Friday, November 19, 2010

My other brother Darrell's


This is a place I have been wanting to try since 1992! !I cannot believe it has taken me 18 years to eat here. Disgraceful. I've heard great things over the years and they have all been right on! This restaurant is across the street from my physio so there was no excuse.

Darrell's is located at 5576 Fenwick Street off Queen St. near South. It looks like nothing really, but looks are deceiving. There used to be a laundromat downstairs and on the wall up here there are lights corresponding to the machines. You'd put a load of wash in and come upstairs for some refreshment while waiting. Very cool. The lights are still there:)

The washing machines are long done and in their place is now Darrells "Sports' Bar, basically an overflow area for the upstairs which has simple green vinyl booths and big menus.

They are famous for their burgers and shakes. Award winning they are! Vegetarian burgers too!

I decided I HAD to try the Peanut Butter burger, after all I have been hearing about it for YEARS! Sooooooo glad I did. It was DELICIOUS! Quite a surprise really.

This is what all the fuss is about. A layer of peanut butter on the bun!!! (as well as ketchup, mustard and relish) Sounds so very odd but I tell you it was amazing. Who knew? I wonder how they discovered it, something I would never in a million years think of trying. I loved it. You might too.

This is their latest creation and I bet it is delicious also! The Hen Den Burger:)

I recommend a visit here next time you are looking for a yummy lunch. It gets busy so come early.

11 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It just doesn't seem right to put peanut butter on a burger, but you can't argue with success!

Suzie Ridler said...

Peanut butter on hamburgers seems to be all the rage these days! I like the look of the place, my kind of hangout for sure. The ultimate test for me are the milkshakes when it comes to diners. Wonderful review Shelagh!

stampernancy@hotmail.com said...

Love Darrell's - my kids brought me there when they were at university and lived in the south end - great food and the whole family (5) could agree on it! Prices are fine too!
Nancy LeB in Bridgewater

Sapphire Green said...

I went there a couple of summers ago with Chipm. In fact I think I even had the peanut butter burger! We sat outside on tables with little fairy lights on a warm evening and waited for the food, then took it home to nosh.

Marilyn said...

18 years! don't you sort of love those moments though...those "what the heck was i waiting for?!" moments? :) that peanut butter burger looks intriguing.

leendadll said...

and now you know what to do with peanut flour!

Liana @ femme fraiche said...

I could do peanut butter on almost anything but I would've NEVER thought of burgers!! You got me thinks-ing about it though:):) I love the look of this place! And I love when people review quaint, original diners more so than fancy buzz-worthy restos.

PS-mmmm milkshakesss:)

palinode said...

I just wanted to say that I'm new to your blog and thoroughly enjoying it.

aliceinparis said...

Peanut butter crazy, I bet if you were sensitive to it you could bring a bottle of almond butter and they would happily smear that on it instead:)I was so happily surprised.

Palinode - Thanks for popping by:)

sophie...^5 said...

I am in the same boat...go by the place all the time and never go in...looks like you've convinced me!!

Anthony said...

Mrs. Duffet! We went to Darrell's yesterday, and feasted on burgers: I got peanut butter; Emily ate Tex-Mex. We loved the succulent juices: excellent visit--we'll be back. Thanks for the awesome suggestion...and we are hunting down WestCliffe Grill soon.

We love your paintings, the blog~

Brian