Enjoy the feel of the 50's at Lost in the 50's Drive-In.
I've only eaten here once and I'm not sure whether I would go back. It wasn't horrible, but I guess I expected a little more. The burgers are plain, nothing special. The onion rings were also plain. I'd rather eat White Spot Express burgers instead though. However, I do have to mention the milkshakes. I had a pineapple milkshake and thought it was really good.
I love the 50's style bus parked outside. I'm sure this place is awesome in the summertime.
This is a fun little place run by one of the most passionate-about-his-business guys I have ever met. The owner is very excited about offering organic and sustainably raised foods such as organic beef, pasture raised chicken, cane sugar sweetened soft drinks, house prepared organic potatoes – and more. The take-out containers are recyclable and I would not be surprised to find that there are many other “green” practices and items involved at “Lost in the 50’s.”
The chef enjoys this business! He is clearly proud to be able to offer all sorts of choices to customers about how they prefer their hamburgers, and what they want on the bun. Then he cheerfully goes about building the creation and will even walk it out to the car for the customer. If there were stars for a positive, creative, excited attitude in a chef/owner this guy would no doubt get a 5. AND to address the point of the visit - the food was solidly good – and affordable.
The offer of a Korean street food menu was a fun surprise, and we will be checking that out in the near future.
The restaurant has been in that location for decades. There are picnic tables out front, and some parking beside the building. Bus stops are nearby. This part of Burnaby is slowly changing for the better, and it is fun to begin to explore this “new-old” community.
(FYI, at present, you need to bring cash because the data machines are not yet installed. Could phone ahead for update.)
I stopped by this little diner a few days ago. I drive by it pretty ofyen and I decided to give it a chance. The girl that was working the front was very friendly so Id say that the customer service was pretty good. I ordered the korean taco fusion thingy, im not sure exactly what it was, but it was great! I also had a vanilla milkshake and let me tell you, it was great! Nobody else makes 'em like this anymore. My sister went ahead had the bacon cheeseburger. I had a bite and it was a little piece of heaven. So juicy, it was great. The organic beef they use makes all the difference. We also shared an order of fries, nice and crispy, just right...i wonder how the cook gets em like that, delicious! They also live up to their name, so much infact that there was no debit, but oh well lol. I'd definitely recommend this place to someone who wants a good burger and doesnt want to go to Mcdonald's. The stuff at this diner is pretty healthy and reasonably priced.
Well the bus is gone but the fries are still good. Friendly owners. Not many drive-in type places left so it's a nice trip down nostalgia lane. Haven't tried the shakes but will next time I stop for fries.
Not lost in the 50's! LOST in the year 2012. This place is horrible. New owners are terrible! I think the name LOST is right, not just the food though the decor and service too.
LOST is the skills to execute a simple good burger and fries. The food is way over priced and my bun was not fresh. They might claim the food is fresh but learning how to cook it is a big part of success .
This is NOT the OLD iconic and great place it used to be so don't waste your time!
As a foodie with foodie friends I had 3-4 people that tried this place and we all agree it was horrible we will never return. Any Fatburger has 2x better product for 1/2 the price.
The fries recipe was LOST as mine were soggy not crunchy and hard and under cooked in the middle.
Even the supposed DRIVE THRU isn't even a drive thru you have to get out of your vehicle to pick up and pay for it? Use some common sense people if you advertise a drive thru make it a drive thru.
The customer service was LOST they just put a bunch of toppings on your burger without asking you. ( Thanks guys but I don't like big chunks of raw onions or mustard you might know that if you ever asked) Bad service and not even a smile
Trust me save your money there are 10 places in the area that have way better service and food at prices that reflect quality this place is lacking.
LOST is any design sense. Not only did the new owners ruin the original look of the diner that had the original 50's pastel colors they painted it some crazy ugly color scheme with purple, yellow, red, black and a wood fence and got rid of the BUS! This place was an icon to the city and they destroyed it what are you thinking?
After eating here it is clear they know as much about decor as they do about food service and pricing. You have only one chance to wow a customer to get them to return and from my experience and many others I know, you blew it BIG TIME.
And last but no least LOST is convenience to the customer. This business only accepts CASH? You better make note of that before you get there or you will be a screwed as we were. What is this a front no debit no credit card? Can you say "Tax Evasion"
LOST is some basic common sense from the owners.
We then........LOST is yet another customer!
Real Neat location and atmosphere.... From the 1950's Looks great and has been remodeled.... Friendly and neat tables and benches like in the later years.... Nice to see them opened again... 10 am to 3 pm amd 5 pm to 9pm/....Good hours and will be open all year.... YAHOO....
I have wondered about this place for some time, looked kinda neat. I checked out the reviews and they seemed positive, mind you there aren't very many of them. However this did make me grab the gang to check it out. I was a bit surprised at all the accolades as I found the food mediocer. The milkshakes were good I will give them that. The burger that I had was also ok, but I have to say I have had better and I would not say they were by all means outstanding. The service was also ok, not spectacular, however it was very quiet so maybe they weren't very enthused. My kids did enjoy the environment. We may go back as our expectations now are not that high. It does the job for a typical "diner" meal.
This place is a Burnaby treasure! Don't just drive by like I did for years and years. Drop in and try it out! The cook is very friendly and can talk about all the organic ingredients. The organic beef tastes different than a regular hamburger, but it is delicious and the burger is custom-made. I will definitely go back here, and also recommend the place to all my friends. Good price. Good, wholesome food. I look forward to trying the korean food next time.
Under new ownership as of about 2 years ago the Lost in The 50's Drive-In has great food and is open year round. If you love a good burger joint you need to check this place out. The staff always greet you with a smile and the fries are true fresh cut fries!