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About 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!
White Rock, BC V4B 1C3
Seafood, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
See our website for current hours.
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on most Saturday nights.
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!
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 BC transit bus stop is available right across the street from our restaurant.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Thursday nights are our "Three courses for thirty dollars" fixed priced menu nights! Call for details!
Jan's On The Beach Ratings and Reviews
We had a meal that was not very good. We have been to Jan’s before....and thought we would try it again. We had a Taste of White Rock offering that featured scallops wrapped in smoked ham/prosciutto. The meat overpowered the scallops....and the scallops were overdone to the point of being dry. It was such a massive mistake that it soured the evening. We really want th beach restaurants to succeed....and give them all at least a couple of chances...however...this was such a miss that I doubt we would return on our own.
I picked the restaurant based on the Taste Of White Rock featured menu. It looked amazing. My friend and I had a 6:30pm seating time for a Saturday nite. The baby shrimp and roasted veggie stuffed trout I had planned to order was already sold out this early in the evening. Extremely disappointing. The chicken dish we end up ordering my friend didn't like, and we both thought the spaetzle was tastless and a very mushy texture. The waitress was friendly but seemed bit inexperienced. Asking if we're ready for bill before we had even gotten our dessert which was part of the 3 course meal and not asking if we wanted coffee or tea either with the dessert.
Overall we both weren't impressed.
Jan’s is my favorite White Rock/South Surrey restaurant. This small restaurant has great food and excellent service. And if you need Gluten-Free options, there is no place better in the Vancouver area—you can even order GF fish and chips, what a treat. Ambiance is great with a charming European bistro flare and original art on the walls. Attention to detail is evident in quality ingredients, and thoughtful service, right down to individual cloth towels in the powder room. Moderate prices, not at all expensive, and a super waterfront location in White Rock near the Pier. Highly recommend for get together with friends and couples dining. I have ate there as a single as well and was perfectly welcomed.
My friend and I hadn't seen each other for a few months, so decided to go to Jan's for a catch-up visit. My friend had a gorgeous salad and I had the baked brie. Everything was delicious, our table was on the patio, and the sun blessed us with warmth! We both loved it and will be going back to Jan's! It's a gourmet experience 👍❤🌞 Sorry, we didn't take pictures.
I was turned away for very odd reasons. The hostess told me my name wasn't in the reservation list. There was a lot of tables open but she still turned us away stating there it would take at least 40 min until she would serve us. She was blonde with a gap tooth I believe.
My wife's meal she said was excellent she had the sea food linguine it had lots of sea food in it . I had the ribs they were made by Jan( not pre made out sourced ) and she has a yummy rib sauce. The ribs were over cooked on a couple end pieces but overall were good. The view was amazing and the staff were friendly. We asked for a very specific table for our reservation and when we got there they had exactly what we asked for.. Thx Jan and staff we had a very nice time
Jan's was a gamble for me to take my wife for a date. Neither of us had heard of it before, but it was worth going to.
We knew that White Rock was a more casual area to eat, because of the beach and tourist traffic, so we dressed appropriately.
There was an extensive glutten-free menu, andI don't even know if my order was glutten free; but, it was very tasty and well presented.
The open kitchen was nice to see, and the atmosphere was very friendly, as was the staff.
Jan's on the Beach is a cozy little restaurant on the main "restaurant row" in White Rock. Jan tries to use locally sourced products as much as possible and has a great wine list showcasing different BC wineries. We were there on a Wednesday night so it was very quiet but that allowed us to easily converse, and it is their wine special night. The open kitchen is very small, but it is enjoyable to watch the chefs do their thing. Great food, service and value.
An out of town friend and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Jan's. We had a beautiful patio table with a great view of the water. Our server was extremely attentive and personable. Food was very nicely presented and cooked to perfection. I don't think I've ever had a chicken dish I enjoyed more. Although the atmosphere is quite casual and maybe not quite what you would be looking for if it was a quiet, cozy atmosphere you wanted. I would definitely come back and recommend to others.
What a great little restaurant! Jan's has a very relaxed atmosphere, excellent service and outstanding food, all at reasonable prices. Clearly, both the cooks and the servers are committed to providing an excellent dining experience. The menu has a very good variety of gluten free options (including the fish and chips!).
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and plan to return regularly. I cannot recommend Jan's highly enough.
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