|Cuisine Type |||Burgers, Diner|
|Ambiance |||Offbeat, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Cross Street |||Between Seymour and Richard Streets|
Profile Last Updated: January 06, 2009
What are you looking at, stupid?! Stop by the Elbow Room restaurant and be prepared to face rude service and abuse from the wait staff. After all, the restaurant’s motto is “Food and service is our name, abuse is our game.” It’s the restaurant’s gimmick and it sells. Elbow Room has acquired a cult following of customers who keep coming back for the insults. The language can be course at times though, so think twice before bringing young children. With its diner-like décor, huge portions and entertaining staff, Elbow Room is definitely worth a try.
Generous Portions and Generosity
The portions at Elbow Room are large and the choice is vast. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch all day. Choose from pancakes, wraps, and 25 different omelettes. For the truly famished, be sure to order one of the huge burgers with all the fixings. Some options are even a bit eclectic. How about the Trucker Burger with mushrooms, shrimp, bacon, avocado, fried egg and cheese? Yum! Every plate is packed with flavour and colour. Plus, they all have kooky names. It’s the perfect meal for those who like comfort food and those who are just plain hungry. You might find it hard to finish your plate though. Those who don’t finish their food have to make a donation to Loving Spoonful – a charity that provides meals for those living with AIDS.
Over the years, Elbow Room has gained a lot of notoriety. It has been featured on various Canadian and American TV shows and is even listed in the Japanese Tourist Board. Celebrities are also known to have visited the restaurant. Photos of past famous patrons attest to this. Elbow Room is a Vancouver favourite. Give it a try and it just might become yours too.