I have eaten at Frogstone at least a dozen times in past 3 years. Service always, prompt, friendly, helpful and reliable. Food always good and have many creative dishes and presentations.
Value is very good. Appies are large servings.
Atmosphere is a little unique and the do well in playng on the frog theme. Positive and pleasant. Must be kid-friendly judging by number of families with kids dining.
Have also disappointed to see some menu items disappear such as the nachos which were a favourite. Even so, menu is diverse enough to have lots to choose from.
Parking is good in the strip mall location.
I will keep going back and recommending to others.
I have eaten breakfast at the Kitchen on the Ridge a few times. Bacon, eggs, pancakes, etc. Fabulous! Service is great. Courteous and friendly. Place is impecably clean. Value is great. Have not had cantonese menu at all. But for Saturday or Sunday breakfast, you can't beat it.
The food is great! The deep-fried mozza appy with seafood sauce is incredible. The steaks and pastas are great. Veal is great. Yes, it is busy and bustling. But that is only because people are lining up to get in.
Service can take a while but is always courteous and helpful. Portions are huge and staff does not leave you feeling bad if you split a meal.
Paliottis seems to know who they are and what they provide. And they provide it consistently.
Ambiance? Well... what can you say? It is a family-owned Italian steak, seafood, and pasta place. Its lively and the decor is a little dated. So what. You get what it is. So best to set your expectations accordingly. Owner has come out a number of times and chatted with patrons. Nice guy.
I'll keep going back.
I have given lots of business to the Dairy Queen 20492 Lougheed Highway. No more.
Their staff, especially the drive through staff, are untrained, discourteous, and rude. They consistently act as if they are being inconvenienced. They act intolerant of any questions or requests. Or just ignore. Fast food restaurants staffed by teenagers need not provide poor service. This one does. I hope the owers care.
I have also observed the staff slop together menu items in a rushed fashion. The service I experienced is a discredit to the Dairy Queen name. I will go to the other location on 224th from now on. Then again, maybe the joke is on me if it is the same owner.
Never the less, the staff needs to grow up. Sorry for the trouble.
Have not written a review for sometime but Lava gets my vote. This restaurant gets better and better. Have been dropping in for dinner at the Lava now and then since July of last year. Have tried other restaurants in Maple Ridge for dinner in the past but my husband and I keep coming back to the Lava. It is the best in Maple Ridge. We have just found out that the Chef, Chris and the Manager, Robert have taken over this restaurant. The food and service has improved immensely and is most impressive. We now visit Lava every Sat night.......a most relaxing enjoyable evening with light music playing in the background. I have tried just about every starter and entree on the menu. Each one is most tantilizing and mouth watering. Presentation is supberb and always a surprise. Both Chris and Robert as well as their staff always make our evening special. You are never made to feel like you are just a another customer coming in the door to have a meal. There is a special quality about this restaurant and its owners that makes Lava a great dining experience from the time to enter this restaurant establishment until the time you leave. You feel like you have just had dinner with friends. I have also just recently started visiting Lava for Lunch . Again, a great lunch, super service and fast.... if you are on the run. Thanks Lava, look forward to another great lunch or dinner soon. George and Sue McMillan
So decided to order in a pizza for the first time in years. Dominos is closest, and I've heard all about their new improved pizza, so gave them a try.
Cheesy bread although hot, fresh, and well prepared, was completely flavourless, and the dipping sauce that came with it was bland, canned pizza sauce that you can buy for 49 cents at the grocery.
The pizza too was hot, but that is about the only positive thing I can say. Paper flat, and no taste whatsoever. I do not consider myself a pizza expert by any stretch, but I thought it was lousy, and cant help but wonder what it was like before? Ouch.
$26 including tip was too high for the quality.
Solid for ambience based on the fact you can order online, and the delivery girl was nice and pleasant.
Having lived in Maple Ridge for 32 years I have seen the Billy Miner popularity rise and fall as a local watering hole and eatery. Some years ago with Bernice at the helm we spent many happy evenings here. Last year my wife and I walked out of the Billy Miner having waited 20 minutes to be acknowledged. We heard that new management had taken over. Yippee! A full parking lot and pub looked promising. The pleasant young wairtress took our order promptly. One quesadilla and a pound of wings took forty five minutes! The couple next to us got their order in ten minutes, a pound of wings and half a chicken! Let down again. Sorry Billy Miner. Maybe the next owners will get it right.
Took some friends here from out of town. We wanted something a little different and a little nicer than the average place. Food was excellented, and quite authentic with a nice sized menu to choose from. The decor is very greek, without being tacky, with the traditional colours of greece, blue and white. Very enjoyable evening, and one of the nicer restaurants in Maple Ridge.
Have been continuing to go here. Lunch specials are a great value. Decor has been recently updated with new tables, chairs, and tv screens. Can be busy at times during the lunch hour, but take out is always speedy and you never have to wait very long for your order.
Haven't been here in awhile, but thought I'd try them again. Haven't tried the pizza, but the pastas are little more than noodles thrown in with pizza sauce and some toppings covered with cheese... The garlic toast was good.
The prices are quite low here, but you basically get what you pay for. The food was edible, but doubt I'll be back, there are better places.
went there for the 'buffet' - what a HUGE a joke - a lot of money for canned salads/veggies and cold pizza. The waitress actually told us 'You have to be quick to get the goods' when the ribs and pizza came out. Unbelievable. We were there for an hour and only managed to 'grab' 3 pieces of pizza and a couple of ribs. NEVER will we go there again. The actual pizza you order is good, too bad the other part left a very sour taste in our mouths so therefore we will not return.
The only reason I haven't given it a higher rating is that the folks who own the Mission Springs Pub and Restaurant have just taken this place over and totally refreshed the place.
New everything in the decor and seating, new staff (the grouchy goof who used to own it is gone! yee haw) and they have new beverage selections and the food is totally being revamped.
We're looking forward to seeing the other changes they have in store and, knowing how the Mission Springs is, then this will be a great spot for some fun and food once again!
I have been a resident of Maple Ridge for quite some time and never have had the opportunity to dine at Lava Dining and Lounge.
My daughters brought me to Lava Dining and Lounge for an early Mother’s Day dinner. We walked into the restaurant and the décor was very welcoming. It was soft colors, hardwood floors and it felt like home. The server introduced himself, took our drink order and brought us bread. They have what’s called an “amuse”, which is a little treat from the chef and changes daily. We were lucky enough to get the parsnip chips, which were amazing. They had a light crunch and did not fill me up before my meal. I started my meal with a salad covered in blue cheese chunks complimenting the almonds and the rest of the flavors throughout the greens. I am not a blue cheese fan, but I found this combination was delicious! The presentation of this salad was like nothing I had ever seen before. It almost looked like the whole head of lettuce was stacked up on top of each other! It was very impressive. For dinner, I had the “Pork Duo,” which consisted of two cuts of pork, which were done to perfection. This again was amazing! The flavor of the pork just melted in my mouth, it came with scalloped potatoes and fancy carrots. The portions did not seem very large when the server brought us our dinner but it was all hidden in the presentation. We decided to share a dessert and the waiter recommended we share the bread pudding as it was a larger portion, it was the most amazing bread pudding I have ever tasted! I will never forget the way it tasted. There were whole hazelnuts and an apricot sauce that just made it all melt in your mouth. This was a very comforting and relaxing dinner as we spent two and a half hours in the restaurant! We had two people maintaining our table who were just wonderful. I don’t think they once tried to talk to us while our mouths were full, which is a great pet peeve of mine. They knew exactly what we needed when we needed it and were very friendly.
Of course I have to thank my daughters for taking us to such a nice restaurant and I also have to thank the staff that made me comfortable enough to be there for that amount of time. What a great evening!
I've become a regular here in the past year or so. They are great at what they do, which is pasta.
Although I often have the same thing, it's always great. Always the same nice girl serving, friendly as can be, even when it's full ... it's a small place but anyone who can do 7-8 tables at once on their own and (A.) smile and joke around and (B.) fit me in when I walk in is ACES with me. The chef sometimes comes out to deliver your food, which I love. Not cheap for what you get, but certainly reasonable. The ambiance for me is just fine, the place has quite obviously not been updated in some time, and shows its age a little, but I don't mind that in my go-to neighbourhood hole in the wall hang out.
You wouldn't be disappointed, unless you go expecting Umbertos.
Been here quite a few times over the past year, just when I want a fill-up of cheap knock off chinese food, as I sometimes do.
Food is never anything great, but you get what you pay for. It's good enough for what it is.
Service is always fine, just clear my plates, pour me some water and throw me the odd smile and I'm good to go.
Value, well, $9 for 20-25 items is fine by me. Usually hot, usually re-fill the items, even when you arrive, as I sometimes do, 20 minutes before they close.
Ambience, hey it's clean enough and they have free papers for me to read so I'm happy.
We've dined at the Abbotsford Pallitoi's a few times now, and have enjoyed the food and service during each visit, we happened to be in Maple Ridge the other night and came across the original Paliotti's and decided to give it a try. Being a Tuesday evening we had no problems getting in, we were quickly seated, and greeted by our server. We instantly noticed the tired and tacky decor (fake plants and cheezy patterned vinyl tablecloths) the restaurant is dark, and in desperate need of a total makeover! After ordering, we were quickly brought homemade baked bread and balsamic olive oil dipping oil. The Bread was fantastic, light and well seasoned. We shared the Bruschetta appy which was more like a Caprese pizza than Bruschetta, to us Bruschetta is quality, grilled tuscan bread, drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Great Roma Tomatoes, Basil and fresh Parmigiano. Palliotti's version was more like thick pizza crust, with a handful of mozza, a few tomatoes and some dried herbs, baked and served. Really not what we expected when ordering bruschetta. My husband ordered the Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce, tossed with Chicken and finished with a giant Meatball. Sauce was rather bland, Gnocchi slightly overcooked and the one meatball was described as having a soapy flavor?! Dish was very average. I was just looking for a quick, simple dish and decided on the Four Cheese Tortellini tossed in a Garlic, Cream Sauce. Sauce was decent, quite garlicky, great for the garlic lover, the dish was served piping hot, pasta was odd in that some tortellinis were overcooked and some were perfectly al dente...not really sure how one accomplishes this, but I'd say half the dish was cooked really well. The pizza parlor shaker Parmesan this restaurant offers is an insult to Italian food, I can't imagine any great Italian restaurant not offering freshly grated Parmigiano to garnish their pasta dishes!! We will say the service at Pallioti's was excellent, our server was friendly, helpful and attentive. Don't think we'll be back to this location however!
My family attended the Mother's Day Brunch at Kingfisher's, which had seatings at 11 am and 1 pm. I had been here twice previously; they have a very nicely designed facility and the deck is great for sunny-day enjoyment. Menu is pricey, but food has been good. However the brunch on this particular day was not well organized. It took over 40 minutes to shuffle through the line-up for food. I'm guessing the bottle neck was caused by the time it takes to make crepes or omelettes towards the end, but perhaps these could have been moved elsewhere to make for an easier traffic flow. By time we got to where the seafood was it had been thoroughly picked over. Food was okay (soups were really good), the rest nothing fantastic. Their website advertises an $18 brunch fee which is high enough, but for Mother's Day it was $20. I'm not sure what extra food may have been presented, but at $20 it was WAY over priced - especially when you consider the lousy wait in line you have to endure just to get one go at the buffet line. People were trying to juggle as much as they could on one plate so as not to suffer that twice, especially when you only had a two-hour dining window.
This is a review of their lunch buffet. I would definitly go back. Wow, their naan bread is fresh, not too oily and made to order even at the buffet. They have a nice selection of fresh veggies (broccoli, lettuce, cucumber, etc.) to complement the wide selection of curries and heavier dishes. Clean restaurant, dishes cleared promptly, quality food, many many dishes to choose from. This is much better than any Indian buffets I've tried including Mehfil in surrey, All India on Davie or New India on Broadway. It might be a bit more out of the way location-wise but I would make the drive out here if I were in the mood for indian food.
I would drive the distance for sating my curry cravings. Ambiance doesn't really matter to me, because I order take away. The staff are courteous and always remember me. The portions are quite generous, for instance two meals can easily feed three people. The curry is fresh and flavourful, better than I can make at home. Although I have no room for desert, I can't resist the homemade cheesecake, for later.
Sat out on the patio, beautiful view, im sold right there, river and sunset to boot, great service, im in heaven....then the food came...hopes dashed.
We first ordered drinks, very impressed so far, affordable ($5.50 for a microbrew, $7 for cocktail - no complaints), ordered an appy, calamari, $13, a little above average but if its good Ide even pay more.... wasnt good, average at best. First off, the calamari itself was fine, batter was nice light, not greasy, well cooked.... the tzatziki was a bit odd, tasteless, no yogurt flavor, and large chunks of cucumber that you cant scoop up with the soft calamari, just didnt fit the dish. They advertised cilantro calamari, i love cilantro, but it was mixed into the batter and deepfried??? , odd never seen deep fried cilantro, zero cilantro flavor, why not use fresh cilantro? odd cooking style.
Next we ordered entries, Paella and quesadillas, the quesadillas were quite good, although the plate was void of anything but the quesadillas, no even a piece of parsley or cantaloupe something? just seemed lazy, but they where good so no complaints there.
Paella potentially good but ruined, mushy, lazy, tasteless. First off, huge muscles ontop, impressed until realized their almost completely RAW with the texture of SNOT or FLEM or SPIT? not to appetizing, not to mention the health hazard, meals ruined at that point really but I scraped them to the side, went on eating hoping for better.
The next taste, cheap canned tomatoes and plain white rice? are you joking? no seafood flavor, no saffron flavor, no chirizo flavor, no spice flavors whatsoever, just bland tomato and rice, similar to ricearoni, very very disappointing; just throwing this out there... why not use fresh tomatoes?
Three tiny pieces of chirizo in the entire 5 pound tasteless rice mountain? worst of all, non of the flavors were infused into the dish, must have just added the seafood and sausage right at the end, after the rice was prepared(eg/ dump almers can into plain rice). paella is supposed to be stewed like a soup, rice added last so all the flavors infuse together with the rice.... lazyness.
I would still go back, I like the place, but I will not order an entree again, I would stick to simpler menu selections, beers and wings, beers and burgers, nachos and beers. To bad place has so much potential :)
|1.||Kingfishers Waterfont Bar & Grill|
|3.||Paliotti's Ristorante Italiano|
|4.||Lava Dining & Lounge|
|8.||Billy Miner Alehouse|
|10.||Bombay Sweet & Restaurant, The|
|13.||Bella Vita Restaurant|
|14.||Bobby Sox 50's Diner|
|15.||Fox's Reach Pub and Grill|
|16.||China Kitchen Restaurant|
|18.||Jim's Pizza/The Look-Out Restaurant|
|20.||Hamada Japanese Restaurant|