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#194 of 2,851 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
South Main
American, Canadian, Soups
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3096 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3G5, Canada
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious, the appy could use some spice. We had Tuna - poke - was a nice treat. The chicken sandwich was good. The Kentucky burgoo - stew was delicious - ordered pita with it - was plenty and tasty. We would recommend this place for lunch or dinner. They have drink specials. The waiter was very friendly... More 

Thank Y. Kathy B
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109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can't find anything inspiring in this menu, you must be from another planet. Extensive, wholesome food to please every taste. We opted for the classics, Mac and cheese and Shepherds pie.WOW both were excellent. It's the first time I have had Mac in about 10 years and I know I will be disappointed next time, this set the... More 

1 Thank TATAustralia
Adelaide, Australia
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for brunch. Small brunch menu, I'm led to believe this is a better establishment for lunch meals. Our friends are frequent visitors to this resteraunt and the waitress recognised them. Adam and I (Jo) ordered a potato hash bake (think scrambled eggs on top or a bed of potatoes in a hot pot with hot sauce throughout). The... More 

Thank TeamJoAdam
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance is kind of interesting, fun, a place you want to go every now and then; the food is tasty and interesting, something for anybody. So this could be a really cool place. But they are just a tad on the miserable side with proportions. Guacamole dip was very nice but it looked like somebody individually counted the nachos... More 

Thank SydneyMerritt
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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187 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Bit pricey for just sandwichs and soup. But its worth for 1st timer. 17$ for soup and sandwich isn't the cheapest meal. I had the crab bisque anddos diabalo. Brie foundue was good

Thank Gordonchef
Prince George, Canada
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176 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

I'm not sure how to categorize this restaurant but it has good food. We were there when it opened at 11:00 AM for brunch. We started on the patio but for us - mostly seniors- the traffic was too noisy for easy conversation. After they moved us indoors it was much better but at times still a distraction. Although we... More 

Thank Larry B
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

As a regular of this Burgoo and its other Vancouver locations, I have to admit this Main St location is my favorite. Excellent location, easy parking, large patio, and the friendly service I've come to expect. Everyone will tell you to wait the 25 minutes for the custom made to order mac'ncheese. And they are right. You just gotta have... More 

Thank F Rodney L
Vancouver, Canada
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Nice little spot. Offer a wide range of options, all looked good. I had the brie fondue which was served with bread, apple and grapes and a kale and quinoa salad. The fondue was delicious! Could almost drink it. The apple and grapes I was hesitant about with cheese, I've never had that combo before but it was delicious. The... More 

Thank concon55
Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

When in Vancouver visiting Kissing Crows Bicycles on Main Street, my family always has lunch at Burgoo. Known for its tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, I always order Burgoo, a stew made from slow cooked lamb, smoked ham and beef with okra, lima beans, corn, tomato, with a dash of molasses. The homemade biscuits are the accompaniment. Thick, tasty,... More 

Thank Norman W
Weyburn, Canada
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The food here is well prepared and I would recommend the grilled cheese which has cheese not only inside it, but outside it. The waitstaff are friendly without being intrusive and the atmosphere is very relaxing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3096 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighborhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: 604-873-1441

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Main

Neighborhood Profile
South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing. Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new pop-up and foodie trend, SoMa is on the rise.