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Friendly GL Restaurant

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1690 12th Ave E | 1690 12th Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Formerly Banners Restaurant)
+1 604-874-0731
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The staff are the same friendly people, they are sometimes slow to serve when caught up in their conversations. The place was fairly empty when I went in, place still looks the same as it has always. Since Banners changed to GL the food has been pretty bad. I thought I would go back for another try because it was... More 

Thank Bluecedarangel
Ladner, Canada
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211 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We went inside for a workday lunch, and were quite disappointed. We were seated at an old family style table that has seen better days when there were lots of empty booths. I ordered a chef's salad, and it contained lettuce with much of it looking brown. The meat was processed meat, not fresh carved. The server never came back... More 

Thank TannisRob
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We have gone here for many years and have always had great service and good food. It is now called Friendly GL Restaurants. Today I had corned beef hash, it smelled old and tasted bad. I am so disappointed. The service is very friendly and the same smiling faces. Everything else we ordered was good. I will probably go back... More 

Thank Bluecedarangel
New Westminster, Canada
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Banners will be something for some...and not other's cup of tea. We stopped here for breakfast and had a solid breakfast for a reasonable price. People watching from the booths along the window helped pass an hour while the rain passed. People watching inside...and having people watch you back...was an interesting experience. From what I could see there were a... More 

Thank 10YEN10
Kelowna, Canada
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

This is a great place to pop into anytime - I generally go for Breakfast when in the area Always good value - service and quality of food A lot of regulars from the area and the staff treats them well along with newcomers Not fancy, not pricey --- does the trick

Thank Ferenc V
Vancouver, BC
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2012

i agree with the 1st reviewer here that bon's is the ritz in comparison. there is a horrible smell in this place. i had a salad which was not looking very happy... did they buy the clearance veggies from sunrise market or what?? the salad cost more than the salad buffet which is where they took it from.....lol. wouldn't go... More 

Thank sandybeachbunny
Vancouver, Canada
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211 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

What more do you want? Not classy and gets some weird customers, but it is a good place for a cheap bite to eat

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Reviewed 20 April 2008

Blaghhhhhhh... 1 star across the board.. I'd rather eat at Reno's on Broadway. Skip it and go to Bon's which is the Ritz comparatively.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1690 12th Ave E | 1690 12th Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Formerly Banners Restaurant)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-874-0731

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