I've become more of a Starbucks type of gal this past year.
It is more money than a lot of other coffee shops, but it's definitely worth it when they make the drinks properly and serve you with a pleasant demeanor. I used to be a total hardcore Timmys Ice Cap fan, but they've dissapointed me with their watery Ice Caps over and over again. The Frappucinos at Starbucks are AWESOME. Not once have I ever had a dissapointing drink. The drive-thru at this location is slow. But it's worth the extra time and money in my opinion.
I've been to this Timmy's a handful of times. Every visit I'm faced with employees who really really don't want to be there. The service is very slow, not friendly and my pain peeve-off is the way they make the Ice-Caps. For pete-sakes make them properly!!! They've raised the prices of all of their drinks, the least they could do is make them the way they're supposed to be! Half the Ice Caps I've had from the Maple Ridge Timmy's are totally watered down. Like, they don't use enough Ice Cap mix. Just my two cents...
I would recomment eating-in if you can. The drive-thru service is Soooooo incredibly slow. I've got there several times in the drive-thru to get an ice cream cone. Seriously shouldnt have to wait 10 minutes. So, I got inside now...if at all. The inside is quite nice, it's newly renovated. But like most fast-food restaurants, the service could be better.
I agree with Mr.Munchy. You definitely have to make sure they're charging you the right price. Bring the flyer/advertisement with you. Although, you really shouldnt have to.
The pizza itself is okay. Quite greasy, but I guess that's to be expected with fast-food type pizza. Nice that they give you a garlic dip and some random peppers, that's a nice touch. The wings arent very good. They were burnt-tasting. If you need a pizza asap, then I guess this place would be okay.
Mrs. C and I were in MR and looking for chow, and we spotted this place. The interior looked like a typical family restaurant, sort of like a Denny's/Pantry... Everything was clean except the carpets. Service was pretty good and the place was packed, although we may have been the youngest people eating there.
We ordered a light lunch: I had a schnitzel with fries, and my beloved dining companion had a spinach salad and a cup of soup. We both had coffee. The schnitzel was way overcooked and was tough as leather. At least the fries were okay. I got a rather expensive side of gravy and that helped with the schnitzel. One point that irritated me was that the special schnitzel sauce touted on the menu was in fact the same gravy I got on the side. That was just plain wrong. The spinach salad was acceptable, and the soup was tasty so Mrs. C was satisfied.
As for value, that was a big disappointment. The meal was way more expensive that it ought to have been, and the total was about 30 bucks with tax and tip.
We won't be back. There are better choices in town.
We tried La Trattoria for the second time tonight after being so impressed with our first visit, service was again excellent, the food was not nearly as good as it was during our first experience. Bruschetta appy was decent, again needed seasoning. My fiance ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese, was okay, not spectacular, but alright. I ordered the Farfalle Primivera, as we'd so enjoyed it during our last visit.....The dish was very mediocre. Sauce was nothing like it was the first time we tried this restaurant, was runny and lacking flavor. I asked to have the pasta cooked extra al dente, it arrived so overcooked it was mushy, I can't stand overcooked pasta....completley ruined the dish. Again, we have no idea why a traditional Italian Restaurant like La Trattoria would serve "Kraft" Style Parmesean cheese.....cheap and unimpressive. Not so sure we'll make the drive out to Maple Ridge again for this average Italian experience.
This restaurant has been an institution (since i was a child) but hadn't gone to Jim's until 3 months ago for the buffet. Our kids just loved the macaroni salad, scallop potatos, lasagna, and just about everything else. I have three teenage boys, so it was a bargain... And as an added bonus I didn't need to cook! Thank you Jim's Pizza, We will be back on my next Mom's night off!
I have eaten here many times. The main reason I come back is the burgers. Best burgers you can buy for the price. I have tried many burgers from 7-11 microwave burgers to 20 dolar gourmet burgers and these rate among the best I have had. Service is usually prompt and friendly, if a little bit rushed. I am not crazy about the decor, but I can see the appeal to a very young or overly nostalgic crowd. (try the Louisiana style burger, double)
well here it is....
we have lived in Maple Ridge for many years... the old Paliottis on Lougheed Hwy was the one we frequented. As it is no longer there we started going to the older, out dated one on Dewdney Trunk.
The prices are really reasonable, the food is not too bad... although we only go there for the rack of lamb...we have favorite resteraunts outside of our community however we go here to stay in town.
The last few times we have been we have been so disappointed. Being a Sat. night we made reservations. We were seated about 5 min after we arrived; placed our orders for Rack of Lamb. Ordered our drinks... the appies came about 1/2 hour later... after waiting for a little over an hour the waitress comes back to inform us they didn't have any lamb. I said we have been here 60 minutes and it took you that long to figure this out??? I suggested they have a sign saying out of lamb... or the waitress's be better informed as to the lack of items on the evenings menu! She tried to force pasta dishes on us...this is not what we come here for. Our regular waitress was in a different section...she came over and appologized as she knows we come in only for the rack of lamb.
I asked for our bill and was about to walk out...then I thought I woukld go back and see who the cook was on this evening he would not come out instead he told the waitress to waiver our entire bill.
We did come back after this ordeal...thinking it may have been a one off... we asked as we were seated; before ordering anything, if they had the rack of lamb... the waitress went back to ask... same waitress as last time...she took so long I knew this could not be a good thing... when she finally came back she said they only had one rack of lamb. I am glad we did not order anything...as we got up and left. I do not think I will be going back unless I phone a week ahead and get them to place lamb on their meat order.
On a positive note I have heard many people from our community say that the Palliottis in Langley or Abbotsford is well worth the drive.
Maple Ridge definately needs to step up its game when it comes to nicer dining establishments!!!
My husband does not enjoy curry. Crazy fellow. But I do! And when he goes out of town, I go to the GM Restaurant. I love it. Great value, great food. Actually, I know he really loves me because one day he took me there for dinner and a movie. I think he actually enjoyed the food, although it is not his thing.
It's Dairy Queen. They serve Dairy Queen. There's a drive through and a lobby.
Drive through service can be slow because it seems that the six people working the front counter are more concerned with the two customers inside.
But, there's always the nostalgia of the Dairy Queen basket of onion rings and this location is a lot quieter the the other one at the west end of town.
End of review.
At least once a week, my husband and I enjoy the awesome lunch specials at the Sheep,the food is always good and the service is always good.
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ttentive. If you go on a day that pasta is the special....mmm
We didn't know what to expect when we headed for this restaurant, but we think this will become a favorite haunt. We look forward to our next visit to the Ranch Bar and Grill. The ribs were delectible and tasted like none I've ever had before. The hot wings were more like searing wings, and we were pleasantly surprised. The all you can eat tacos for $3.99? AMAZING! It's great for a family get together, and I'm sure we will come more often.
Kingfishers; I am so confused..... They do have a wide selection of beer on tap - that is good. The Patio is great, if they would allow me to sit on the patio and drink beer all day; Kingfishers would get all 5 ratings; unfortunately I would get hungry, and have to eat, and the only menu around would be theirs......and that is where it all falls apart. When you walk in the front door; there is an air force of large flies circling the dining room; I don't know if they have come from the dirty river, or the dir... kitchen; either way, they look like they also are looking for a good seat in the dining room and are commited to flying around until the find one; thus they never land. I must be shallow, because if it wasn't for the great patio, I would never want to see Kingfisher again. OK, maybe I am being too hard on the ugly girl; If you do get a seat on the Patio, the food seems an awful lot better that it might otherwise. When the stars align; sunny day, patio seat, right menu choice and beer is flowing; Kingfishers can offer a great experience.
I'm a regular at the lunch buffet here and always leave pleasantly full. I find the 'you need drink?' (irregardless of the server) question comforting.
Decor is plain but clean, it's not why I go there. Buffet always tasty, butter chicken is fantastic. Only small complaints are leaving bay leaves in the rice, and it sometimes takes a while to refill the samosas (while they have a bunch out front under a heat lamp for grab and go). Small salad bar that I can't comment on as I never partake.
Service is always good and friendly. A little slow offering the basket of Naan ... sometimes I'm on my second plate before I get it, but it's warm, fresh and fantastic. They used to have it on the buffet, I prefer it that way myself.
Great value, I'll keep going back.
We truly felt like we stepped back in time when we visited this restaurant in Maple Ridge. We were celebrating the 80th birthday of my Grandmom who has been here many times over the years.
For our large table, we certainly had no complaints about the service, the young man who took care of us was great. A few small issues, but nothing worth causing a fuss about.
The food was unremarkable. I don't think they have added a new menu item since 1976. Food on a plate. Some items adequate, some not. Cutting edge it is not. Snyone in our party over 65 thought everything was good, anyone 40 or under thought everything was lousy, anyone in between, thought ... you get the idea.
Value was good for the portion sizes.
I'd never go back, I'm sure Grandmom will.
Best Japanese restaurant in Maple Ridge. My mother-in-law comes from Victoria to enjoy it!!!! Their super rolls are incredible. I love the presentation as well. Always fresh and tastey!!! The salmon baked roll & dancing mangrol roll is fantastic. I crave them on a regular basis. A must check out Restaurant!!!
La Trattoria is one of the few fine dinning places that is available in the Ridge and has been an enjoyable place since it opened. We went there recently for our anniversary and were looking forward to good food served in a nice quiet spot. Food was good, but the waiter with the spray bottle was over the top. It didn't seem to matter that he was spraying clouds of noxious cleaner throughout the restaurant or that the sound of his spray bottle resembled the fart scene in the movie Blazzing Sadlles. The few tables left dining in the restaurant gave looks and stares of annoyance as we did, but to no avail. The behaviour of serving staff is an obvious message to patrons, get the hell out I want to go home. I like this place and will return. If the waiter pulls out that spray bottle I will ask him to holster that puppy so us rednecks can enjoy our chow.
spaghetti tratoria... dry, lacked sauce, no taste other than hot (cayenne) no herbs, seasoning, garlic etc "black beans" in spaghetti? awful
Fettucini golosa - tastless, no mushrooms, ham slimy, bland, tasted like it came out of a can.
will never go here again for food. Very dissapointing!!!!
I have been to the Abbotsford location twice with my family. Both times that I have been there it was a wonderful experience. The food is wonderful and very good. You get very good portion of food for the price you pay and it is very well worth it. They have a good selection and variety of different types and style of food. Their drink menu is a good variety as well. I love going to the resturant and the one in Abbotsford is a very nice atmosphere and a very nicely designed resturant. I would totally recommend it to all of my friends and family and will continue to go there whenever I can.
|1.||Kingfishers Waterfont Bar & Grill|
|3.||Paliotti's Ristorante Italiano|
|4.||Lava Dining & Lounge|
|8.||Billy Miner Alehouse|
|10.||Bombay Sweet & Restaurant, The|
|11.||Fox's Reach Pub and Grill|
|14.||Bella Vita Restaurant|
|15.||Bobby Sox 50's Diner|
|16.||China Kitchen Restaurant|
|18.||Jim's Pizza/The Look-Out Restaurant|
|20.||Hamada Japanese Restaurant|