Tomahawk Restaurant Review

Located on Philip Avenue in North Vancouver, Tomahawk restaurant has been serving tasty meals since 1926 – making it one of the oldest family-run eateries in Canada. The restaurant is famous for its legendary Yukon Style Bacon and Eggs:

This is it. The one that started the legend! Five generous slices of Yukon-style bacon. Two country-style free-range eggs served fried or scrambled, a heaping portion of golden-griddled hash brown potatoes, and two thick slices of Klondike toast.

Although we love breakfast, we came to taste Tomahawk’s organic beef burger made famous on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Vancouver edition.

Tomahawk has an extensive collection of West Coast First Nations hand-crafted artifacts, vintage posters and other historical selections of North Shore memorabilia.

Iced-tea was served in a large, “Tomahawk” size glass. It was ok, but tasted like the powdered Nestea type of premix. Apparently, the restaurant brews their own special brand of coffee, and the blend has been made exclusively for the Tomahawk restaurant for the last eight decades. They claim their “truly superior” full bodied and smooth coffee is freshly ground and brewed from 100% whole Colombian beans. Unfortunately, our cup of coffee did not taste fresh, at all.

Thunderbird Burger – Accompanied by golden fries (or a choice of mixed greens) on the side, this incredibly delicious burger was served on their special baked bun and included lettuce, ground organic beef patty, grilled Yukon-style bacon, tomatoes and Tomahawk special sauce. This restaurant only serves 100% premium certified organic beef from The Blue Goose Cattle Company. This means no growth-hormones or antibiotics and the cattle are free to range and graze on organic pastures. What does all this equate to? Truly, a perfect burger: Saucy, juicy and certainly satisfying.

Tomahawk Style Beef Dip – Slow-roasted organic Baron of Beef, shaved on a toasted French baguette. Served with their homemade zesty au jus. The beef was exceptionally tender and very flavourful. Although the menu reads fries or mixed greens, this dish was served with a fries and mini side salad. Perhaps the cook was feeling generous that day.

Overall, we really enjoyed our visit to Tomahawk Restaurant in North Vancouver. And like The Red Wagon Cafe, it’s a worthy edition to Triple D.

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