4 White Rock Restaurants That Have Stood The Test of Time

4 White Rock Restaurants That Have Stood The Test of Time

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Nothing quite showcases White Rock’s rich history as much as the number of long-standing restaurants in the area. Often sporting over 30 years of experience, White Rock’s oldest restaurants have mastered their timeless recipes and top-of-class service.

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Five Corners Cafe 

There’s something about diners that instantly makes everyone comfortable. Five Corners Cafe is no different. This one-stop shop for all your comfort food cravings has been serving residents for nearly 60 years. Featuring photos of their loyal regulars during their youth, Five Corners is committed to showcasing their passion for their customers. Furthermore, the Five Corners menu is no joke. Boasting burgers, sandwiches and soups you’re sure to find a dish for you. This White Rock classic is also renowned for their huge list of breakfast options, with their omelettes, in particular, holding incredible flavour. If you want an authentic 50s diner experience, there’s no better choice than Five Corners Cafe.

Five Corners Cafe - Oldest Diner White Rock


Late 1940s


1173 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Y8

Monday  7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday  7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday  7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday  7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Friday  7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday  8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday  8:30 am – 2:00 pm


Uli’s Restaurant 

Regarded as one of the best restaurants along the White Rock promenade, Uli’s Restaurant has been a fan-favourite for many years. This hot spot has served locals and tourists alike for over 30 years. After travelling across Europe, founder Ulrich Blume kickstarted his culinary journey by opening Uli’s and introducing a Euro-centric menu to White Rock. Today, Uli’s is led by Ulrich’s son, Tyrone.  Featuring an extensive wine and beer menu, Uli’s has no shortage of drinks or history.

Uli's Restaurant - classic white rock pier resturant




15023 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1C3

Monday  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday  10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday  10:00 am – 9:00 pm



Moby Dick Restaurant

Ahh fish and chips, the quintessential White Rock dish. This crispy, mouth-watering meal is offered at a variety of places at White Rock, but no one has been serving customers quite as long as Moby Dick Restaurant. Established in 1975, Moby Dick’s has been a staple for anyone looking for a tasty dine-in or take out option. Priding themselves in their rich local history, Moby Dick’s website documents photos of the building dating back to the 1930s. However, their timeless service, decor, and variety of options keep customers coming back for more. Decked out in colourful marine decor, Moby Dick’s fun atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy the freshest cod White Rock has to offer.

Oldest fish and chips Moby Dick Restaurant established in 1975
Source: @nkeyxlee via Instagram



15479 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1C9

Monday  11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday  11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday  11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday  11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday  11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday  11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday  11:30 am – 8:00 pm



Primos Mexican Grill

Tacos. Tapas. Tequila. These are the 3 T’s Primos lives by. Serving a traditional family recipe since 1959 Primos Mexican Grill offers an authentic flavour in all their menu offerings. While still fairly new into the White Rock community, Primos shows no shortage of heritage and classic Mexican flavour. With the original establishment being the first Mexican restaurant in the country, Primos was a pioneer in bringing international taste to Canada. After closing the Vancouver location in 2011, the Villanueva family moved operations to the White Rock beach.

Primos Mexican Grill - Old restaurants

1959, 2011 in White Rock


15069 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1C5

Monday  Closed
Tuesday  12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesday  12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday  12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday  12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday  12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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