Tony's is a very tiny place, only about 24 people can fit in the restaurant at once, so we had to wait a few minutes outside. I noticed that they were advertising a great deal - $10.99 for a cup of clam chowder, coleslaw, 1 piece of cod and chips. I knew immediately what I was having.
As the restaurant was so small, the tables were very close together, meaning that you could meet your table neighbours. We sat next to a lovely couple from Dublin, Ireland - Leslie and Allen, who had visited Tony's on a previous visit to Vancouver, about 5 years ago. They enjoyed the fish and chips so much that they made a point to return. Our server was quite amazing - she was able to handle the entire restaurant, and do it in a very friendly and attentive fashion. I was impressed.
My mom and I both ordered the $10.99 lunch special and our chowder arrived promptly. It was a great temperature, very thick, full of clams and had amazing flavour. A lot of the time, I find that clam chowders are very salty, but this was definitely not the case.