Dirty Queen

img_5909

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.”

explore-the-lexicon

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”…

The Adventurous TV Dog That Used to Do Good for Hapless British Columbians

"When I was a kid I wished my lazy dog was a lot more like the dignified German Shepherd in The Littlest Hobo..."

Where the Line-Up Here Ends, Vancouver's Best Chicken Wings Begin

"The secret to eating well at Phnom Penh is to bring five adventurous friends who only order dishes you haven't tried before..."

The Local Paper Named After the Thing Around Which Everything Revolves

"Sometimes I read The Sun and want to burn it in anger, but then I imagine Vancouver without a daily paper and get even angrier..."

The Nickname of Vancouver's Most Respected Canucks Beat Reporter

"If I ever have the opportunity to drink from Stanley Cup after the Canucks finally win it, I'll take a sip for Botch."