Jan's On The Beach
Jan's On The Beach

Jan's On The Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jansonthebeach.ca/
  • Phone: 6045315444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Janet Wait
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Jans offers catering! Let us cater your next event, at your location, or at ours. Ask us for some sample menus and let us quote on your get together!
  • Entertainment: Live music on most Saturday nights.
  • Special Events: Thursday nights are our "Three courses for thirty dollars" fixed priced menu nights! Call for details!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vidal
  • Public Transit: A BC transit bus stop is available right across the street from our restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Pay parking is available along Marine Drive in many public lots. Reduced rates from Nov to March. An independent valet service operates just up the street during the summer season.
A word from Jan's On The Beach
Jan’s on the Beach is White Rock's newest seafood restaurant - fully renovated - with a new ocean view deck at a great location "on the strip".

We offer a "Seafood and more" menu inspired by the multicultural flavours of the Vancouver area, along with a full appetizer menu. All our dishes are made to order from scratch with fresh local ingredients.

We offer daily specials, and on occasion we'll put on wine pairing dinners for you to enjoy.

We also are open for Breakfast and Lunch, and have a Beach Favourites Menu with dishes such as "Fish Bites & Fries" and a tasty Calamari bowl.

Top it off with homemade desserts such as White Chocolate and Blueberry Creme Brule, or Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier Strawberries.

We hope to become your favourite place to enjoy a great dining experience with one of the best views on White Rock's Marine Drive!
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Jan's On The Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (4)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)romantic (1)special occasion (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    we waited over an hour for brunch, the food was very good but not the wait
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Booked online and they gave my group a big table out on the patio. Servers were quick and super friendly. I had there halibut special and it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Vanfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Over the top food in every way! Presentation and flavor was excellent! Prices very reasonable. The dishes are made from natural and gluten free ingredients and also created from scratch onsite and it definitely shows and tastes that way. Portions are generous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Food!
    lesismore
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Nothing pre-cooked here! Fresh, innovative, delicious meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, not to mention desserts are all excellent. The Mongolian Lamb chops are divine.... The gluten free Calamari are tender with just the right amount of crispy coating. Absolutely the best food on the beach. I know. I live down here and I've tried them all!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice family dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The lamb was brilliant as was the Bison burger...the pasta a bit stodgy, exacerbated by presentation in a bowl....salmon underdone. However the waitress was very helpful and arranged for us not to be charged for the salmon entree. (Thank you!) I liked the large windows that make indoor dining still manage to feel al fresco and close to the beach. I would return and give the food another go.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food was good but..
    miri5422
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was great but the service that we got from the waitress was poor. She was not friendly or kind. I would go there again for the food but not for service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Jan's
    Ezzapet
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We stopped here for brunch mid week and sat on their patio. The view was great! Food was mediocre, fairly bland, and service was ok. It wasn't overly busy so I would have hoped for better service and more flavor in the food but overall was ok. The view makes up for it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From the States
    Vacationer
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The only thing that topped the service with a smile team was the outstanding food prepared by owner and chef Jan. I had Salmon one night then followed up with Halibut the next. First class meals at very reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. Great service.
    Canta4dit
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Really enjoyed the food and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Jan's On The Beach reviews archive.
  • Food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The four of us all enjoyed the food and the service was great we loved that we were able them preparing the meal
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing.
    Soccermama
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food took 45 minutes when the place was not busy. Omelette tough, French toast not as good as I make at home, eggs Benny just ok. Ambience unremarkable, tables cramped. The bus girl bent over and revealed she was wearing no underwear at all. Unappetizing!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Let down!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I reserved a table for 1:00. Our table was not ready,but the server offered to clean one which was by the sidewalk in the sun. A large group of 14 people was seated nearby.We ordered drinks,the Sangria was fruity & flavourful, & a hot artichoke & spinach appie which was served with celery sticks & deep fried pita quarters. Lunches were a Caesar salad with chicken & a winter salad with prawns. The chef actually came to the table & said they were out of the hazelnuts for my salad & asked if I would mind a substitution.Our salads were served just as we finished the appie. AND THAT WAS THE LAST we saw of our waitress!!This restaurant did not seem able to handle service to other patrons with the large group occupying all their time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Nicole is great - she remembered our previous visit and our grandchildren - the food was very tasty, good wine and deserts - we always enjoy our visit and have recommended them to our friends
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was fantastic with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was fantastic with everything made from scratch. We would try this restaurant again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt a little taken advantage of...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went to Jan's for Valentines Day. They offered a 3 course meal with wine pairing, which were extra. I did not know that they had taken off everything else on the menu, and my only choice was to spend $110 (before taxes and tip) for me and my friend to enjoy a meal. I might have been okay paying that much, but the atmosphere was average, the portions were small, and the food was a little below to a little above average. As I said, I feel like they took advantage of the fact that it was Valentines day and everywhere else was booked to charge us an exorbitant amount of money for an average meal. I hate to give a bad review, I am all about the little guy, but I also would not want someone to have the same experience I did.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So delicious! All scratch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    So delicious! All scratch made and great ambiance. Fun cooking classes, wine tasting and frequent live music!! Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The mongolian lamb was one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The mongolian lamb was one of the best I have ever had! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great gathering place
    Stepitup
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    I discovered Jan on the Beach about a year ago and have been back 4-5 times for various occasions with family and friends. It's a great place for lunch or light dinner. It's a comfortable little bistro place amongst the pubs along west beach close to the pier in White Rock. The food is always fresh and Jan cooks it to perfection. My favorite is the clam chowder and the french fries which both never disappoint. I know I will go back due to it's quiet atmosphere and the great food. Suzette from White Rock
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed experience
    Eightofus
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Jan's was a good spot for eight of us to meet for breakfast. We actually made a reservation, so they knew we were coming. A table was ready, but it appeared there was only one cook and one waitperson on duty, so the service was agonizingly slow as they apparently tried to cope with us and other diners. Good location.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at Jan's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    I find the dinner menu presents just the right variety of choice. I enjoy the open kitchen ambience with friendly amicable interaction & service. As the yen was for fish & chips, I found the halibut [a favourite] uniquely coated & succulently flavourful with the chips just right. And a Blueberry Bliss Bar as the delicious dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner disaster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    We arrived to a table right beside/on the duo music group. After asking to sit outside we did manage to get a table after someone left.. Appetizers didn't come until we reminded waitress of the order, about an hour wait for that. Tried to order 2 different appetizers that were 'sold out'. Dinner came after 2 hours and they were terrible. Tiny portions of chicken, steak and prawn dinner was not good. The appetizers my friend and I were sharing were awful. And that was after settling for things we didn't want. We will not return and will tell people to stay away. Ruined a birthday celebration.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jan's was overall a fine place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Jan's was overall a fine place to dine. Outside seating with a good heater made the experience perfect for a late spring dinner.It is a good thing we were not in a hurry though, because the service was painfully slow. This restaurant needs more staff in the kitchen as well as wait staff. The chef (Jan?) apologized to me saying they got slammed. Understandable except only half the tables were occupied!The food was very good. Served hot and well presented.If Jan's can solve the staffing issues they will behave a restaurant that fits the White Rock Beach dining scene as an equal to any restaurant there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Will definitely go back, it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Will definitely go back, it was our first time there and we could not believe we had not been there before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I guess the day after Valentine's
    Mable
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I guess the day after Valentine's is pretty quiet. I know that Jan's does a much better business than they did on Feb 15th, but unfortunately Valentine's Day was out for us. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fit for foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food was good. The other reviews said that the lamb was "fall off the bone" so I tried it but found it a bit dry and burnt on some sides. My wife's steak and lobster looked like steak and large shrimp. The chocolate fondue was not to my expectation, presentation wise. Was just a bowl of hot chocolate with large chunks of bread and fruit. Kitchen concept was a great idea so the chef could interact with the guests however, that also served as a downfall to my impression because it was valentines day, the restaurant was full...and we found out that the chef was alone. Our dinner took 1 hour to arrive. They should have served bread while people wait. I spent a fair bit of money on that dinner so I was expecting a bit more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bite of the Rock
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    My husband and i were there for "Bite of the Rock," and chose the $25 menu. The lamb dish I had was delicious; the leg of lamb was large, tender, succulent and juicy. The desserts were good, too. My husband's salmon wellington was okay. A very small restaurant with just 8 tables, and the right wait time between courses. Live music on Saturday night, but only a few diners.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unfortunately, my party of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Unfortunately, my party of 3 were unable to attend due to 'bad weather' that Monday. However, we are returning on Jan. 28th at noon for lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I like Jan's, the menu, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    I like Jan's, the menu, the decor, the open kitchen, Jan's communication with food, the preparation, the blends of ingredients, her communication with us, always made to feel welcome & taken care of, Emma who served us well, the guitarist was a great find to the evening, most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, excellent service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    great food, excellent service, some issues with heat and draft deer
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We recently went to Jan's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    We recently went to Jan's and took another couple with us. The specials were perfectly done and everything seemed so fresh; in particular the Lamb Shank special was melt in your mouth, with a red wine sauce that really complemented it. Prices are quite reasonable. We also enjoyed the subtle live music, which we understand is every Fri/Sat evening. Since we live in the area, we'll be sure to go back and take some other friends as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate