Charlie don't surf
15011 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC, V4B 1C3
Join locals at their favourite funky eatery on White Rock beach.
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Patio Dining, Trendy, Waterside|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Local Favorites, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Neighbourhood |||White Rock|
|Cross Street |||Vidal Avenue|
|11AM to late seven days a week.|
Profile Last Updated: January 03, 2008
You could spend your entire meal at this chic, casual joint just looking at all the interesting things surrounding you. From thrift-store finds to pictures of visiting rock stars — it all adds to the eclectic ambiance. In fact, the restaurant doubles as an unofficial museum with Elvis concert posters, a red seat from the Montreal Forum, an antique Paramount movie camera and a chandelier from the Hotel Vancouver. The groovy music adds to the vibe at Charlie’s, which caters to young people but welcomes everyone, including kids who have their own menu. On sunny days, the patio is a great spot to catch the view of the ocean and the fancy cars cruising the strip. You’ll feel like you’re dining in a private garden, thanks to all the bright, lush flower baskets. When it’s cool outside, retreat inside where you’ll find a grand acorn fireplace.
Charlie’s fare is best described as west coast casual: There’s something for everyone. Charlie’s is known for burgers, which come in the chicken, salmon, veggie and beef variety. If you’re planning to hit the beach after your meal and want to look svelte, there are “Zone” options on the menu. Based on the popular Zone diet, dishes include four ounces of lean protein, low-impact carbs and essential fatty acids. There are also plenty of salad, seafood, soup and steak options. Thin-crust pizzas are popular on the late-night menu, which also includes a variety of appetizers to complement your beverage of choice.
Wash It All Down
Charlie’s has a solid wine list and lots of beers on tap. Creative martinis and specialty coffees are sure to impress. Recommended drinks include “Charlie’s” (premium martini with Absolut Citron, lemon and lime and a splash of Cointreau) and the “Expo ’86 Express” (coffee with Swiss chocolate almond and brandy). The dessert menu is also temping and most White Rockers have had a spoonful of Charlie’s Chocolate Suicide Cake at least once.