Vons Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

Restaurant type

  • Steakhouse,

Cuisine type

  • American Cuisine,


  • Steak,
  • Seafood,
  • Dessert,


  • Restaurant With Bar,

Products and Services

  • Sirloin,
  • Steak,
  • T-bone,
  • Striploin,
  • Good For Groups,
  • Prime Rib,
    • Beef,
    • Brisket,
    • Chicken,
    • Seafood,
    • Oysters,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
10309 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1X3
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

When the vibrancy of Old Strathcona collides with the economic uncertainty that comes with a petroleum-based economy, it's tough to keep up a business. Signs, storefronts and shingles change all the time as numerous nightclubs, retailers and eateries have come and gone from the trendy neighbourhood.

But not Vons Steak House and Oyster Bar, which has weathered the storms through thick and thin since it was launched in 1988 by David Vaughan, who named the spot as a play on his last name. Several owners later, Barry Sparrow – who also owns country bar Cook County Saloon less than a block away – sold it to Himmy and Gurchawan Daliwhal, who loved the restaurant so much they made no plans to change a thing. And who would? The notion of making a profit out of creating steaks from Alberta beef, envied worldwide for its quality, seemed like a no-brainer at the time and has since become a rewarding investment.

Alissa Hildahl, the restaurant's manager, credits the quality of the food and dedication of its workforce for its durability. "We focus highly on service," Alissa says. "Our guests are the most important part of any restaurant, and we pride ourselves on our return business." The Steak Oscar – an upgrade from the Steak Neptune of old – still ranks among the most in-demand entrees, thanks to its toppings of asparagus, crab, shrimp, scallop and a garlic cream sauce. Ditto for Vons' prime rib and goat cheese fillet dishes. "All the old favourites are still here," Alissa says. "The core of our menu remains the same."

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    AMAZING STEAK AND OYSTERS:) We arrived at 530pm, no reservations, and were led to our table with no wait and met our waitress Amanda. We ten proceeded to get a bottle of red carbonate wine, amazing:) After which we were informed of buck a shuck, and proceeded to try a total of 48 oysters ( 12 different types, both Atlantic and Pacific) the were phenomenal. We then followed this up with some escargot. Perfectly cooked. For our main meal we had Caribbean lobster tail and steak ( silver aaa ) medium rare; cooked to perfection, the candles that heated the butter and the ambiance in the restauraunt, felt like we were the only two there. We tried tequila shots with and without oysters, and two different martinis with pink sugar along the rim, like the food , they were awesome:) I wanted to show the girl I was with a good time and it was amazing, when i seen her earlier that night, she took my breath away and to see her smile at Vons, made it all worth while:) It was our first time eating there and we were there to after 10pm, last ones in the restauraunt:) amazing time, something neither one if us will ever forget:) best meal I ever had, and Im glad I got to share the experience with her:) great food, great service, and seeing her happy - amazing:) highly recommend this restauraunt to anyone to any couple, its something you wont forget:)

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    Amazing! My favorite

    Amazing! My favorite steak restaurant in Edmonton. The food is alway superb and service is great. Great menu, nice wine list.

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    The tastiest seafood restaurants in Edmonton

    The tastiest seafood restaurants in Edmonton

    Vons might be a steak house, but the seafood here is so plentiful here, it’s all about sharing. Dishes such as mushroom Neptune bake, seared red tuna and crabshack oysters are just for starters. How about a seafood platter for two, or a crab dinner? You’ll think you died and went to the east coast. They also have a buck a shuck special Monday to Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and all night Sundays in their oyster bar.

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    Treat Dad to Edmonton’s best steaks this Father’s Day

    Treat Dad to Edmonton’s best steaks this Father’s Day

    Well-known for its oyster-shucking (a buck a shuck most of the week), Vons also makes a mean steak anyway you like it, with a reasonable variety of cuts and abundance of sides. Oh, and to help the conversation along, there’s a swath of drinks, including a bacon caesar. That counts as a vegetable, right?

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    Edmonton Valentine’s Day dinners for lovers who love food

    Edmonton Valentine’s Day dinners for lovers who love food

    Chef Mike Doppler will create an elaborate three-course meal for lovers this Valentine’s Day. The regular menu won’t be available, and the restaurant will only be open to adults on this special day. Each seating will be for two hours, giving diners plenty of time to enjoy a fantastic meal. Von’s is known for their excellent steak and seafood, so guests are guaranteed an exquisite, high-quality meal that they won’t soon forget.

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