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Cuisine: Burgers, Casual Dining, Fried Chicken
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Ranked: #5 of 21 restaurants in Vancouver

For comfort food that could only be conjured in your wildest imagination, head to Vancouver’s Fable Diner for locally sourced food and house-made ingredients.

Picture a classic diner setting, comfy benches, Formica tables, huge windows for watching the world go by, stools propping truckers up against the bar. Fried chicken and grits! Fable Diner has it all and it’s located right off Main Street.

The food is as wholesome and soul-warming as can be mustered. To get you going it’s got to be the Fable Diner poutine, which comes with a dijon gravy and cola onions, and to completely finish you off, try the meatloaf, complete with mushroom gravy, blue cheese butter, and mashed potato.

It wouldn’t be a dinner experience without a shake, and as it’s dinner time, it’s got to be a boozy one. Try the B52 with orange and coffee liqueurs.

So, for out of this realm, but totally IRL diner eats in Vancouver, look no further than Fable Diner!

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Fable Diner
151 E Broadway
Corner of Main & Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1W1

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm

Phone: +1 604-563-3463

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Ranked: #5 of 21 restaurants in Vancouver 5
Fable Diner
Location: Mt Pleasant
Cuisine: Burgers, Casual Dining, Fried Chicken
Mains: $15 - $25

Reviews

Mandy Barta

Wow, I was quite impressed! Love that they're "farm to table" because we eat mostly grass-fed or organic meats and all. My 10-yr old daughter had their grass-fed burger and loved it. Hubby had the bison steak special and I wish I had ordered that for myself! That "black pepper jam" was amazing!!! I ordered the duck pancake (yes, sounds strange), but all the flavours worked perfectly together. I wasn't so sure about duck and kimchi on a pancake but it was YUM! My 8-yr old son had the trucker's breakfast and ate it all up. Definitely will return to try more of the menu. Our server and everyone who worked there was so amazing and friendly. Great with our kids too!

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Anjuli Bhatia

Fantastic experience as always! I am very picky about where the meat I eat comes from and at Fable I know I can indulge because they source all meat locally and from farms that raise their animals humanely. I truly wish more restaurants would offer this option. Joe, our server, was absolutely delightful! Food was super yummy as always.

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Carolina Soroa

Great location, great staff ... and the food, DELICIOUS!
We ordered the Tomato Soup, the Loaded Fable Diner Burger, Hot Mess Burger, and for dessert the amazing Mini Doughnuts and the Apple Pie.
Everything was fresh, the burger buns were super soft and flavorful. The meat patties were juicy and perfectly cooked.
Both desserts were delicious, but the doughnuts deserve an extra special shout-out!
If you're thinking where to go for dinner ... check Fable Diner, you can thank me later ;)

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A beautiful diner from the owners of Fable. I had a great experience at their Kitsilano restaurant so I knew this would be good too. Fable Diner provides comfort food in a casual setting. The service is top notch, very friendly and attentive servers. They offered a couple of specials but we opted to order from their regular menu. We had the Butcher's Cut Steak & Frites, the Loaded Burger, a Coffee Malt milkshake and mini doughnuts for dessert. The steak was cooked perfectly to medium rare (at my request) and was seasoned well - the black pepper butter was yummy. It comes with fries and arugula salad. The burger was also delicious and comes with a choice of fries/salad/soup. If you like to dip your fries in gravy, go for that on the side! I enjoyed the milkshake, not too thick so easy to drink out of the paper straws, and the doughnuts were delightful!

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What a deal this dinner was and it was one tasty meal! We ordered the Steak & Frites + GG Short Ribs. The special for the night was the short ribs and it was flavour packed with ginger and garlic and the portion was generous for an appetizer. I'd say steak is a solid choice if you like your meat! It was cooked perfectly medium rare and had a really sauce and side of arugula and fries. Definitely worth a visit for a delicious dinner with a comfy casual setting and friendly staff!

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Anjuli Bhatia

Have been meaning to try out this place for a while and it didn’t disappoint! Super yummy comfort dishes prepared to perfection! Service was top notch. Can highly recommend!

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Our Server Ella was great - she was checking in on our food and water throughout the meal. She gave us honest opinions about the food, as well as what would be the right quantity of food we were looking for as a dinner meal. Also, I like the fact that other members of the staff, including the manager and the hostess also checked in with in - this is what I call great service.

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Warm, comforting and remeniscient of Mom's best cooking, but even better with a flare that takes classics to another level of yum. Knock outs of the evening, the roasted mushrooms appy and the main meatloaf plate, so much depth and richness in the flavours. Go... no stop reading... go now!

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The atmosphere is great, a bright restaurant, beautiful decor, great service. We had a lovely dinner at Fable! Food was delicious, specially the ribs suggested by our server!

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Melody Zheng

Great diner with cute decor and spacious seating. We got the duck pancakes which were amazing! We also tried the burgers, kale salad, tomato soup and a chocolate milkshake and they were all tasty!

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Please go here if you haven’t been!! The food is incredible. We shared the grilled cheezus, tomato soup, and Mac and cheese with bacon. Everything was perfect. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. Can’t go wrong choosing to eat here.

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Food was tasty and satisfying. Service was thoughtful and very attentive. Super friendly and gracious. Very warm and hospitable. Great staff and wonderful food made for a lovely experience.

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Had a fun time at Fable Diner. Loved the fact that it is a "real diner" w/good down home food! I highly recommend the milkshakes & malts! It's been years since I had one and they were fantastic/original! The portions are huge and the food is rich, so go hungry and plan on having some take out next day.

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We had a great time there. Food was nice and service was perfect. Because my son really loved the pancakes, I needed to order second plate. We will come again.

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Mandy Barta

Wow, I was quite impressed! Love that they're "farm to table" because we eat mostly grass-fed or organic meats and all. My 10-yr old daughter had their grass-fed burger and loved it. Hubby had the bison steak special and I wish I had ordered that for myself! That "black pepper jam" was amazing!!! I ordered the duck pancake (yes, sounds strange), but all the flavours worked perfectly together. I wasn't so sure about duck and kimchi on a pancake but it was YUM! My 8-yr old son had the trucker's breakfast and ate it all up. Definitely will return to try more of the menu. Our server and everyone who worked there was so amazing and friendly. Great with our kids too!

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Food was fantastic. Service was Awesome. Overall a great night out for dinner with the family. I will definitely go back to try other items on the menu!

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Anjuli Bhatia

Fantastic experience as always! I am very picky about where the meat I eat comes from and at Fable I know I can indulge because they source all meat locally and from farms that raise their animals humanely. I truly wish more restaurants would offer this option. Joe, our server, was absolutely delightful! Food was super yummy as always.

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Amazing food. The Buttermilk fried chicken burger is so good! Such a friendly server and great music playing creating such good vibes in there. Milkshakes were also so delicious! Definitely worth a trip. Overall such a great experience.

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M Mitch

My friends and I were so impressed with Fable Diner. We shared a very large and yummy strawberry shake, The eggplant chips (wow!! not at all greasy), two burgers (messy but delicious) and the salmon entree. We all agreed that we would return. And for 5pm, it was busy and looked like a full complement of staff. Thank you First Table for an affordable way to try new-to-us places.

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Eliza Woo

Great food and service. Very seamless experience and I’m looking forward to trying other restaurants.

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Carolina Soroa

Great location, great staff ... and the food, DELICIOUS!
We ordered the Tomato Soup, the Loaded Fable Diner Burger, Hot Mess Burger, and for dessert the amazing Mini Doughnuts and the Apple Pie.
Everything was fresh, the burger buns were super soft and flavorful. The meat patties were juicy and perfectly cooked.
Both desserts were delicious, but the doughnuts deserve an extra special shout-out!
If you're thinking where to go for dinner ... check Fable Diner, you can thank me later ;)

- dined at Fable Diner on

The duck pancakes were really really tasty! Fries were average. Happy hour beers were also good. Our server didn't check on us until we'd nearly finished eating and we could seem to get anyone's attention which was a big let down! Big queues as we were leaving so must be popular!

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Delicious And Sophisticated elevation of the diner experience

- dined at Fable Diner on

A beautiful diner from the owners of Fable. I had a great experience at their Kitsilano restaurant so I knew this would be good too. Fable Diner provides comfort food in a casual setting. The service is top notch, very friendly and attentive servers. They offered a couple of specials but we opted to order from their regular menu. We had the Butcher's Cut Steak & Frites, the Loaded Burger, a Coffee Malt milkshake and mini doughnuts for dessert. The steak was cooked perfectly to medium rare (at my request) and was seasoned well - the black pepper butter was yummy. It comes with fries and arugula salad. The burger was also delicious and comes with a choice of fries/salad/soup. If you like to dip your fries in gravy, go for that on the side! I enjoyed the milkshake, not too thick so easy to drink out of the paper straws, and the doughnuts were delightful!

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Erin Low

It was my first time at Fable diner and it was really good. My boyfriend and I both each had a shake (which were not covered by the 50% discount) but they were both very good. He tried the Kale Caesar Salad and I had the Roasted Duck Pancake. We were both surprised how good they were. His salad had crispy pork belly on it!! Then I ended up having the steak and fries and my boyfriend had the hot mess Burger. Both were delicious! On a regular day, we probably wouldn't order as much but the food portions were perfect and would definitely go again.

- dined at Fable Diner on

What a deal this dinner was and it was one tasty meal! We ordered the Steak & Frites + GG Short Ribs. The special for the night was the short ribs and it was flavour packed with ginger and garlic and the portion was generous for an appetizer. I'd say steak is a solid choice if you like your meat! It was cooked perfectly medium rare and had a really sauce and side of arugula and fries. Definitely worth a visit for a delicious dinner with a comfy casual setting and friendly staff!

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Charlie Pan

Great food and service!
I will definitely come back~

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Great food and great service! I will definitely be back again. PS get the mushrooms!

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Anjuli Bhatia

Have been meaning to try out this place for a while and it didn’t disappoint! Super yummy comfort dishes prepared to perfection! Service was top notch. Can highly recommend!

- dined at Fable Diner on

Our Server Ella was great - she was checking in on our food and water throughout the meal. She gave us honest opinions about the food, as well as what would be the right quantity of food we were looking for as a dinner meal. Also, I like the fact that other members of the staff, including the manager and the hostess also checked in with in - this is what I call great service.

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Wow, half off food and double awesome service! I was so worried when I initally booked this that I would get not-so-great service since I was getting a discount on the food. But nope they were so friendly and accommodating.
And the food was fabulous! The two reasons why I gave it 4 stars and not 5: I ordered the meatloaf and it was so flavorful I found it a bit too salty and there was a lot of oil accumulating around the food. Otherwise it was great!

- dined at Fable Diner on

Warm, comforting and remeniscient of Mom's best cooking, but even better with a flare that takes classics to another level of yum. Knock outs of the evening, the roasted mushrooms appy and the main meatloaf plate, so much depth and richness in the flavours. Go... no stop reading... go now!

- dined at Fable Diner on

The atmosphere is great, a bright restaurant, beautiful decor, great service. We had a lovely dinner at Fable! Food was delicious, specially the ribs suggested by our server!

- dined at Fable Diner on

Melody Zheng

Great diner with cute decor and spacious seating. We got the duck pancakes which were amazing! We also tried the burgers, kale salad, tomato soup and a chocolate milkshake and they were all tasty!

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When we arrived and let them know about the First Table reservation, the host knew my name and excitedly told us to order as much food as we wanted. We ordered 3 entrées between the 2 of us and everything was great. We ordered a drink even though we knew it wasn't half off because we felt we could afford to. All in all we really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go out again. First Table motivates us to dine out more frequently because we can do it even on a budget!

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Please go here if you haven’t been!! The food is incredible. We shared the grilled cheezus, tomato soup, and Mac and cheese with bacon. Everything was perfect. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. Can’t go wrong choosing to eat here.

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Bryce Gieschen

Modern take on classic diner foods - every dish we had was amazing, nothing but positive feedback! And super affordable too; will definitely be coming back.

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Kitty Liu

The server was very friendly, warm, and helpful serving our needs and provided recommendations on dishes. The restaurant was clean, cozy in general although I wished more space were provided which would also give room for coats and bags. Food was fresh, good although nothing mindblowing. Would come back again

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