Review: Burgoo on Main Street

by gigi on April 20, 2009

Since I was unable to find a sandwich to satisfy my craving at Joey’s, I requested to Jenkins that we go to Burgoo for our next dinner outing. :) I’d been to Burgoo a few times previously and always enjoyed their selection of soups and sandwiches. It was a cold day out so it was a perfect day for the comfort food found at Burgoo. I forgot to take a picture of the front of the restaurant before going in, so below is a picture as we were driving away. :)

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I decided to go with a combo of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for $14. I had ordered this combo before and really liked the nutty flavour of the cheese and the buttery, crunch bread so I knew I’d be happy with this selection.

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The tomato soup had a great tomato flavour and the addition of garlic and red wine added a nice variation to the overall taste. The tomatoes were blended but still had a bit of chunkiness to it, which I really enjoyed.

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There were actually two grilled cheese sandwiches in my dish, so it was easy for me to split my sandwiches with Jenkins. This probably isn’t the healthiest of sandwiches but is probably one of my favourite dishes at Burgoo. The French bread slices were generously buttered and crispy on the outside but gooey with the blend of four cheese on the inside. What I like about ordering this sandwich with the soup is that the grilled cheese sandwich tastes great when dunked in the soup.

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Jenkins also ordered a soup and sandwich combo with a Pacific chowder and the chicken Caesar club. The shrimp and salmon went nicely with the creamy chowder, which had a hint of lemon taste to it. I enjoyed the slight lemony flavour of the chowder but Jenkins wished that there was more seafood in the chowder.

The roasted chicken on the clubhouse came with some romaine lettuce and cucumbers on a multi grain bun and also had a bit of Caesar dressing drizzled over it. Jenkins found the open-faced sandwich a bit messy to eat but liked the combo of cucumbers and crunchy lettuce in the sandwich.

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Jenkins and I were pretty full at this point but decided to order dessert anyway. I ordered ice cream because it did not seem as heavy as some of the other options. The vanilla ice cream came with a light drizzling of chocolate sauce and a sprinkling of roasted almonds. Both Jenkins and I were a bit disappointed with the ice cream and suspected that the vanilla ice cream was store-bought. I was pretty uninspired by this dessert offering and ended up going home to make my own version of vanilla ice cream with real vanilla beans…future review and recipe to come. 😉

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One of these days, I’ll have to try the non-sandwich options at Burgoo. I saw a bunch of people eating these and it looked very tasty but I could not resist the pull of the grilled cheese sandwiches. :)

Details:
3096 Main Street, Vancouver (also locations at 4434 W. 10th Ave in Van and 3 Lonsdale Avenue in North Van)
Tel: 604-873-1441

Summary:
Food: [rating:3]
Service: [rating:3]
Pricing: $$

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