Casual Fine Dining At Earls Strawberry Hill

Earls Restaurant is probably the most successful restaurant chain in Canada. Started in 1982 by Leroy ‘Bus’ Earl Fuller and son Stanley Earl Fuller, Earls has expanded to over 50 locations in Canada (there are fours Earls in the US) and enjoy sales of over $300 million per year. In addition to Earls, the Fullers own a bunch of other brands, including V, Town Hall, Joey, and a 50% interest in Cactus Club Cafe.

During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Earls were one of many restaurants accused of price gouging customers. The allegations centered around sudden menu price increases of up to 20% and the automatic charging of a 20% pre-tax gratuity to all customers. Earls received numerous complaints from customers via social media and were mentioned in numerous blogs and mainstream media.

Earls responded with a complimentary brunch for local patrons on the final Sunday of the Olympics, which also happened to be the day of the Canada vs. USA men’s gold medal final game. Locals invited to Earls for advanced entrance before the restaurant officially opened, were served a complimentary brunch, and were able to secure seating to watch the Gold Medal men’s hockey final. This response was received well, and the price gouging issue fizzled. Awesome brain washing if I do say so myself.

Earls Strawberry Hill isn’t located on any hill and there are no strawberries growing anywhere. I guess the city of Surrey was just trying to be cute when they named the flat piece of land at 72nd Avenue and 120th Street Strawberry Hill. Earls is located right at the corner.

The Earls restaurant chain follows the tried and tested Fuller formula for successful restaurants – staff it with lots of hot young girls! It’s not politically correct, but you can’t argue with the effectiveness. The amount of eye candy on display would put any Hooters to shame.

Over the years, Earls had redefined the casual restaurant. The room at Strawberry Hill offers a comfortable yet upscale atmosphere where guests are equally welcome to dress up or wind down. The food is also comfortable, but with a high-end flare that you won’t find at most casual restaurants. The fact that Earls can offer its food at this price point is amazing. It says a lot about their buying power. It also explains why there are no more independent casual restaurants in Vancouver anymore. Chains like Earls put them all out of business.

With great food, comfortable atmosphere, free WiFi, and servers who can pass for supermodels, Earls is one of my main go to restaurants in Vancouver. You should go to it as well.

Leroy’s Crispy Dry Ribs

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Chili Chicken

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Grilled Garlic Bread

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Hunan Kung Pao

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Hickory Back Ribs & Cajun Chicken Combo

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Earls Eye Candy

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Earls Kitchen + Bar (Strawberry Hill) on Urbanspoon

50 thoughts on “Casual Fine Dining At Earls Strawberry Hill”

  1. Brian Yang says:

    Lol @ covering up their asses from their price gauging tactics, but smart too.

    Earls looks really delicious, regardless. Wow, yummy.

    1. John Chow says:

      I can’t really blame them for the gouging. Most out of town visitors would expect prices to be a lot higher than what Earls would normally charge. The locals are another story, however. 🙂

      1. Hey John,

        It’s the locals that are ultimately more important and they won’t easily forget that.

    2. Ya, Earls Eye Candy look realy candy)

      1. ya man… they are an eye-candy to me…all of legal age?

    3. Yeah Brian lol & m glad to see the earls eye candy…!!!!!!

  2. Brock Blohm says:

    “Awesome brain washing if I do say so myself.”

    Sure sounds like it! 🙂

    Never heard of them. However, I do not live in Canada. Regardless – price, to me, isn’t all about the food. The moment you walk in to the door – you are paying for an experience that includes food. From food, to a social atmosphere, to great service – it all ads up. To create a great atmosphere, it costs a few more dollars to maintain – therefore, a higher price.

    Good for them! 🙂

    1. awesome describe ‘you are paying for an experience that includes food”. That make the whole thing crystal clear.

    2. Of course the ambience is important but we have to weigh the options given the size of our wallets, isn’t it?

  3. fazal mayar says:

    awesome dining, i like the garlic bread.

      1. Can Kaya says:

        mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm delicious

  4. Hey John,

    I haven’t been to Earls in years so I can’t say much about them. The last time I was there they were OK, nothing great to make me want to go there again though.

    Perhaps based on what you are saying here I’ll give them another look.

    I had no idea they had a part ownership of Cactus Club. I’ve been there more recently then ast Earls They rely on nice looking young women there too. So there appears to be a connection.

    Gauging customers because of Olympics was in poor taste.

  5. When you go to Earl’s its either you want good food or you want to see good faces. 🙂 Or should I say both?

    1. good food is everywhere around , lets work on the second option.

      1. Erwin Miradi says:

        Well, the good food can wait. I agree to go straight to the second option.

        1. I prefer both to be present at the same time 🙂

  6. Michael Kwan says:

    The pictures make the food look pretty mediocre. I generally like Cactus Club better than Earl’s, though it’s really six of one, half a dozen of the other these days.

    1. Picture sometimes might not be real but what really matter is when they deliver the message they are meant for.

  7. Food pictures looks so real, that I even try to catch the food plate , I am hungry now:)

    1. LoL, seems you have hit this page at the wrong time.

      1. Ya man..when this is a make money online blog…!

  8. Michael says:

    I do like Earls. Was there the other day for a pre-wedding party.

    John – how’d you manage to get a picture of all the girls that work there? Just because of your awesome blogging status do you get the restaurant to do whatever you like? Haha.

    1. I guess it’s his strong convincing power that brought all girls together,

    2. John Chow says:

      I just say, “I’m John Chow, Bitch!” 😛

  9. Allen Young says:


    You never disappoint with the food pictures and the eye candy pics.

  10. Good place for food and eye candy pics

  11. Erwin Miradi says:

    They look extremely delicious. Even the last picture.

  12. fas says:

    John you eat so much outside, who do u stay fit?

    1. John Chow says:

      By only tasting the food and taking pictures of it. You don’t eat it. 🙂

      1. It’s fine i don’t eat but i can see the entire hobbies..?

  13. Hmmm yummy no doubt these are casual dining…

  14. Would like to go Earls Restaurant , actually i have heard about Earls Earl Ungers pride and joy is a casual dining restaurant chain that operates in Western Canada as well as Arizona, Washington and Colorado in the United States, and recently in Mississauga, Ontario. Earls has approximately 50 locations and their head office in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    1. John Chow says:

      That is the same Earls.

  15. Dish is looks so yummy make to feel hungry

  16. Those dishes are look so yummy

  17. yummy dishes, with beautiful girls.

  18. Any promotions going on there? For example, credit card discounts etc

  19. Amani says:

    What is Hunan Kung Pao? It looks like bread.

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s the noodle dish.

  20. Jessica says:

    That picture of the earls girls is from last summer, not when he was in.

    1. Jessica says:

      But yes, I agree, earls has great food and awesome servers. Glad to be a part of it. Great review.

  21. Dress Making says:

    everyone has enjoyed eating the food seems

  22. wow its a really a delicious food, wanna have.

  23. Gift Ideas says:

    The dinner at hilly station is really very interesting.

  24. Gift Ideas says:

    Really nice and enjoy full dinner. Thanks for sharing.

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