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The Cannibal Cafe

41 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

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The Cannibal Caf� in Vancouver, British Columbia is named after a song by SNFU, a local legend of the punk rock scene here. While the menu lacks human flesh, it does have plenty of meat options to enjoy. This includes the famous beast burger. The beast is made with six six-ounce patties, six double slices of cheddar and six double-bacon strips. Finish it in 30 minutes and you get a t-shirt and your photo on the wall at The Cannibal Caf� (plus the burger�s free).

There are a dozen fresh draughts at The Cannibal Caf�, seven imported beers, wine and numerous specialty cocktails to wash down your meal, as well.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Burgers, Comfort Food, Canadian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 558-4199
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Looking for a FUN & totally unique place for your next birthday dinner, baby shower, rehearsal dinner, or company gathering? The Cannibal Cafe is the ideal spot. With incredible burgers, shakes and a nostalgic, rockin’, diner-esque environment, we're where you and your guests want to be.
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Private party contact
Jen Temple, General Manager: (866) 967-5509
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Please contact us directly for any Catering inquires
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Cross street
2nd Avenue
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Parking details
There is free parking in designated areas along 2nd &3rd Avenue, or
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Public transit
#20 Victoria/Downtown - COMMERCIAL DR AT E 3 AV
6 blocks from Commercial Drive/Broadway SkyTrain station
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We have 4 big screen TV's which play current sports and/or cult classic films!
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us directly for any Special Event inquires
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 41 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Energetic
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

REALLY good burgers! REALLY good service! Definitely going back.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2014

Montreal Smoke Meat Burger was really great. Service and ambience is excellent. Will definitely come back next time I'm on the Drive.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2014

Great food the deep fried pickles are to die for....very enjoyable service...if you like a great burger this is a place to try....

EastVanGal (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 26, 2014

Excellent service (even when I spilled water all over the place). Food was delicious (gluten free options as well). One of my favourite places on the Drive.

andi (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on March 15, 2014

Cannibal Cafe fits in well on Commercial Drive as far as decor and relaxed ambiance.

We had the deep-fried pickles as an appy. All I can say is, "Yum!" Full dill pickles deep fried in batter - you can't really go wrong.

We had a choice of how we wanted our burgers prepared. I had the blue cheese burger and my partner had the Montreal smoked meat burger. Our burgers were juicy and delicious. We had poutine and mac-n-cheese as our sides. Both were good.

I would recommend coming here for the experience. I hear the milkshakes are delicious!

disorderly (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 28, 2014

Vibrant, fun hangout with vintage band posters ( Unclean Wiener!)on the wall
to peruse while waiting for your food.
Burgers are delicious, though a bit messy and good beers are on tap as well
as some interesting cocktails.
Service is very friendly, but be prepared to wait a bit for your food if they are busy.
Overall , a nice addition to the Drive food scene.

Lovetoeat (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 21, 2014

Went there recently and had a group of 6, there isn't big group seating but we sat in the middle at a communal table and it was great. We were almost 20 mins late for our reservation but they were pleasant with us and sat us right away. The food was excellent I ordered the regular cheeseburger which was amazing and deep fried pickles which were equally satisfying. I would recommend this place for anyone who wants to eat a divine burger and fries. Or just to eat appys as all the choices were great aswell. Will definitely be back!

vipHavovie (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2014

I went there for the Birthday Burger that they offer and I got $8.95 off any burger or the basic burger which is $8.95. Cannibal grinds up 3 different types of beef in a special way (noted on their menu) to make a premium patty! The beef was VERY delicious and juicy! I dont even like beef! It was delicious! The only thing I dont like is that you have to order your sides separately and the burgers dont come with anything.

I would definitely return! delicious!

the poutine looked awesome too!

dineoutEater (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2014

So we walked a few blocks north from Commercial Skytrain, and upon entering the door, we were greeted quickly by a smiling, friendly lady and seated within 30 seconds (yes we did make reservations ahead of time). She encouraged us to check out the regular menu in case we wanted something other than water. Anyway, we ordered and the food came pretty soon after. The appetizers were smaller than we had expected, but the flavour did not disappoint. The main course, the burgers, were delicious. Every bite came with an impact on our taste buds. Ending off the meal was the dessert. My GF liked her sundae, but personally I would recommend the hot donut.
All in all, friendly place, attentive waitstaff, and the meal was just right in taste and size.

rebelcan (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2014

The Dine Out Vancouver 2014 menu brought my gf and I here. The food was great, but they were pretty busy. We're definitely going to come back, their burgers are pretty amazing. There are a few things on the menu we'd both like to try out, and we definitely want more poutine.

Kinipeli (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2014

No flavour, not crisp...lacked 100%

Mark (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2014

I wouldn't rush back for what they served on the dine out menu, but I'll give them another try afterwards to see how the food compares.

anamaria83 (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2014

It's a cute spot but nothing to rave about ...

imortal (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2014

Dine out food was just okay. The lamb burger patty was a little dry. The ice cream doughnut sandwich was pretty interesting to eat though.

vipAMBUD (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2014

The cannibal café was interesting, but not amazing. The $10.95 Taco salad was mostly iceberg lettuce and not much else, not worth the money. The burger was tasty, but had no sides... The Caesar was nothing spectacular either.

Kids did not like the mac n cheese and the only bright spark was the strawberry milkshake.

Lots of screens made it easy to watch the Canucks game and I guess that is what the Cannibal café would be good for. A beer and a game.

Juky (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2014

Cannibal is a great local burger joint. They take pride in their burgers and make them from scratch every day. I went during dine-out, and I think it actually took a little away from the experience. The poutine was really salty and there were only a few cheese curds. The burger could have used more sauce or seasoning as they give a pretty good sized patty so it tasted a little too meaty. Despite my criticisms, I'm definitely going to go back for a regular meal from their menu to try out some of their appetizers and unique burgers.

Raceguy (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

Nothing fancy, just fresh tasting food made with quality ingredients.

vipCarra (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

But definately not the last! Everything was delicious, the service was very friendly and efficient and we had a great time... The ice cream donut sandwich is a must!

AB9119 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2014

Fun, hip, unique ambience. The name of the place turns off my appetite a bit but the food was great (I had the vegetarian options ;)) The Guinness poutine was amazing.

Burger (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2014

The portion of food were to small : the desert should have been smaller and the main course (entree) should have been bigger in my opinion.