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“Great for what it is” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mar's on Main

Mar's on Main
Ranked #4 of 14 Restaurants in Cumberland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great for what it is”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

You're not going to get "fine dining" in Cumberland, but what you get at Mar's is a welcoming greeting, exemplary service, and delicious, well-cooked food. If you're looking for a large wine selection or a fancy cocktail list, go somehwere else. Three of us went for dinner on Saturday night, March 30th, and I had the prime rib special. Perfectly cooked, but the slab was smaller than I expected. Probably about 5-6 ounces. Roast potatoes and veggies were perfectly done. The creamed horseradish was disappointing, as was the "gravy" which tasted like a mix. No "au jus", unfortunately. Appy of coconut prawns was incredible! When I initially asked the server (Mar) if they had a cocktail list, she gave me a funny look, as if to say, "Do you know where you are?" She then told me that they didn't have a special list but they have a full bar and can make almost any cocktail. So I asked for a martine and was told they didn't have any vermouth. Hmmm. Also, only three choices of wines, but the Rigamarole (top end choice) was quite good. Dessert special was lemon meringue pie and it was disappointing. The filling was tasty but the crust was doughy/heavy. Also, the two big globs of whipped cream were not necessary. There could have been more meringue and no whipped cream. The entertainment was excellent and not so loud as to drown out conversation. Was a fun evening.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
comox valley, bc
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“cute place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

I've been twice and the first time , the food was much better. I had the same thing both times, the greek wrap with calamari. It says it's in a pita and that was what I had the first time, nice thin pita, fresh vegetables, etc. The second time (2 weeks ago) the veggies were soggy, but the worst part was the pita. I think someone substituted a slightly undercooked pizza shell. It was not good and I immediately took the filling out and put the non-pita on a side plate folded in half. Our server was cheerful and the wine not bad. I like the decor and the tables. I will prob. visit again some day, but not soon.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Excellent brunch food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

All three of us were super happy with our meals! Food was made with such care and one of the people I was with claimed it was the best benny he's ever had.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicole L
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Comox, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We ordered two benny's: Cumberlander and West Coast (smoked salmon on house made salmon cakes!!). Restaurant was busy and the food was great. Friendly service, good coffee with lots of
refills. Look forward to trying lunch or diner : )

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jay K
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Oshawa, Ontario
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197 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A real treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We almost missed this wonderful little place on the main drag. It was eArly on Sunday morning and the food was fresh, flavour able and very generous. This is a family run, family proud and family friendly restaurant with healthy and favourable food. We were made to feel right at home and will return.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MelOshawa
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