So I have been living out west for a little over 5 years and have not had any luck with finding good pizza joint,so when i stumbled upon this web site and read all the reviews I was excited. Could there be a great pizza joint out here and is it possible that its in Abbotsford just a few blocks from where I live?
I had the meat lovers and it was terrible not even close to tasting good
,had very little cheese,the toppings were sread out very thin,I'm sure they were fresh but way to salty and the crust had a very thin hard layer on the bottom of it that was difficult to chew.
The cost was 34 dollars for a large pizza, way over priced............
3 of us went for a late lunch, the burgers were homemade and served on french bread, they were excellent.
The beef dip was very tasty and the au jus was thicker than usual but very flavorful. Not too many folks there at the time, the service was very good, no complaints. Limited dessert menu, but who needed dessert after that big meal?
Booked a reservation for 20 people at this place a couple of weeks ago. We were all going to the Abbotsford Heat game at the arena next door. The game was on a Saturday night.
On Friday, we got a phone call telling us that they can't honor our reservation because the game had sold out that day. Huh?
Most of us were from around Vancouver so we went early at 5 PM to make sure we can snag a table, which luckily we were able to do.
Unfortunately, 6 of our group members got stuck in traffic and didn't get there until 5:30. When they got there, there was a lineup. The group went to the door and told them that we had a table already - that there were, in fact, empty seats at our table. The bouncer refused to let them in because apparently they were at capacity. We mentioned the empty seats, but the bouncer refused to let them in anyway so the 6 of them left and the seats remained unused.
The food was horrible and overpriced. The service was slow and it took more than an hour to get our food.
I understand that they were busy, but given that they were aware that this night would be a busy night, I would have assumed that they would staff at an appropriate level.
Needless to say, I do not recommend going to this place. In fact, I would recommend against it.
Found this little diner located in the middle of a light industrial area close to the Abbotsford airport. Food was exactly what I remember a diner should be. Lunch specials were under $10 including Soup. I had the Bacon Cheeseburger which came with homemade fries and a homemade hamburger patty! Where else would you find homemade food but in a diner! Would go back.
Came out a couple days ago with friends to Abbotsford and decided to eat here.
I had a double chicken burger....one friend had a regular burger and the other friend had fish and chips.
we were all happy with our meals.....the waitress was really cool and helpful with suggestions.
Ambiance was fantastic too.....much cooler than Vancouver.....
we'll be back (assuming we come back to Abbotsford at some point)
Went here on a sunday when they had the wings on sale. We ended up with three different kinds, a dozen each. The wings were really good. Not dry and full of flavour. We has the salt and pepper, Louisiana sweet (slighty spicy) and the greek. All were delicious. We also tried one of the jerk and it was good too. ($1 just to try one flavour) We also ordered the "texas fries.' Wasn't impressed. Basically some frozen fries with lots of spice, jalpenos and toppings with a side of bbq sauce to dip them in. They weren't bad tasting, in fact pretty good but something you can easily make at home and certainly not worth the nearly $8 price.
They were fairly busy, lots of families. We were two adults with a child. Our server was really friendly, attentive and answered our questions. We all had pops to drink, which are bottomless. In total our bill came to about $37, without tip. We all left stuffed and satisfied. A good expierence and we will be returning.
Plus, they have no idea how to make a pita. They gave me grief about trying to use an Entertainment coupon because they weren't bright enough to understand simple written English. In the end I gave up and just bought the pitas knowing I would not go back. Went to the gas station to buy chips and drink out of protest.
Girlie had to roll my pita over twice because she kept ripping the pita. By then all the filling which she just poured from pita to pita was totally messed up, much like her brain I think. Stupid.
Such inventive rolls, I've yet to try them all.
And friendly service, always greeted with a smile, served promptly, etc.
Great value, too. The food kept coming and coming. I always order far too much because of all the little extras that seem to be involved.
Absolutely hands down my favorite sushi in the Lower Mainland.
Everything about this place is awesome! The food is incredible, the selection is amazing, the building is really cool, almost like a cabin! Service if nice & friendly! This is quite possibly one of, if not the best bars in the Lower Mainland! I have taken a lot of people to this bar, & everyone raves about how great it is! It's hidden in an area you wouldn't expect to see a bar in, so if you think you are lost, you might not be!
We were searching for an open coffee shop on Sunday other than Starbucks. Found this place and decided to give it a whirl. The woman at the counter was amazing friendly. She greeted us and showed us the pastries. They looked tasty, especially the scones. I had an iced latte and my friend had a vanilla latte. They are also a full service restaurant although you wouldn't expect it from a coffee shop. My friend had a bagel with cream cheese as well. Looks like you can have anything with your coffee - sandwich, muffin, baked salmon... :P
The area is quite cozy. Nice comfortable chairs and a fireplace off to one side. There are lots of magazines and even games - scrabble! In case you want to have a round. Seems like a nice comfortable place to hang out.
There is live entertainment on Saturday and Wednesday nights too - live music and open until 10pm. Interesting!
I can't stress how friendly the women was. Must be the owner? She values her customers and that's a rare thing to see these days.
Picked up a couple of pies from Ah-Beetz after reading all the positive reviews and wasn't disappointed. The owners Terry and his wife Heather are very friendly and welcoming. While the prices are high compared to what you might be used to paying for pizza, the quality of the ingredients and the taste make it definitely worth it. You really can taste that everything is fresh and of high quality. We were invited to smell the new olive oil that they were importing to use on the pizzas and its rich floral bouquet was amazingly intense.
Pizzas ordered were a small Margherita and a small Salsiccia. Both were incredibly flavourful and the small size was enough for a proper meal for one with a couple of slices left over (the pizza reheats well in the oven).
While I can't justify going out to Abbotsford just to pick up pizza, I will certainly be planning more trips to the area that will include a stop at Ah-Beetz!
I was with three others that stopped in for something to eat a little late on a Monday evening (8:30 ish). The restaurant had two other tables and at least two servers working. We placed our orders and received our drinks without an issue. That was all though, our food took 45 minutes to arrive and was cold when it did. I had a cup of chowder that was luke warm at best and a mediterranean chicken wrap. The chicken was overcooked and dry, to the point that I removed it from the wrap as I couldn't bite through it. My husband's burger was cold as were his fries and the other couple we were with said theirs was no better. It was obvious that something happened in the kitchen, either something burned or was forgotten and had to be remade. Unfortunately the staff decided to let everything else sit until the replacement meal was made. Our waitress did not come over and explain anything to us, she just avoided our table until she brought out the food. I don't expect fine dining from white spot, that wasn't the issue, but I do expect soup to be hot at least. I won't likely eat there again.
This place has consistently BAD service and they can't even get the food to spec. Today the hashbrowns were RAW in the middle and literally dripping with grease on the outside. My kid took one bite and puked.
I ordered one juice, one hashbrown and one Egg McMuffin meal Extra Value meal. Is that difficult? Apparently the girl was absolutely bewildered and took forever to get it all together. When she finally put the stuff on the tray I told her that the coffee should be medium not small as it was an extra value meal - I was VERY polite about it. She started shaking and nearly having convulsions while she went to get the medium coffee. Then I pointed out nicely, I might add, that there should be 3 harbrowns on the tray as I ordered one and an extra value meal which gets 2. She burst into tears and then all the staff looked at me like I was a physco mean customer or something. She was totally weird and should not have been working with customers.
Being a lover of sea food and inhabitant of Abbotsford, I have been to a good number of the Japanese Restaurants in town. My favourite by far is Sumas Sushi Cafe.
Walking into a clean and orderly cafe, you are immediately welcomed by the chef(s) and other employees. I can choose whether to dine in, or take out. The food is made in front of me, if I choose to sit at the bar, and for take out, it's never a long wait.
The sushi is not state of the art, but it is the best in town. And let's face it, this is not Vancouver - it's Abbotsford. The price is not bad, I pay $10.00 to satisfy my craving, and I am always satisfied.
I have a family of six and we order two trays and are completely stuffed by the end.
I am a loyal customer of the cafe, and will always point you in it's direction if you're looking for good sushi, in Abbotsford.
I happened to go to this location, but pretty much they're all the same.
Take 1 tortilla $0.25. Add scoop of rice $0,20, spoonful of black beans $0.30, tablespoon of shredded cheese $0.25, 1/3 c lettuce $0,10. spoonful of salsa $0.30. Now lets add that up - $1.40 and that's being generous. When did mine cost $6.71 ??!! Weird. Once again - fast food that is overpriced and a rip off for vegetarians. Oh and it was like $1.50 extra for sour cream and or guacamole - I didn't bite. Not fathomable. I can do this at home.
I was starving and ate it and was full in not a good way - in a gross carbby way. It didn't land until about 15 minutes after I finished it. Just a warning - get some protein if you're driving the highway after, I just about drove sideways off highway one later - napping- the old carbo crash.
The take out menu they had next to the cash register was also SUPER old(like years) and out of date. I thought that was odd. Anyway if you're starving and can't walk a few more doors down to other fast food - go for it. Or if you have insomnia - do try the veggie one - I bet the vegan one is like extra strength.
I heard about Ah-Beetz from some friends who ranted and raved about how incredible it is. Anytime people rant and rave about something I immediately prepare myself for a disappointment. My experience has taught me that people throw around words like "Incredible" where they don't belong.
Ah-Beetz is the exception. The pizza it truly outstanding. You don't be disappointing!
Food at Lou's has always been solid. The burgers are great and the pastas are huge. Nachos are amazing. The drinks are strong and well worth the price. Sunday's are a great night to grab a seat on the patio with some friends and take advantage of all the weekly specials.
Service can be hit or miss however. I've had amazing servers to mediocre to absolutely horrible. If it wasn't for the food and the great atmosphere on some nights, I probably wouldn't come back after some of the services I've had.
Overall, a great choice for drinks and food with some friends, especially in Abbotsford.
We simply love the the Bavaria Restaurant so the fact that we have to drive more than an hour to get there does not faze us. The entree selection is huge ..... schnitzel, ribs, steak, chicken & seafood. I order the schnitzel & it is perfectly prepared everytime. It is served with red cabbage & potatoes, As a starter you get
goulash soup & a thick slice of warm bread .My son raves about his schnitzel topped with shrimp. The portions are large & are brought to the table piping hot. They do honour special requests so don't hesitate to ask. There is a terrific selection of deserts but alas we never have room after the splendid dinner. The service is truly impeccable .... attentive but not intrusive!! The restaurant can be packed however the server still manages to make you feel like you're the only diner there, The booths are comfotable & offer privacy.
The Bavaria is such a peaceful, relaxing place that we just hate to leave. The Bavaria is our chice when we have a special celebration in the family because we always know they will make the event even more special.
My husband and I were visiting Abbotsford. We usually like to dine at stand alone places (i.e. non chain restaurants run by local people), but we decided to go to the Keg as we had a gift certificate and we were both hankering for some solid steaks and roast.
The Keg does not take reservations on a Saturday. We arrived fairly early in the evening and were seated right away. The hostesses and waitress were all friendly and professional.
We ordered cocktails. I had the Mojito, my husband had a martini. I was very pleased with my mojito - the perfect balance of mint, citrus and sweetness. My husband liked the flavour of his martini, but would have liked it served colder.
We ordered Keg Classic Dinners. We like these because they come with salad to start and veggies with the main course. I ordered the prime rib - medium. The prime rib came hot and cooked perfectly to medium. They were happy to substitute garlic mashed potatoes instead of a baked potato. The garlic mashed and the broccoli, carrots and mushrooms that came with my entree were all delicious. My husband ordered the fillet. It was very tasty, done perfectly medium rare and came with bernaise sauce to dip. Delicious.
We both had a BC Syrah to go with our meals. It was tasty compliment to the beef.
We ordered dessert. I had the creme brulee - delicious and a generous portion. My husband had a mocha cake - also delicoius. I had a two ounce speciality coffee and my husband had a black cofeee.
The bill (before tip) came to $150.00. For what we received - I thought this was excellent value.
The outside of the restaurant did not look very inviting - sort of ordinary. However, the inside was a classic Keg style which was comfortable and enjoyable.
For a chain restaurant - I was very satisfied and would return.
My husband and I went here on the dubious recommendation of a family member who lives nearby. I should have been suspicious as this same family member also suggested ABC restaurant and Red Robbins (my husband and I prefer stand alone, non-chain restaurants and specifically do "destination dining"). Anyways, not knowing the area - we gave it a try anyway - what a mistake....
We entered the pub, there were maybe one or two patrons. The staff seemed disinterested and were unsmiling. It took a while to even be acknowledged. We sat ourselves.
The waitress brought some menus. There was no drink menu. My husband went to the bar area to see what was on tap. I noted a beer that I had not yet tried, Murphy's stout. I asked the waitress what this beer was like. She shrugged her shoulders and grunted, "I don't know." My husband had had the beer before and gave me a bit of a description and I went ahead and ordered a sleeve.
We decided to split and appy platter (at $19.99) and to split a reuben sandwich at around $8.50 with a $2.00 extra charge for a Ceasar side salad.
The appy platter was boring and ordinary. It was poor value for the price point. It had some odd tasting, sparse chicken wings with some sort of sweet bbq sauce glopped on. There were some "Cheers chips" which were just thinly sliced potatoes deep fried. There were a few very generic tasting mini spring rolls with a scant, almost flavourless filling. There were some dried ribs with very little substance, a few raw veggie strips. The only okay thing about the platter were the chicken strips and the deep fried zucchini - which were okay. The platter came with three boring dips - boring plum sauce, boring mustard sauce and boring ranch. Their was also ketchup available.
The sandwich was okay tasting - a bit greasy on the outside - I know that it is a fried sandwich, but there seemed an excess of oil used in this product. What I couldn't understand was why it was cut so lopsided. We stated that we were SHARING the plate. The sandwich was cut so that it was divided into 1/4 and 3/4 pieces. I just gave my husband the bigger piece and nibbled on the scrap that was left.
The bill came to approximately $50 with tax. The sleeve of Murphy's was $6.50 (before taxes). No bargains in the sticks of Abbotsford. I get a similar price point in downtown Vancouver (for both food and beverage).
The ambiance was also very ordinary, some tv's showing sports. Generic tables and chairs. The ambiance was really pulled down by the dour looking staff.
If we step out to Abbotsford in the future - this pub will certainly be a miss.
|2.||Ah Beetz New York Pizza|
|3.||Finnegan's Pub and Phoenix Lounge|
|6.||Yummy Sushi Gallery|
|8.||Paliotti's Italian Restaurant|
|9.||Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The|
|10.||Dragon Fort Restaurant|
|13.||Vi-La Palace Vietnamese Restaurant|
|14.||Sumas Sushi Cafe|
|15.||ABC Country Restaurant|
|16.||Duke of Dublin|
|17.||Midori Japanese Restaurant|