My girl friend and I have eaten many times at the Billy Minor Pub, this was the first time we went there after the new owners took over the pub, We asked for a long island ice tea but they only had premix drinks so we asked for a hand made one like we always do and found they wanted to charge 50% more for this and after receiving our drinks we found no resemblance to what we had ordered, we then ordered ribs and upon receiving them we found there were actually burnt giving a charcoal flavor to the hole rack, it was returned and we received another burnt rack tasting the same, the rest of the meal was very poor quality as they used poor quality caned pork & beans along with improperly cocked corn bread, it was doughy and soggy as well as cold in the middle, for what we paid I feel we should have been at an upper class restaurant,
I'm sorry to say we will never return to the Billy Minor and we only live a ½ block away
The food is delicious! I always go there and order sockeye sashimi, and it is easily the best i've ever tasted. They only use wild sockeye. I also get a miso soup and a seafood sunomono salad. And it's just way too good! I usually get one different type of roll each time or the special. Fresh oysters if they are on special it's so good. I always tip good because they make the best sushi. It's located right beside Save on foods so after you get grocceries treat yourself to some delecious sushi and be put in a better mood with the service maybe even being better than the awesome food.
This place has sooooooooo many TV's it's hard to not look at a tv when you're in there! It's a sports bar, accept it as that and it's all right.
The food is Sysco, run of the mill pub/restaurant food. It's a good place for lunch, or some wings and beers while you watch the game. Nothing to write home about food-wise.
I can see having a beer here. It's a good place to go if your in your dirty work clothing and want to have a pint or two before heading home. The food's right out of the freezer and into the deep fryer. Nothing to fresh and tasty.
My sister and I celebrated her homecoming by dining at Bella Vita which we had appreciated earlier this summer at a women's group luncheon. We were not disappointed.
The food was not only fresh and tasty but it surpassed the ordinary. The escargot starter was very subtly enhanced by a melted cheese addition; and the avocado and shrimp was fresh and hand peeled - both for a reasonable price. We both had the prime rib special for $20 and each of us brought home half our meal, though we are hearty eaters. That for me is outstanding value.
Our waiter, Mirek, provided attentive service.
The ambiance is dated 1980-ish, but the crisp clean linen table cloths and traditional fine-dining setting of the table made us feel it was a special night. We sat close to the fire place which had a good fire going.
We have now had two good experiences at this restaurant.
I visited the keg a long time ago and remembered it being quite run down, dark, and stale. After the renovations I have to say that it looks like a brand new restaurant. Finally the owner broke down and through some money at the place. For good reason too since you're spending around $50 a head once you have left. Thats a pretty penny for the locals. Just wanted to let everyone know that the place looks great and the food/service as always was great.
I loved the service that my husband and I got while I was there. Plenty of great option to choose from and the service was fantastic. The lady serving us explained alot about their standards and what needs to happen in order for a guest to have a great experience. It was quite impressive for a burger shop. Its good for kids too. Even though the sounds of screaming little kids can be a little distracting its nice for mom and dad to have a place where their kids can relax and be themselves and not have to worry about other guests. Food was really tasty and quick to be served I think we waited about 15minutes rounds trip from when we put our drink orders in to when we recieved our food. Totally reccomend it to anyone if they have never been there before.
I frequent alot of sushi restaurants around town. This one isn't anything great. I had sushi/sashimi combo and a chicken teriyaki don. sushi/sashimi wasn't bad but exactly the same as every other sushi shop in town. Nothing special. The chicken teriyaki don was disgusting though. Way too much rice and the vegetables looked pre cooked and they loaded wayyyyy too much sauce on the dish. It was too over powering for me to taste anything else. Few chunks of chicken probably frozen not fresh chicken. If you want something hot do not go here. Maybe if you're looking for some quick rolls for sure otherwise give it a pass. The only good thing was the ambiance. It was recently renovated so it looked great. Service was ok too I guess.
Gotta say that they try really hard to make this place work. Its cheap but thats for a reason. The place looks like it was designed and put together about 50 years ago. Even back then there was better decor then what they have in there right now. Service really sucked. Not sure if they thought I worked there or what but I sat down at one of the picnic tables inside the restaurant and no one said anything to me for about 20 mins. I had some time to kill so I just played this out. Maybe they could win me back with some service. Well she finally got around to me and you know the service wasn't that bad. She was very nice and accomodating. The food was total crap though. Its more like Kitchen gone off the Ridge. Maybe my standards are pretty high but when I pay about $10 plus tax and tip for a sandwich I wouldn't mind having some comfortbale furiture to sit in and some better decor to look at. Hope the owner decides to update or else this may be heading out of the Ridge soon.
Okay lets get something straight. I understand that you cannot really expect a whole lot from Chinese food. They usually have a crap load of starch, frozen veggies, and mystery meat. Its kinda like McDonalds. When you're really hungry it kinda tastes good. Well I was really hungry before I ate this dog food and it tasted just like it too. Im not sure what happened to the chef or the recipes but the food is awful now. It wasn't that great before either but certainly not like this. For a dish that is really unhealthy for you it could at least taste good. They need to taste their own food! I have worked in hospitality for years and know a thing or two about mastering a cook book. The best thing you can do is impress yourself and have a little pride in the food you provide to paying guests. They obviously missed the boat on that way of thinking. I will probably give it another try in about 6-9 months, but they have some serious issues to fix before then. Why can't we have fresh, healthy, and simple chinese food. Its not that hard. Wish someone would open something up like that.
The pinnacle of 'Hole in the wall' Diners!! Luv it, Luv it, Luv it!!! Spent many a weekend there for breakfast. Haven't been there for awhile but the foods great! The service is amazing! (Thanks Jen, hope your still there.) And the rest of the staff is always courteous and awesome too! You just can't beat the value and it's clean!! Don't change a thing! Keep up the good work peeps!!
We recently swung by the newly renovated Billy Miner Pub. We didn't eat but had a few bev'ies and a look at their new food menu. Looking good guys! Moderately priced and a huge selection. Will definately go back to check out the $5.00 weekend omelette special. The service was good and the ambiance a HUGE improvement. Glad to see those yucky old sofas replaced with comfy leather chairs. Long overdue and very refreshing!! They used to have a whicked Sunday nite jam and I hope to see them incorporate it again into the recent changes. Looks like your on the right track peeps!! We'll definately be returning. Keep up the good work!! Cheers!! :)))
Walking into this pub I felt like I had been there many times before, although I'd never stepped foot in the place. It's like so many other seedy small town places scattered around the province that I've been to, from the Gulf Islands to Quesnel to Princeton. If you know exactly the type of place I'm talking about, you'll probably like it here. Complete with hot nut vending machine, antique pour over coffee machine on the bar (complete with day old coffee), mis-matched torn chairs, regulars that look like they were born in the place and that all too familiar seedy pub smell. Cactus club it aint.
Had the wing special and they were exactly what I'd expect, deep fried tiny wings, mostly skin dripping with sauce. Hey, call me nostalgic but I like my cheap wings like that. They were hot, and cooked to order. Server / bartender was sweet, quick and cheerful, treated me like one of the regulars.
Three for value, beer price was not reflective of the establishment by .50 cents or so.
As for the solid ambience rating, it's the average score and this is exactly your average small town dive. Expect cracked glass around the dancefloor, pull tabs everywhere and the type of bathrooms you don't want to go in until you've had a couple of drinks. Go in expecting that and you'll be ok.
I liked it, and I'll be back.
went there twice in one week-once on a Monday and then again on a Saturday. Reno's are great,good atmosphere and clean. Good Monday night drink specials. the food however I find is not that great. the fries are deff frozen and not even dressed up to look like anything better. the worst clubhouse I have ever had,and the boneless chicken wings on special on Monday are chicken strips...Saturday tried the maple glazed salmon appy-not what I expected and not very easy to assemble. Lunch partner said the burger was ok,fries were awful. dont expect the food to match the atmosphere.
Over the years my husband and I have tried every sushi restaraunt in Maple Ridge, many more than once. Shinobi has easily moved to the top of the list and become our favourite. The quality and presentation of the sushi are top notch and are what bring us back time and time again. My only complaint is that the servers are rather slow and uninterested.
As a Maple Ridge resident, I've visited Fox's numerous times over the years, both the restaurant side when accompanied by kids, and the pub side.
The pub has been recently renovated and the layout and decor are nice. It's bright and airy and the large fake tree in the former smoking area has been removed, which opens it up even more.
Now the not so good. I have always found the service to be very hit and miss. It's either excellent or verging on non-existent. My last visit was the latter. Likewise the food. I've never thought their menu was exceptional but could usually find something that appealed. There have been quite a few changes to the menu, with some long-standing items no longer available, and quite a few new 'trendy' items added in their place, not necessarily an improvement.
My last visit was a few weeks ago, on a Friday, arriving just a few minutes past noon. There were 2 of us, and we found the pub almost empty, with only 3 or 4 tables with other patrons. Our server was relatively prompt at taking our drink orders. We ordered lunch at approxmately 12;20; one order of 'halibut and chips' (more on that to follow), and one burger. We waited, and waited, and waited some more... finally nearly 1 PM I managed to flag down our server (who had ignored us since we put in our food order) and asked why it was taking so long for our food to arrive. the response 'the computer is down and the orders weren't getting to the kitchen'. WHAAT?? Here's a suggestion - write it down and hand it to them. I was quite incredulous that this was actually offered up as a valid reason. We were assured that our food would be arriving shortly, and then were given 2 appetizer vouchers for the inconvenience (only to be used at a later date), but no offer to reduce our lunch bill due to the ridiculously long wait. Our food arrived at about 1;15. It should be pointed out that there were still a lot of empty tables, few diners, and nothing like one would expect to see at a pub on a Friday lunchtime.
Now to the food. The burger was typical, and what one would expect at a pub. I suspect the patties are frozen, not freshly made in-house - it had that 'formed' look to it. The halibut and chips were probably the worst I have ever had. When one expects fresh halibut (it was in season) and homemade fries, it was a huge disappointment to get tiny, thin rectangular pieces of battered fish. Halibut? who knows. I hope so, since that's what it said on the menu. Whatever it was, I actually think it came out of a Captain Highliner box. It had no resemblance at all to fresh halibut with a homemade batter. The fries were nothing to write home about, thin shoestring style. They seemed made from frozen too. It was a complete waste of money.
I will go back to Fox's to use up the 2 appetizer vouchers, but after years of having very inconsistent food and service, it will probably be my last time.
I have to say that the Maple Ridge Keg is the worst I have ever been to.
I have been three times.
The 1st was so bad I wrote the district manager to let him know about my experience.
The staff, which is usually outstanding at the Keg, in this one is not. They are unprofessional bordering on ridiculous.
If you are used to expecting the best from the Keg, then this is not the one to visit.
I would recommend it be avoided.
Maple Ridge has other much better steak houses.
Went to Shinobi for the first time yesterday and was very impressed by the food, but two seperate orders of sushi that we ordered had hair in it. Fortunately we were not charged for this food but you can make your own opinion about going here based on this. Call this a coincidence or not but it was quite unappetizing.
While I have never been in the restaurant itself. My experience with the Haney Dragon is excellent. Their food is worth every penny. I always order my chinese for delivery and every time is on time and accurate. Great egg rolls, but the term roll is lost on them. Its more like a battered fist of egg roll awesomeness, these are not your store bought and batter fried egg rolls.
There Pineapple Sweet and Sour Pork is well worth it. Other chinese food restaurants would give clumps of pork in weak and thin Sweet and Sour sauce, not the Haney Dragon. Their Sweet and Sour is thick and clings to the Pork. Great portions!
Not to mention these guys are fast! I live not far from these guys. They quote me 30 minutes most of the time I am answering the door in 20 minutes and the food is still VERY hot. Don't forget to ask for Chop Sticks.
If you are looking for some excellent Japanese Cuisine in Maple Ridge, this is the place to go! Offering eat in or take out, Sushihiro is great. From beginning to end, the experience is great. Greeted at the door by the majority of the staff, seated quickly, and service always with a smile. Once ordered your meal is to you quickly and efficiently. Always the freshest ingredients and a comprehensive menu complete with alcohol. Everytime, I am impressed with the service.
Give their Miso Soup a shot! Recommendations are the Dragon Roll and the Teriyaki.
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|10.||Billy Miner Alehouse|
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|16.||China Kitchen Restaurant|
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