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The Main

South Main
Mediterranean, Greek, Canadian, Bar
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4210 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P9, Canada
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Over the years I've been here many times and every time I ask myself why. Our latest visit produced average calamari ( small portion given the cost), chicken souvlaki dinner ( same complaint) very average. Extra tsatziki $2.25 for about an ounce. The white wine was warm. At least the beer was cold and the service was fine. Actually if... More 

Thank itsalwaysbychance
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We spotted this place while walking down Main street after a long day of sightseeing. We were drawn in by the number of people seated inside and decided to give it a try. There were several times throughout the first 30 minutes that we considered leaving. It began with the extended wait to be seated (there was no one waiting... More 

Thank Ttoopel
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is not a waste of time ... Lightly deep fried Kalamarri together with a blue buck pint and friendly chill staff 👍🏼👍🏼 two thumbs up thx Main .

Thank IronWes
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

It's been a decade since my last visit and when we first walked in there was a "Sunday Family Pub" atmosphere. That quickly dissipated and gave way to disappointment. When we ordered the meal I also ordered garlic bread as a side, well buttered. As it turns out the meal came with garlic bread and when I mentioned that from... More 

Thank Lokabrenna
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

tasty Greek appys and wicked craft beer lineup... one in our party said pizza was best ever. must pop by if on Main Street

Thank tom s
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Didn't expect the place to be that busy early on a Monday night. It was pizza night for ten bucks so I guess that draws in a few that wouldn't otherwise show up. Had been craving Greek food recently and they proffer a lot of it. Asked for the Saganaki and Roast Lamb which brings me in at about 3X... More 

Thank Fosterbrowny
Tasoe T, Owner at The Main, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Fosterbrowny. I appreciate you bringing your experience to our attention and will take your comments back to my staff to refresh their focus on great customer service and attentiveness. We are very sorry that you didn't have the usual great experience our customers have, and we hope you'll visit us again. Best, The Main Management More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Well, the service is good, but the food is just plain tasteless and uninspired. The roast lamb was salty and otherwise lacking in flavour, the hummus runny and the pita breads seem like they come from a package. I keep trying this place because I like the location and the building and because it seems to survive year after year.... More 

Thank JenCR2014
Tasoe T, Owner at The Main, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, JenCR2014. I'm disappointed to see that you haven't seemed to enjoy your experiences with us. We prepare all of our dishes in house using great quality ingredients and strive to make sure all of our customers leave happy and full. I'm sorry we haven't been able to do that for you. I appreciate your comments... More 

Toronto, Canada
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

During a work trip a collegue and I stopped in to The Main for a quick bite to eat for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised at this place all around - the staff were freindly and our food orders ca,e out really quickly.i had the chicken souvlaki wrap which was really nice. I also liked the open windows to the... More 

Thank Jen B
Tasoe T, Owner at The Main, responded to this review

Jen, thank you for the great review and kind words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience as a whole! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Best, Tasoe T. More 

Dorset, UK
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As a no nonsense "Brit" I felt quite at home in this neighbourhood "pub". The menu had a Greek feel and the food not at all bad, the service was good and attentive and value good.

Thank DrPlmr
Tasoe T, Owner at The Main, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, DrPlmr. I appreciate your honest recommendation and hope you'll come see us again soon! Best, Tasoe T. (Owner) More 

London, Canada
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great spot for a beer and good food on trendy Main Street. We were drawn in by the amazing aroma coming from the kitchen and we weren't disappointed. Above average Pub style decore that shuns the cookie cutter style that is so common today. Very good scotch and local beer selection, and our waitress was excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank EndlessSummer29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mediterranean, Greek, Canadian, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4210 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighborhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: 16047098555

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Posting guidelines
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.