Gustav's Pub & Grill - Vancouver

★★★★☆
Beer, Fondue and Schnitzel...Oh my!
  • 1705 SE 164th Ave

    Vancouver, WA 98683

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  • 360-883-0222

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Be careful when ordering. Some foods are so ridiculoustly delicious that you may eat to the point of pain. Potato salad is very similar to my Grandmothers.

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★★★★☆

Be careful when ordering. Some foods are so ridiculoustly delicious that you may eat to the point of pain. Potato salad is very similar to my Grandmothers.

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Outstanding happy hour menu. Love the fondue & sausages w/an amazing white wine mustard. The downer, the regular menu. If it's not happy hour.....ya won't see me there. Staff always seems friendly.

4
★★★★☆

Outstanding happy hour menu. Love the fondue & sausages w/an amazing white wine mustard. The downer, the regular menu. If it's not happy hour.....ya won't see me there. Staff always seems friendly.

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Last Tuesday I dined with a companion. She paid her half of the bill in cash, I paid with debit. When I checked my bank account, I had been charged twice, once for my half of the total bill (OK) and once for the entire total of the bill (not OK), so I paid three times for my dinner.
I was told to bring in the receipt. I did the next morning. The general Manager took the receipt and said he would look into the problem.
It is now Sunday, and my account has still not been credited, nor have I received a phone call with resolution or an apology.
It's only $32.43, but wouldn't you think that Gustav's would want to keep a good customer happy and fix the problem?
I don't understand the attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last Tuesday I dined with a companion. She paid her half of the bill in cash, I paid with debit. When I checked my bank account, I had been charged twice, once for my half of the total bill (OK) and once for the entire total of the bill (not OK), so I paid three times for my dinner.
I was told to bring in the receipt. I did the next morning. The general Manager took the receipt and said he would look into the problem.
It is now Sunday, and my account has still not been credited, nor have I received a phone call with resolution or an apology.
It's only $32.43, but wouldn't you think that Gustav's would want to keep a good customer happy and fix the problem?
I don't understand the attitude.

Pros: good food

Cons: management?

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We've been going here on/off the last 4 - 5 years. I've tried everything and consistently find only the fondue and beer onion soup the best on the menu- that's my review of the food.

The service is questionable. They consistently miss side dishes, utensils and drinks. In the last 2 months we've been there three times and each time a mishap occurs with the service. When you complain they swarm in to help but you feel awkward the rest of the evening- not an enjoyable dining experience. The Manager is a good guy who's very professional and handles complaints very well; however, something is wrong with who is managing the service and orders within the kitchen. Perhaps it's time to clean house @ Gustav's in Vancouver?

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★★☆☆☆

We've been going here on/off the last 4 - 5 years. I've tried everything and consistently find only the fondue and beer onion soup the best on the menu- that's my review of the food.

The service is questionable. They consistently miss side dishes, utensils and drinks. In the last 2 months we've been there three times and each time a mishap occurs with the service. When you complain they swarm in to help but you feel awkward the rest of the evening- not an enjoyable dining experience. The Manager is a good guy who's very professional and handles complaints very well; however, something is wrong with who is managing the service and orders within the kitchen. Perhaps it's time to clean house @ Gustav's in Vancouver?

Pros: Nice Manager, very professional guy

Cons: Staff is terrible, feel sorry for the Manager

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I love the food and the service is always great at Gustav's in Vancouver.

2
★★★★★

I love the food and the service is always great at Gustav's in Vancouver.

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I've waited a long time to have some of the best fish and chips in town. I know, why go here for F&C's? Because they were the best. NOT NOW!! This was one of the worst meals that we have ever eaten in this area. Soggy, mushy, cold,beer battered halibut. Ratio 1:4 batter over amount of fish found in each piece. Fries were good and fondue excellent. Manager addressed me by mentioning that "you know you could have ordered them made with panko instead of battered". Now they frickin' tell me. No offer to correct or any sort of comp, or price reduction. VERY WEAK. Probably will only go back for happy hour. Never dinner again.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've waited a long time to have some of the best fish and chips in town. I know, why go here for F&C's? Because they were the best. NOT NOW!! This was one of the worst meals that we have ever eaten in this area. Soggy, mushy, cold,beer battered halibut. Ratio 1:4 batter over amount of fish found in each piece. Fries were good and fondue excellent. Manager addressed me by mentioning that "you know you could have ordered them made with panko instead of battered". Now they frickin' tell me. No offer to correct or any sort of comp, or price reduction. VERY WEAK. Probably will only go back for happy hour. Never dinner again.

Pros: Good Fondue, AWFUL MEAL

Cons: Awful new fall menu

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I never really liked german food but my family convinced me to try gustavs. The lady who gave us our table was really nice, but the waiter was a complete jerk. He was so annoyed that our family may have been enjoying ourselves a little too loudly. The food was awful in my opinion but the rest of my family seemed to enjoy it. I personally wouldn't recommend Gustav's ever.

2
★★☆☆☆

I never really liked german food but my family convinced me to try gustavs. The lady who gave us our table was really nice, but the waiter was a complete jerk. He was so annoyed that our family may have been enjoying ourselves a little too loudly. The food was awful in my opinion but the rest of my family seemed to enjoy it. I personally wouldn't recommend Gustav's ever.

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This restaurant and the chain is a great place authentic German food. Consistently good customer service and only place to get Spaten Beer on tap. One comment, BRING BACK OPTIMATER CAKE!

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★★★★☆

This restaurant and the chain is a great place authentic German food. Consistently good customer service and only place to get Spaten Beer on tap. One comment, BRING BACK OPTIMATER CAKE!

Pros: Great German Food

Cons: Bring back Optimater cake - why was this great unique item removed from the menu?

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Bring your appetite to Gustavs. From the fondue to dessert, you'll find delicious food and quantities of it. Make sure you have time to wait because I've never gone and gotten right in. Gustav's is an authentic German cuisine restaurant.

5
★★★★★

Bring your appetite to Gustavs. From the fondue to dessert, you'll find delicious food and quantities of it. Make sure you have time to wait because I've never gone and gotten right in. Gustav's is an authentic German cuisine restaurant.

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With a German grandmother, this food comes just as close as one could come to the real deal. The selection is wide and varied, appealing to everyone. the restaurant itself is decorated in vintage wood casual and is so inviting and warm. The staff is very well versed on the cuisine. The entire experience is wonderful.

4
★★★★☆

With a German grandmother, this food comes just as close as one could come to the real deal. The selection is wide and varied, appealing to everyone. the restaurant itself is decorated in vintage wood casual and is so inviting and warm. The staff is very well versed on the cuisine. The entire experience is wonderful.

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You walk into Gustav's and the smell of roasting meats overwhelms her taste buds. Friendly staff with smiles seats you and this is the beginning of a great meal. Lots of fun dipping Fondue and than ending her meal with bavarian creme with Raspberry sauce. What a great experience.

5
★★★★★

You walk into Gustav's and the smell of roasting meats overwhelms her taste buds. Friendly staff with smiles seats you and this is the beginning of a great meal. Lots of fun dipping Fondue and than ending her meal with bavarian creme with Raspberry sauce. What a great experience.

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AMAZING FOOD, GREAT ATMOSPHERE!!!
Incredible!
Service and Food always great! i LOVE THE fondue!!! Great service and a great spot for the family. I love it!

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★★★★★

AMAZING FOOD, GREAT ATMOSPHERE!!!
Incredible!
Service and Food always great! i LOVE THE fondue!!! Great service and a great spot for the family. I love it!

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I LOVE the happy hour here, especially the fondue!! It is amazing and their caesar salad is great too. Service is not always the best as they seem irritated when you order a coke instead of an alcoholic drink but its worth it for that great fondue! Love it.

2
★★★★☆

I LOVE the happy hour here, especially the fondue!! It is amazing and their caesar salad is great too. Service is not always the best as they seem irritated when you order a coke instead of an alcoholic drink but its worth it for that great fondue! Love it.

Pros: happy hour pricing

Cons: service at those late hours

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We have eaten at Gustav's many times. It's great for a family night out, a quick bite (try the fondue) and drink in the bar and even a twist on takeout night. One of my favorite dishes is the cabbage rolls but you can't go wrong with anything from the rotisserie. They make good use of seasonal items and have a fun Ocktoberfest menu.

4
★★★★☆

We have eaten at Gustav's many times. It's great for a family night out, a quick bite (try the fondue) and drink in the bar and even a twist on takeout night. One of my favorite dishes is the cabbage rolls but you can't go wrong with anything from the rotisserie. They make good use of seasonal items and have a fun Ocktoberfest menu.

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This used to be amazing food. I frequented this restaurant at a minimum of once a week! Then one day the staff seemed all new. My meal was dry and roll was literally SOLID! I gave it to the waitress who laughed and said "This one must have been in the back!". Hahaha... old bread is funny, I suppose. She got our drink order wrong twice and then gave us four drinks instead of two. She apologized and said that they were on the house if we wanted them. (How much soda pop can you drink?) We asked what was up with the food (it was off to say the least) and she said they had gotten a new chef. We left disappointed and were double billed for the entree we had split. They fixed the bill after approx. 15 minutes of complication and we took it as a sign not to go back. Unfortunately I hadn't learned my lesson... I went back to the restaurant twice in the last year and had very similar experiences... Bad. Expensive "food. ($35 easy for a meal!) Don't waste your time or your money hoping they will improve! If youre still set on German food support the Gustavs in Clackamas, OR!

1
★★☆☆☆

This used to be amazing food. I frequented this restaurant at a minimum of once a week! Then one day the staff seemed all new. My meal was dry and roll was literally SOLID! I gave it to the waitress who laughed and said "This one must have been in the back!". Hahaha... old bread is funny, I suppose. She got our drink order wrong twice and then gave us four drinks instead of two. She apologized and said that they were on the house if we wanted them. (How much soda pop can you drink?) We asked what was up with the food (it was off to say the least) and she said they had gotten a new chef. We left disappointed and were double billed for the entree we had split. They fixed the bill after approx. 15 minutes of complication and we took it as a sign not to go back. Unfortunately I hadn't learned my lesson... I went back to the restaurant twice in the last year and had very similar experiences... Bad. Expensive "food. ($35 easy for a meal!) Don't waste your time or your money hoping they will improve! If youre still set on German food support the Gustavs in Clackamas, OR!

Pros: Great food in '05!

Cons: Loud, Busy, Food isn't prepared well

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THE CORNED BEEF WITH MASH POTATOES WAS THE BEST! OUR WAITRESS WAS VERY KIND AND HELPFUL...
I ALSO SUGGEST THE SHEPARD'S PIE...MMMMMM

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★★★★★

THE CORNED BEEF WITH MASH POTATOES WAS THE BEST! OUR WAITRESS WAS VERY KIND AND HELPFUL...
I ALSO SUGGEST THE SHEPARD'S PIE...MMMMMM

Pros: THE FOOD WAS SUPERB

Cons: A LITTLE TOO NOISY

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We have been here 3 times and been very happy with everything. We have not been there during a busy time. We will go there again and again as long as it is good.

2
★★★★★

We have been here 3 times and been very happy with everything. We have not been there during a busy time. We will go there again and again as long as it is good.

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Service and Food always great! Cannot say enogh about the great beer and wine selection, as well as the fondue!!! Great place to bring the family.

2
★★★★★

Service and Food always great! Cannot say enogh about the great beer and wine selection, as well as the fondue!!! Great place to bring the family.

Pros: parking, good value

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We've visited with our family many times and always love the food. The fondue appetizer is scrumptious with sausage, breads, and pretzels. I always love the Bavarian Farmer Schnitzel; the portabello mushroom, feta, & garlic potatoes are a great combination. My husband once thought his chicken was a bit dry but otherwise no complaints. Selections are often seasonal and local, if possible. Service is usually punctual and complete. Gets crowded by 5pm most nights.

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★★★★☆

We've visited with our family many times and always love the food. The fondue appetizer is scrumptious with sausage, breads, and pretzels. I always love the Bavarian Farmer Schnitzel; the portabello mushroom, feta, & garlic potatoes are a great combination. My husband once thought his chicken was a bit dry but otherwise no complaints. Selections are often seasonal and local, if possible. Service is usually punctual and complete. Gets crowded by 5pm most nights.

Pros: tasty & filling, reasonable prices, space for large group

Cons: no reservations, occasional long wait

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I love the atmosphere but the food was awful. We ordered the spartz with chicken, which was very salty that you couldn't eat it. The pork had cold apricot sauce and the mash potatoes were old, dry and salty. When we told the waitress, she stated she would tell the chef. What a waste of $35.00 for two entrees that were not edible.
I submitted a comment card via the website. Got a couple of email but nothing noting what the problem was. You might want to ask for samples before ordering. Depending on how the kitchen feels that evening will determine the type of food you receive. I have no desire to return to this restaurant chain.

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★☆☆☆☆

I love the atmosphere but the food was awful. We ordered the spartz with chicken, which was very salty that you couldn't eat it. The pork had cold apricot sauce and the mash potatoes were old, dry and salty. When we told the waitress, she stated she would tell the chef. What a waste of $35.00 for two entrees that were not edible.
I submitted a comment card via the website. Got a couple of email but nothing noting what the problem was. You might want to ask for samples before ordering. Depending on how the kitchen feels that evening will determine the type of food you receive. I have no desire to return to this restaurant chain.

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We enjoyed an excellent German styled dinner at Gustavs. I loved their German potato salad! The service was great and the food delicious.
The atmosphere of Gustavs was very pleasant. We found the price on the high side.
Overall I would return for a special dinner or to take out-of-town guests. The food was excellent, but the price - ouch!

4
★★★★☆

We enjoyed an excellent German styled dinner at Gustavs. I loved their German potato salad! The service was great and the food delicious.
The atmosphere of Gustavs was very pleasant. We found the price on the high side.
Overall I would return for a special dinner or to take out-of-town guests. The food was excellent, but the price - ouch!

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The food is good, but the wait time was ridiculous. I think I waited 1 hour for my food to arrive. It was hot when it arrived, so not sure what took so long.

PROS: Food
CONS: Service

3
★★★☆☆

The food is good, but the wait time was ridiculous. I think I waited 1 hour for my food to arrive. It was hot when it arrived, so not sure what took so long.

PROS: Food
CONS: Service

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they have very good service and good appitizers but the there is nothing special about the entrees they are high priced and really over priced drinks but they do make them well so if you go for drinks and appitzers it will be good but expensive

PROS: drinks and apps.
CONS: price and entrees

3
★★★☆☆

they have very good service and good appitizers but the there is nothing special about the entrees they are high priced and really over priced drinks but they do make them well so if you go for drinks and appitzers it will be good but expensive

PROS: drinks and apps.
CONS: price and entrees

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