Dirty Queen

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Dirty Queen | Place | A nickname for the much loved, much maligned Dairy Queen location at 2109 East Hastings Street. We don’t normally turn to Yelp for assistance in anything, but here’s a smattering of indignant reviews that back up the fast food restaurant’s moniker with an economy of words:

“This is like the location the world forgot about. It takes forever to get your food. They forget orders and the building is super run down and dirty.” “The worst DQ in Vancouver.” “This has got to be the most ghetto Dairy Queen in the lower mainland.”

Despite the indifferent staff, dirty tables and run down look of the place contributing to the outlet’s general rep of sketchiness, Dirty Queen (aka “Scary Queen”) is more a term of endearment than a real dig. Hastings-Sunrise locals go there all the time and endure the negatives. Why? Because I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream — or whatever the stuff is that they serve there.

It closed in 2017 to make way for a new condo development. Because Vancouver.

Usage: “I’m almost drunk enough to get a blizzard at Dirty Queen.”

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There are 3 comments

  1. A winning feature is the blinky signage though. I love that blinky sign.

    Also, relevant: The lot has been sold, Dirty Queen’s days are numbered.

  2. This is also the place Dorothy Stratten was working when she was “scouted”…

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