My husband and I frequent National Westhills. It’s not in our neighbourhood, but we make the trek because of National’s heavy focus on local beers, happy hour oysters and recently, their burger special on Thursdays.
National Westhills is a family friendly venue. My sister-in-law feels comfortable bringing her toddler here – as so many other parents do the same. Personally, as I don’t have children, I would prefer not having kids around. However, I will say at this location, kids and babies are really well-behaved. Actually, I think they are even more well-mannered than me.
I’ve mentioned about the delicious happy hour oysters here in an older post. What I want to talk now about is the Clive burger. I could tell from the moment it arrived at the table that it would be delicious. The Clive burger is like a high quality Big Mac. There were two beef patties, made from natural grass-fed Alberta beef. Topped with American cheddar, Clive sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles, sandwiched between soft brioche buns. All the layers of the burger just melded together.
I was equally impressed with the Caesar salad. The romaine lettuce was crisp, covered in grated grana padano. The boiled egg still retained the creamy yolk. The large chunks of lean bacon were still warm. The garlicky dressing gave the salad a nice flavor. The croutons tasted freshly and were grilled but still soft and chewy.
Normally the burger and salad is $17. On Thursdays, you can get this burger and a side and a sleeve of beer for $16.00! Holy moly, what a deal! National on Westhills makes it on my list of favourite restaurants for burgers. Hitting the Sauce gives the Clive burger two fat thumbs up.