Saturday, November 7, 2009
Reader Report | Bob's Restaurant | 3307 Cowichan Lake Road | Duncan B.C. | 250.748.6141
Editor's note: Back in June I asked for some reader help in determining whether or not the Big Bob Burger in Duncan was worth a road trip. Now thanks to Matthew Macalister, we have an answer, and that answer appears to be "no, not really". Thanks Matt!
I noticed that in June you asked for a recent picture of the Big Bob burger to determine whether it is worth making the trip to try it. I frequently visit my parents in Duncan and yesterday I took the opportunity to go to Bob's and sample the burger in question.
If size is your only requirement for making the trip to Duncan then the Big Bob most likely deserves a trip. If, however, quality is also a factor I would recommend a pass on this one. While many of the elements that make a good burger are present the quality of those elements is sadly lacking. I was pleased to see that mushrooms, cheese and bacon, iceberg lettuce and tomatoes come standard and the only condiment appears to be either mayo or some mild house sauce (Hard to tell, it could simply have been a huge amount of grease mixed with mayo that made it appear to be a sauce of sorts). The biggest issue with the burger is probably the "bun" used to contain these ingredients along with the two enormous beef patties. It is half a french loaf. This was not a good choice as a bun as it was far to large to fit into one's mouth and was very prone to becoming soggy.
While I cannot say that the Big Bob is bad value at $8.95 I still would not recommend it to any but the very hungry and broke.