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oodles_of_foodlesKitsilano, VancouverSince September 27, 20099 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Bert's Restaurant2904 Main St, Vancouver
Cheap and Greasy... Just the Way of I Like it!
Submitted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 6:41pm [Dine in]

What an amazing greasy spoon! Food is cheap and pretty good for the value. (The total for me and my friend came to $12.53!)I had to calimari and my friend had the bacon and egg sandwich, no complaints there! Service is fast, friendly and chill. It's another great place on Main Street. Definitely coming back!

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Grub4328 Main Street, Vancouver
Rub-a-dub-dub, Thanks for the Grub!
Submitted Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 7:06pm [Dine in]

A friend told me about an amazing place on Main Street that changes its menu every night, so I had to give it a try. After two failed attempts at trying to eat on Grub (both times it so packed, you needed a reservation to get in), we finally secured a spot last night.

The restaurant is small and cosy, not pretentious at all. I had the half rack of lamb with herb yogurt and baked moussaka, both of which were incredible. The lamb was perfectly cooked and the yogurt complimented it perfectly. But if you have to get something here, its gotta be dessert, their stilton creme. Its a stilton cheese custard with figs and sour cherries served with crostini. It was a great combo!

Service was a little slow; the food didn't get to us until about 40 minutes after we ordered, though I think that was the kitchen, not the servers. It was also a little pricey as well, My lamb meal costed over 20, which is a little steep for the amount of lamb I got.

If you have a little more to spend and want an excellent organic, local treat, just grab some Grub!

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Abigail's Party1685 Yew Street, Vancouver
Abigail's Is the Life of the Party!
Submitted Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

Unless you lived in the area, you would never know about this small restaurant tucked away on among apartment complexes on Yew street. But the fast service and top notch food makes it totally worthwhile to come out from any area of Vancouver.

We're all big fans of the benny, and with Abigail's offering six different types (7 including the feature), how could we lose? The rib hash is recommended and Abigail's benny is great for vegetarians, but the top of the crop was the feature of the day, the bacon and blue cheese benny. Try to get it if they offer it that day. And they all come with chunky hashbrowns: crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside!

It's a little pricey for a student like me (the rib hash was $12 and the feature benny was $13), but this place is a great brunch treat. I've been around the proverbial block, looking for the best benny, and I think this place has it!

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Sapodilla Restaurant967 West Broadway, Vancouver
If You Don't Mind the Decor...
Submitted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 9:10pm [Dine in]

No one would call this place trendy or hip, but for value for the food, it's easy to look past. We ordered the bacon wrapped scallops to start, which were delicious. Then our entrees came with soup, rice and veggies. The braised brisket was surprisingly tender! I didn't care much for the peas and carrots that came with the meal, but its a small peeve. All of this came down to $20 for two people. Not bad at all!

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Wallflower, The2420 Main Street, Vancouver
Fantastic Meatloaf Wellington!
Submitted Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 7:16pm [Dine in]

I came here with my friend last night, not really knowing what to expect. Everything from the menu sounded delightful, but I finally decided on the meatloaf wellington, a dish I doubt I can find anywhere else in Vancouver. I loved it! The puff pastry was just right with the meatloaf, bacon and mushrooms. My friend ordered the chili, which was so big, you could practically swim in it! Service was attentive and friendly as well. I'll definitely be back!

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Crave3941 Main St., Vancouver
I'm a Slave for Crave!
Submitted Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 1:50pm [Dine in]

Small and understated, Crave offers amazing food and attentive service that is up to par with the other Main Street culinary champions.

What really blew me away was the short rib poutine. This dish puts a classy and creative twist on a classic by using short rib jus as a substitute for the standard gravy. I ordered it with a side of foie gras mayo, which added a tangy flavour complimetary to the short rib. It's possibly one of the most unique takes on poutine that I've ever had and at just $12, it's totally worth its price, considering the quality ingredients used.

The fantastic service echoed the great meal. Because its such a small restaurant, the server was very attentive and prompt, yet relaxed and geniune. We weren't neglected for a second.

As we were leaving, we were graciously thanked by another very polite (and very attractive, might I add!) server, which was the icing on the cake!

That's another notch on the great Main Street belt!

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Mexicali4424 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Attention, Poverty-Stricken Students!
Submitted Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 1:10pm [Dine in]

This is a great place for UBC students who are looking for a cheap meal and have a bit of time between classes. They have solid lunch specials, which includes a side ("mexifries" or refried beans and rice) and a drink, for under $7. If you're not picky and your money isn't exactly burning a hole through your wallet, this is a great place to go.

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Biercraft Bistro3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver
A Streetcar Named Disappointment
Submitted Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 12:54pm [Dine in]

When I heard this supposed Commercial Drive gem was opeing a second location on Cambie, I was excited! The few times I went, I was impressed by the delicious tapas. I especially enjoyed the Filetdelphia Cheese Steak, which was the perfect balance of savory mignon and sweet cranberry salsa. However, because the tapas menu was so limited, we decided to go for brunch and try a different take on the menu.

While the tapas menu was great, the brunch menu was the evil step sister. I had the Huevos Divorciados, which was really nothing to write home about, but biggest kick in the teeth were the pancakes my friend ordered. They tasted bitter and definitely weren't cooked properly. No matter how much chocolate sauce my friend drowned his pancakes in, they still tasted like sand paper. Plus, he asked for bacon and got sausage. We were better off going to IHOP.

I decided to give them one more chance and check out the lunch menu. I ordered the mac and cheese, excited about the prospect of applewood smoked bacon in my pasta. Unfortunately, not only was there barely any bacon, or even bacon flavour, in my mac and cheese, but the pasta was undercooked!

To add insult injury, the service was less than stellar. When I went for lunch, I expected the delicious chips I've always gotten as a complimentary starter. However, the server never brought it. I also wanted more pop in the middle of my meal, but the server didn't bring it until she brought the bill, making the refill a little moot.

The tapas really was worth coming for, but because the tapas menu is so small, I've ordered everything within two visits. After that, its best not to come back because I've seen everything there is to see.

So I won't.

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Dutch Wooden Shoe Cafe3292 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Beware of Imitators; this is the real deal!
Submitted Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 12:14pm [Dine in]

I've been to a few De Dutch locations before, and I've been sorely disappointed by all of them. So when a family member suggested this place, the ORIGINAL restaurant that inspired the spread of Dutch pancakes restaurants in Vancouver, I was skeptical indeed.

Needless to say, I was quite impressed. I loved the decor; it was kitchy but genuine and laid back. I especially liked the vast collection of beer mugs from around the world.

The food was by far way better than I had at any of the other De Dutch locations. I had a dutch pancake with spek (dutch bacon, quite delightful!) and 2 poached eggs with a side of hollandaise. It wasn't greasy (which was how it usually is at De Dutch) and you can never go wrong with bacon, no matter what country its from! The only, very minor, miss about the food was that the serving of hollandaise was too small. But fact that the hollandaise was fantastic made up for it!

The service was also solid. The server was very nice and attentive and our food was brought to us promptly. She checked with us often and refilled our coffee before we even got to the bottom of our cups!

I'm really glad I gave this place a chance. I think the problem with the other De Dutch locations (and pretty much any restaurant that opens numerous branches) is that the food quality suffers and becomes chain restaurant quality: cheap but crappy. Its good to see a place like this has stayed true to its passion.

I'll definitely be back for the more adventurous menu items!

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