We stopped in for lunch at the Roast Bistro after seeing the "Pulled Pork" sign, and we were delighted with our experience.
This is a moderately sized restaurant, but much larger than it appears from the street. It's comfortable and clean. Service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable; in fact the owner served us.
The menu has many choices;( in fact I think that it could probably be edited a bit. But that's just my opinion.) I had the pulled pork sandwich, which was excellent. Well cooked pork, with lots of crunchy bits, gently mixed with tasty BBQ sauce was piled on a soft and fresh white bun, with some cool fresh coleslaw on top. I asked for 'light' BBQ sauce, next time I'll ask for more. There was a llittle pot of homemade baked beans on the side, and a huge pile of onion rings.
Hubby had a "Bistro Burger", a generous patty loaded with cheese, mushrooms and bacon, excellent sauce, and fresh lettuce, etc. His burger was accompanied by homemade french fries, some of the best that we've tasted since moving from Ontario.
This is that rare find in Maple Ridge, a small independent restaurant with an owner who is interested in serving actual home cooked food, prepared with care and thoughtfulness. Before we left he brought us a little tasting sample of the ribs that were slowly cooking for the evening service; covered with a fresh homemade dry rub, they were incredible. Had I not been stuffed full of pulled pork, I'd have been tempted to just park myself in my chair and wait for dinner.
We're going to be regulars at the Roast Bistro, I give it full marks.