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“good food affordable, friendly service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Main Event Sports Grill Downtown

Main Event Sports Grill Downtown
Ranked #41 of 699 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Upscale sports grill (heavy emphasis on food), fantastic service staff in a great atmosphere.Seven years ago, a couple guys put their heads together and came up with a plan to open a unique restaurant in downtown Vancouver, WA. They wanted to create a community destination–a place where everyone from longshoreman to attorneys could come and feel relaxed and welcome while enjoying the best food in the area…without crossing the river. So, with particular focus on cuisine and customer service, Main Event arrived on the scene.Years later, Main Event is a local fixture that delivers family-friendly dining, the best happy hour in town, and an innovative cocktail menu for late-night drinks. Whether you are stopping in for the Quick Lunch, bringing kids in for a healthy meal, or settling down to watch your team play on one of their flat-screen T.V.s, Main Event’s renowned chef knows that customers “eat with their eyes” and presents creative, mouthwatering dishes that will keep you coming back for more.
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“good food affordable, friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

stopped in for the first time on a busy saturday evening, not dissapointed, everything was spot on, fast attentive staff, food was good! in fact the only thing i didnt like was the framed timbers shirt? really? in vancouver?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 5330John
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English first
Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We stopped by here based on the recommendation of a friend and I'm SO glad we did! This is such a welcome change to the Vancouver dining scene. We are so tired of the usual chain restaurants and LOVE that Vancouver is getting more independent, good food restaurants. The happy hour is great, the food is wonderful, and the homeade infused liquors are to die for! Thank you Main Street Grill for giving us a reason NOT to cross the river!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KLGriffin
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Pacific Northwest
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just stopped by for a drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I had the Froot Loop. I was expecting it to be made with a certain type of vodka, but I was disappointed that it was made with something else. It wasn't bad. Just not what I was expecting.

  • Visited April 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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Thank Diablocanyon1
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San Antonio, Texas
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect broccoli?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

I tried this sports bar/restaurant because it is close to the Vancouver Hilton Hotel. The wild-caught salmon was very good and it was served with an okay rice pilaf and some of the best broccoli I have ever tasted! Ok, so this sounds a bit odd, but the broccoli was steamed perfectly - firm but still completely cooked and very fresh!
I also tried the draft Pinup Porter beer, based on the recommendation of the server. I'm not much of a beer drinker in general, but I do like Guiness Stout and this was a good substitute that was avialable as a draft beer.
The service was very good, even with a pretty busy crowd for the NCAA final game.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doug P
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Vancouver
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93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great place to watch sports”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

They have a good set up for watching games. We went the other night to catch some NCAA games. We ordered the steak tips, wings, and wedge salad from the happy hour menu (all were good especially the steak tips). One of our party had the bacon cheeseburger (very good) and the chicken sandwich. They let you order half salads which is nice since they are really big.

The service was very good despite it being packed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank debbywatts
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