Weekend & Special Events with Live Entertainment and Dance Floor, Pull Tabs & Keno, Custom Snooker Pool Table, plus 3 big screens & 10 TV's for all PPV and sports events.
I've come here a number of times over the last few years. Recently they have converted from a restaurant to a bar so you can't bring your kids here, but nothing else has changed much.
The food is my favourite thing about this place. It's a bit similar to what you might find in earl's but with a bit more of a pub slant. They tend to use some more interesting ingredients like aged white cheddar. Hard to explain but everything tastes a bit different here and I like it. My favourite is the shaved steak sandwich - made with flatbread, white cheddar, sauce, and comes with red wine au jus. Out of the hundreds of places I've eaten, this may just be my favourite dish out of all of them. They have a variety of other food like burgers, curries, pizza, etc. Wasn't a big fan of the burgers. They have a daily soup that is usually an interesting creation and you can get it instead of fries with your meal. The pop is refillable which is a nice bonus for a bar.
Service I've never had any complaints about and is usually done with a smile.
Ambiance - the restaurant is in a large nice building. It's usually quite dead by day but picks up at night, there is often life entertainment. I even noticed a bouncer in front last time I walked by which was quite funny. The party crowd inside is on the older side. I usually go in the day as the night scene isn't my thing when trying to dine with my wife.
Me and the boy dropped by Mosquito Creek to take in a PPV game on the weekend. It was an afternoon game, and neither of us had had lunch. I noticed that they had a brunch menu with my favourite thing - homefries! Visions of crispy, seasoned potatoes filled my mind.
Then I saw that they had corned beef hash! Visions of the crispy potatoes were made even better with hunks of juicy spiced meat and poached eggs.
I ordered the corned beef hash. The boy ordered a burger. The burger was just ok (dry patty, slightly small size). But the corned beef hash - I felt my inner Gordon Ramsey churn and thrash about as I swallowed some stewed potatoes. They had steamed the potatoes, drowned it with a tomato and vegetable tomato sauce, and thrown in a tablespoon of deli shaved corned beef. How do you screw up corned beef hash? Moreover, how do you drown out the flavour of corned beef in corned beef hash??
Service was mediocre at best. The waitress didn't smile the entire time we were there - I believe she was having a rough Sunday morning? She seemed to prefer mopping the floor to waiting on tables. The bar was 1/3 full the entire time we were there and I can tell you why.
An ok place to watch the ppv game, but there are many places on the north shore to watch the game AND eat.
Used to hang out here a lot but not so much anymore. The food has been the same for years and not that great. A great burger, or traditional clubhouse would be nice........ it's not hard to make good pub food but it just seems like they are lazy in making an upgrade. Don't eat the spinach dip, the worst one i have had.
The service has always been friendly, probably the best part of the bar.
The decor is outdated and you can see all the dust hanging all over the junky items. Its a shame because this place has so much potential. Hope the owners make some changes in the future.
I have eaten at this restaurant a few times now for lunch.They have a very nice soup and sandwhich combo which is excellent. the soups are all home made. I prefer the soup of the day over the clam chowder. the sandwhich is done on a flat bread with a chicken, bacon and a chipolte dressing. Very tasty combo.
The soup changes all the time. the last one I had was probably the best soup I have ever eaten. It was a chicken and vegtable soup with asiago cheese. Very cheap at only $8 for the entire lunch and so tasty!
Mosquito Creek is what it is. Not a bad place to grab a quick lunch. The food isn't great, but I do enjoy their burgers. Nice place to catch a hockey game, grab a beer, and get some basic eats.
Plenty of parking, friendly staff, and decent pricing.
The dining area could use some work. Some of the booth seats are loose, and the carpet looks like a sidewalk with all the gum on it.
Not bad overall.
My school had a reunion there and over one people showed up. Along with us they were still open to other customers. The service was nothing out standing but everyone got their drink. And those eating god their food.
I have a number of burgers reviews to my name because I am still looking for the best on the Shore. Still looking
I tried the burger $12. It came with a small tomato that was small but thick which made the burger floppy. The lettuce was just iceberg but for that price it should have been anything else and small raw onion and a pickle . I had the salad instead of the fries and it was a nice better than average but bitter.
The first bit of the burger was a promise for good things to come but that first hit was just salt and char. A nice hit but after that the burger was just a burger. The meat was not seasoned that I noticed and dry. It might be good quality meat as they advertise but ad some fat or at least as more special sauce to give it some moisture. It was a big McDonalds hamburger.
The music was take live tape. But they made no effort for the over 100 reunion guests to have music from out time. The live band is a bar band but the lead singer didn't have to sing at all to make an impression.
I suggest that Mosquito Creek should not play rap for the bar young bar staff but they were happy.
Summation: Go there again? Maybe...the dance floor was just big enough but not for polka dancing ........the place is very dark and a I hear it's a haunt for cougars as was noticed.