Gustav's Pub & Grill - Vancouver

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$30 and under
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Gustavs provides fresh, seasonal and high-quality German cuisine – with a Northwest twist – in a casual and festive atmosphere. Our bars offer original and seasonal cocktails alongside an unparalleled selection of imported German beers, as well as Oregon craft beers, and wines. Join us at our Vancouver location today!

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WilliamM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great German food. Good beer choices. Nice environment.

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Debinusa
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. My husband had the chicken schnitzel. He said it was delicious. I had the appetizer cabbage rolls and their version of French onion soup. Both were delicious We didn’t leave a crumb!

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vipZieglede
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rhinelander fondue is a favorite and fabulous for sharing. Great service and tasty food with German flair

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great food

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TroyW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Is always very good. A little pricey, but a decent value. It is a fun german "experience" restaurant, and for a chain is pretty high quality.

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megX
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always prompt and polite. The pesto fondue is amazing, and yummy cocktails too.

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Tastetherainbow
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was valentines day so I assume it was noisier than usual. However the duck was tough and they ran out of lemon mousse so that was disappointing. The woman checking people in was not very pleasant, the wait was long despite having a reservation & she didn't not thank us as we left however, our sitter and waitress were both very friendly. The prime rib, brussel sprouts & red cabbage were very good. I'll give them another shot but I would expect they would be prepared for special occasions & not have less quality as a result- certainly greeting the guests should be easy to do .

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TaylorC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my partner and I’s favorite restaurants! We get the chicken Alfredo spatzel and the pretzel fondue to start - never disappoints! Our waitresses are always on top of drinks, nice, and attentive.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It seems that the portions aren't as big and the prices are still the same. Also my husband ordered the Pork and he said that it was thinner and more fatter then the last time he had this dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Adrian was great. The food was different but I love trying new dishes. My date and had fun and enjoyed our time there. Thank you!

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vipDwaineB
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good as always! Wonderful wait staff

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vipJinL
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Roasted Pork is very good with the tangy cabbage. Non alcohol bear Beck goes well with the dish.

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lindyca
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious German food and good service. Good beer, schnitzel, duck, sausages, German potato salad, with a European chalet environment. We really like Gustav's and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service even though they were packed

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ln5949
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Duck was great.
Potato pancakes were disappointing...a little gummy. the red cabbage was mediocre.
fondue was too thick and there should be a choice of sausages. I prefer the weisswurst but had to purchase them separately as an addition to the standard fondue. the sausages were delicious.

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MargaretS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed an excellent XEve dinner with family and friends. Excellent service, as usual!

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Swissgirl
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice dinner on Christmas Eve. The ambiance was cozy, the waiter was very nice and fun, and the Bavarian meatballs and turkey dinner was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent

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EveC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good solid dinner for a regular evening eating out. Service was a bit slow and my drink came when we had nearly finished eating. I had asked for mashed potatoes instead of potato salad, which the server said was fine, but when my meal arrived it had potato salad. Didn’t get a chance to have it corrected because the server never returned to ask if everything was ok or if we needed anything.

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JoshuaT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Good service, and enjoyed our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great employees.

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LynnV
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. Love the pretzel and cheese fondue. My husband said the French dip was the best he ever had. Service was great too! We will be back!

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vipKyleE
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointing menu selections, especially notable was the absence of several german beers

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience5

They ran an hour behind with their reservations, so crowded and very over booked. They were out of so many things... and I’m allergic to turkey, and that’s why I chose because they had other things listed.... very disappointed

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Pinguen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

They overbooked the restaurant, didn't get a table for more than an hour and half after reservation and they began running out of menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We had to wait @ least 45 minutes even though we had a 5:15 reservation.
Once we were seated the waitress was there right away and took our drink order. We got that really quick. We order fondue and got that at a reasonable amount of time.
We place our dinner order at the same time as we ordered the fondue and it probably took about 1 hour before we got our food. The prime rib that I order was very tough and full of gristle. It was one of the worst prime rib that I have ever ordered. My wife ordered the pork loin and it was very dry and she could hardly eat.
There was a large table next to us with 3 kids running around with no control. The parents or nobody that work there did anything about. This is a safety issue beside being annoying.
Overall it was a lousy meal and I feel that restaurant was out of control and over their heads.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience2

It took over 35 minutes to get seated after our 4:45 PM reservations and then it took 1 hour and 5 minutes to get the dinner after we ordered. They didn't offer the regular menu which was a big disappointment, that's why we picked Gustav's. A server told me they only found out about the special menu when they got to work that morning. This server also stated it was very frustrating because of all the complaints they were getting from the customers and they would have rather been home with their own family for Thanksgivings. When the meal finally showed up only parts of the dinner were hot and I surely was not going to send it back. I actually sent a Gustav's a complaint while I was at the restaurant thru their web site. The dinner plate had 7 different things on it so you only got a little taste of some of the items. The little amount of mashed potatoes that were on the plate were cold and I think the one item was stuffing but not much to really taste. The only thing I enjoyed was the sausage all the rest wasn't worth it which I'll include a picture of the plate if I can. We have been to Gustav's a lot over the years but this did it for me, I doubt if we'll go back. If they wanted to offer a Turkey dinner that's fine but they should keep the regular menu as well. We heard with our own ears several people complaining just as we did. Overpriced for what you got on the plate.

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wolfdogdakota
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I would advice NOT to go for Thanksgiving. Reservations we're on average 30 minutes behind. Took over an hour to get our food after seated. We were seated at a make shift table that the when cars drove up blinded the person facing the window. The room was so loud we couldn't hardly hear each other talking. The staff was catering to larger groups and leaving the smaller groups for last. We had a group of 12 next to us and the wait staff would help that table 2 - 3 times before the others. Normally haven't had any problems in the past, however, this time was horrible. The wait staff told us that they booked 1000 reservations for thanksgiving. I think this was a mistake on their part.

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pickaplace
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Not for a holiday or other busy day. Food was good as usual, but incredibly slow service. Took2 hours for party of two to get our meal served and eaten.

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PDXCDS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Gustav’s was swamped for Thanksgiving and the reserved seating was about a half-hour behind, but it was worth it. The food was tastier than I expected, especially the dressing and Brussels sprouts. And the hosts and wait staff were all keeping their cool, making it a relaxing experience overall.

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DennisR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time that we went to Gustav's for Thanksgiving. It was very good, maybe too much food, but very good. We will be back next year. Thank you.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

While we appreciated the large table and the good food, the noise level detracted from our communicating with each other and even with maximum enjoyment of the food.

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CarolM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was Thanksgiving day and they were extremely busy so the food was wonderful everything was great the service wasn’t quite as high as usual but it was still excellent.

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ERIKA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was amazing! The staff was great. Only issue we had was getting our ticket and the multiple conversations the staff had next to our table due to being next to pay station. Would have liked to have paid and got out in the time it took for them to figure out their breaks.

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lindyca
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like German food you will like this restaurant. The food was delicious and authentic - we had sausages, duck, soup, German potato salad, sauerkraut (slightly modified - the addition of pineapple takes a bit of the bite out and gives it a nice mellow flavor), red cabbage. We also enjoyed some German beer on tap. The German decor was very pleasant, and the service was attentive. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very delicious but kind of pricey! The service was great!

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vipMeyerLemonsky
Mexico City
39 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ate here with a toddler and a newborn and has a good experience. The duck and sauerbraten were excellent. The cheese fondue was not a traditional cheese fondue; more like a cheese sauce which was disappointing. The desserts were good. Amazing selection of beers. The servers were excellent.

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vipGreat
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and good value. Love the traditional Wiener Schnitzel. Blackberry Cider is very good. Service is fantastic thanks to Claudia!

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vipSCP2013
Los Angeles
170 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Birthday dinner very dark and noisy food was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The food and beer is good and different so for that it’s worth trying, HOWEVER, the service is not good. Although the staff is friendly they never bring water or anything requested quickly. Often times we are abandoned with no means of requesting anything additional. The food always arrives cold.

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Gustav's Pub & Grill - Vancouver does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Gustav's Pub & Grill - Vancouver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 883-0222.

Gustav's Pub & Grill - Vancouver is rated 4.4 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Gustav's Pub & Grill - Vancouver does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.gustavs.net/shop.

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