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Splitz Grill

4242 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5V3P9
Tel: (604) 875-9711
Fax: (604) 875-9702
Neighbourhood: East Side
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Dessert, Ice cream
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Features: Television
  • Splitz Grill is a gourmet burger joint. They prepare everything fresh daily, and you get to select your toppings from a wide variety of excellent homemade sauces and fresh veggies. These guys take burgers seriously!!

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Great Burgers
By Rayzach of West End, Vancouver (57 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

Tried Splitz after a buddy at work insisted they are his favorite burgers in the GVRD.

Had a cheesburger with fries. You can choose your toppings. The burger was juicy and char grilled just perectly and the bun complimented the meat perfectly. Fries were just ok but I was there for the main attraction. Staff were nice.

Probably in the top 3 of Vancouver's best burgers, in my opinion.

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Lost in the hype
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 28, 2010 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

After driving around for a long time, I finally made a decision and came here with the increasingly irritable and hungry gf.

I didn't think much of it while I was there, but in hindsight it's really a ramped up fast food style joint. It's self-serve at best so expect to clean up after someone else's mess.

My gf and I went with the classic combo, a $10 price tag per combo that included a small paper tray of hand-cut fries and a small fountain drink. My gf didn't find the burger impressive at all, omitting the fact they put in bbq sauce when she didn't ask for it. I thought it awfully resembled the kind of burgers you'd find at a backyard bbq, from the handmade patty sometimes inconsistently cooked to the non-uniform toppings slapped on. I likened the char on the patties but was definitely on the dry side. The choice of toppings was a nice touch, but I don't like to stray from the minimal tomato, cheese, lettuce and maybe mayo. One thing about that cheese, it's shredded. What happened to slice? The fries were awful. Old oil and poor cooking temperatures resulted in two trays of dark brown, limp potato strings. Again, applaud the effort for going homestyle but mostly missed the ball.

If they charged anymore, it would be a ripoff. Can't say that I hated it, but I'll be moving on to the next burger joint please.

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did not satisfy
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 30, 2008 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C wanted to eat out, so after looking at the DH website we decided to split for Splitz. Main Street is the 'happening' part of town, so we looked forward to eating and upping our cool quotient at the same time.

The restaurant was a little dark inside, and man was it hot. It also could have been a bit more hygienic. After looking at the big board we settled on a lamburger with rings for me and a chicken burger with a Caesar for my beloved.

They have lots of topping choices and I had the famous Splitz sauce and some babaganoush along with some of the veggie items. Mrs. C stuck to the classic toppings. As for service, the cooks were helpful in choosing the toppings but the counter clerk looked like she wanted to be elsewhere.

I have to say my rings were okay. Same with the Caesar, but the burgers left something to be desired. The chicken was dry and tasteless, while the lamb was flavorful and a bit dry. The burger sizes were generous though, which was good considering the cost of the meal was over 26 bucks.

All in all it wasn't terrible, but it did not live up to the hype.

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Not as Good as Whistler
By Lanie23 of Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 11:10am [Dine in]

I absolutely loved this place when I visited the location in Whistler. The one in Vancouver isn't to the same standard- in Whistler they PILE on the toppings. I remember in Whistler, the cheese was a small mountain on my burger. In Vancouver, the burger is only average size. It still tastes good, but can't rave about it.

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Just right
By Norman of Vancouver East (79 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 10:02am [Dine in]

THis pla is busy, at least at lunch. I had a burger combo, very fairly priced at around $11.00. It came ith chips (real one, done right) and a drink, and I have no complaints whatsoever. There were three of us, we all had different things, and we all said we would go back anytime. The service style is a bit unusual - there's a big notice at the cashier saying if you don't want BBQ sauce, tell us, so I guess it's automatically put on if you don't. You pay at the cash, wait a bit until they call your name, then go up and tell them what you want (tomatoes, pickes, sauce,etc.) then they call you when it's ready. It was a bit hard to figure out, so I askd the cashier how it works. I had a very good time.

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Great homemade veg. burger
By panda of Burnaby (56 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 12:46am [Dine in]

We had a coupon for Splitz Grill that expires Nov. 5, so I was itching to try it as I have heard raving reviews from friends.
We got there at 6:00 p.m. and the place was fairly quiet. Staff was very patience with us as this was our first time here and helpful. My hubby and son ordered their splitz burgers and I finally settle for their spicy lentil burger combo. I was so impress with their amount of condiments esp. when they used real cheese, not plastic ones. Thats a big plus for me.
I loved their fries, and their burgers. The restaurant was clean as the cashier was also a busgirl. I like the fact that the staff kept herself busy. I have been to other burger joints where staff stand around chatting with other staff instead of moving their butts and cleaning the tables off.
Good value for your money. I rather pay a couple of dollars more for fresh cut fries, homemade burgers and unlimited toppings.
I will definitely come back again to tried out their turkey and lamb burger.

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Decent 'Gourmet' Burger
By diningRL of East Vancouver (65 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 22, 2008 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

Nice addition to the Main St stretch. The burgers are pretty satisfying at this place. Much like Vera's, you get to choose your toppings and sauce. Vera's is slightly better imo. Moderne Burger takes the cake over all these places.

The fries were pretty bad - if that's possible. Very soggy and oily. Somewhat surprising bc I thought fries are a no brainer and can't be screwed up... guess I was wrong.

Pricing is slightly more expensive than Vera's.

It's worth a try - just don't expect this to be the best burger in the world.

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Great patty horrible bun
By Foodcriticbc of vancouver (42 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 9:41am [Dine in]

Was there on Sunday with two other friends. The staff was great and friendly. When we got our burgers all three of us had different buns, sesame. plain and herb. Two of us were not impressed with the bun at all. My bun was dense and really hard which made it difficult to eat my burger to the point that I had to eat it without the bottom bun. I asked my friend to try the bun and all of us agree that it was impossible to bite threw. Too bad because the patty was really good. I also prefer to have sliced cheese melted on my burger rather than have grated cheese put on the bun. Not sure if I will be back but definately prefer Modern Burger. If these guys make a few small changes then I will definately be back.

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Expectations Too High ? ...
By darrenkadish of Burnaby, B.C. (46 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 5:49pm [Dine in]

I haven't been to Splitz's Whistler location to compare against it's newest Vancouver location, but have heard great things about the Whistler location, so I thought I'd stop on in and try one of their burgers as I was in the area.

I ordered the regular cheeseburger combo (burger, fries and a pop), which worked out to $9.50 before taxes, which is pretty good as far as combos go. Unfortunately, when I went to get my burger (no table service), I was dismayed to see that the burgers are not made to order and that they had another 4 patties sitting, already made (mine being the 5th patty). When I opened up the wrapper, I knew that I was going to need a ton of napkins. It's a messy burger.

My first remark would be the bun - not good for such a messy burger - it practically melted into the meat and toppings. My second remark is the patty itself - way too salty (although I can see why some hungry Whistler skiiers might like it). Last remark is the fries - although they are homecut fries, they tasted oily (maybe they were also pre-made and sitting for the next order). Unfortunately, I would not venture back to this restaurant even though the $9.50 combo is a good deal, the food is not worth it. Burgers Etc. and Modern Burger have nothing to worry about ...

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Great Burgers and amazing mix of toppings.
By aj67 of Burnaby (28 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 5, 2011 - 11:57am [Dine in]

Both Rainbow crab and I decided to try the Splitz grill while on Main Street. Our first time. The first thing that I really loved was the wide array of free toppings. Some very unique ones too. Rainbow crab is a bit of a purist, and she had a basic bacon and cheddar with fries. But she loved it, the char on the burger, but juicy with each bite.
I had the basic burger with fried onions, thier special sauce, salsa, mayo, onions and wow was it amazing.

Some other toppings include Hummous, Baba Ganough,(sp) cucumbers, sprouts, bbq sauce, hot sauce, hot peppers, and on and on the list goes.

The fries were great, and I can not wait to go back!

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best burger downtown
By imprimatur of Lower Mainland (19 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 1:10am [Dine in]

Ambiance: Simple and clean. Wooden booths and wooden walls, everything is stained (wood-stain, not grease) the same colour, the cooking surfaces are stainless steel. It's a burger place.

Service: I have been there twice or three times, widely spaced apart, and I've never experienced poor or even indifferent service. The staff is a little "alternative", but they were pleasant to me; worst I ever had was the cashier interrogating me about the music she was playing when I correctly identified it as death metal, to her pleasure.

Value: Good price - burger, chili-cheese fries and coke for $15 or so, no worse than Moderne Burger or Fat Burger.

Food: Flavourful, moist meat-patties (the lamb in particular) and a fascinating array of toppings, all freshly prepared.

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Mmmmm.....yummy burger
By pookiebear of UBC (46 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 5, 2009 - 10:46am [Dine in]

I went to Splitz with a friend last night and we split the 1/3 lb burger combo. There are 25 or more free toppings you can choose from and includes some distinctive sauces like babaganoush, and homous. The burger was succulent and juicy and it was huge if you add a few toppings. The fries were nothing special but it was served hot and fresh. After adding sauteed mushrooms and swiss cheese (extra add ons that cost money), our combo came up to $12, which includes fries and a drink. Service was quick and efficient and the restaurant was clean. I would definitely return.

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Couldn't finish my meal
By alby of east vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:59pm [Dine in]

I went to Splitz with high hopes. I am a burger lover as are my nephew and my son. We arrived, thinking the place looked ok, we went through the kind of confusing ordering process (like Subway a little) and then waited for our order. Two of us ordered the bison burger, while my son ordered the regular beef burger. In short, my nephew thought his was ok. I thought mine was a salt lick. Almost inedible, I tried to choke it back, but gave up. My son ate 1/2 his, but thought something tasted funny. Both myself and my nephew gave it a bite too - seriously gross. Like rotten, or cooked in rancid lard, or a disgusting mix of spices...I'm not sure. Oh, and I had a greek salad....commercial, with cubes of flavorless feta. The fries were good, and they have beer, so not a total loss. Seriously, try it if you like, but at least post a review once you try it - I can't believe anyone could enjoy this, and I am the opposite of fussy.

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Decent burgers, nothing to write home about...
By vox of Main St., Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:59pm [Dine in]

I live near the area so I thought I would give this place a go.

I had the bison burger combo and substitutes my drink for a milkshake. They have quite a selection of sauces and toppings which was great since I'm picky about what I put on my burgers. Over the burger was good, nothing special.. I thought the actual burger patty was missing some flavour, since I could takes everything else except the burger patty well. Fries were very short, and a little oily, but otherwise ok.

I gave a poor rating on the service because the staff forgot to make my drinks twice, and reminded them twice. By the time I finished my burger I just went up there a third time to just get a refund without so much as a sorry. The cooks are quite friendly though, and help with your topping choices if you have questions.

~15 bucks for a combo with upgraded milkshake. I consider it a little expensive based on the quality of the food.

Ambiance was fine for a burger joint, they had a flat screen so I could watch the canucks game. Strictly casual, good.

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I hit Splitz Grill many weekends....
By north_vancouver_dude of north vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 9:24am [Dine in]

when I come from North Van to visit family or errands on the city side.

...Have always enjoyed the burgers in Whistler and nothing has changed at the city spot.

I understand pretty much everything is made from scratch..can you say fresh.

Sawasdie(thai), Stephos(greek) and Marina Grill(brunch) are my other favorite spots.

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Really great burger!!
By Jody of Main street (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 8:54pm [Dine in]

The food was great, I had the chicken burger and my husband and son had the beef burger. We all really enjoyed our food, there were several people ahead of us and they were very efficient in getting people though the line with speed and accuracy!! Great job
The only thing I would change is a more cozy atmosphere and it seemed to be really cold (in temperature) when we were there. The wood booths were too hard and fast food like.... why not make a comfy burger place where you can catch a game and a burger without going to the bar? I realize you need well lite areas for people to serve themselves .... but you could change the lighting in the dining or seated area... I think people would come in to watch a game, stay longer and drink more BEER!!
all in all it's a GREAT BURGER JOINT!!
WE WILL be back!

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Low expectations....far exceeded.
By AKInc of Richmond B.C (28 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 13, 2010 - 5:27pm [Dine in]

Perhaps it was because I had low expectations, but man did that burger deliver. Great size for a burger and the patty had some great flavor outside of simple seasoned salt (where most places will simple mask a crap patty with seasoning and/or salt).

Great hand cut fries to accompany the burger that had my choice of toppings, which included babaganouch!! Aw yeah! My partner had an all beef hotdog striaght from New York with dijon mustard. Wow, equally great.

I mean, I do rave about this place, simply because the food was outstanding. Service was good enough, but I can't see how to get higher than solid when you serve yourself. No slight against Splitz, just a fact. Ambiance was adequate for the area and the value is alright.

I'm definitely going to be back.

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good not-too-pricey burgers
By foodie57 of Vancouver (21 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

This place is run by people who look like they want to form a punk rock band. But the food comes out quickly and it’s delicious.

I had the basic burgers and fries. It’s not very expensive for the high-quality ingredients they appear to have, actually it’s a lot cheaper than other non-fast food burger places around town. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the bun, but it’s ok. I can’t remember the fries, but the burger itself was yum…I will be back.

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Good Burger-Unfriendly Staff-Not Going Back
By wilbc of East Van (22 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 3, 2009 - 2:31pm [Dine in]

I've been to Splitz a few times but this time was my last. I just can't spend another cent at a joint with totally pissed off, unfriendly staff. Why would I spend any money to keep them in a job....well the answer is I won't.

The burgers are good, fresh bun, good toppings and a good piece of hamburger meat.

Staff are rude and pissed off, don't have a clue on how to clean a table properly and their overall attitude makes me wonder if they take any care in making sure the food is handled properly.

Just like Veras crappy staff lost them my business so does Splitz.

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Special Splitz
By styledish of Vancouver (21 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

This is a definitely a nice welcome to the Main Street stretch of yuppie cafes and restaurants. This is where you can sit down and get yourself a traditional burger meal...but with a twist. I enjoyed the amount of condiments and toppings you can choose from. I had the spicy lentil burger which helps one avoid guilt trips of greasy burger chomping. The only thing that's off with this place is the somewhat surly staff that seems synonymous with cafes in yuppie areas

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