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Johnnie Fox's Irish Snug

#365 of 2,889 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Granville Street
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
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1033 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L4, Canada
+1 604-685-4946
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Today
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Burnaby, Canada
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a Tuesday dinner. It was surprisingly delicious. I had fried chicken. It was chicken fingers smothered in gravy on top of fluffy mashed potatoes. So so good. Hubster had fish & chips good too. The cold slaw included with both of our entrees was amazing. What a great surprise.

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Thank Naj M
Terrace, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I wandered in here by chance. Great fun, real Irish feel, welcoming atmosphere, especially from one of the lads. A lot of Irish accents made you forget for a while you were still in Vancouver! Loved it so much, we went back the next day! Oh, and the food is excellent as well.

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Thank Echonuker
Whitehorse, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous Irish Pub. Tiny place packed and popular. Best Guinness in town and incredible staff. Great atmosphere. Super cod and chips too. Have been here on all my trips to vancouver.

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Thank medievalmum67
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real Irish pub in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Food is top notch (I recommend the Yorkies, the beef stew or the curry chips), and the selection of Irish beers is wonderful. Most authentic Irish pub I've been to since moving to the west coast of Canada.

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Thank kdorrian
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Normally I avoid Irish Pubs like the plague as they usually consist of green decor in a dark room, serving Budweiser and Mexican nachos. A friend told me about Johnnie Fox's and so I gave it a try. It's the real deal - a real Irish bar with real Irish servers, Guinness, Smithwicks's and bangers. They've held true to tradition... More 

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Thank MartinP926
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Impossible to fault. Johnnie Fox's is a great place to meet great people. A true traditional Irish bar with no gimmicks, no green coloured glasses. The best Guinness and the best stew in Vancouver. The staff are engaging, efficient and extremely helpful.The barman Diarmud from Galway is a character and a true gent. If you are in Vancouver make sure... More 

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2 Thank John N
Brownstown Township, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Really small and crowded space. Enjoyed the irish beers but bartender wasn't like very friendly and charged me for an extra drink by accident. Don't plan on returning.

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1 Thank kathsegraves
Central Florida, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Sat having a Magners, menu looks very traditional which we are going to try later but service is really good and a good atmosphere with free wifi.

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1 Thank Markgreenfield66
Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

i met friends here today, anna and cheryl and really enjoyed the tuna wrap...gotta give a great review and credit to shane that held the fort down while it was packed and everyone was in good spirits...even the green jerseys were having a good time...good on shane and enjoyed the lunch...koodo's to the kitchen as well...loud, but fun!!!

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Thank jeffwreck
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I had occasion to enter this establishment and feeling a little nostalgic for home fare - It never disappointed! lively crowd for any matches - football,even a bit of GAA sometimes - great pints of Guinness and a genuine Irish pub feel - don't fall for the imitations this is the real deal! Staff are very friendly and you might... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1033 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Street
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-4946

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular and lively, with young revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping the party going until late. Granville Street, being mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.
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