Phone: (604) 942-9224
- Prepare to wait in line
- WiFi Available
- Family friendly
I’ve been ranting about White Spot a couple of weeks before my girlfriend finally gives in and decided to come here with me. It was the long weekend and this place was crowded even not at prime hour. We waited about 15 minutes to be seated on a late Monday afternoon. So imagine what it’d be like on a Saturday/Sunday.
It’s been years since I’ve stepped in this establishment. I remember the last time was one of my friend’s birthday dinner. For those who aren’t familiar with White Spot, it’s a burger and family restaurant started here in Vancouver. They are well famous for their drive-in window, where the server will come out and you order/eat in your very own car. Some restaurants still carry this tradition.
I wanted a burger but didn’t want to go all out, so I tried their Crispy Fish Burger. A crispy tempura battered cod fillet with coleslaw and tartar sauce on their signature bun. I really like White Spot’s bun, they rarely disappoint. However, the fish burger was somewhat of a disappointment. The batter was way too heavy. The shape of it was also awkward, it felt like a fish and chip stuffed in a burger. Instead of fries, I upgraded to a Monty mushroom Bacon Poutine. The poutine was mediocre at best, the gravy tasted awkward. Instead of cheese curds it was filled with Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms, bacon and green onions.
The girlfriend got the Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese. It’s chicken breasts, broccoli and cheese oven baked in a creamy sauce with a hint of curry. The sauce was pretty good, not too spicy.
The Caesar salad was a side to the meal. It was alright, not the best I’ve had. The best still remains at The Boathouse (IMO). The dressing was too runny and really ruined the entire salad.
Overall, my experience at this White Spot was mediocre. The service was a bit slow, yet not all the tables were filled. The dishes were okay but not stunning, my burger was a major disappointment. The table that we were seated at were sticky, and the server had said it’s like that with all their tables. The ambiance is like a family style restaurant with booths, high tables and normal tables. There is a bar. But the overall experience wasn’t too stunning. Don’t think I’ll be back in awhile.
The bill was under $30 for lunch.
On a side note, I’ve had the chance to try one of White Spot’s new creation at the SFU Triple O’s establishment. And it was amazing!
I would suggest only having this when you are really hungry! It’s one of White Spot’s new creation. A 6oz. 100% Canadian beef burger with pulled pork in their Tennessee Whiskey BBQ sauce, Jack cheese, mayo, bacon and the regulars! The Whiskey BBQ sauce really added a kick to the burger and except the price I think it’ll make one of my favourites.