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Uncle Willy's Restaurants

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Marlborough
Canadian
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6411 Nelson Ave # 100, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-431-0399
Today
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Coquitlam, Canada
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the last of a local chain of buffet restaurants. The food quality is average but the fried and roasted chicken is top notch. The sodas are a cheap unknown brand and you can taste the cheapness.

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Thank Robert W
Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I am 65 years old and this is absolutely the worst pig swill I have ever eaten in my life. It is not fit for pigs actually. I went for lunch for the first time today. There were only two choices for protein: something which I think was supposed to pass for meatloaf (God only knows what was in it)... More 

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Thank Jack J
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It's a bit far from downtown but worth going. Lots of choices of foods just don't mine the place coz it's a bit old. Staff are very attentive. Parking is huge and free.

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Thank sinned04
Chattahoochee, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went to Uncle Willy's with my wife a few years ago and also just recently. We both had supper and it was in the very good to excellent range. I have eaten there when I first came to Surrey in 2004, and now again in August of 2016 and the food is just as good the second time as... More 

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Thank Curtis S
New Westminster, Canada
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396 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Today I met a friend at the Metropolis Mall in Metrotown. Since it was lunch time and we were pretty hungry I suggested to go to Uncle Willy’s. It was not a bad idea: the price is not expensive for a buffet and the quality is not so bad. I tested many things. Most were good. What I didn’t like... More 

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Thank Ben W
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We were in the Vancouver area for a medical procedure and my friend wanted to dine at a buffet restaurant. He wasn't too excited about pure Asian food so I took him to Uncle Willy's. The place hasn't changed much in years, very basic but clean. The buffet had a good selection of items and was constantly being freshened up.... More 

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Thank Ted E
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

To be fair I knew what to expect before I came. My Mom wanted to celebrate someone's birthday here. They were kind enough to hold the cake we brought in their the kitchen. When we asked for them to bring it out, they left it in the bag with no knife and no lighters to light it with. The door... More 

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Thank Jasonstorm1
Burnaby, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

You tend to forget especially when it used to be good many years ago when we were regulars, it's close to home . Every thing in the buffet was old and inedible we should of asked for our money back rite away , the only thing that was fresh and good was the roatisery chicken but they put out only... More 

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Thank Maria181793
Vancouver, Canada
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Uncle Willy's Restaurant has a very special place in my heart - back in the early 90s I brought my grandmother to it, who had never tried buffet in her life. My father took a picture of me showing grandma how to use the soft-serve ice-cream machine - we both had a big smile on our faces as the tasty... More 

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Thank Ed L
Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I went there in 1992 for the first time. Ever since I went there once or twice a year almost every year. Their chicken is quite nice and I have very fond memory of having dinners with seniors at the place.

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Thank Chulung_Lee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6411 Nelson Ave # 100, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby>  > Marlborough
  • Neighbourhood: Marlborough
  • Phone Number: +1 604-431-0399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?