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Jan's On The Beach

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134 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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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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Cuisines
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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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!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vidal
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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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Entertainment
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!
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 134 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.9
service
3.9
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3.3
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Friendly & welcoming service, generous servings. Will visit again for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Thank you for gluten free food that even the non celiac’s enjoyed. Would be good for any event.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Enjoyed the experience here. First time and the food was fantastic. Calamari was light and delicate flavour. Lots of different options available from seafood to pork schnitzel. The chef and team are working in the open so you can enjoy their banter and see what they are doing. The meal was excellent, I would go back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wow! Absolutely DELICIOUS seafood in Celiac-safe deep fryers! It was such a pleasure to have battered calamari again...so crispy and delicious! Fries are fresh-cut local potatoes that are crispy (not heavy) yet fluffy on the inside. Jan’s On The Beach is perfection!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

It was a pleasant experience to bring my best friend for her birthday. Staff and service was amazing I would certainly go back there again whenever I’m in town

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Online booking took about 16 hours to get confirmation email

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2017

Not the best experience her

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Nice and quiet

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Lovely place to spend a rainy day brunch at .

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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