The Pantry features a menu of Canadian family classics prepared using the freshest, quality ingredients.
We were greeted promptly and cheerfully. The wait staff was attentive but never intrusive. Food was very tasty and portion size generous. I ordered the cajun fish fillet with a shrimp skewer, enjoyed it thoroughly and had plenty left over to take home too. I will likely come back to this location in the future.
Mrs. C and I took a couple of friends to have a relaxing dinner. The Pantry seemed like a good choice. This Pantry is at the Coquitlam Best Western, and it was nice enough. The restaurant is typical for this chain, nothing out of the ordinary. The server seemed competent, and we were seated in a comfortable booth.
We had a chicken fajita, a 3-alarm burger, meat loaf, and schnitzel. All were okay, but unremarkable. The burger was the best meal of the lot. The schnitzel was the least good, and was found to be a bit greasy.
All in all a meal without surprises. It wasn’t great, but nobody left food on their plates. I’ve been to a few Pantry locations, and this one is around the middle of the pack.
Not likely to inspire a return visit.
The wife and I decided on the Pantry because of the food and past good experiences. We're sorry to say our lunch was mediocre at best. The restaurant was smaller than its previous location up the block. It took less than 30 seconds to be seated, but then again there were not that many people in the restaurant either.
At first glance of the lunch menu, we were surprised by the lack of selections available. After getting our drinks and my wife deciding on the chicken quesadillas, she was told that the restaurant had no more wraps. Another 5 minutes went by before the waitress came back to take her new order. After the waitress gave us our food, that was the last time we saw of her. The food was good and my wife's salad was very flavourful. At no point were we asked if we wanted our drinks refilled even though our glasses were emptied and the only conversation that occurred with the 2nd waitress was if we done with our emptied plates and here's the bill. Atleast at other places, we would be asked if we liked a dessert or two. Seemed like we were not welcomed at this Pantry.
By the end of our meals, $32.85 with 1 iced tea seemed expensive. It wouldn't be so bad if the service was excellent. Such a waste of time and money for a mediocre lunch. Should have gone to other nearby establishments such as Wing's, Ricky's or Boston Pizza when were had the hankering for Western style food. The other places would be a little more expensive compared to The Pantry but it's not all about the cost. Most times it's about the experience and this is one we would like to FORGET.
My parents and I have came here a total of 3 times. Every time we were greeted with the friendly waiter or waitress. We always order the same thing: 1/2 Western BBQ burger and a BLT sandwich, one with a side of fries and one with a side of salad. The first time we had our burger, there was an deep-fried onion ring on it, which was tasty but weird. The next two times the burgers came with cameralized onions, which was much tastier.
Fries are awesome here, it's BOTTOMLESS PIT FRIES! And because there's 3 of us and we only order one entree with a side of fries, it's very nice of them to let us refill fries twice. All 3 times we used an entertainment book coupon, so needless to say the meals were very good deals.
My parents are not a big fan of western food, but this is one place we will return to! I plan on showing my friends this place too, it's the perfect setting for a gabfest-meal. Why? Well, it's never crowded. The place is very clean and pleasant looking, seats are big couches with lots of window choices. (Though the view is just a parking lot/lougheed high way..but a window is a window).