Cravings Restaurant
Cravings Restaurant

Cravings Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 6042617779x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday -Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Whatever your event --- business meeting, retirement party, employee appreciation event, potluck, open house, or ... Cravings' PARTY PLATTERS TO GO may be exactly what you need. Just place your order the day before the event and we will have your food ready to be picked up at your convenience. We can also deliver to some areas of the Lower Mainland.



    We offer delicious Sandwiches & Wraps, Pastas, Salads, Veggies & Dip, Antipasto, Cheese Platters, and much more. If you can't find what you are looking for below, we may be able to customize a menu to your
  • Special Events: Cravings Restaurant offers a warm and unique setting for private gatherings. We are the perfect choice for birthday parties, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, holiday parties, business functions and celebrations of all kinds!



    We have two beautifully renovated, contemporary dining rooms each of which seats up to 55 guests:
    The Atrium, with its high ceiling and large bright windows, offers a classic, quiet ambiance while Cava, with its sophisticated bar and cozy lounge, presents a more modern and hip setting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: (Oak & 72nd Ave, behind Coast Hotel)
  • Public Transit: We are served by Oak Street bus, Granville Street Bus and South Marine Drive bus. Richmond, Delta and Airport busses stop a block from the restaurant
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our private lot has room for 13 cars. Street parking is free and usually not a problem
A word from Cravings Restaurant
"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." Author Unknown.



Cravings is proud of being a neighbourhood gathering place. We have changed a lot since 1991. Some may remember our first years as a soup and sandwich spot or a jungle diner. Since then we have come a long way! We have conducted numerous renovations and upgrades to remain up-to-date and relevant to our changing community.



While our restaurant service retains its current charm, Cravings' new lounge offers a full-service bar and food service in a relaxed setting- a perfect escape from the toil of daily life.



Whether you crave a formal dinner or light snack, tasty libations and friendly banter, you can find it at Cravings.
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Cravings Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)good for groups (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • great little hideaway
    vanveg
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Good food, lots of choices for everyone, including vegans and vegetarians. Tasty and reasonably priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before going to Orpheum Van
    UNOgals
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were a party of six & had a round table, which made it nice for conversation. Service was good as well as the food. Two had the 3 course menu with a little change, & we all enjoyed our meals. Bourbon Chicken,& Stir fry were both delious. Nice to have dinner before going to the busy downtown area. Parking stalls a little narrow but, lots of street parking if needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    lunchees
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    two friends and I went to Cravings for a luncheon celebration for a birthday. Cravings had been well known to us from earlier days. We were all really peasantly surprised by the food, the abience and the quiet (which made it great for conversation). We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighbourhood gem in Marpole
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We ordered from the two special menus of the day. The garden salad and the Caesar salad were both excellent; the stuffed pepper and the spicy prawn pasta were pretty good; my mini white chocolate torte was delicious (though more micro than mini); and my husband's ice cream sandwich was definitely large enough to share. Service was good. Access from the south on Osler Street was blocked because of construction nearby, so it might be best to check before you go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 227 reviews are from the Cravings Restaurant reviews archive.
  • oustanding value in marpole
    DWSoul
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Have been to this restaurant several times. Never disappoints. Always pleases. The three course menu choices well priced with lots of choice. Yummy deserts included? Smaller portions great for kids and seniors. Don't drive downtown. Dine locally. Less stress. Less cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Crowd but not special
    mckmom
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Great pork chop and white chocolate creme brule, and service was great, but atmosphere was odd. Was sat right next to loud couple even though there were many tables available. Decor was mid 80s and lighting was a bit harsh. By the time we finished there were lots of customers which was good for a January evening. Must be a local go-to place. Was OK. Probably wouldn't rush back, but would recommend for locals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    PickingPal
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I have been here 3 times in the past month with friends and business acquaintances. The food and service had been good on all occasions. I enjoy the quiet ambiance for visiting with friends- background music is pleasant and at an appropriate level for dining. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet meeting place for friends
    PickingPal
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Low level music and quiet diners was great for visiting with friends. Food was good and orders came quickly. We were not disturbed and allowed to talk after most patrons had left. Have booked again for this week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice touch!
    pudding
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We had a very good relaxing time cerebrating Mom's birthday. They brought a dessert with a beautiful rose and with BD writing. Very nice touch!! Good service!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, excellent value,
    11111sad
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Good food, excellent value, good service, very impressed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service, food just okay
    sweetcmcVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    My friend and I recently dined at Cravings Restaurant for dinner on a Thursday evening. I have been to Cravings several times, and I still like it and would definitely go back. The service and atmosphere are great and menu prices are very reasonable. I started my meal with their spicy chicken soup and it tasted good. However, I ordered the chicken and fig linguine and the flavour was a little.. dry. The goat cheese was too strong and the pasta was a bit on the dry said. With that said, I would still give it a 3.5/5. Dessert was good; I had the white chocolate torte although it was a bit too sweet. Cravings is a great place for casual and special dining. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been to Craving few times.
    linbert
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Been to Craving few times. It was always good service & food. But this time the Chicken was dry & tough. The Tuna has a fishy taste all the vegetables were tough and stringy . Not crazy about the barley instead of potato or rice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Cravings continues to provide a very good menu and wine list. The food is consistently great, the servings are generous, and the service is top-notch. It is comforting to know that this restaurant continues to thrive in this small corner of Marpole! We split a salad which seemed to be two full salads when they arrived! Followed by the stuffed peppers and chicken/with barley and vegetables. Very tasty and perfectly cooked. We were there for a small, quiet birthday celebration. The Cravings server made it special by presenting a rose with dessert to the guest of honour. What a nice touch! Downtown restaurants could take a lesson from this restaurant in how to provide great food, service and ambience...! Can't wait to go back. And soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service but good food
    FineDiner
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    I must say, the chefs here are amazing. The food is spectacular, but the serving staff are absolutely horrible. We were sitting there for 2.5 hours over a simple dinner trying to flag the 2 staff down so that we could finally order, or to tell them to take our empty plate away but they were completely avoiding eye contact and refusing to look our way. On top of that, they never came to fill up our empty water glasses once. The worst part was it wasn't even busy there!! Talked to friends about our experience and they agreed and said their servers wasted their time as well and they were not going back. I agree - Would not go there again. Would also never recommend this place to anyone unless they want to waste their entire evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice before Metro Theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    My garden salad, Sicilian linguine and mini brownie dessert were all very good, and excellent value as a 3-course dinner. My husband enjoyed his beet salad, stuffed pepper and lemon meringue pie, also as a 3-course dinner, but I think I got a better bang for the buck. Cravings is a great place to go before a show at the Metro Theatre, another under-rated neighbourhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A diamond in the rough
    DKTF
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Cravings restaurant is not the most noticeable restaurant as it's well-hidden in the marpole neighbourhood. However, don't let that affect you from searching for it. All of their dishes are a fusion between comfort food and pizazz. The service I've received every time I attend has been top notch and they serve every dish with an incredible smile. It's a shame that they can't expand because I'd love to see more restaurants with quality service around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disapointed
    coco
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    food was cold and bad choice for fathers day brunvh place badly needs to update , smell like moldy
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was OK
    Food2diefor
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We took my father to Cravings for Father's Day. It was a great option for a restaurant in Marpole. Food was ok as it was well priced and tasted good. I had the seared Abercore Tuna sandwich. Problem was the tuna was not Abercore and it was not seared. I felt that the meal in general was not that fresh. The restaurant itself is due for a renovation, saying that though I would go again. None of the issues were enough to turn me off... Just below average to what the competition is in the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Visited the restaurant for Mother's Day, and the server gave my mom a red rose which made my mom VERY happy! Great service and the food is pretty good, especially their fish and chips.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    great food, great service, superb value. so glad we came here instead of other over priced bunch places for mothers day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Great location with parking, outstanding friendly staff and the home-like tasting food make me come back to Cravings every few weeks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty food, service a bit slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    We were passing through Vancouver and pioked this restaurant based on location and recommendations from this site. It was an enjoyable meal; the food was tasty and the staff friendly. The biggest negative I had was that, despite the fact the server was very friendly, even though the restaurant was less than half-full, the service was somewhat slow. We felt like we were waiting long stretches for the next course. My daughter and I both got the 3 courses for $26 special...which I felt like was a good not great deal. For a main course, I got the pork, she got the chicken. Both came in appropriate-sized portions and had good flavor. I did feel like the dessert portions were small.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food. Meat lasagna
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Always great food. Meat lasagna and the stir fry are favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • space and privacy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    We chose this place because it was close to the airport. Upon arriving we encountered a lot of seniors in the restaurant so decided to eat on the lounge side which offered us another option, privacy and more room. The ambiance was a bit too bright, almost cafeteria like but at least we could see what we were eating. Food was fine for the price and the service was really good. It would be a good place for a large group that wanted to have space and privacy but not have to spend a fortune to get it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so-so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    my mussels entree came out cold the food is mediocre
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    The food was delicious and our server did an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I found the food excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    I found the food excellent and good value. I would go back for brunch to try it now that I had such a good lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good value
    crossoverVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    The restaurant has two set menus: $15 for three courses or $26 also for three courses (but with more entree selection). Overall the food is decent, especially considering the price you pay. Service was friendly. Wine selection was very limited. It was a pleasant experience but not exciting enough to bring me back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth trying.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Was delighted with the restaurant. Excellent food, very competitive pricing. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We weren't attended to very quickly upon arriving but think that was due to a wedding reception held in another room. After this small glitch everything was perfect. They are located in a very unexpected location in a semi-residential, semi-office area but definitely worth seeking out. There is ample parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Gluten-Free Fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    My wife and I ate off the gluten-free (Celiac) menu and ordered two sandwiches with Artisan salads. They were delicious and well-plated. Altogether, we enjoyed our second visit here as much as our first and will definitely be coming again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The brunch was awesome, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    The brunch was awesome, very delicious. The atmosphere is outstanding and romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally!!! Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    Well I've done it! I've had all three meals at Cravings. The Brunch was, as expected, yummy! There isn't a celiac menu for Brunch but they have rice bread and so can make lots of the Brunch menu Gluten free. It was a hard decision but I finally picked the Brie and Apple omelette. I automatically said no toast but the server remembered me eating the sandwiches there so included it with my omelette. I could have had French Toast or a Benny. Lots to choose from and the service was excellent. I will continue coming here as long as it's here. Now that I'm moving I'll just have to drive here. If you live around Osler and 72nd Ave. it's just a lovely walk with a delicious meal at the end,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cravings is the nicest thing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Cravings is the nicest thing abut living in Marpole. You just walk out the door and down the street. I think I'll try Brunch tomorrow as it is the only meal I haven't eaten there many times. Everything is so delicious that I'm sure Brunch will be a treat. Better have a reservation as it is always busy! The staff are always pleasant, though. Now I can't wait for tomorrow and a new treat from Cravings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't be beat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Cravings restaurant continues to provide this little corner of Marpole with high quality, reasonably priced food selections which can be known to cause the top button on many peoples' pants to be undone when leaving. The 14.99 menu and the 25.95 menu are filled with many excellent choices of one appetizer, one entree and one dessert. The restaurant is especially busy on weekend nights as many long time customers come back for their favourite dishes.The Canadian pork chop and the stuffed meatballs are two excellent examples. Everyone I have brought here has requested we return so now I will become a long time customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed my first dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    Enjoyed my first dining experience at the Cravings. Made another reservation for this month.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good value for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Always good value for the money. Friendly service and the food is very good. This is not a fancy restaurant but the menu provides a good selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always this lovely neighbourhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    As always this lovely neighbourhood gem never disappoints. The gluten free Cava burger was sooo good and the duxelle meat balls were also very good. One of many thoughtful touches are the two-bite desserts. My mother has enjoyed a couple now and has loved them all. Also, the chocolate mousse has a lovely little surprise for you and it is divine! Usually crowded a reservation would be a good idea.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful friendly staff ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    Wonderful friendly staff ... Excellent value ...reasonable prices for well presented and tasty dishes
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints! Great
    eatnow
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Never disappoints! Great food and service for reasonable prices, especially if you go for the 3 course meal. I love the beet and goat cheese salad. My husband loves the spicy chicken soup. Also, make sure you try the flourless chocolate almond cake! It is amazing! I am sorry to hear the restaurant is up for sale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cravings: the hidden delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    This is perhaps one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The location of 'Cravings' is well hidden to most of the public but don't let that prevent you from searching for it. There are constantly great deals, food, and some of the most friendliest staff that you will ever encounter. If I could rate this restaurant out of 10, I'd give it a 20.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate