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Jethro’s Fine Grub

Jethro’s was featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives a while ago and I’ve been wanting to go ever since. I’m usually turned off by the very long line ups that form (the restaurant is tiny) so my friends and I headed down early on a Tuesday morning to get a table. They have a strict policy about seating your entire party at one time so make sure you’re all there, otherwise you’ll be skipped!

What we ate 

Crab Cake Benedict


  • crab cakes topped with a poached egg and hollandaise
  • they obviously like to make their portions huge!
  • my friend found the combination of crab cake + egg + sauce to be too mushy. She said she would have preferred there to still be some sort of bread to provide more texture

La Nina 


  • corn cakes topped with chili,  poached eggs, and hollandaise
  • the smallest (most reasonable) portion of the morning! And the only dish that was finished
  • The chili and corn cakes were fantastic

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread French Toast 


  • Very sweet and heavy for a breakfast
  • I loved the carmalized bananas that it came with
  • I prefer my french toast more moist (but I like it almost soggy on the inside..)

Strawberries & Cream


  • These were GIGANTIC!
  • But delicious. There were strawberries baked into the pancakes and fresh ones on top

The Gold Rush


  • banana pancakes stuff with caramel, pecans, and streusel
  • really sweet (yet I couldn’t help but add more syrup) but not overly so
  • GIGANTIC! First time in a long time I’ve taken left overs home. Here’s a picture of what was left (and I ate probably double what my friend did to her pancakes)


Final Thoughts 

Despite falling into a 4 hour food coma after I got home from all that pancake, I will definitely be returning! The restaurant is full of fun little details (on the menus, on the walls, in what you can see of the kitchen) that make it a very welcoming environment. It is more accessible to UBC than I expected so it might become one of my new brunch spots, but I also really want to try their lunch menu (pulled pork and po-boys!). Make sure you come very, very hungry

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