Location: 114-1090 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3K 6G9 (Beside IKEA)
Hours: Mon- Sun: 10:30am -9pm , Fri and Sat: 10:30am -10pm
- Hard to get into if travelling Westbound on Lougheed Hwy
- Serving burger since 1952
- Semi-fast food
The famous Fatburger has arrived in Coquitlam right off Lougheed Highway. My girlfriend and I visited the place during opening weekend. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a lot of people. Maybe it wasn’t a hot sunny summer day. However, there were gradually more people coming in as we walked out the door. The restaurant is clean and nice. Everything you expect of a burger stand.
The seatings were comfortable and I really love the higher ceiling and the full glass windows. It’s bight and you can see the traffic conditions outside.
Not sure how I feel about the red coloured chairs and booths, but I guess it’s either a love or a hate.
For those who haven’t been to a Fatburger before, it’s a semi-fast food restaurant. You place your order at the counter and you will receive a number (like the yellow sign on the left), then you will be served when it’s ready.
We tried their hand scooped ice-cream milkshake. It wasn’t something I expected, it wasn’t super sweet and I guess they did a really good job melting the ice-cream because I couldn’t taste one single mouth of unmelted ice-cream chunks.
The recent beef recalls had my girlfriend scared out, so she got the turkey burger. And it was amazing, healthier too. The best thing about Fatburger is that you can pick and choose your toppings as you wish or if you want everything, then just get ‘The Works”. My girlfriend had hers with lettuce, tomato, mustard, and mayo. The Turkey and Veggie burgers come with a fresh whole wheat bun, surprisingly very soft. Even more so than my original bun.
This one is an all time favourite! An AAA Angus beef patty topped with real Canadian cheddar and maple bacon, mayo, mustarnd, lettuce and tomato. I personally requested extra BBQ sauce and chiptole mayo sauce. I should have went easy on the sauce, it was too overwhelming. I couldn’t taste the freshness of the patty.
The fries were hot! They weren’t as good as Costco fries, as I like to put it, but they aren’t bad. Crispy on the outside and mushy on the inside. It’s great!
Not sure if it’s just me, but this awfully looks similar to the one at Red Robin’s, if not identical. But anyhow, the fries had enough flavours that it tasted good without adding anything.
And if it gets too dry, try this! Not sure where or whom I learned it from but take it as a private recipe, ketchup and black pepper. It is the best combo ever for dipping fries! Try it and let me know if you like it.
Overall, I thought Fatburger was a great addition to what used to be a car lot for Chevy. However, it is quite hard to get into if you are travelling westbound. You would have to get in from the rear private road instead of Lougheed Highway. And with McDonalds next to it, I think they’ll be a great competition. The service was nice and I was impressed that even though the staff were new, the manager still walked around making sure they were doing everything just right (eg. the burger should be facing the customer when it arrives at the table). Prices, it ain’t cheap to eat at Fatburger. Considering McDonalds prices, you pay a few dollars for a custom made burger.
Be sure to check it out, if you’re in the neighbourhood and craving for some burgers!