I heard about Beavertails forever ago. They’re a Canadian based company that makes fried dough with different sweet toppings on it. I’ve always wanted to try one but I figured I wasn’t going to Canada soon, so I probably will never try it. Lo and behold one night Jake told me about this place he saw down at Belmont Park called “Beavertails”. I looked at him in astonishment because I was surprised we even have one. Geez. I never go to Belmont Park so I didn’t know it was there. I made us go and check it out.
Beavertails is right next to the roller coaster in Belmont Park. They started in Canada back in 1973! I believe this location opened earlier this year from a Facebook post I read on Beavertails’ page.
A Beavertail is a stretched out piece of dough so it looks similar to the shape of – you guessed it – a beaver’s tail. There are a variety of sweet toppings you can add to your fried dough.
We had to wait for quite a bit to place an order. There was only one person working the counter on a busy Friday night in August.
When we finally got up to the window, we told her she was really hustling. She told us it was her first night working there and we felt for her. We told her she was doing a great job. We didn’t have anywhere else to be and we understood she was holding down the fort by herself. On her first night! Geez.
Jake wanted a side of ice cream but she misunderstood and he ended up with a full waffle cone full of vanilla soft serve. He actually took half of it and dumped it into the trash because he didn’t want to eat that much. Ha.
I got to watch her make my Beavertail. Once it comes out of the fryer, it’s brushed with butter before the toppings go on. I picked maple so I got a maple glaze and then it was topped with Hershey’s chocolate syrup. I could have done with no chocolate syrup, actually. The chocolate and maple combo was a little sweet for my tastes, but I liked the fried dough. I think if I got this again I’d go for a simpler topping like cinnamon and sugar, or the one with cinnamon, sugar, and lemon. Maple sounded extra…. I don’t know… Canadian to me, so I wanted to go with that.
Like I said, I hardly ever go to Belmont Park but if I was in the area, I would get another one because fried dough is delicious. Seems like the perfect beachside treat!
3190 Mission Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92109