Living in the Fraser Valley, hubby and I are always on the lookout for great places to eat out both with the kids or just on our own for a quiet lunch for two, or with friends. Here are the top 10 places to eat in the Fraser Valley that we have compiled in a short list and why we think they are worth checking out.
1. Fat Burger – Located at Highstreet Mall B150 – 3122 Mt. Lehman Road
The absolute best burgers in town! Fat Burgers has a great diner type vibe, and the prices are amazing. A combo (burger any way you want, refillable drink and fries) costs around $15 bucks + but the burgers are homemade, service is great and kids are welcome!
2. Red Robin Abbotsford – Located on South Fraser Valley
One of our favorite places to go because the food is always so good. Red Robin located just down from Seven Oaks Mall is a great place to take the kids. Red Robin’s menu offers something for everyone. They have chicken and pasta along with steak and burgers. Kids meals are affordable and best of all the drinks and fries are bottomless for everyone!
3. Mission Springs Brewing Company & Restaurant – 7160 Oliver Street, Mission B.C
One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been too, with a unique vibe is Mission Springs. Well known for their beer and pizza! The staff is super friendly, prices reasonable and food to die for. It’s a place families can go to dine out and single can mix and mingle to have a great time. If you haven’t been, check it out.
4. Rocko’s Diner – 32786 Lougheed Highway, Mission, BC
I spent many late nights at this unique and friendly home away from home little restaurant that is now being used in one of Netflix’s Original series Riverdale. Rocko’s offers homemade food along with an old mom and pop diner experience. They still make malt shakes and have some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. I suggest their Monte Cristo sandwich which is mouth-watering. The portions are larger than most can handle, too!
5. Dragon Fort – 2421 Pauline St, Abbotsford, BC
Some people like it, some don’t. We absolutely love the Dragon Fort. Dining in the wait staff is always friendly, going over and above for their customers. Mama (owner) is amazing, and the food is delicious! Their combo selections are plenty enough. You can get 3 items for $10.00. We usually order 2 combos (six items) and it’s enough for all four of us. Walk-ins get a 10% discount off their meal.
6. Afterthoughts – 32500 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
A gourmet dessert restaurant, if you haven’t been to Afterthoughts you do not know what you are missing! Sweet treats and coffee to die for. 60 Baked Cheesecakes, 10 Unbaked Cheesecakes, 10 Tall Cakes, and 5 Pies that change daily! Plus they have to go orders.
7. Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar – #101 – 2649 Trethewey Street, Abbotsford, BC
One of the few places in town that hand presses fries (no freezer) fries for their customers. The ambiance is great, servers excellent, and in the summer you can enjoy one of Joe’s beer outside on the patio. Pub style food, great burgers, salads, and well rounded portions. If you haven’t checked them out – do it!
8. Tony’s Restaurant – 31120 Peardonville Road
One of the best places to eat in the Fraser Valley. Tony’s Restaurant is only open until 5 p.m. offers up homemade, delicious food. Breakfast is served all day long. I recommend Tony’s hearty breakfast with eggs, sausage and bacon. Plus, they have the best veal cutlets in town. Price wise Tony’s is affordable, the staff is amazing and Tony himself now in his 90’s works in the small establishment that has been in his family for decades.
9. Greek Islands Restaurant – two locations Abbotsford, BC
Do you love calamari? Then you will love Greek Isle as they serve the best Greek food around. Bacon wrapped steak bites, Baked lasagna, Schnitzel and Chicken Entrees that are divine. Great ambiance, good service. Prices a bit top heavy for my liking but not in comparison to other places with great food. Average plate runs $20 per person.
10. Bavaria House – 33233 Walsh Avenue, Abbotsford BC
One of the best restaurants we’ve been too, smaller but the food is tremendous. Best veal cutlets in town! Buck a shuck oyster night, steak and prawns, Vienna Schnitzel and Brew only $12.95, baby back ribs special and prime rib is awesome!