Rodney’s Oyster House (Gastown) – Slapjack Chowder

I’ve been to Rodney’s Oyster House in Yaletown a few times and enjoyed the food so I’ve been anxiously waiting to try their Gastown location for a while.

20140718_115024I finally made my way down to Gastown for lunch one Friday and found that it wasn’t very busy. This location is a bit nondescript from the street level and I almost walked right by it.

For those of you that don’t know… Gastown is the location of Vancouver’s original “downtown” back in the day when sawmills ruled the area.

When I grew up in East Van, it was always a touristy spot located in a somewhat seedy area since skid row is so close. Today, it seems to be the place that hipster restaurants flock to.

The service here seems to be a little more laid back compared to the Yaletown location.

The complimentary bread is served cold with butter. It’s kind of like a hearty-style peasant bread that’s got a good chew to it.


I love Rodney’s Slapjack chowder ($7.95) so I knew that I wanted to order this dish. The poached oysters were perfectly cooked with onions and potatoes in the creamy soup.


The lunch special for the day was the Fish and Chips ($14.95).  I had hoped that it would be the lobster roll because I’ve had that before at the Yaletown location and really enjoyed it. But I’m not one to say “no” to halibut. The beer battered halibut arrived with 2 pieces of fish and was pretty good. The halibut was hot and not overcooked or dry and the batter was crispy. The salad that was served with the fish and chips had a light vinaigrette but wasn’t very special. I also thought that the tartar sauce was a bit on the salty side (but that might be just by personal preferences).


Next time I come here I’ll definitely try more of their oysters.

52 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC

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Posted on October 27, 2014, in Restaurant Review, Seafood, West Coast and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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