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Jan's on the Beach

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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14989 Marine Dr | BC, White Rock, British Columbia V4B 1C3, Canada (Vidal)
+1 604-531-5444
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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White Rock, Canada
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Jan herself is the chef here on most nights and her menu is diverse, interesting and incredibly good! She includes gluten-free options and even adapts to suit diner's needs. Live music is often playing and the soothing guitar is a lovely accompaniment to the cuisine. I have been dining here since the opening and every meal has exceeded my expectations.... More 

Thank djwgilroy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Jan's for lunch. We were only one of two tables and yet the service was slow. We had to ask twice for a glass of water. The food was average. The patio was great with a view of the beach.

Thank cheryll579
White Rock, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Wow...this place was obviously the best kept secret around...Lived here since 2007 and had never been to Jan's before... This place met all my expectations as a great place for breakfast! The service and the owner went above and beyond in making us feel welcome. Will be back to try their dinner menu soon!

Thank karenarmstr0ng
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a fabulous dinner at Jan's before going to a show at the Blue Frog. There were 4 of us, we all had something different and every dish was knockout great! We shared the spicy thai curry mussel and beet salad as an appie. They were both delicious and it was more than enough for the 4 four us.... More 

Thank onlineburnaby
Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Scallops are one of the best I have had. Never felt rushed or in need or service. The staff is great and view is something to be seen. Jan treats you like family. I will be back

1 Thank puckstopshere
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went there for brunch today. Beautiful outdoor patio on the waterfront. Great breakfast omelettes and beni's. Pricing was moderate and the view is worth it and the food was very good. Quite busy. Took us 45 min to be seated but just enough time for a walk on the pier. Worth the trip.

1 Thank Jan S
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went for Sunday brunch - most places around White Rock open at 10 or even 11 but Jan's is open at 9...and we like to start early. Jan was in the kitchen (which is separated from the room by a waist-high counter but entirely open - always fun to watch) and her daughter was serving. Family-run means family-worked here. The... More 

1 Thank ARV_51_12
Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 9 including 3 young children going for dinner. One adult and two of the children required gluten free choices. This restaurant rocks! The menu is amazing....so many choices...all reasonably priced. The service was great with our waitress anticipating our every need. The decor is comfortable with some seating outside under heat lamps. The portions are... More 

1 Thank Barbara W
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Planned brunch elsewhere and when that didn't pan out we did a last minute search and ended up in this cozy, open-kitchen spot. We were welcomed by the cook who was happy to answer my questions (yes, everything is made scratch) and promptly brought waters and menus. We ordered mimosas (2/$10 today) and were pleasantly surprised at the "kick" to... More 

1 Thank Anne C
White Rock, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a local living close by and highly recommend Jan's on the beach. Very diversified menu, consistent good food and a big bonus, a room with a great view. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Jim F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Canadian, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14989 Marine Dr | BC, White Rock, British Columbia V4B 1C3, Canada
  • Public Transportation: A BC transit bus stop is available right across the street from our restaurant.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  White Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 604-531-5444
Jan's on the Beach: Open for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. "Seafood and more" menu, great patio view of the San Juan Islands. Our menu focuses on fresh local ingredients, and is made to order from scratch right in our open kitchen. You can reserve a table online via Opentable, or call us! Hours of Business on our Website!

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