Joe’s Grill

The Truckstop of the Westend

948 Denman (at Barclay), Vancouver

604.642.6588

The name says it all – I can’t think of anything more fitting….except calling it the Everyman Grill. I frequently refer to Joe’s as the truckstop of the Westend. No – truckers don’t do nasty things in the bathroom – that’s not why I call it that. It’s just so North American. If you drop into Joe’s for a comforting breakfast, brunch, or lunch you are in for the traditional diner experience. Have a burger, a plate of pancakes, some chicken fingers, the grilled cheese. Whatever – it’s nothing fancy, and it’s a goshdarn good deal. The servings are huge, the prices are very affordable, and the waitresses are probably some of the hardest working gals in town (I don’t mean that in a hooker sorta way).

You’ll know the type of place when you first walk in – you seat yourself and it’s always sorta busy – even at weird times….like 2 pm. The plates at Joe’s aren’t bogged down with fancy presentation, or red-wine reductions, or chive emulsion, or other things that you worry about because you don’t actually know what they are. When you’re hungover and in need of coffee – the answer is not a $7 triple grande wet soy cappuccino. The answer is a plain old cup of black (and the pre-req of endless refills). Joe’s will happily provide that.

Joe’s has it all — old fashioned quality comfort food with a side of good clean fun.

Open: 8am-5pm. Please note: they are NOT open for dinner.

Additional locations: 2061 W. 4th

                                 1301 Davie St

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Perfect pairing:

Dusty Springfield – Ev’rything’s coming up Dusty

or

The Kills – No wow

Minimalist crazy. Guitars and attitude. Simple muscle. The Yeahyeahyeahs but all grown up.

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