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The Market Grill at Granville Island

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1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 17
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  • 11
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a Surprise!

I have been shopping at Granville Island since they first opened back in the late 1970's. I rarely have eaten there since the "food court" is not very inspiring. However about a week ago I saw a comment about how good the burgers were at The Market Grill. I mentioned it to my brother (a big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Phyllis K
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Vancouver, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Take a pass! Food was terrible...overcooked, greasy, cold served by inexperienced people with zero personality...prices weren't cheap either...I'll not return, and I'll pass this info onto anyone going there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have been shopping at Granville Island since they first opened back in the late 1970's. I rarely have eaten there since the "food court" is not very inspiring. However about a week ago I saw a comment about how good the burgers were at The Market Grill. I mentioned it to my brother (a big burger fan) and off... More 

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The Road
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268 reviews 268 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

... the kitchen staff no longer put the condiments on the hotdogs for you. Instead, the relish is just in some open containers on the counter, which doesn't seem as hygienic to me. Given that, I don't buy hot dogs here any more.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Love this place – only problem is you must be patient when parking – the market itself is full of surprises – like most markets it's a little expensive but it's of great value – Lots of choices for food lots of gift ideas and if you venture outside of the market you might be lucky enough to see some... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Granville Island Public Market, an amazing place that pretty much has the most amazing selection of food stands. The variety, quality and amount of fresh fish at this market too. I think you have to try pretty hard to get a bad hotdog when anywhere near to Canada or America, and this market was no exception, here's a pretty impressive... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

One of the tasty burgers in Vancouver for sure. My husband went to college on the island and spent his early 20's eating burgers at the Market Grill. Years later and we drive in from the valley just to have a burger (and do a little shopping of course!) and people watch. Great service, fast, friendly and the food is... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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49 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a marvelous time we had at the market. It provided our meal for two evenings of local fare served picnic style. I would suggest looking for local produce, fish, etc. a couple of places bake breads at the market. Something for EVERYONE!!

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Looking for a really, really good burger? This place is like the shake shack of vancouver, but better. The portions were sizeable, the service was fast and efficient and the salads were great too. If you are spending an afternoon on Granville and looking for a good lunch, this is it. They only took cash or debit ... no credit... More 

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The Road
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268 reviews 268 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although like a lot of locals, I avoid Granville Island during cruise ship season, I'm here a lot during the rest of the year. With all of the great food choices on the Island, it may seem funny that my usual choice if I'm here at lunchtime is a hot dog from Market Grill. What can I say? They're really... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I guess most tourists to Vancouver visit Granville Island and the market, and we were no exception. We went on a Sunday lunchtime, and ended up spending the whole afternoon there. The market was a great collection of food and craft stalls, and it would be hard not to find something to everyone's taste. There was also a mixture of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Fairview
  • Neighborhood: Fairview

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?