Quick bite – Mag’s 99 Fried Chicken and Mexican Cantina


It's pretty hard to miss this place, it's brighter than the sun
It’s pretty hard to miss this place, it’s brighter than the sun

Ever wonder what would happen if someone took over a KFC/Taco Bell and started making the same kind of food but actually used good ingredients and cared about what they were serving? Just off Highway 99 as you roll into Squamish there’s a VERY bright yellow building that used to house the aforementioned fast food giants. It closed about a year ago but has been resurrected as Mag’s 99, a fried chicken and Mexican joint using fresh, never frozen chicken and house made GOOD stuff with no preservatives whenever possible.

Nice view of The Chief
Nice view of The Chief

I was in the mood for fried chicken, the Mexican dishes will have to wait for another visit, so I ordered the 3 piece “snack pack”. It takes up to 10 minutes to get your order but it’s piping hot and fresh when you get it and you get a plate of tortilla chips and chunky house made salsa while you wait.

Tasty house made salsa
Tasty house made salsa

The chicken is everything that fried chicken should be, the flavours are very reminiscent of KFC or Churches but the quality of the chicken is far above any fast food joint. I had a thigh, a full wing and a breast in my combo with fries and a drink for under $10. The batter is delicious and you don’t get the greasy fried chicken hangover that usually accompanies fast food fried chicken.

3 piece snack pack
3 piece snack pack

Verdict. Mag’s 99 is good, classic fried chicken made by people who care. Go check it out if you’re in Squamish.



One thought on “Quick bite – Mag’s 99 Fried Chicken and Mexican Cantina

  1. Just wanted to say thanks for the tip…..my wife and I stopped in on our way home from Whistler recently and we are very happy that we did. Had the chicken and fries and it was very good.The fries were amazing.

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