Thanks to poutine lover Kim for this review!
This summer my family and I drove from Victoria to Tofino BC for a spot of whale watching. Just before we went too far down the stomach churning Alberni Highway, we decided to stop for lunch at Cruiser’s Grill.
Having lived in the US for the last six years, I am always excited to have ‘real’ Canadian poutine, even if it is from the wrong side of the country.
The restaurant served a side of poutine for a hefty $6.95….but that didn’t stop me.
But they really did mean a ‘side.’
Overall, the fries were mediocre (the frozen store bought variety), there were no curds, only shredded cheddar, and there was nowhere near enough gravy. I give this poutine a generous 1 curd out of 5, only because I managed to keep it down over the next 3 hours of winding mountain roads.
Cruiser's Grill, 3680 Alberni Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1X7