After reading about Nimby Burger in last summer's Georgia Straight where it was rated one of the better burger joints in Vancouver we decided to give it a go at lunch, after reading reviews where Nimby Burger is compared to In-N-Out Burger and also the fact that they are only open during the summer we decided to give it a go. Our usual lunchtime burger place is Fatburger or Vera's.
Located at the corner of Cornwall and Yew it was a tiny almost "drive-thru" type eatery where there was not a whole lot in the way of available seating. Thankfully the beach is right across the street and with the nice warm and being a weekday we can overlook this minor annoyance.
The menu at first glance is pretty straight forward you have your choice of single/double patties and with or without cheese. At K-Rob's warning we avoided the shakes, which was something I was looking forward to.
As you can see the traditional burger joint is alive and well and although not pictured they hand cut fresh potatoes right before frying when you order your french fries.
Shot of our combo which we opted for the fry it in onions and mustard treatment.
The burger itself was rather thin and at $4.50 had about as much meat as a $0.89 hamburger from McDonald's, taste wise it was decent and the patty being cooked in onions and mustard was a nice touch. It had all the regular suspects such as lettuce and pickles and while it was nice that it was cooked to order it's a couple bucks more than it should cost. In comparison at In-N-Out Burger, a cheeseburger is like $2 if I recall.
The fries on the other hand outside of being freshly cut were disappointing I think maybe 15 seconds less in the fryer would have resulted in a less "burnt" tasting french fry.
Overall I would rate Nimby Burger to be a 6/10 overall, a novelty burger joint in Vancouver and something I would be willing to try once but definitely not a staple for burgers.