Vancouver restaurants that’ll leave you seriously stuffed

There are always those days when you just feel extra hungry, or you need to find plenty of food to feed a large group of people. This list is here to help those of you who are looking for large portions to satisfy your big appetite. Whether you’re seeking towering stacks of pancakes, heaping plates of barbecued meat, or a sky-high slice of pie, these Vancouver eateries are sure to leave you feeling stuffed. Happy eating!


3420 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2C2

Start the day with giant pancakes at Jethro’s Fine Grub. An order of pancakes at Jethro’s is enough to feed a few people. If sweets aren’t your thing, they also serve very generous omelettes stuffed with tons of ingredients, and plenty of other savoury breakfast foods. It’s the perfect place for hungry friends looking for a seriously big breakfast. Go early though; seats fill up fast and the waitlists can be long.

Mambo Cafe

or those on a budget, Mambo Cafe in the Aberdeen food court is a great place to pick up a cheap and filling lunch. They tend to give you giant helpings of food that are usually enough to last you two meals. They serve Hong Kong style fusion cuisine, which is a tasty combination of Chinese and Western foods. Note: this spot is cash only and there are long lineups during busy hours.

Banzai Sushi House

40-8251 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A7

If you’re looking for something lighter but still want to fill up on the cheap, try Banzai Sushi House in Richmond. The large portions of oversized sushi and sashimi make this spot stand out from other sushi joints. Their house rolls are the size of your fist, and you can get a plate of extra large sashimi for around 10 bucks. Remember to bring cash, as Banzai is also a cash-only spot.

Memphis Blues Barbeque House Ltd

2212W 10Th Ave W Suite W 10Th, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H8

This is for all the meat lovers out there. If you’re with friends and hankering for some Southern-style barbecue, Memphis Blues great place to satisfy your appetite. The oversized Memphis Feast platter comes with pulled pork, rib ends, smoked chicken, brisket, sausage and all the fixin’s. The Priscilla Platter (designed to feed 10 to 12 people) is an even bigger option that also comes with catfish, shrimp and calamari.

L.A. Chicken

160-11780 Thorpe Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1J6

This place is a hidden gem in Richmond known for its crispy fried chicken that’s both affordable and delicious. The restaurant is predominantly a take-out joint, so it’s a great spot to hit if you need to pick up food for a large group of people for an event or big family dinner. The 20-piece box of chicken features plenty of juicy chicken accompanied by a variety of sides – fries, potato salad, macaroni salad, creamy coleslaw – and gravy. For an extra kick of flavour, order the spicy chicken. Check out the available discount coupons for even bigger savings.

True Confections

3701 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6R 2B9

There’s always room for dessert! End the day with a giant helping of something sweet at this West Broadway hotspot. At True Confections, diners can order extra tall cake and pie slices in a multitude of flavours. The late-night dessert bar is open until midnight throughout the week and 1:00 am on Saturdays; so if you’ve had a late dinner, there is still time for cake!

The One Restaurant

5908 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5J 1H2

Have you ever seen frozen slushies that look like towering ice cream cones? Well you’ll find icy extravaganzas waiting for you at this Taiwanese restaurant in Burnaby. These slushy drinks are oozing with flavour and are served towering out of the cup like a giant ice cream cone. If you’re hungry, you can order some midnight snacks along with your drink as this place is open until 1:00 am or later throughout the week.

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