After such a big and filling breakfast at Dubh Linn Gate, J and I headed to Lost Lake and took Duke for a walk around the perimeter trail. It was drizzly and cold the entire time we were on the trail, but it was nice to get out and do something other than the village stroll. It was also quite busy and very picturesque. I was happy to see that we weren’t the only people braving the weather for a little exercise. We then took Duke back the hotel where we killed some more time by using Duke as our comedy relief and decided on what we were going to eat next.
I have been to Whistler more times than I can count. I know it almost like the back of my hand but when it comes to eating, I don’t think I have even skimmed the surface. There always seems to be new places popping up so it is also hard to keep track. There are a few places, however, that have stuck around like Splitz Grill. They opened their doors in 1997 and haven’t looked back. Some people have claimed this to be the “best” home-style burger around so it’s a must do for any burger lover in the area.
Not only is their burgers home-style, but the restaurant itself is like a school cafeteria line up. There is a large chalkboard to the right with their menu on it. You then hope in line and let the cashier know what you’d like. She’ll hand you your beverage of choice, a number and scoot you down the assembly line. Here is where you’ll see the magic happen. Burgers, buns, and toppings are flying around like a well-practised circus. Your number will be called and speak loudly to make sure you get all the toppings you like. They will then wrap it up in old school paper and off you go to find a seat.
J and I decided on sharing a Legendary burger combo since we were still full from breakfast. For about 9.75 you get a very large burger, fries and drink. You can also sub your pop for beer or wine as well for an extra fee. We decided on the Legendary because I wanted to try their burger in its simplest form, but for people who want something else you can go for chicken, lentil, hot dogs, smokies, Buffalo, Turkey, Lamb, Salmon or even opt for a wrap. Pretty much something for everyone! There is also a million sauces to pick from including their house made Splitz sauce and fresh veggies galore.
I have always stood by the fact that a great burger has to be messy. If it isn’t dripping down your wrists then it means it’s too dry and your lacking some much-needed toppings. Splitz definitely lived up to my motto and it gave an immediate surge of warm drippings from the beef, sauces and vegetables. Since you’re making the burger to your liking there is no reason for you to be disappointed especially since the meat is very high quality and cooked to perfection. The fresh-cut fries are the perfect side to this amazing home style burger. If you’re in whistler I would high recommend popping on by. The sushi and coffee shops can wait until you’ve had your burger fix and don’t fret if you can’t make it to Whistler, they also have a location in Vancouver.