushi. The Bluefin Toro is especially yummy! If you’re aiming to try a mean Sashimi, then the Sockeye salmon is for you. And, you mustn’t leave without sampling their signature Handsome Roll.

Address: 15208 Pacific Avenue White Rock, BC V4B 1P7

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3. Zapoteca Mexican Grill & Seafood

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Memorable experiences happen at Zapoteca Mexican Grill & Seafood! This delightful and cozy spot located on the beach is super popular among locals, and if you’re visiting, they will make you feel right at home in no time!

For a great starter, try their Shrimp and Tuna Ceviche, or a Coliflor Salad. Go traditional with your main and order up the Barbacoa (slow braised beef sirloin and pork shoulder,) or get a Carmela Molcajete to share !

Tip: Zapoteca is open from Brunch through dinner, and also hosts Happy Hour from Mon-Fri.

Address: 15495 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC V4B 1C9

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2. Uli’s Restaurant

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When you’re in White Rock, be sure to stop by Uli’s Restaurant for a true European Bistro dining experience. This is a wonderful spot a leisurely lunch with a friend, great views, and delicious food that will leave you wanting to go back for seconds.

Start your experience with their Calamari appetizer in a buttermilk marinade, or share a charcuterie plate for two (if you’re on a romantic date.) For your main, go for the signature Uli’s Burger, and if beef is not your jam, try the Fish & Chips, or Mushroom Risotto.

Address: 15023 Marine Drive White Rock, BC V4B 1C3

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1. The Wooden Spoon

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Brunch and comfort food make an awesome combination, and that’s exactly what The Wooden Spoon stirs up for you at their trendy and beachy bistro. Choose to sit inside or out on the patio, and enjoy a great meal in upbeat comfort.

Order up a delicious Italian Benny, or their incredible Veggie Frittata. The Smoked Meat Sandwich is packed with yummy brisket, and all of their French Toasts are superb. Pair off with a mimosa, or one of their signature spiked coffees. 

Tip: Stop by their Happy Hour every Friday & Saturday from 4-6 and indulge in burgers, bourbon, and beer!

Address: 5171 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC

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That wraps up our list of top notch eateries in the beautiful resort town of White Rock. We hope you try a few, and enjoy your experience at each one! Are you looking for another great getaway? Just a weekend away to relax and unwind? Check out these super cool Airbnbs in Canada that make the perfect escape for anyone!