Whistler’s Best Kept Secret

March 30th, 2011

Whistler is THE place to be. Whether you are here for one week, one month or 17 years, experiencing everything in this town is a rite of passage. And after you’ve done your skiing, riding, biking, and hiking or maybe you’ve just finished a tough shift at the Tourist Information Centre, (yes, the horseback riding tour includes the horse) …. your Whistler schooling must include the Southside Diner in Creekside.

This is Whistler’s best kept secret, the little greasy spoon, without the grease that could. After a night of parading around in your best lampshade, take advantage of our free parking, (gasp)! and join us for breakfast. Don’t be daunted at the front door if there is a big clump of people with hangovers vying for food, booze and Advil. A familiar faced staffer will assure you a cozy booth in a timely manner or you can elbow it out in traditional Diner style at the counter and maybe make a friend or two. Order a Double Bailey’s coffee, (singles don’t exist), Brie stuffed French toast with a healthy slab of swine and take in the expansive view of the Husky Gas Station nestled at the bottom of Whistler Mountain. The Southside Diner’s cuisine is not limited to breakfast fare as we cater to locals and tourists alike in a dinner experience that offers up your mom’s meatloaf and maybe your momma, (just kidding). Arguably the best burgers in town can be found here – why not hunker down with a frosty pint? Glitz and glamour are not our style and hushed tones are frowned upon. Bring your personality because we certainly bring ours.

Rules of the House

December 1st, 2010

1. If you find yourself at a table reading this with no menus, water or the assistance of a staff member, you’ve blown past our “Please Do Not Seat Yourself” sign. Be patient, the above situation will be resolved shortly (hopefully). But next time….!

2. If you’ve enjoyed your time here, tell your friends. If not TELL US!

3. The only thing ‘on the house’ is the roof, silly!

4. We accept Cash, Mastercard, Visa and Interac (debit) cards and oh, did I mention Cash? Sorry, baubles, beads, cheques, I.O.U.s or offers to do the dishes are not accepted.

5. If you’re in a hurry, let your server know. Probably won’t speed anything up, but at least we know.

6. High maintenance customers may be subject to a $2 surcharge during peak times (see rules #10 & 11).

7. Please enjoy your time with us, but in the event of a wait for tables, once you’re done, GIT! (In other words, could you please make room for the next group in a reasonably respective time frame).

8. We proudly serve great coffee here, so please finish your half caff, decaf vanilla soy latte with sprinkles that you brought from another establishment prior to taking a seat in ours.

9.Unattended children will be given a free kitten and an espresso (and we’ll make you pay for the espresso).

10. Having it your way is the motto of somewhere else. Special orders, modifications and substitutions may not be accommodated during peak times. Come when we’re slower and we’ll gladly put together an item of your specifications.

10. If you’re in a hurry to pay the bill, and don’t want a long wait, tell your server you need separate checks before you’re standing by the door, tapping your foot, sighing heavily, looking at the time etc. with your arms crossed.

11. Good food takes time to prepare, please bear with us if you’re not served in 10 minutes, or 20, or 30. We’ll get to ya!