A chatty spot where Vancouverites bring visitors when they take them to Granville Island, this tiny checkered-tablecloth joint serves great fish and chips, along with generous dollops of house-made coleslaw and tartar sauce. The food is good value, and it's not just about fish and chips: the BBQ-sauced oyster burger is almost a local legend. Service is fast and friendly.

Those seafood fans not craving the deep-fried route will also find some good fresh alternatives here, from hearty clam chowder to fresh-shucked oysters and steamed mussels. Appropriately, the beer selection includes Granville Island Brewing, which is just across the street.