Hungry stomachs are forced to contemplate cooking their own food while our brains are busy plotting ways to make Hollywood starlets fall in love with our ungainly cousins. Quell an insurgent appetite with today's Groupon at The Big River Restaurant, located in Coquitlam on Schoolhouse Street. Hunger hushes when confronted with any of the eclectic items on the dinner menu, such as the garlic fries starter ($6), which features taters deep fried to crispy resistance and brought to true potato potential with the guidance of fresh chopped garlic, basil pesto mayo, and chipotle bbq mayo. Favourite entrees include the Big River pepper steak ($20), sweet cherry pork loin ($15), and the Mongolian beef stir-fry ($13). Imbibe the casual atmosphere contained within the high-ceiling, dark-wooded dining area before choosing a liquid libation from a diverse menu of drinks
- It's a good brewery/pub/restaurant and the food is typical of such an establishment. Well satiating burgers and a decent local brew. – Tim L., Yelp
- It isn't meant to be any fancy night out, but a very classy brewery that has an excellent selection of house brews, a good atmosphere where the music isn't too loud but you still feel like there is an environment [sic] around you, and overall solid menu. – MmmmGood78, DineHere
The Big River Restaurant
Since 1997, Big River Brewing Company has created its craft beers on the banks of the historic Fraser River. At the brewer's restaurants, you can pair their 8 distinctive brews with hearty pub food. In some cases, that pairing is taken care of for you—the chicken burger is marinated in Sidewheeler blond ale, and there are beer-braised onions, crisp bacon, cheddar cheese, and a special sauce on the Big River classic burger. Sauces are another specialty here—a cajun basil pesto amps up the chicken quesadilla; meanwhile, Frank's red hot sauce coats the brewhouse wings and the fingers of everyone who eats them. The Coquitlam location has an open kitchen, so you can watch at the chefs incorporate ales and lagers into their dishes and sauces.