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Back Forty

#330 of 2,926 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Robson Street
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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118 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2A6, Canada
604-688-5840
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11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

having been cruising in Alaska for the past week we were looking for something very different and at Back Forty we found it. We were able to eat outside, which was great, we were spoilt for choice with the menu so picked several items to share and the cocktails of the day were amazing, service was a little slow but... More 

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Thank Susan F
Vancouver, Canada
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The stadium area has awful food, especially inside and at Boston Pizza, but the Back Forty is a gem. I've only been once and man is it good. Smoked sausage sandwich, pulled pork nachos, and huge beers. Also, the staff are great and are not done up like weird barbie robots. One of my favourite aspects.

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Thank Tsetska
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Been going to the B40 for the last 4 years. 1st of all: The Staff are the BEST: from Kimba, to Carole Whitney, Madi, Josie, Kathira, Dann, Pavan and the rest of the team (sorry if I forgot a name or 2)... Food wise, it's a killer: I think i Tried almost everything in their Menu, and Delicious is the... More 

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Prince George
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Can't beat the location. Staff was helpful, but maybe a big understaffed on a busy pre concert rush. Food was ok. "House made brisket tacos" were cold. Not cool but actually cold. Like cold cuts Straight out of the fridge cold. Coleslaw was essentially a bowl of cabbage and other coleslaw veg. No dressing whatsoever. I sent it back for... More 

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Thank bdid
Burnaby, Canada
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We dropped in here after our visit to The HomeShow. We had a drink which included a Hell's Gate beer in a brown paper bag. We sat at the bar and the service was awesome. We had the dry ribs for a snack. So delicious, so smoky and the hot sauces were great. We will certainly return.

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Thank Naj M
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Overall this place had a good vibe and the server was great. Sadly the food was thrown together and basic menu items were sloppy. If this is your way of getting people in and out the door, slow down and put in more effort and care.

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Thank Carrie B
Vancouver, Canada
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244 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice, small pub with good beer and an interesting menu. Sausage sandwich was nice, but although my daughter's tacos were very void they tended to fall apart and were difficult to eat. Would go again.

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Thank Dan468
british columbia
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181 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to go to after concerts in the area for appies and drinks as it's open late. It's like an old garage inside... kind of cool. Decent nachos and wings. One of us had a steak salad and raved about it. Dry ribs not that great. Service is always good.

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Thank sunnygirl0524
Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Unique BBQ based menu, great specials and good selection of local beers. Great prices and large portions. We both enjoyed our meals. Funky little spot that is worth finding.

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Thank Tim V
Abbotsford, Canada
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We've been a few times. Great atmosphere, location and servers. I had their chicken burger, my wife had the quesadilla. She said it was the spiciest she'd ever had. I took this as a good thing, I'm usually underwhelmed with most quesadilla's. My chicken burger on the other hand tasted rather blah. Nothing a bit of seasoning on the chicken... More 

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Thank Miles C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 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 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighbourhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: 604-688-5840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Robson Street
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