I had their famous Old Mill Lager which was a surprisingly dark lager. The locals call it "Old Dirty" ... Anyhow when I hear "brewpub" or "craft brewery" I have come to expect that they put the same amount of time into the food as they do their beer. It's what makes going to a brewpub a good experience. Good beer AND good food.
Unfortunately for Tracks their food is terrible. Really really bad ... I've never even written a review before but I was shocked into doing so to warn others. We had a table for 4 and ordered a variety of dinner items on the menu .. all of which were disappointing.
Our Nacho Starter had melted cheese on the outside but was cold in the middle (the cheese was dry and not melted in the middle) .. The nachos tasted like the ones you get at the movie theatre ... way too salty ... no salsa or guacamole or hot peppers ...
My Veal Parmesan main course was so tough it was impossible to bite off a piece ... the entire piece would slide off the bun. It was like trying to eat leather. Someone else ordered the Chicken Parmesan which was served burnt and greasy and somehow tasted like a frozen chicken dinner put through the fryer.
The Fish and Chips had a pool of oil and grease oozing off it and tasted disgusting. I'm not sure how you can mess up Fish and Chips. The side order of coleslaw was the only edible part. Finally someone else ordered a Caesar Salad. The lettuce looked like it was 5 days old and came out of a precut bag that you might buy at Loblaws.
I'm a big supporter of local brewpubs (I wish there were more in Ontario) so it pains me to have to write this review. Brewpubs have a tough time competeing with all the big box bars like Jack Astors etc... so they need to serve "craft food" along with their "craft beer" ... that's what I expect.
One last thing to mention was that the Mens washroom upstairs was full of tiny blackflys. There were 20 or 30 clinging to the wall above the urinal. Also we had to constantly ask our waitress for everything. Napkins, cutlery, more beer, please take away our awful food ... the only way to get service was to flag her down.
In summary, Tracks has a decent beer ... but really awful food. Eat elsewhere.