Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar is a Southern-style cuisine restaurant known for their oysters, but that’s not the reason for my visit. I had a craving for Chicken and Waffles so having remembered that Chewies offer it on their menu, I took a trip down to their Coal Harbour location for lunch.
This location had large windows all along the length of the restaurant, which made it bright and airy.
We both started with a drink. I had the Chewies Mango Sweet Southern Tea ($5.25) and added 2 oz of whisky ($6). The tea came in a large glass. It was less mango-y than I expected but was sweetened perfectly- not too sweet. The 2 oz of whisky made the drink quite boozy actually. I was a happy camper.
AngryRussian had some sorta IPA. As he always does.
To start we decided to get the Deep Fried Cauliflower with Smoked Paprika Aioli ($8) from their Sides menu. We thought it looked amazing when it arrived and it tasted as amazing as it looked.
It was piping hot and not too greasy. The batter seems to have been made with cornmeal so it was a little crumbly, especially when dipped in the smoked paprika aioli. But we gobbled up the crumbles easily.
My Chicken and Waffles ($16) came with two pretty large pieces of fried chicken on top which were drizzled with a honey-butter drizzle. The waffles underneath was slathered in bacon-chive butter.
I enjoyed the chicken. The meat was juicy and the skin crisp. The waffles, however, I found to be slightly dry and not fluffy enough. But they were tolerable when smeared with the sauces.
AngryRussian got the Crispy Fried Shrimp Po’Boy ($17) which had panko crusted gulf shrimp with smoked paprika aioli, iceberg lettuce, and coleslaw on a brioche bun. It had about 2 pieces of pretty large shrimp inside, at least large enough to cover the length of the bun, which is all I ask for for fillings in sandwiches. It was yummy too!
We enjoyed our fancy lunch here at Chewies and I would love to come back to try their other offerings!