Jethro’s Fine Grub (Bute St. Downtown)

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A few co-workers wanted to grab a bite, and the group settled on Jethro’s Fine Grub on Bute and Robson Street in downtown Vancouver (833 Bute Street).

One of the guys had eaten there before, and told us the portions were huge, so we all wanted to check it out.

There were a lot of interesting items on the menu, including breakfast and specialty items like frog legs and alligator tacos. But I picked something more traditional – the Chicken Fried Steak (C$15), which was actually sirloin beef steak beaten, battered and fried, and topped with gravy. It also came with eggs, hash browns, and toast.

Because this was a social activity, I didn’t pay much attention to the food but to the conversations. R mocked me for using a draw to drink my glass of root beer – haha – and there was some amusing banter going on.

I thought the chicken fried steak was fine. I remember it being thick and having a crispy coating. The gravy was good. I couldn’t finish the toast.

Overall, a good place if you like huge portions.

By the way, Jethro’s also has locations in Vancouver West on Dunbar (3420 Dunbar Street) and in East Vancouver on Fraser (3455 Fraser Street).

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