De Dutch specializes in breakfast, brunch and lunch, offering customers a unique blend of European ethnicity in their menu items.
The Richmond location's ambience and service were just fine when we went the other day. They've updated it since I've been in there last (some years ago), and it was clean and nice.
Service was polite and competent, with a smile. They kept the coffee coming.
But for 3 pancakes, one with fruit, and two with eggs and ham, the total was over $50 (coffee is something like $3 a cup, and for three people, that puts you over $10 once you figure in HST and tip).
The pancakes were fine. The ham and eggs were fine. The fruit was melon and berries, nothing special, nothing bad. But the sticker shock on the bill was way too much to handle. The pancakes are thin, European style (crepes more than anything) and the toppings are nothing to rave about. Just ok. Starbucks prices for fast-food coffee is a bit much.
Anyway, that's my last Dutch visit, sad to say. If prices were about 1/2 of what they are, I'd be a regular, but not at $17 or $18 per person.
has weird hours, and is very crowded because of the limited seating space.
the food is a bit pricey, but worth it. they are famous for their huge pancakes that take 41 bites (as said) to finish. there are plenty of selections and lots of varieties.
i have only been there once with my family, and it was an okay experience. this is a good restaraunt to explore, but not to feed on.
This was my first time trying this location because I had purchased a 50% off voucher from one of those coupon websites. I went there with another person today (Friday) around 11am. They weren't busy at all, maybe one other couple and that was it. The food was great, I love their bacon! The service was fantastic. Very attentive and friendly (maybe because there were so few customers).
Some people say the value is poor, yes it is a bit more than White Spot, but can you get pannekoeken at White Spot? I don't think so! It's a shame that people are lowering their rating because the "pancakes are so thin". If you want a heaping stack of pancakes go to IHOP!
Anyways, maybe I just had a rare experience but I will definitely be back!
My girlfriend and I read reviews prior to coming here, and thought we would give it a try. Everything was good until after we were seated. It took about 20 - 25 minutes (dead serious) just to order our food. Once we ordered it took another 30 - 35 minutes just to get our food (by this time our 1 hour parking ticket had expired and I had to put more change in the parking meter). So after waiting an hour for food, we ate it in less than 10 minutes and asked our waitress for the bill. She said she will be right back, but 10 minutes passed and she never came back so I asked a second waitress for the bill. 15 MORE minutes passed! By that time we had ran out of patience so I just walked up and got the bill myself and left. The entire time it felt like they didn't even acknowledge our presence. I'm not for being rude to slow service, I understand there were more customers at that time, but they were all attended to frequently and this was just out of hand and ridiculous. We will never come back here.
When I come visit my mother we always come here. I've seen the place change over the years and this is my some 30th time eating here.
Fresh orange juice, huge menu and delicious flat panekoeks!
I always have the Boaer's Farmers and it always fills me up. The waitresses have a low turnover here and we see familiar faces all the time. It's abit hidden right off of No 3Rd but I recommend you give it a try as an alternative to IHOP or Whie Spot for breakfast.
Tastefully decorated and very welcoming!
I remember 20 years ago having many dutch burgers at the Cambie Street dutch house and I've been craving these after finding out they still make the original burgers.
I was surprised to see the same named burgers on the menu so could it be that these lengendary morsels will taste and look anything like those burgers I remember....not a chance.
I had the Meek Myrtle, at least that's what I ordered. It came with a pre formed filler tasted burger patty, 1 slice of onion and what looked like fried ham and some relish. Not what I was expecting. Can't remember if you ever got fries but this was served with little square hashbrowns. The bun was fresh but wasn't worth the $9 I paid.
Only 2 other people eating at lunch with 1 server and 1 cook. Very nice people and the place is clean but I can't see myself there again. Not because of the service or ambiance but I had some expectaions for the food but it didn't produce.
A great place to go when you need a big morning fill up. Not cheap by any means but worth it. Get the Pannekoek of some type it is their signature dish. The Boer's Pannekoek is massive and topped with everything. OJ is superb. Only open for brekfast and lunch so go early.
I remembered going to Pannekoek House when I was a kid, saw this one and tried it. I had the pancake with the eggs and sausages on it.
The pancake was fine, but less special than I remember it. It was a little overpriced... don't bother with the orange juice. It wasn't worth it. The inside of the restaurant had a hint of cigarette smell, probably from back when restaurants had smoking sections. The service was rather slow even though only three tables were occupied.
I don't usually go out for breakfast cuz by the time I get up on the weekends, it's time for lunch but was craving it one day. Got to De Dutch @ around 1:00pm. There was 2 other couples in front of us. I looked around, there was at least 5 tables that were empty. The host took his time to seat us. I think we waited 20-25 mins by the time he gave us a table! Then we waited 45 mins for our food. I monitor their service just to make sure that I wasn't exaggerating (plus, I had the time cuz I was waiting for my food!) It's consistant...they do that to almost everyone that came in after us. The food was great, but I wouldn't want to wait that long just to eat. If you have the time to waste, then you should go for the food...other than that, I don't recommend it.
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