Jethro’s Fine Grub is a spectacular brunch place on Dunbar that manages to give good tasting food with ridiculous portion sizes at a fantastic price. They recently opened a new location on Fraser Street in Vancouver, and I had been anticipating an opportunity to get some more of their killer pancakes!
Q and I went to the original Dunbar location a few years ago (boy that was a long time ago!
I don’t even have a picture of the gigantic pancake we had!). (Q: wrong…I have it right here!)
We learned that having both a french toast AND their Goldrush pancakes was a bad idea – waaay more than we could handle! (Q: I TOLD YOU SO! I wanted him to not order his…)If that location didn’t almost always have lineups, I think Q and I would have gone more often. (Q: and if it wasn’t so far!)
For the Fraser location, I went with my friend VC. Neither of us have been to this location and we were looking forward to it!
Much like the Dunbar location, there was a lineup. We arrived at around 11:30am on a Sunday and got a seat by like 12ish. It would have been a longer wait if we hadn’t opted for their communal seating, which meant we ended up sharing a table with a couple.
They have a pretty hefty menu, including omelettes, french toasts, pancakes, sandwiches, burgers, and salads.
I was thinking of getting either a french toast or omelette, but Q had instructed me to try out their Biscuits and Gravy. I didn’t want to overload myself with food by order that AND a main dish, so I figured I would have the Biscuits and Gravy with an order of small stack pancakes. Carb loading!!
The Biscuits and Gravy is a fantastic dish to share. It’s a fluffy buttermilk biscuit, open faced and smothered with house made country gravy. There are some really nice crispy edges to go along with the fluffy-soggy biscuit. The white gravy is really smooth, and there’s just enough to lather then entire biscuit without making it disgustingly soggy. Delish!
(Q: C barely ate any of the biscuits and packed the rest of it for me. By the time it came to it, all the gravy already been absorbed, making it soggy. After I heat it up in the toaster, it is still delicious but the gravy is more concentrated and more salty. I think it would’ve been great if it was fresh! Darn it C!)
When my Buttermilk Pancakes (short stack) arrived, I had a mini-heart attack. Don’t let the picture fool you, those pancakes were pretty darn big! The server initially put it in the middle thinking that all four of us (my friend plus the two other people we ended up sitting with) were sharing it. Nope. Those pancakes were all for me!
At $5, this was amazing bang-for-the-buck. Huge pancakes that are just amazingly fluffy. The butter and maple syrup go so well on them! If you’re into pancakes, Jethro’s is the place to go!! I highly recommend getting a short stack to share with a friend so that you can try out their really good french toasts and omelettes too!
(Q: again, I had the luck to eat all the left overs! After toasting up the pancakes, they were still very good! I had enough for me to eat 3 meals out of the left over…)
VC got the Denver omelette.
It’s a nice big savoury omelette filled with sauteed onions, peppers, maple smoked ham and cheese. The dish is also served with hashbrowns and toast! VC said it was a good omelette.
I’m glad that Jethro’s opened up a new location, because I will be back to challenge the Goldrush pancakes when I’ve lost 10lbs. Note, this location currently only accepts cash so make sure you have some on you before lining up to get in!