The menu at Earls focuses on freshly made, seasonally inspired, casually elegant West Coast cuisine with International flavour. In addition to wide variety of dishes Earls has a drink menu to match.
After being kiboshed on other dining options, we settled for one of the few non-pub eateries that remained open at 11pm. Like every other Earls but this one has more of a kick to knock you out. It's loud, vibrant with an in your face decor.
Originally wanting other options elsewhere, most of us settled on the boring penne alfredo while my gf went with the spinach salad. While I thought the pasta was made well, both our friends complained about unsettled stomaches later. The salad was a nice touch with seasonal fruit tossed in a light dressing and goat cheese. What we were really impressed with were the cocktails. It must've been caipirinha season since it was proudly advertised on the menu so we ordered a passionfruit and a seasonal berry, both fantastic. My friend's blended margarita was a nice refresher too.
Our waitress was pleasant and on the ball and not unlike what you would expect from a chain.
One of the few places that are open later and they make a mean caipirinha too.
Earl's is a good, reasonably priced choice in Whistler. Generous portions, nice presentation, and mild spices add up to nothing really special, but good value overall. Chocolate sticky toffee pudding for dessert was the definite highlight of the meal.
I went to whistler for May long weekend and me and my friends were starving and we wanted somewhere for drinks and I thought earls because the Earls in Van is pretty good...so I assumed it would be good in whistler as well. So we get in and they gave us a table on the top floor in a pretty good area. We ordered drinks which were pretty good and for the main I ordered pasta. When the pasta had arrived all that was noticeable was the oil in there like there was no pasta sauce it was just oil I was really grossed out... I wish I had said something but I was well you get the drift when you have a lot of drinks.
I have never really been disappointed at any Earls restaurant. The only negative at this location is that you usually have to wait awhile to get a table. However, the food, service and ambiance is definitely worth the wait.
I should start off by saying that I am not a picky person, but the food experience at this restaurant was not acceptable for Earls standards. First of all, it took 15 mintues to be seated despite the fact that the restaurant was pretty much dead with the exception of a few people sitting on the patio. The waitresses are very unorganized and flock around like headless chickens. We were sat beside a flower pot and there was so many seats available, we had bees and birds surround our food on so many occasions that we forgot what we were waiting for. Finally, one useless waitress came along and took our order. The food was okay, but nobody asked how it was until we were almost done, the waitress forgot to bring extra sauce we asked for even though we reminded her twice, our water was not refilled until we payed the bill, she also asked me if i wanted "frings and tobacco" wtf is that? I wonder how these people get any jobs, especially at a tourist attraction such as Whistler. Obviously the tip was a zero with a bad service comment on the side.....by the way she brought the sauce when i was done eating our food, and we waited for the bill for 20 minutes again for no reason. We have been to this place two times and both of the experiences were terrible, I dont know how human resources drafts and trains these people but this a joke... the waitresses dont have the iq of a 3rd grader. This place is totally useless and I dont understand why anyone would ever want to dine here and pay those prices if u can go to a local crack town place and get yourself something for a lower price, or go to starbucks for a tea and a muffin....
My husband and I went to Earl's last time we were in Whistler. I had been to other Earl's so knew that the experience wasn't going to be as great as the other places we had gone to while in Whistler, but was prepared for that, and prepared for just an average meal/service. Our visit there was an absolute fiasco. We were seated in a nice area of the restaurant (the only good thing going that evening). A young lady asked us if we wanted a drink, so we both ordered Molson Canadian. She stated that Earl's doesn't sell Molson, and offered Kokanee. What restaurant doesn't serve Molson Canadian? Anyhow, our bottles (not exactly cold) of beer came and plopped down in front of us. My husband took a look around and noticed other people got frosty glasses for their beer, and asked if we got glasses with ours. The response was do you want a glass then? Yes, I think that might have been what he was referring to when he asked. We were left to mull over the menus - the selection wasn't that great, but that is Earl's anywhere. My husband ordered a clubhouse sandwich, and I ordered the chicken enchiladas. They arrived, albeit a little late, but nothing horrible. My food was extremely bland and just thrown together. My husband's clubhouse was lacking bacon. I kept trying to flag down our server, to no avail - I was either ignored or she would find something else to occupy herself. No offer was made for another drink, or how our food was. Finally, when my husband was on his last mouth full, she came over and asked how our meals were. I told her that I understood it was a little too late now, as my husband had eaten the majority of his sandwich, but shouldn't a clubhouse have bacon in it?? "Oh ya" was the response, and "didn't it?". No, again, that's why we're asking these questions!! So I politely told her no, and I understood it was quite late to be complaining but we weren't able to complain earlier. She said "ya" and walked away!!!! My husband and I just looked at eachother and burst out laughing - what an ignorant young lady! Not exactly who should be dealing with the public. We were brought our bill but no instructions given as to who/where to pay - just the bill plopped on the table and she walked away. We found her later, so paid and all of a sudden she was such a very sweet person with "how was your meal?" "Did you enjoy it?". Her attitude changed when she was in the tip amount I had written a huge zero. Have only done this twice in my life, and this girl deserved this. She also knew it wasn't forgotten, due to the zero written in. Poor service, poor food, expensive for the attitude and the bland food. Having to ask for a glass was ridiculous, especially when the beer was luke warm. We are never going back, and just as I always rave about great restaurants I have been to to my friends, I always make sure my friends know about the absolute disasters I have gone to, so that they don't waste their money. There haven't been many disasters at all, but Earl's Whistler takes home the award on this one - SAVE YOUR MONEY - DON'T GO!!!
This Earls offers a nice ambiance, it's really busy.... so if you're looking for good food and good place to eat, def. go there. The service is good (compared to AMSTERDAM cafe, read my review for that).... Earls offers great food. AND really good drinks!
You get what you pay for....nice place to go if you're looking to get your night started. I really liked my exp. I've been there maybe 3-4 times. :)
Earl's is the kind of restaurant that you could bring your kids, a date, your parents, or a best friend and still have fun. The waiters and management are top notch and cheerful. Loved the food and oh...my...god...the desserts are to die for. The only drawback is finding the bathroom. It feels like you are walking a long distance and not sure if you'll find your way back. Plus it's scary for females. My husband scared a women coming out of the bathroom, cause it was so dark. Hope management lightens it up back there.