I believe that food like good music and a good book is a solace to a person's soul. Food is both a science and an art - a yin-yang balance to your body and also an appreciation of colors, textures and sensory experience.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Southside Diner, Whistler

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It was a relatively cold day when we took a drive down to Whistler and stumbled into Southside Diner for lunch. It was a nice cosy place and a great place to chill out.

The Reuben sandwich was really quite satisfying and there was a generous serving of the smoked meat. I ordered my sandwich with a salad - the salad dressing was pretty ordinary. But the meat was oh, so good.

Check out the juicy smoked meat!

I admit that I am more enamoured with the meat than by the actual sandwich!

Side view of the sandwich
Fresh serving of salad

The housemade beef burger was pretty ordinary - the portions for the fries were pretty generous as well.

Housemade beef patties

Beef patties from the top view
A bed of fries

The deco in the place was simple but it had this cabin feel to it. Gator totally approves!

The menu was pretty hilarious - check out the section on the Rules of the House- including the cartoon God Knows When You Don't Tip.

Play by their rules - or else eat outside :)
Little retro signage
Overall Experience:

Deco: 3.5/5 - nice and cosy
Quality of food: 3/5 - generous serving but the food was average
Value for $$: $$/5 - I find 12 bucks for a sandwich and 12 bucks for a burger (without tax) pricey. Guess that's because we are at Whistler.
Overall Experience: 3/5 - food was average but the service was warm and friendly.

I know I have been so late with updates. More soon...


  1. I like the photography :) And some of the diners these days are just so-so!

  2. Thanks so much for the compliment. I hope to do better in food photography. BTW, I like the recipes in your blog :)

  3. It's hard to find good diners these days indeed. I think people have an expectation of fast service in any restaurant now, which makes preparing good diner fare a bit difficult. What do you think is the best way to prepare sausages for a diner?

    1. I like grilled sausages with grill marks on it. With tomatoes on the side please :) Yummy..