Mrs. C and I were in search of chow on the North Shore and since our original choice was not open yet (despite a glowing review on this site), we headed down the street to Cheers. This place does a huge business as a banquet hall and meeting place for the various service clubs in town. This time the Rotary were having their weekly meeting upstairs. The restaurant below was far less busy. There was a sea of empty tables, and the buffet was not open. We were greeted by a friendly server and seated in the vast emptiness of the dining room. I have to say the place was really beat up inside, but it seemed reasonably clean. The menu featured some really cheap food, including the all-day 5 dollar big breakfast. We went for burgers combos instead (at 6 bucks each) and I ordered a bacon wrapped scallop appy. The appetizer was burnt and looked like something left over from the freezer section of the local supermarket. It was awful, so points off. The burgers on the other hand were pretty good. The fries I had with mine deserve special mention.
So some good, some bad. I see the previous reviewer had the breakfast. A courageous move. I am not that brave, and I will stick to the burgers from now on...
I haven't been to Cheers for a few years, and I should have kept walking on Saturday.
I decided to order off the menu, Omelette with mushroom, that came with toast, hashbrown and coffee.
The only thing I liked was Coffee, very fresh and tasty, only compliment I can say about my meal.
My server was on another planet, very inexperience or she didn't seem to care. I only saw her when she took my order and my bill, no service anywhere in between, so I felt the service suck big time.
I found the omelette was on the greasy side, and it left me only eating half of it. The toast was cold, along with the hashbrown that was luke warm. My meal came to approx $6.50 and didn't leave tip for the poor food and my server didn't deserve a tip for her lack of interest.
I recently attended a private buffet luncheon at Cheers and I can't say enough about the meal.
The buffet selection was extensive, the food presented artfully and it all tasted fantastic!
The salmon was very fresh and cooked to perfection, I especially liked the crab legs and seaweed salad.
The dessert selection was overwhelming and topped up when it got low. This was by far the best meal I've had in a long time.
We had very attentive service, from friendly staff.
I was very impressed, and I definitely will return when I am in North Van again.
A hidden gem tucked away from view just a stone's throw from Lonsdale. We went for Sunday brunch but opted for a la carte instead of the $16 all you can eat super buffet which included a dozen different meats, a beef roast carving station, ribs, waffle station, and a spread of cakes, pies, and other sweets. We struggled to find dishes above $8 ($7 for eggs benny with smoked salmon). Chicken fingers were hand rolled in bread crumbs and generously portioned (5 large pieces) and for $5 ($13 if you order 3 appie's). Surprised to learn they had Granville Island Pale Ale on tap ($4). And with a burger and fries special for $6, I'm certain to return for Monday Night Football to watch on their two flatscreens in the main dining room. Large, catering-oriented place meant we didn't have to wait for a table for 5 adults and 2 toddlers. Clientele is seniors (and their respective service clubs) and service was slow (we had to ask for coffee refills each time) but understandable on account of it being geared for buffet service on Sundays. Now the real find: American diner-styled shredded hash browns. I'm home at last.
Well, I came here for the first time in the early 90's and I really don't remember what I had or how it was. My girlfriend took me here again after so many years for my birthday and boy, was it cheap and pretty good. I had the Pot Roast, it was good, nothing fancy and I had the salad buffet with it also. The dessert can be a bit better, not too bad, but I saw a pie out in the open that night on a cart, just sitting there, it should be covered or behind some glass so people that walk by don't sneeze or cough when going by.
Already in my reviews I always state that the people working anywhere, especially in the Food industry to tie their hair up and don't touch your face or hair. Not that I saw anything like this that night and oh, my friend told me she heard that the restaurant is the third place for being clean in the North Shore. I am happy to hear that.
The deco is ugly, the place does need reno's, it looks like the 80's still. Just as long as it's clean and the staff is clean.
The food is good. I had the Fish n' chips, burger, pasta dishes since I've been back this year. All cheap in price, which is great, considering no one has money these days.
All in All, try out this place, great for taking your mom and pop to. Good Food...Good Prices.....staff is pretty friendly. Service is ok. For the price you pay. Try this place out!
Many times our family has enjoyed Sunday brunch at Cheers. We go at 10:00 a.m. just as the doors open and when the food is freshest. The egg bennys were quite attractive with either ham or thin slices of salmon. A nice variety of salads included seaweed salad that day. Our visit on December 16 included some Christmas treats such as mincemmeat tarts, shortbread cookies, cranberry squares and pumpkin pie. I enjoyed a chocolate torte that was not overly sweet. I counted no less than fifteen desserts. We live in Vancouver and the drive to this North Van gem is certainly worthwhile.
I was to a buffet lunch here, and what a surprise. I never new this restaurant was here and boy have I missed out on good food. The buffet was about the best I have ever had. Lots of food choices, lots of food, great taistes and then topped by an array of desserts to die for. I will be looking for an excuse to go back.
For value, you won't find any better Sunday Brunch (except maybe Vegas). Besides the usual brunch stuff (eggs benedict, bacon, sausage, waffles etc.) they had a great clam chowder soup, salad bar, other hot items and dessert, coffee, and orange juice for 1 low price. I went to IHOP and after having 1 plate of food and expensive coffee, I was still hungry and you only get 1 choice and no juice, salad, soup nor dessert is included with your meal. Ambience is just casual but this place is 1/2 price of the hotels and worth the price. Sunday brunch is very busy here!
This family friendly-restaurant also caters hence the name. Upon entering it looks like a regular family restaurant, however I must say the booths are my favourite place to sit. Owners are a married couple who themselves strive to provide great customer service however their wait staff fall short of their examples. Perfect service for me is to be offered a refill on my water glass which Cheers does sometimes fall short of. All I ask is for the wait staff to be paying attention to the details! Best value hands down on their BLT Mozza burger special. You can't beat an awesome, big burger oozing mozza, crispy bacon and crispy fries(ask for them crispy WAY better)for only $5.99 including soda or iced tea. Gravy is actually awesome for dipping of fries, thick and coating as it should be. Kid friendly chicken strips are also a value at $3.99 for meal,drink, and ice cream. Buffet specials on weekends, sandwiches and full meals rouond out the menu. Try it once and you'll crave it forever.
Thanksgiving Sunday Oct. 8/06 the buffet served somewhat tasteless turkey that was initially underdone and had to be redone. Many of the items on the 'steam line' buffet were somewhat cold but eventually they served up some warmer large prawns. There was ham and turkey to be carved on the carving board plus some somewhat dry pork 'bones' nearby. The desserts were there but not in any great numbers!