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The Fat Cow and Oyster Bar

294 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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The Fat Cow and Oyster Bar (Winner of 2 Golden Plate Awards for best new restaurant and 2nd place for top restaurant outside of Vancouver) invites you to experience Langley’s growing little secret. We are located off the beaten path. While heading up 200th Street in Langley BC don’t blink or you may miss us. We are located on the right side of the road in an orange strip mall on the corner of 96th.

Once you step through our doors you will forget you are in Langley with warm natural wood tables, brick and heritage wood finishing’s you will be transported downtown.

The food is presented in a non-pretentious manner letting the natural flavours speak for themselves. Our drive to support local farmers and local producers overflows onto our wine + beer list. Whether it is one of our 16 rotating taps or a craft beer by the bottle we will have something to satisfy every beer-dy out there.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Northwest, Seafood, English
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(778) 298-0077
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christopher Leon Roper
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Cross street
201st and 96th
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Live Music Every Saturday Night
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 294 People Are Saying
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great family owned high quality and expert prepared food. Amazing oysters

texascroaker (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful meal. Superb service. As usual. Regular customer.

DeeG (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Very enjoyable!
No oyster burger on the menu, however voila
The chef concocted an amazing Fanny Bay Oyster burger !
And the classic burger was the best I’ve had!
Thanks! I will definitely be back !

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Good food, drinks and atmosphere. Great service for sure.

LuezeaandChef (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

The appetizers of Steelhead trout and mussels were okay-good but they got the mussel brith wrong. The steak was cooked to match the requested order on 2 of the 3 that orders it but the fries were so over cooked, they were inedible and the "salad" was just an assortment of leaves --not dressed--on the plate. It really could have been great but was a missed opportunity. Had they made garlic mash or oven fries and a proper salad with blue bc geese or Parmesan, it could have been a profit table and satisfying dish. The restaurant and food have potential but really needs noise baffling to dampen the sound level. Our observation of the open kitchen had our party questioning their cooking training and handling of the steaks that were wrapped in vacuum sealed bags sitting in a water bath on the counter? Maybe it's to temperature but the set up looked odd.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

I went there with a friend the staff was friendly and tried hard, but good staff only goes so far when your food is not good... I ordered the seafood tower and when it came the mussels, clams, and prawns where cold and not very fresh, some of the mussels had to have been pried open because they had the taste like they're dead when cooked... a pretty sparse bar for an oyster bar, though the staff was doing the best with what they had... oh and some of the oysters had been a bit poorly shucked, with bits of shell in with the oyster.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

This is a favourite spot of ours. The owners are local and lovely people, the food is good and refreshing alternative to all the chain restaurants in Langley.

Jules (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Fabulous find. It was a bit of a drive from where I work, which is even further from where I live but I will certainly be making my way back out to The Fat Cow & Oyster Bar anytime I want amazing seafood. As an oyster virgin (never had one before walking in the door,) this place was amazing. They really can provide quality information about the food that they are serving. The service was great, the people are very friendly, the atmosphere is very nice and the decor is in good taste. Highly, highly recommend this place:) Will be back soon!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

We ended up at the bar after making a last minute reservation. I do not recommend this. The bar is awkwardly high compared to the stools, and we are both 6 feet tall, I can't imagine anyone shorter being comfortable there. I had the steak with cauliflower which was yummmmmmmy, highly recommended. Husband had braised? beef over vegetables which was meh. He then disclosed that he got it cause it came with onion rings. It came with 2 wispy rings for garnish more than anything, so be aware, don't get this if you actually want onion rings. The service was excellent. The live music was fabulous.

Bigfoot (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on May 29, 2015

I had the crab cakes and they were good but very small . The scallops on special were non existent. I loved the steak . The mushroom tart was awesome . The sides were just not great ..just okay . The lobster Mac n cheese was kind of blah . They risotto was nothing I would order again .
The pork was good but dry .
I would have tried tophe seafood boil but I don't like mussels .
Overall good but could be better .

Chad (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

We enjoyed our dining experience immensely! The food was incredibley good,the service was extra special and the access and parking was a bonus. We will become regular customers.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

First time to the Fat cow. Interesting and unique Yes. Food was very good we had the "boil". Found the service was sporatic. Were seated at a table for 6 or 7 minutes before we recieved a menu. Five minutes later placed a drink order and within three munites were asked twice more (different serviers) if we would like something from the bar. The servers (5) were moving constantly around the restaurant helping each other out. This led to times of overattention followed by long times of dead service. At the time there were only 12 tables occupied (2 and a bit per server). From what I could see everyone was working hard. Summary you have to work hard but you have to work smart. Someone should have a look at how things are done and who does what rather than the "all pitch in" that I think is going on now. Overall I would go back.

JMSK (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

Loved every minute! The host was friendly, quick, and helpful. Our server was wonderful, knowledgeable and accommodating. We went to celebrate our anniversary and the chef was amazing. I had forgotten to mention that we had food allergies and he instantly had no issue with whipping up something to eat that was phenomenal.Go visit this restaurant! It is worth it. :D

TheEaterOuter (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

This was my fourth visit to The Fat Cow and whilst the food has always been exceptionally good aspects of the service has previously let them down. On this visit the service was immaculate and I was not left wanting.

The oysters were exceptional, the taste of the sea engulfed you. I dispensed with any sauces, they were perfect without embellishment. I didn't think this could be bettered then I tasted the beet root and goat cheese tart. Wow!

At weekends live music is provided and the musician on this evening was perfect for the venue. Rick, an excellent songster and guitar player, provided an enjoyable and diverse performance. He took into account the wants of the diners which was then reflected in an inclusive and vibrant atmosphere visibly enjoyed by all. It was a shame to leave. This was live music, in a small resturant, which enhanced the meal and occasion.

I whole heartedly recommend The Fat Cow, as long as I can still get a reservation.

runninggunner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2015

This is a great local restaurant. The seafood boils are awesome. Lots of seafood and so yummy. The fat cow drink is really good too.