July 11, 1956 the “Hi-Lite Burger Bar” opened it’s doors and Mission, BC had it’s first Drive-In.
In the 1980′s the restaurant changed hands and became Rocko’s Diner, the first 24 hour diner in town. Today, you can still get a fresh cup of coffee whenever you want.
It’s a quirky little place with an odd little website, both featuring the standard 50′s food and style, complete with Betty Boop and all.
The food is homey and what you’d expect at a typical diner. On the menu: daily specials with a retro ring, darn good burgers including pot roast piled with gravy, mashed potatoes and corn. The Milkshake is an absolute must. The ultimate Rocko’s experience are the deep fried dill pickles, not something you’ll find at the average restaurant and the number one reason I am going back.
Of course, no diner meal is complete without a killer desert, and Rocko’s has a great selection of pies and cakes. My favorite? the Red Velvet Cake, classic and the new trend, Rocko’s version is to die for. Or at least come back for.
On the weekends, the place is packed for brunch- and although I haven’t been, I’ve seen the parking lot. I’ve heard it’s because of the deep fried french toast- let me know if you try it.
32786 Lougheed Hwy
Mission, BC V2V 1A7