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“Great atmosphere and food!”
Review of Chef Big D's

Chef Big D's
Ranked #13 of 99 Restaurants in Squamish
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Awesome joint. Looking for a killer meal and some good vibes, check this place out. Only ever had the breakfasts here but they are awesome. In need of a hearty meal before or after a day crushing out in the nature? Look no further. Coffees good too.

Thank GoodEatsNanaimo
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

If you happen to have worked up a big appetite...

(In our case... fishing the local rivers all day)

The Pastrami sandwich is crazy satisfying. (Or do they call it a Reuben... I forget either way... it's WORTHY of a drive up from Vancity. It's pretty epic with perfect bread, meat PICKLE (order extra!!!) & a crunchy sweet sauerkraut...

Big D's can get pretty busy This last visit... I wasn't thrilled with their "oh just sit anywhere you can find clean..." - meanwhile no one is busing any tables... BUT... the servers quickly make up for that by getting the order placed & bringing out great food.

You'd expect Guy Fieri to drop in & give this place the thumbs up.
Nom nom nom...

Thank EZNOMNOMNOM
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

After spending some time at the Sea to Sky Gondola and Summit on this Sunday afternoon, we decided to head into Squamish for a late lunch. After asking a local on places to eat, we decided to come here. It was past 1:00 and the restaurant was about 3/4 full.

We ordered the following:
• Cajun chicken wrap with mixed greens, house made salsa, avocado, roast garlic mayo in a cheese wrap with a green salad and balsamic vinegar dressing ($14.95)
• Big D’s burger ($15.25) – with bacon, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions, roasted garlic mayo on a bun served with French fries.

The burger includes a chicken option and the choice of 3 fillings, the above and including fried egg, avocado, chutney, cheddar cheese or brie. You can also add extra fillings for $.50 each.

The burger is described as “spiced 8 ounce” patty. I thought the burger patty lacked seasoning as it didn’t have any flavour; the flavour was imparted from the other ingredients. The burger was nothing spectacular but it was still an okay burger.

My spouse had the chicken wrap – not too spicy; just average.

The total bill was $31.71 before tips.

The service was fairly efficient except the food in my opinion took longer than expected to arrive.

Ratings Breakdown
• Food / Quality – burger patty lacked flavour and an average wrap. 3.25 out of 5 rating.
• Value – Price is on par with other restaurants’ burgers with patty bigger than normal and I thought the wrap was on the expensive side. 3 out of 5 rating.
• Service – Service was above average but I wish our server would at least smile. 3.5 out of 5 rating.
• Ambience – Typical diner atmosphere. 3+ out of 5 rating.

The overall rating is 3.25 out of 5 – average.

Notes and Tips:
• Kids at Heart menu has smaller portions for those with lighter appetites.
• Seating for 50 or more persons. There were 2 table outside on the street.
• Regular diner menu with the usual assortment of sandwiches, wraps and a breakfast menu served from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. No eggs Benedict on the menu.
• Restaurant is located on the main street – Cleveland Avenue.
• Unisex washroom; wheelchair access would be difficult if not impossible
• Check out their Facebook page.

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Thank Bottomshelfhockey
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

The service was good and the food was OK, maybe a bit expensive for what you got. Would have been nice if the internet was available to everyone not just people with Shaw, not very useful for people visiting

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Thank Susie M
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

It's a homely looking family restaurant. The tea cozy on the kettle was cute. Food came out super fast but I wished it didn't so that my potatoes would be cooked. They were stuck together and undercooked and with minimal flavour. Didn't even eat them, what a waste. Coffee was also very light which is not how coffee is meant to be. Just okay.

Thank BelaN74
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