Splitz Grill first opened its doors in Whistler in 1997 and has since opened a second location at 4242 Main Street in Vancouver. Splitz offers many choices, ranging from the original Legendary Splitz Burger to more exotic fare like lamb, bison, salmon, ground chorizo, and spicy lentil for our vegetarian friends.
During a recent trip to Whistler I stopped in at Splitz to see what all the buzz was about. I ordered the Legendary Splitz burger, a 1/3 pound all beef burger and opted for aged cheddar cheese and grilled pancetta bacon and an order of home cut fries. Splitz uses a cafeteria ordering style where you move down a line with a tray and the cook dresses the bun to you specifications from their extensive list of toppings as you wait for your freshly grilled burger to be cooked. I loaded my burger with ketchup, mustard, relish, mayo, hot sauce, Splitz sauce (garlic aioli), lettuce, pickles, cucumbers and sprouts. The pancetta was a great addition but the cheese was somewhat lost amongst the other toppings. The burger itself was juicy and well seasoned and it was a struggle to keep my shirt clean with all of the drippy goodness escaping the bun on each bite, which is a good thing.
The home-cut fries were on par with home-cut fries at other restaurants but with a side of Splitz sauce for dipping they were given a nice garlic kick. Overall, Splitz Grill is a great spot for burger lovers and offers some unique choices for the more adventurous including two vegetarian options and an assortment of toppings that allows the customer to create their ultimate burger.