Hog Shack Cook House is a barbecue restaurant located in the Steveston area of Richmond. They specialize in Kansas City style bbq, which is characterized by slow smoked meats and tangy and sweet sauces.
I came here with my friend Melissa for dinner one evening. I love barbecue, but I find that very few restaurants in Vancouver capture the true essence of American barbecue, so I was excited to see what Hog Shack had to offer.
The beef brisket sandwich comes on a soft bun and is topped with coleslaw. The brisket is thick and meaty with a good amount of fat to it. The meat had a hearty texture, but it was still tender and flavourful.
The fries here are also really good. They seemed double fried and they were very crispy and addictive.
I have heard endless praise of Hogshack’s burnt ends, so there was no question in my mind about what I was ordering. The burnt ends technically aren’t on the menu, but you can ask for them either on their own or as a meal with two sides.
The burnt ends were everything I hoped they would be. Essentially they are just little pieces of brisket ends and they are super tender and pull apart easily. The meat itself has a smokey flavour and I loved the bbq sauce. It had a good balance of tangy, smokey, with a bit of sweet.
Both the coleslaw and the baked beans were good sides. The coleslaw was light and crunchy and helped to balance out the richness of the meat. The baked beans had a great flavour. I kept dipping fries into the bean sauce because it was so good.
The Hog Shack serves the best barbecue I have had in Metro Vancouver. Everything was good, but the burnt ends were exceptional and would keep me coming back for more.
Yes, for a great bbq meal.