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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!

14989 Marine Drive
White Rock, BC V4B 1C3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
See our website for current hours.

Cross Street:
Vidal

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 531-5444

Website:
http://www.jansonthebeach.ca/

Entertainment:
Live music on most Saturday nights.

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!

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.

Public Transit:
A BC transit bus stop is available right across the street from our restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Janet Wait

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
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Fit for Foodies (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We go here often. Food is awesome chefs cook in the open and are flexible for special requirements. No Prima Donna. Recommend it for anytime especially because it is not chain store.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Authentic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We had a wonderful evening celebrating my hubby's birthday at Jan's. The food never disappoints and Jan and her staff make you feel welcome. Always consider a special as they try out new ideas that have been a wonderful taste experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The halibut special and the Moroccan lamb chops were absolutely delicious! The accompanying risotto was to die for! We enjoyed the service and the view as well. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

They do not book with Open Table anymore so they did not have our reservation. Luckily they were able to fit us in. Not sure why we were able to make a reservation with them on Open Table if they're not using it.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Online booking took about 16 hours to get confirmation email

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Live Music, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We used to go to another restaurant down the street. It unfortunately closed.

Jan's is great and really nice replacement. Glad we walked in. Looking forward to dinner in the summer on the patio.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Jan and her staff are a wonderful team who work to ensure your meal meets expectations. Very flexible and adaptable to accommodate food allergies and ensure you still have a very tasty meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Jan's is an incredible find, the food is great and the service out of this world. Never felt rushed or left wanting. The scallops are (WOW), Great craft beer and local wine selection. I will be back

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Quick Bite, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food took a while to serve but tasted great. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Awesome vibes.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Not the best experience her

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2017

I was excited to try the gluten free fish and chips but was a bit disappointed. The meal was fresh and hot but lacked flavour. I would go back to try other gluten free items though.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The staff is terrific and attentive. The food is absolutely outstanding. it's creative and perfectly prepared. Everything is made from scratch. The ambiance is really nice, perfect for a high quality, intimate dining experience. A hidden treasure.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Jan always has the best gluten free anywhere! I've been to a lot of restaurants that say they have gluten free. Jan tops them all!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Tried the pulled pork sandwich - it was yummy. I highly recommend giving it a try.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Disabled Access, Romantic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Eating at this restaurant was the highlight of our recent trip to Canada for a weekend get-away! The food and service were excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Great food, great service, great music....thanks really enjoyed the evening!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Jan's wonderful dishes (we had a seafood crepe and clam chowder with a grilled cheese with onion and bacon) and Jessica's impeccable service make eating out a wonderful event.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The chef served us! We were warm at the outside seating even on a stormy night. Great food. Very accommodating with food sensitivities.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 30, 2016

I took my 12 year old daughter here for the gluten free fish and chips. - little bit pricy but good sized portions. The batter was crisp, not greasy and had a hint of pepper. Very good!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Nice and quiet

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Lovely place to spend a rainy day brunch at .

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Jan's is always great! Location right on the beach with a beautiful view. Food is outstanding and prepared in the kitchen right next to your table. Lots of gluten free options available. Including gf fish and chips.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2016

the other guests had fantastic meals. However, my steak was tough and pretty tasteless. But great thanks to the staff for accommodating the many food exception requests.

Tags: Organic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Jan and Jessica make an evening meal a pleasure.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Enjoyed our lunch of salad and halibut. I did find the halibut a bit dry, perhaps over cooked.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2016

This was quite possibly the best eggs benny I've ever had! Very cute spot for brunch !

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Wonderful food, great service, spectacular beach front dining. White Rock at its best.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Casual, Outstanding Value, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Jan's came recommended when looking for a waterfront lunch destination with a patio and it was great. We only sampled the beet salads and sangria, but it was just what we were looking for on a perfect summer day. I look forward to returning ~

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Love the food very much! It's value for money!
And the service is great!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 7, 2016

We both had the marmalade brie crepes. They had very little substance (I almost couldn't taste the brie at all), and FAR too much soupy marmalade-type sauce. It overpowered the dish and was very messy. The crepes should be more "full" and a drizzle (less than half!) of the sauce would have been sufficient, with such a strong flavour. I liked the idea, but I wouldn't order it again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Calamari and Grand Marnier prawns are really good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 30, 2016

We had appy of mussels with white wine sauce and calamari which were great. My wife had the fish ànd chips but she didnt like the batter but liked the fish. I had the cioppino seafood bowl which I enjoyed. Was a busy night in the area and parking was a little difficult. But overall it was a nice evening.

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