The Golden Boot Cafe in Coquitlam features authentic, Northern Italian cuisine. Everything here, from pasta to dessert, is homemade with high quality ingredients, so it’s no surprise that it’s a local favorite. Tables quickly fill on weekends, so be sure to make a reservation in advance.
Bruce’s Country Market in Maple Ridge is not your typical sit-down dining experience, but the house-made wild salmon chowder and customized sandwiches make this a perfect place to grab some lunch and take in the warm atmosphere of the market. Make sure to try their famous smoked wild salmon while you’re there!
23963 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge, B.C.
5. Home Restaurant, Hope
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The most popular location of Home Restaurant is the original, which opened in Hope in 1953. To this day, their delectable homemade pies are rightly famous. Along with the hefty portions and tasty comfort food, the attentive, friendly service truly makes you feel at “Home”. This is a preferred choice for locals and travellers alike!
The Old Settler Pub in Harrison Hot Springs boasts an impressive selection of both quality food and drinks. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the service is consistently good, making it a local favourite. Keep in mind, kids can dine supervised, but only until 7:30pm.
The Coquitlam Grill in Coquitlam is preferred amongst locals and known for their delicious all-day breakfast, and attentive service. This is a great family restaurant, featuring reasonably priced, home-style comfort food and friendly staff.
Big Feast in Maple Ridge was created with local merchants in mind, and they use locally made organic ingredients from within 100 miles whenever possible. They have welcoming staff, and a fairly extensive menu, including many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. On your way out, check out their preservative-free, frozen meals and soups to prepare at home on those lazy days when you don’t feel like cooking!
Mission Springs Brewing Company always has a wide variety of beer on tap and boasts beautiful views of the Fraser River. You can enjoy the river view from inside, or you can sit out on their heated patio while you enjoy your meal or sample some seasonal beers. The walls are lined with antiques and old trinkets, which adds to the fun pub atmosphere, while the staff make you feel as though you’re at home. Don’t worry if the kids get bored, they have a child-play area to keep them entertained!
The Country Kitchen at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in Maple Ridge serves up breakfast and lunch until they close at 3pm. Their chef combines locally sourced products, and their very own dairy and cheeses to make amazing soups, grilled cheese sandwiches, poutines, and more. Not feeling like making dinner tonight? Take home one of their take-n-bake Mac N Cheeses, and you’ll be a hero to your dinner guests! Although the Country Kitchen closes at 3pm, coffee, tea, and house-made pastries are available until 5pm.