My last visit (and I believe only other visit) to Ricky’s was in Edmonton. It was just before we were starting the drive up to Whitehorse last March. We were staying with relatives who were big fans of Ricky’s. I think they had club cards or some frequent diner discount. Anyways, Ricky’s is their jam.
We arrived during the brunching hour. It was somewhat busy – we couldn’t get a booth – but there were tables a plenty.
We started scouring through the menu and went to order. That’s when we found out the bad news, they were out of bacon.
Some people LOOOOOOOOVE bacon. I like bacon. I think it’s a useful tool in cooking and I have it around but often I actually order sausage with my breakfast.
But if you’re a place that serves ALL DAY breakfast, you must have bacon ALL DAY. Especially during the breakfast portion of your day.
Now, I realize that sometimes it is tough to be a restaurant and to keep everything in stock. HOWEVER (I’m really into caps in this post), if I can see a grocery store from my seat in the restaurant, you send a staff member over to buy some cheapo, no-name bacon, in order to prevent your grill from being the ALL DAY breakfast place, that doesn’t have bacon.
Now, I hope you remember that I’m talking about a Ricky’s in Edmonton, not the one in Whitehorse.
We ended up at the Ricky’s All Day Grill in Whitehorse for lunch one day because it is one of the closest restaurants to where I’m working currently. (And of course, it was on my to-do list.)
A burger, a sandwich and something in between were ordered.
My husband got the burger and, with my prodding, onion rings. I know I’ve said it before on this blog but I’m a sucker for onion rings. It was one of those – let’s share sides scenarios. His side would prove better than mine.
My mom was with us and ordered a clubhouse but without the middle piece of bread – but they failed to remove it. It’s not a big problem, just a wasted piece of bread.
I think my sandwich was probably the best of the bunch. It was just battered, fried fish with tartar sauce, lettuce and tomato on a bun. But the fish was nice and light, the tartar sauce creamy and tangy and the bun managed to hold it all together. I wasn’t a fan of the coleslaw – there was something weird about the sauce. The sauce for the onion rings was also strange – very sweet (which I don’t think is necessary because cooked onion is so sweet itself.)
It’s the kind of restaurant where you know what you’re gonna get, in a timely matter and it will be acceptable. This isn’t fine dining or an innovative experience. It is what it is, and that is a hotel restaurant suitable for families, open pretty early with a big enough menu to satisfy your desires.
Likelihood of return visit: It’s not too high on my list, but it has its merits.
Recommended dish: Fish sandwich/burger
Tripadvisor: #74 of 79 Restaurants in Whitehorse
Ricky’s All Day Grill: 2288 2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon