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“Character, great food - North Van Burgoo is outstanding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Burgoo

Burgoo
3 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-904-0933
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Ranked #13 of 296 Restaurants in North Vancouver
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Vancouver, BC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Character, great food - North Van Burgoo is outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The Burgoo does not take reservations so when we arrived, about 6:30 pm on a Wed, we had a 30 minute wait. Hostess took our cell # and suggested The District restaurant's bar 2 doors up the street [Burgoo's bar seating was full.] Great suggestion - The District has a wide selection of beer, wine and other drinks. 20 minutes later we were called and were seated on arrival. Ambience has old world, "busy pub" character and clients ranged from us to young and "hip." Wife's squash soup starter was delicious, entrees were served quickly - huge, hot and VERY good [ratatouille and Hungarian goulash]. All entrees are "comfort foods." Wine selection (bottle or glass) was good. No room for dessert. A VERY enjoyable experience. We'll be back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Courtenay, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Comfortable and Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This cozy and warm little nook is perfect to share a cheese fondue or some delightful soup. The menu is really aimed towards cheese lovers and the food comes in large portions. They also have a small bar and nice wine selection.

Visited January 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The unrestaurant restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I've tried to cut down on eating out as much, so when I do it has to be worth while. More often than not I end up at Burgoo. It's fresh, home cooking style hearty delicious meals. Their burgoo biscuits can't be missed and they make the best soups in town.

Visited December 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Regular fare.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Certainly not outstanding, but edible. A few of the dishes sort of tasted the same. One was quite overdone. Service was so so for the money.

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Comfort food, oh yeah”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Bad day at work? Strata Council on your case? Significant other being a pain in the nether reason. Well, I have the answer for you pal. Head straight for Burgoo on Lonsdale or Kits (I think they have a couple of other locations, too) and order up one of their positively fantastic stews. Oh the Provencale Ratatouille, the Irish Stew, the Beef Bourguigon, the Goulash, and on and on, each one more delicious than the other. We're talking stews like mama used to make (or would have, had she been able to do more than crack open a can of Dinty Moores.) They serve brunch with salads and sandwiches and stuff, too - but it's the stews, the stews you must, must have - and then, all will be right with your world. Guaranteed.

Visited October 2012
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