I cannot help but wonder about the name behind a restaurant called Deacon’s Corner. Is this place supposed to be a hangout for deacons? Do they receive any discounts at the restaurant? For the rest of us regular people, this diner is apparently a good place for various southern-style comfort food. They have two locations, one at Kits and one at Gastown. I went to their Kits location, since it is much closer to UBC. Being a weekday, the place was mostly empty when I arrived, and I as seated quickly. I’ve been on a bit of a pancake craze lately, so I got their Carolina Pulled Pork & Pancakes, which came with pulled pork, eggs, and pancakes. There are two options available for the dish: little and giant. Take a wild guess at which one I chose…
Carolina Pulled Pork Pancakes (Giant, $15):
This came with two pancakes, pulled pork, and three eggs, which I asked to have fried (the little version has only one pancake and two eggs). I didn’t really care much for the eggs – they were a bit rubbery and don’t appear to be at all seasoned. I was initially a bit disappointed by the pancakes as they seemed to be quite flat and thin. Fortunately, they did taste better than they look, and did not have any off flavour or bitterness from baking soda. I did find the texture to be a bit too chewy for my liking however, bordering on rubbery. The pulled pork was definitely the standout for me: it was tender and juicy, and coated in a delicious sweet and slightly spicy bbq sauce. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough of the pork present. Portion wise, the giant size was perfect for me – it satisfied my enormous appetite without leaving me in a complete food coma.
I left Deacon’s Corner quite full and satisfied. I really enjoyed their rather casual and relaxed atmosphere, and the service was also also efficient and friendly. I look forward to returning again, probably to try their fried chicken, which I heard is supposed to be quite good.