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Uncle Willy's Restaurants

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6411 Nelson Ave # 100, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-431-0399
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
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16:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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291 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Wow ! Almost over 30 years ,this restaurant chain still alive and kicking !I remember my dad all ways take me to the West Board way every Sunday after the church ! well done for the owners, I believe they open the Burnaby location around Later 80's and early 90's ,with my well over fifty years experience in the hospitality... More 

1 Thank TONY L
Seoul, South Korea
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The restaurant is good for a cheap and lazy brunch. The lunch costs you slightly more than $10. While the variety is small, chickens here have been reasonably good (was the best of its kind in early 90s), with incredibly fresh salad. Don't try any chinese food here (they are worse than your worst imagination). Drinks are tasteless, but, the... More 

Thank Chulung_Lee
Coquitlam, Canada
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is the last of a local chain of buffet restaurants. The food quality is average but the fried and roasted chicken is top notch. The sodas are a cheap unknown brand and you can taste the cheapness.

Thank Robert W
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I am 65 years old and this is absolutely the worst pig swill I have ever eaten in my life. It is not fit for pigs actually. I went for lunch for the first time today. There were only two choices for protein: something which I think was supposed to pass for meatloaf (God only knows what was in it)... More 

1 Thank Jack J
Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It's a bit far from downtown but worth going. Lots of choices of foods just don't mine the place coz it's a bit old. Staff are very attentive. Parking is huge and free.

Thank sinned04
Chattahoochee, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went to Uncle Willy's with my wife a few years ago and also just recently. We both had supper and it was in the very good to excellent range. I have eaten there when I first came to Surrey in 2004, and now again in August of 2016 and the food is just as good the second time as... More 

Thank Curtis S
New Westminster, Canada
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437 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Today I met a friend at the Metropolis Mall in Metrotown. Since it was lunch time and we were pretty hungry I suggested to go to Uncle Willy’s. It was not a bad idea: the price is not expensive for a buffet and the quality is not so bad. I tested many things. Most were good. What I didn’t like... More 

Thank Ben W
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We were in the Vancouver area for a medical procedure and my friend wanted to dine at a buffet restaurant. He wasn't too excited about pure Asian food so I took him to Uncle Willy's. The place hasn't changed much in years, very basic but clean. The buffet had a good selection of items and was constantly being freshened up.... More 

Thank Ted E
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

To be fair I knew what to expect before I came. My Mom wanted to celebrate someone's birthday here. They were kind enough to hold the cake we brought in their the kitchen. When we asked for them to bring it out, they left it in the bag with no knife and no lighters to light it with. The door... More 

Thank Jasonstorm1
Burnaby, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

You tend to forget especially when it used to be good many years ago when we were regulars, it's close to home . Every thing in the buffet was old and inedible we should of asked for our money back rite away , the only thing that was fresh and good was the roatisery chicken but they put out only... More 

1 Thank Maria181793

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6411 Nelson Ave # 100, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby>  > Marlborough
  • Neighbourhood: Marlborough
  • Phone Number: +1 604-431-0399

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