9000 Valley Dr
$15 - $26
Nestled at the foot of The Chief is Match Eatery & Public House home to the best views in town Squamish (hands down!), and a covered outdoor patio with picturesque and awe inviting views.
The restaurant itself is a sports bar, but maaaybe the best sports bar in Squamish. Clear audio, great TVs (even outdoor TVs on the heated patio), and always a good game on. It's the kind of place you want to grab your friends, a significant appetite, and settle in for a few hours of daytime or evening fun.
The menu is what I like to call "stepped up pub fare," meaning they don't skimp on flavor, portion, or presentation and often step up the cuisine in certain areas. So, of course you get the wide selection of appetizers typical at a pub plus burgers, thin crust pizzas, noodles...but Match also cooks up some mean chicken 'n' waffles, a soy ginger grilled salmon bowl, and cast iron blackened chicken that leaves wanting more. Not to mention, the whole place is classy enough to host a corporate event. Dang!
Recently, I had the Spicy XO Wontons appetizer for my main, and adored them. The classic "XO" sauce has your mouth watering long after your last bite.
The other great thing about Match is that they often bring in entertainment: live music can be heard most Friday and Saturday evenings, and "summer parties" are thrown regularly on the patio in good weather.
So while it's a bit off the beaten path (aka not downtown Squamish or in Brackendale, and 40 mins north of Vancouver), Match is well worth the drive, especially if you're looking to WOW your friends with stunning views.