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Happy Hour at Fanny Bay Oyster Bar in Vancouver

Located in the Stadium District of Vancouver, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar and Shellfish Market has been around for two years and is a 50-seat restaurant serving lunch, dinner, weekend brunch as well as a full bar and Happy Hour specials.  All their seafood is Oceanwise certified and their space features a shellfish market with fresh-caught live, shucked, fresh and frozen oysters, clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp and prawns.  Most recently, a few friends and I visited them for Happy Hour.

Fanny Bay Happy Hour

Note:  None of the food nor drinks in this review were complimentary.  This review is done anonmously.  

Fanny Bay Happy Hour

Happy Hour at Fanny Bay is daily from 3 pm – 6 pm.  Oysters are $1.50 each while other snacks include Deep Fried Pickles, Truffle Fries, Fish Tacos, Fried Oysters, Manila Clams, Steamed Mussels and Prawn Cocktail.  Wine by the glass is $6.50 and featured draft beer is $5.  Below are images of the menu at the time of my visit.

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar Happy Hour

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar Happy Hour

Casual, Lively Setting

Protip: No reservations are accepted for parties less than six people for Happy Hour.  Our group of 4 went in right at 3 pm and got a table right away.  Fanny Bay is definitely popular for their Happy Hour and the restaurant filled up rather quickly.

What We Tried

For drinks, we got an assortment of wine and beer.  As for food, we tried most of the items on the Happy Hour menu including the Fresh Oysters, Deep Fried Oysters, Truffle Fries, Fish Tacos, Manila Clams, and Steamed Mussels.  

I thought that the items we tried were a mixed bag in terms of enjoyment; some were good while others were just OK.  Some could be done better.  I felt that the food was priced on the higher end but such simple dishes.

Fanny Bay Happy Hour

Fanny Bay Oysters

Priced at $1.50, the oysters were shucked, served raw with lemon and horseradish.  A must-try at Fanny Bay.

Fanny Bay Happy Hour

Steamed Mussels

A dish I would recommend is the Steamed Mussels ($14).  These are farmed mussels cooked with white wine, dill and garlic sauce.  The mussels were reasonably sized and were plump and juicy.  I did think the price was a bit on the higher side for such a simple item.

Fanny Bay Happy Hour

Manila Clams

The Manila Clams ($14) are farmed and were cooked in the same type of broth as the mussels (white wine, dill, garlic sauce).  Well-enjoyed and one of the better items we tried.


The mani

Fried Oysters

I quite enjoyed the fried oysters ($13) which had a very crispy, panko breading.  It came with housemade coleslaw and tartar sauce.

Truffle Fries

The truffle fries were just OK ($9) as they could have used more truffle oil.

Fanny Bay Happy Hour

Fish Tacos

The snapper tacos were the least enjoyed and were priced at $9 for two tacos.  It was rather bland and could have used more bold flavours.  I would not order this again.

Fanny Bay Happy Hour

Overall Impression of Happy Hour at Fanny Bay

The Happy Hour items I would order again are the Fresh Oysters, Fried Oysters, Manila Clams, and Steamed Mussels.  I would skip the Fish Tacos and Truffle Fries.  The seafood dishes they have for Happy Hour are quite simple and seemed to have more of a “regular” pricing than Happy Hour pricing.  Rating: 3.5/5

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market
Address: 762 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

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