Best restaurants in Vancouver’s Davie Village

Vancouver’s Davie Village – a vibrant LGBTQ-friendly neighbourhood between Burrard and Jervis Streets – is a lively place to chow down, with an array of sun-soaked patios, tasty multicultural eats and hidden culinary gems. With a wide selection of delicious dining options to choose from, here are our picks for the best restaurants in Davie Village. [Photo courtesy of Tourism Vancouver/Michael Song]

Takis Taverna

1106 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N1

Takis Taverna – centrally located on Davie Street near Thurlow – has been an area staple offering generous portions of authentic Greek favourites to hungry Vancouverites since 1980. Classic Greek-inspired blue-and-white décor and a cozy, intimate interior highlight the charming Mediterranean vibe you’ll find at Takis. Try the lamb souvlaki, fried or grilled calamari or moussaka.

Score On Davie

1262 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N3

Located in the heart of Davie Village, Score on Davie is a local landmark known for its tasty traditional pub fare, wide array of beers on tap and awe-inspiring Caesars. The world famous Checkmate Caesar balances a whole deep-fried chicken, hot dog, onion rings, pulled pork slider, brownie and more atop a classic boozy Caesar. Open late, Score is a fun place to catch the game or stroll outside to the roomy patio for a sunny beverage or two.

Bin 941 Tapas Parlour

941 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B9

For those who know how to share, Bin 941 on Davie Street near Burrard boasts a delicious array of locally-sourced, cross-culture sharing plates and mouth-watering “tapatisers” in an intimate, cozy setting. With handpicked wines by the glass, classic cocktails and an impressive array of tapas, Bin 941 is perfect for date night.

Cazba Restaurant

1103 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N2

Hungry for something a bit different? Cazba Restaurant serves up fine Persian cuisine showcasing staples like fresh herbs, veggies, rice and meat in an array of tasty combinations. Located on Davie Street at Thurlow, Cazba is famous for flavourful kabab, but be sure to stay for dessert. The Persian ice cream crafted with pistachio, saffron and rose water is a popular choice!

Joe's Grill

1031 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1M5

For a relaxed, inexpensive daytime diner experience in Davie Village, you can’t go wrong with Joe’s Grill, located right on Davie Street. Offering delicious breakfast and lunch options – think eggs any way, pancakes or one of their legendary Benny’s – alongside notoriously friendly service, Joe’s is ideal for a filling, no-fuss breakfast or brunch.

Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen

2-1141 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N2

Skip up a short set of stairs to discover a true Nepali dining experience in Davie Village. Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen boasts a relaxed, yet distinctly Himalayan-influenced atmosphere. Gurkha offers tantalizing Nepali shuruwat (appetizers), mukhya khana (entrees) and more. There is also an array of well-marked vegetarian options available.

The Fountainhead Pub

1025 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1M5

Proudly standing at the gateway to Davie Village on Davie Street at Burrard, The Fountainhead Pub has been a neighbourhood treasure since opening in 2000. An ideal place to stop in for satisfying pub food from lunch to late (and for brunch on the weekends), a meal or sip at The Fountainhead is made even better by the heated, covered outdoor patio that allows for year-round people watching.

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