Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market

We’re big fans of Fanny Bay oysters but have been to their downtown location.

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A couple signs outside.

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Hours.

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We dropped in on a Sunday (with 7:15pm reservations) and were immediately informed about the hour and 45 minute seating limited. Not sure why because they weren’t very busy. Service was very lacklustre and almost unwelcoming.

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Menu consists of raw bar, to share, entrees, sides and desserts. They had about 14 types of oysters available. Happy hour (3:00pm to 6:00pm daily) seems to be the best bang for your buck with snacks (including $1.75 feature oysters) and drinks.

9x Oysters ($3.50 each)
DSC05237We tried the sun seeker (Okeover, BC), kumamoto (Chapman Cove, WA) and northern belle (one of their east coast features). The oysters were fresh.

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Easily the best thing we ordered. The freshly grated horseradish was excellent.

Fanny Bay paella ($27.00)
DSC05251Fish, scallop, prawn, mussels & clams, chorizo and saffron. Don’t expect a traditional paella. This one has garlic scapes, baby tomatoes, green and red peppers.

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Not very rich or flavourful. You don’t get very much seafood either. The fish was overcooked. You get a grand total of one tiny scallop. Prawns were the best thing from this dish.

Mussels & clams ($25.00)
DSC05246We opted for the spicy fennel/basil sauce and added fries ($3.00).

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Shocking that this doesn’t come with bread.

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The sauce had a nice kick. A couple nice plump mussels.

Poke bowl ($24.00)
DSC05244Geoduck, octopus (subbed for prawns), soba noodles, sesame, soy and ikura.

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My buddy enjoyed it; soba was cool and refreshing. He liked the juicy prawns. One thing it needed was a sauce.

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Decent eats but I’d only likely return at happy hour.

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market
http://fannybayoysters.com/location/oyster-bar–shellfish-market
762 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC
(778) 379-9510