We were in White Rock for the afternoon with a family visiting with us from WInnipeg. We'd heard that the Moby Dick is the place to go for fish and chips in White Rock. When we arrived, at noon on a sunny Sunday it seemed that it was definitely the choice of every one on the strip. I've never seen so many "Fish and Chip" restaurants in a couple of short blocks, but they were all pretty much abandoned except for the Moby Dick, which was packed inside and out. Even the picnic tables on the shoreline causeway were all taken by the Moby Dick takeout customers. Their popularity is enormous.
Enormous popularity doesn't ensure good food. We ordered the popular "barrel" of fish and chips for our large group. What a disappointment! The fish was limp, and sodden with grease. The chips were worse, becoming a solid greasy mass as the bottom of the barrel was approached. The bottom of the barrel indeed.
To make matters worse, one of our friends from WInnipeg decided that he's like to have some fresh oysters, since he was on the coast. He ordered the "Eight deep-fried oysters with home-made fries and garden salad" $17.90 !!!!! I was embarrassed to see what he was served. The oysters were barely the size of martini olives, and had been deep fried for far too long. Needless to say, he was disappointed. The price he paid for that horrible dish was outrageous.
Needless to say, we won't be darkening Moby Dick's door again. If you're going to White Rock, and have Fish and Chips on your mind,think about giving one of the other joints a shot. You couldn't do any worse.