Saturday, March 6, 2010

Jethro’s Fine Grub

We were driving home last night along Dunbar Street when I spotted it! “Heyyyyyyyy! (Visualize my head turning on a swivel as we drove by.) There’s a new breakfast place!” It was a happy moment.

That happy moment was surpassed by an even happier moment this morning when we visited. “Cute!” was my initial impression. “All right!” was my next thought as I perused the 4-page menu – options such as chicken fried steak, pulled pork omelettes, corned beef hash, huevos rancheros, 4 kinds of french toast and 7 kinds of pancakes!

“Whoa!” was our exclamation when our Gold Rush Pancakes (two giant pancakes stuffed with bananas, caramel and pecans) and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread French Toast (smothered in caramelized bananas and whipped butter) hit the table.

The portions are huge and the prices are low. This place is only 2 weeks old, if I were you, I would hit it before the owners figure out they’ve got it backwards.

3420 Dunbar Street
Breakfast hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Daily
www.jethrosfinegrub.com
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13 comments:

Holly said...

Oh how funny! I did the same thing when I saw it this week, and wondered how I had missed it before. I wrote down the name and just googled and found your review. We may try it tomorrow.

Hank Lewis said...

There are many great places to eat Breaky in Vancouver. I know you specialize in local places, but there are a couple of BC small chains that are great too.

I like breakfast at Sylvia's restaurant in the Hotel. They have a great selection, their pancakes are fluffy and they have rich coffee.

I also enjoy the selection at White Spot. I just wish they would keep the smoked salmon eggs benedict in the rotations more often.

My daughter likes the Atmosphere at the Knight & Day on Kingsway with the Medieval theme. Their pancakes are HUGE and fluffy, the sausage is meaty and all the food is fresh and filling.

Anonymous said...

We're a family of five from St. Louis and found your blog very helpful! Thanks for the suggestion -- we just enjoyed Jethro's this a.m. Gold Rush pancakes were mighty tasty.

In Search of Breakfast said...

Hi Hank, thanks for the tips, they are definitely on my list.

And thanks to the family of five from St. Louis! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfast. I hope you enjoy your time in Vancouver.

Anonymous said...

Jethro's was great, a bit sparce with the decor but who cares when food is great and service is good

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if anyone knows the hours of operation for Jethro's. I am having trouble finding them and I would like to go there as early as possible! :)

In Search of Breakfast said...

Breakfast hours are posted!

Jo-Anne said...

Thanks for posting the hours...I have been digging around to see if they had a Web site. Forgot to check their hours of operation last time I was there. I live in the area and LOVE the food at Jethro's. Recently I had the crab cake bennies...Yum!

munchkie said...

Nice review. I also visited Jethro's recently and am amazed at their HUGE portions. I also ordered one of their lunch items - the alligator nuggets and was impressed at their tastiness... and culinary creativity. I mean how many places can you name with alligator nuggets??

pharmasaveonthedrive said...

Just came back from Jethro's with a happy tummy. The rooster pancakes are fabulous (espresso and chocolate folded into the batter, topped by melting whipped cream). I love their banana bread french toast served with glistening sweet bananas. The prices are reasonable and I appreciate the attentive service. I recommend Jethro's to anyone who loves breakfast.

In Search of Breakfast said...

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Anonymous said...

You WILL SURRENDER to Jethro's Fine Grub pancakes if you try to eat them alone. So big they hang over the side of the plate! I was in Vancouver for five days, three of those days I ate at Jethro's. Tried the "Cowboy" breakfast, their infamous Pulled Pork sandwich, and on day three I attempted their Strawberry Pancakes, got just over half way through when I threw in the towel. They make darn good HOT coffee, none of this semi-warm stuff. And don't try to save a seat, if your buddy isn't with you, you're not getting seated, they have eight tables, busy, fast service and friendly! My compliments to all the staff here who welcomed the guy from just outside Toronto, I don't know if I'll ever get back to Vancouver, but if I do Jethro's is tops on the to do list.

Rob
Whitby, Ontario.

In Search of Breakfast said...

Hi Rob from Whitby, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Happy breakfasting!