The Downlow Chicken Shack is a Nashville-style spicy fried chicken fast-food eatery on Commercial Dr. and Venables.
Prepare for a wait in line as it is very popular!
The menu is simple. Drum, thigh, breast, or wings served a few different ways, with different levels of SPICY.
What We Ordered
Chicken On A Bun (Chicken Breast Burger)
Half Bird (Four pieces, drum, wing, thigh, breast)
Fries with medium spice.
Crispy, slightly sweet glaze on batter/breading. Mild spice was very mild forgot it was there.
Nice toppings pickle, Downlow sauce.
The potato bun is basic.Nothing special here.
It's served in a box, and is very oily when you pick it up. The bar counter top we were seated at was covered in oil, so watch out when putting your phone on the counter top in front of the kitchen/assembly line.
Fries are ordered separate from chicken burger. Good amount of fries in a box.
Flavor is nothing special. Some sauce, but the style of fries doesn't go well with burger. Reminded me of lloppy fries like McCain frozen fries. Needed ketchup.
(Skip the fries and try the other sides)
(Classic no spice)
Four pieces, drum, wing, thigh, breast
Good amount of meat to bone. Slightly sweet flavor glaze on breading.
Good portion size. Average prices. Could be cheaper.
Good flavors and food temperature. Very Oily.
Ok. Friendly. Slow when busy. Lots of tissue dispensers.
Cash, Debit, Credit.
No soda fountain or water station.
Only bottled water, or bottled soda for sale.
Fries are not included with the burger.
Loud rap music with profanity during our visit. May not be good for children.
Overall, the chicken is the star of the show. Definitely worth repeat visits for fried chicken cravings. However somethings can be improved for the customer experience.
Address: 905 Commercial Dr,
Vancouver, BC V5L 3W8