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Jan's On The Beach

129 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
See our website for current hours.
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Phone number
(604) 531-5444
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Janet Wait
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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!
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Cross street
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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.
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Public transit
A BC transit bus stop is available right across the street from our restaurant.
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Live music on most Saturday nights.
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Special events & promotions
Thursday nights are our "Three courses for thirty dollars" fixed priced menu nights! Call for details!
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 129 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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57% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lovely lunch at this location on a beautiful sunny day in White Rock.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Worst food in White Rock
Just aweful
No flavour
Service was good but not enough to overcome bad food

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Kilbee2012 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

A lovely way to spend an evening with friends. Attentive service.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

vipColleenS (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Jan and her staff always serve up an excellant meal and making the experience enjoyable!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 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.

vipColleenS (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  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.

Chris (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Online booking took about 16 hours to get confirmation email

Amir (Vancouver)
1.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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