A friend of mine who I haven't seen in almost a year and a hlaf came into town, and we were trying to decide where to go and eat. For some odd reason for many years, we had made Denny's our *Special* place (go figure) but after having had worked at Denny's, and thinking it would be nice to try something different, we drove around and decided to come here since she has never been, and I have only been once.
I had the dry ribs and a double cheeseburger, and she had a guacamole burger. To be honest, we did enjoy the food. I believe the burgers were grilled. I can't say that I didn't like it, or left dissapointed, but the truth is, that more seniors probably would enjoy this place rather than people in thier very early 30's.
The service was just ok....nothing to brag about, but I do like how they give you re-fillable fries and ever thier JUICE is re-fillable
I would be happy to come back, but not going to rush it
I stopped for breakfast here while on the highway heading back into town. Maybe I am spoiled to the "big city" breakfast fare, but I am used to yellow yolks from free range eggs. The eggs simply don't cut it. I ordered the farm hands favourite and at around 10 dollars, it was barely passasble at best. One of the egg yolks looked practically white (is that even possible?), it had almost no yellow colour in it. The rest of the food was fine.
The service was good and the restaurant itself is clean and the typical, country-style ambiance you are used to with ABC. But based on the eggs I received here, I will not be coming back. Get some free range eggs!
I've eaten here many times. The buffet they have is not a bad place to fill up on food, though it's really not great food. If you like sausage, bacon, eggs benedict, and desserts like I do it's not bad for $10 though. Off the menu what I like is the pulled pork sandwich, other roasted meats, and their breakfast foods like omelettes and pancakes. This place is like IHOP though, go for what they make as a specialty which are the things I listed. Do not order any kind of entree like food from here, it's probably not good and explains some of the low food scores in the reviews.
Service is up and down. Usually good, but I have felt a lot of bad Vibes from some servers who are just cranky stuck up people. When you sit near where they congregate you can hear them bitching at each other sometimes.
The place is also kid friendly which is nice if you have kids.
Anyway I wouldn't be sad if I never ate here again, but it can be a nice break from the usual chain's like Red Robin or White Spot.
There are some challenges to having your order delivered as ordered. The food itself is not bad when (or if) it comes as ordered. Went here the other night for dinner - I ordered Italian Wedding Soup and Seafood Pasta - the soup was okay, but the pasta was incredibly greasy. My dining partner ordered a salad and a full rack of ribs. The salad was passable but the rack of ribs was covered in a strange orangey colored bbq sauce that he found inedible. He summoned a server, advised her that the sauce made the ribs inedible, asked for another order of ribs with the sauce on the side. To his astonishment a few minutes later, the server appeared with a bowl of a different BBQ sauce. He again patiently explained he wanted a new order of ribs as the orange colored sauce made the ones in front of him inedible, and again asked that the new order have the BBQ sauce on the side. The ribs arrived after I had finished eating - and of course were drowning in a brown BBQ sauce, with a bowl full of sauce on the side!!! He tried to scrape the sauce off the ribs, but it was too much. He had only one small rib and gave up - no dinner. He asked for the ribs to take home to his dog minus the bowls of BBQ sauce that were now at the table.
To the restaurant's credit, they did comp both meals, but the fiasco with a simple order will not see us returning any time soon. There is no need for this.
Went here with a couple of friends and ordered soup & salad for lunch. When I asked what soups were available, I was told pulled-pork soup and cream of mushroom. I thought pull-pork soup, really? Was pulled-pork yesterday's special being recycled perhaps? As such, I ordered the cream of mushroom. When the order came the salad was rather paltry, the cornbread was decent, but was quite sweet and felt more like something for breakfast, and the cream of mushroom soup was terrible. I had a couple of spoonful and was quite convinced I wasn't eating soup but had been served a mushroom gravy from the day before. With a coffee, the meal came to $15 after tax + tip, which made me feel rather ripped-off. How poor does a cook have to be to screw up soup and salad? Regardless, I wouldn't completely right off the restaurant, but one should be careful about what they order when there.
I've eaten here a couple times. This is quite possibly the worst place you could ever go to. Their dinner buns come out warm but it's obviously been microwaved, judging by the way it quickly hardens and how soggy it is underneath. Our server was snappy, impatient and not very accomodating at all. I've had the cream of mushroom soup and honestly, it tasted and looked like it was from a Campbell's can. It was thick, a nasty color of grey and lumpy. Can't you at least mix in some salt pepper and cream in there?
I gotta say though. The Italian Wedding soup is delicious. So is the Cheedar Bacon Burger. The skinny fries, when fresh, is also divine. The dry ribs are far from dry and really juicy.
However. Even if some menu items are passable, it doesn't change the fact that it isn't consistent witth everything else. The service could really use some help. We have seen and met the owner but he gives off a really negative, power-hungry vibe. If I'm gonna eat somewhere, I wouldn't wanna do it in a place like this. Maybe I'll just hit up a different location.
We were in for a meeting/Lunch in the back room of this location. We had great service, the food was hot and delivered to perfection. We were a group of 25 people and although this was our first time many of the group had been here before. If you are looking for a great place with a comfortable atmosphere, friendly service, good comfortable food, then this is the place. Enjoy it as much as we did because we are going back.
Overall rating is good, the service is outstanding, the prices need to be adjusted to this day and age of what people look for in terms of value for the money.
Good location, next to the Inn - business is busy at most times. Nice ambiance, very clean, courteous staff. Fireplace adds a nice touch. Booths could use a bit more space, but it's all okay.
Sure, I'd come back to this restaurant.
Glad to find you on a snowy boxing day. Yummy
Food was very good, service is excellent except for I ordered spinach omelette but they brought spinach benny :) but so tasty
Bunch of free parking and nice maintained restaurant.
Coffee was fresh and good quality and cream is a good quality. Food was beautifully presented, and makes you more hungry, so be careful.
Me and my girl friend had a coupon for a free appetizer for a value of 9.99
we never been to ABC but since we got pretty much a free appetizer we decided to go.
upon walking in. we got no service. after a minute some on finally realized that we were standing there and then told us kitchen is closed.
we decided to get take out we got the potato skins with the coupon and an order of onion rings.
it took a while to get, and after bringing it home(less then 5 min drive) the potato skins looked really poorly made. the 4-5 small skins looked really sad in the big box. The onion rings were really soggy and the portion was really small for the price i paid.
I don't understand how a place that that can still be running. i will definitely not be returning to this ABC country let another one, JUST to try it.
Took some out of town guests to have a meal and was sadly disappointed at the waiting for service at all points during the visit.
Managers attitude was negative and seemingly uninterested in improving numbers of staff to serve seated customers,[maybe they are cutting corners to ensure large profit margins ?]
Food was passable,but I will still go across the street to Knight and Day, better atmosphere and menu,overall.
Now, if you go to the Kinsington Mall ABC it is a world of difference,by far.
PS I do not like servers asking "Do you want the change"? meaning they want you to give them all the money owing as a substancial tip..not a way to encourage us to return eh ?
If you like hospital food and you don't want to wait in emergency for 4 hrs, come visit this place. I really can't distinguish the two. The food here is comparable to 1.) a hospital 2.) tv dinner 3.) bad cafeteria food. It is not cheap either. You can easily spend $30 for two. Whatever you do, don't order their pork chops. It comes with some sort of packaged gravy and vegetables you would find in frozen meals. No wonder all the old folks come here. The food tastes like what they get at the old folk's homes.
Last week I went to ABC Country with my BF and some friends.
When I got in, a nice woman greeted me. I wasn't seated immediately, I had to wait about 4-5 minutes to get a table.
I ordered banana pancakes, spinach omelette, and sunny side-up eggs.
My boyfriend ordered a pulled pork sandwich and spinach benny.
My friends ordered bacon & eggs and French toast.
Little pricey though. We spent over $20.00 on ABC Country. But the food was awesome. The banana pancakes was a little too sweet, and the spinach omelette was just awesome.
Somehow, I've never gotten my sunny side-up eggs. My BF loved the pulled pork sandwich, he said a little too salty though. He loved the spinach benny too.
We were too full, so we brought the bacon & eggs and French toast home in a take-out box.
This food is just awesome. We're definitely going back!
We were visiting with some relatives over the US Thanksgiving holiday and it was nice to find a place that served real Turkey, and stuffing and cranberry sauce all year round. The food wasnt a terribly high quality, but it wasnt bad and not too expensive. Our guests seemed to enjoy the large portions. We even were offered Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Am I going back? Not tomorrow, but maybe next US Thanksgiving!
Went for breakfast on my birthday. Stood at reception area for 10 minutes waiting for any staff to appear. Had to wait for service at table for 5 minutes. Had breakfast eggs, sausage etc. It was okay.
This ABC location was a real disappointment. I won't be going back; the McDonalds and Knight & Day are just down the street.
The ABC Restaurant location out in Surrey near Newton off King George is far better (rate 9/10).
I have actually been to quite a few ABC restaurants, and done so for years. Out of probably 10 or more ABC's I have been to, this one is by far the worst.
Service is terrible, the manager as has been mentioned, looks like a warden and you can sense the tension between him and staff. We have been a few times for some reason, and they have always had a huge fruit fly problem, flying around the restaurant everywhere.
The food is far below most of the other restaurants for some reason. I have also been to the one on hastings which is alright, the one in Ladner is pretty good, and the one in South Nanaimo on Vancouver Island is the absolute best.
The atomoshere is very relaxed country like. Almost like a diner. The food is very reasonably priced. Not the best tasting to my standards but it is a good place to take elderly parents to. Not very noisey inside. The food tastes lke it was precooked and just heated up.The portion sizes are very reasonably priced. If you like simple cooking this is the place to go to. The only thing they need is to serve some comfort food like stew and it will be perfect.
We're always on the look out for a good breakfast place, since it's one of my favourite meals to go out for.
We figured ABC Country would be your typical fare: nothing amazing, but noting really bad either. Boy, were we mistaken. When we arrived it was decently busy, which is typically a good sign.
We sat down and waited for our server. 20 minutes passed and no one. I flagged one down and he helped us right away, which was great. However, we didn't get our drinks until I food came and they seemed confused as to who was actually serving us.
We ordered poached eggs and pancakes and another order of eggs, potatoes, and toast. The poached eggs were done in some sort of poacher dreanched in margarine. They were like rubber and they were this fake manufactured shape. I mean McDonalds does better eggs than this. The pancakes were undercooked, white, and did not even resemble the flavour of any pancake I've ever tried. Again, McDonalds pancakes are better and I think McDonalds food is fairly sub-par.
Overall, not a very good experience. I'm really surprised they are busy, but most of the people were all seniors who's tastebuds obviously must be expired.
Of the various ABC locations we've visited around BC, this is consistently the best in both food and service. Not super fast, but not expensive, and good service, too. Menu offers a wide variety, and food is always tasty and hot. Definitely worth a stop!
Not memorable. Decor my mother would probably enjoy, but not some youngster like myself. Bland middle of the road food only someone who hasn't been exposed to ethnic food would enjoy.
The Knight & Day across the street has much better ambiance, cool people watching, decent Canadianized Greek food and decent prices.