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opinion_manVictoriaSince October 18, 200733 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The3940 Quadra Street, Victoria
Some Spooky Steak
Submitted Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 1:48am [Dine in]

This Keg is in a very unique location and very different building that totaly seperates it from other Keg Restaurants. This keg operates in what was once and old Winery in a more residential area of Victoria that gives it a very dark and yet comfortable atmosphere with it's extremely low lighting.

The prices are high....but I suppose the prices go with the style and atmosphere of the restaurant, so in the end you are paying for the experience of the place overall.

The waitress was very professional and the waitors dressed in suit and tie.

The food was excellent. I ordered the Keg Sized Strip Loin Steak and it was the best steak I ever had. When a restaurant is called a Steak House it best serve good steaks. The wine was over priced at 9 dollars a glass which is my only complaint.

Now for the title of my review...."Some Evil Steak"

There is something definately unGodly about the site the restaurant is situated on, and for those of us that have that extra abillity to pick up on the supernatural, will definately sense a darker and more sinister vibe while dining in this establishment. I could describe it with more detail but if I did this review would probably be removed by the moderator as it gets quite deep.

Overall.............a great meal, a very interesting location, and a little supernatural experience to go with your visit.

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Rathskeller Schnitzel Haus1205 Quadra St, Victoria
Birthday Dinner
Submitted Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 1:18am [Dine in]

After years of walking by this restaurant and not entering, my mother came up with this idea of going to a NEW or Different restaurant for my birthday Dinner. I said....Rathskeller is a place I have alays wanted to try out.

So me and my family went down to Rathskeller for my birthday dinner and the service was indeed good. The waitres wearing a traditional German outfit which was really cool and there was also traditional German folk music playing quietly in the background.

Since none of us had ever been to a German Restaurant most of us ended up ordering schnitzel simply because it sounded cool and German.

The result was too much grease for our tummy's LOL. While I have no problem with Schnitzel, I must remember that I am a bit too old for food that is cooked in large amounts of oil.

The Shnitzel overall reminded me of my Grandma's Breaded Porkchops...just a little more greasey than I was used to.

In the end we left with my mother with a tummy ache (which is expected since she has colitis) and everyone just kinda having an average experience.

For me....I would definately give Rathskeller a second chance and just order something that is not Fried.

Overall experience was Not "Bad" just introductory. I believe you must attend a restaurant at least twice IN MOST CASES in order to form an honest review on it.

I plan to return to Rathskeller in the near future and will keep all of you viewers informed of my experience there.

Cheers

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ABC Country Restaurant2900 Douglas Street, Victoria
Good B.L.T.
Submitted Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:56pm [Dine in]

I have only been to this restaruant a couple of times. But the last time I was there I ordered the B.L.T Sandwhich and it was actually one of the best I had ordered in a restaurant.

The atmosphere is nice, a basic family styled set up. Friendly regular service...nothing special. But an overall good experience.

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Applebees Neighbourhood Bar & Grill1654 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria
What A Disaster!
Submitted Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:57am [Dine in]

Oh my, what a disaster!
Applebee's is an American restaurant chain that just opened up a location in Victoria BC Canada.

I have a rather nasty habit of trying out new restaurants that open in Victoria and when I saw the sign of Applebee's when I was driving up McKenzie I thought..."Well, I see American comercials for this on TV all the time, let's check it out".

When entering you are greeted politely and with a smile and taken to an available talble and given your menu.

I opened the menu and was right off the start not impressed with their selection. The menu mainly consists of burgers, salads, steaks and side orders. After going over the menu I honestly could not agree on one single thing that was presented to me. So instead of lunch I ordered a desert.

When the desert was brought to me, it was very dissapointing to say the least. It was similar to a cheap duncan hines brownie that you make at home from one of those pre-mix packages......it was warm with a nasty tasting chocolate syrup on top and the exact same syrup was filled into the middle of it. This was not a desert that was made for good impressions LOL. Anyhow I ate the horrible thing and felt ill after. It was served on a disgustingly filthy plate that had some sort of dried on Guck. The utensils were also filthy and coated in dried on residue. I reported this to the waitress who showed very little interest in what I had to say.

The atmosphere is very similar to a Boston Pizza...lots of TV's playing sports and a very young (early 20's trend)........The piped music was thankfully quiet but was not leveled properly and had way too much bass.

I can see this establishment mainly appealing to young University students with no sense of taste or class.

I shall not return and give this new Victoria Restaurant a BIG THUMBS DOWN.

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Nando's Chicken1600 Government Street, #101, Victoria
Dine In or Fast Food....Which is it? YIKES
Submitted Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:47am [Dine in]

I was walking down Government Street when I noticed that a Nando's Chicken had opened up on the corner of Government and Pandora.

I grabbed a pamphlet menu that was attatched to a sandwhich board outside and saw that it offered me a Chicken wrap and a side order for $6.99. I though that sounded like a good deal.

When I got to the counter a young girl looked at me like I was a piece of garbage and rudely blurted out...."What do you want"......I then enquired about the deal that was offered for walk in customers using the coupon attatched to the menu I brought in........She gave me no eye contact when speaking to me and was chewing gum and was really not paying any attention to what I was asking her. I finally figured out my order and when I asked her for NO MAYO on the wrap she rolled her eyes at me like it was a big deal and huffed and puffed about it. After I paid her, she barked at me to take a number sign, sit down, and we will bring you your food. While at the same time she was trying to send a text message on her cell phone!

After about 10 minutes.......another waitress brought me out my wrap and fries and she was very polite and nice to me and made sure to ask me how my food was.

Well it was the quality of something you woudl get from a KFC drive through window...A thick tortilla shell loaded with lettuce, a few shreds of cheese, and about 3 tiny little strips of chicken...........Where's the chicken BOB?

The fries were your basic frozen pre-packaged KFC fries with the option of using different spices and dressings on it at your table.

I once again have to say a Thumbs Down to this new restaurant!...........Service was horrible for the most part and the food was cheap, poor quality, and lett me with a pain in my tunny for a couple hours afterwards.

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Beagle Pub301 Cook Street, Victoria
Good Buffalo Chicken Wrap....
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 2:55am [Dine in]

Great place to stop in for lunch. The atmosphere however did not impress me. Very small and non-comfortable layout.

However the Buffalo Chicken wrap that I ordered was one of the best I have had. Very well prepared and no skimping on the portion....decent portion of fries on the side as well. Flavored with Frank's Red Hot Buffalo sauce this wrap was delcious.

The price is average comming in at about $13 dollars for the meal.

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Kuku's24 West Burnside, Victoria
Kuku's.....Great Taste, Poor Food Handling
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 2:41am [Dine in]

- Kuku's.........Victoria newest East Indian Cuisine Restaurant.Well, the food tastes great and is very affordable...........however the handling of the food is poor and very much in violation of basic food safety regulations.When walking into the front of the restaurant the first thing I noticed was the black flies buzzing around the food that was being kept for hours at a time in 1970's styled buffet trollies. There did not appear to be any insect repellant devices on site.When ordering my food I noticed the staff were handling money and the food without washing their hands and when puting my order together they did not even use tongs to pick up the food........but instead used there bare hands..........Disgusting to say the least.The result of eating here was a long night sitting on the toilet praying for the sun to come up.I am a great fan of East Indian food and can be called a curry aholic............However, this establishment needs to progress in ther food handling practices and sanitation before I return.

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Woody's Grill2305 Beacon Avenue, #3, Victoria
Fun Place To Grab A Burger And Fries
Submitted Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 10:22pm [Dine in]

I had heard about this 1960's diner out in the sidney area of Greater Victoria and poped in to see what it was like.

The interior design of the restaurant is great with surf board tables, beach boys music playing in the back ground and Televisions playing Elvis Movies and other 60's films.

There menu consists of your basic Diner Food....Burgers, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream and that sort of thing, Focusing on various different Kinds of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers. One hot dog was called "The Big Woody" which I thought was a bit distasteful considering it is a family establishment.

I ended up having the "Beach Comber" Burger which was fairly decent as far as a burger goes. It came Wraped In Checkered Wax Paper with an average sized side order of fries.

Overall I was happy with the food and the service was average. I think the atmostphere of the restaurant with all it's 1960's decore was "Cool" and made the time there more enjoyable.

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Toast Cafe2400 Bevan Avenue, #101, Victoria
The Best Sandwiches In Sidney
Submitted Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 10:01pm [Dine in]

I work in the Sidney area of greater Victoria and have become a regular customer at Toast Cafe Located right on the corner of 5th and Bevan Ave.

I pop in 3 or 4 times a week for lunch and am hooked on there sandwiches.

You place your order at the counter and you pick out what kind of meat, veggies and cheese you would like on your sandwhich, where they then prepare it fresh for you on Thick Cut fresh whole wheat bread. It is so thick they have to hold it together with thos long tooth picks.

The bread,veggies and meat are always the freshest and for only $5.75 it is one of the best sandwich deals around anywhere.

I usualy order a muffin with my sandwhich as well and the muffin selection is always different every day of the week. I have hit and miss with the muffins as some are just better than the others.

But the muffins do come in interesting varieties such as Rhubarb Orange, Rasberry Oat Honey, Chocolate Chip Banana, Etc....

As a matter of fact I don't think I have seen the same two muffin varieties there more than once. Always different every day.

The only con I have about Toast Cafe is that the people who make your sandwhich in front of you do not wash there hands between making your sandwhich and doing other duties and do not use disposable gloves (like the ones they use at subway).

They do need to work on there food handling a bit.

Other than that...Great Sandwiches for a decent price.

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Delicious Pizza3388 Douglas St., Victoria
Delicious Pizza? I Think Not
Submitted Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 9:36pm [Dine in]

Well I moved into a new neighbourhood and have been trying out a few pizza places to see who makes better pizza.

Tonight I decided to give "Delicious Pizza" a try.

The result,,,very poor. Some of the worst pizza I have had as a matter of fact.

The pizza dough is cheap and has no flavor, the toppings were just as cheap and as low quality.

They skimp on the toppings and use that "Fake" cheese that is produced by that large company in the USA that makes a chemical based cheese topping.

I went into the establishment on a Slow Sunday evening and and made my order for 2 large pizzas and had it delivered to my house as I could not drive with the pizza's on my scooter. It took over an hour for the Pizza's to arrive, and they were cold by then and the price tag was over $30 Dollars.

Desperate and hungry, I forced myself to eat through the tough chewy dough and chewy rubbery cheese, am still debating to throw the rest away. Would compare the pizza at this place to one of those late night Pizza Slice for a buck places you go to late down town after the bars close.

This Pizza Place Gets A Big THUMBS DOWN.

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Stage1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria
Nice To See This Space Rented Again
Submitted Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 11:14am [Dine in]

I have not actually been inside stage, but rather enjoy the look of it, The outside of the establishment is very nice and so is the inside. The part that I find neat about the whole thing is that STAGE used to be my father's Art Gallery back in the 1990's. It was called the Ronin Gallery. After he closed shop the owner of the building boarded up the entire structure for years renting it out to nobody. It sat there with the windows covered up for about 6 or 7 years until finaly something happened and now the whole building is full of tenants again..YAY. Boy I tell you that block on fernwood used to be one happenin part of town back in the mid 1990's with the Soho Villiage Bistro, The Ronin Gallery, And The Once Extremely popular George And Dragon Pub, which yes believe it or not was actualy once a really good place. Boy it went downhill fast. Anyhow this rating is an architectural rating. Place looks great.

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Pig BBQ Joint1325 Blanshard St, Victoria
No Food Safe Here! The Name Says It All...PIG
Submitted Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 11:06am [Dine in]

Pig is a little hole in the wall on View St. with a couple of stools to sit on, a counter, and a door.

A very strange set-up, They have an old electric oven that they cook everything in....As in the same typ of oven you have in your apartment LOL. I ordered a meat loaf sandwitch and watched the cook go from taking the money straight to handling my food without washing his hands. He placed to slices of meat loaf under the top broiling element in the old electric stove and when he wanted to see if it was hot enough yet....He rubbed the back of his hand all over my meat loaf right in front of me. I could not believe it!...............He then took a small little whole wheat bun, and squirted some mayo on it from a plastic bottle that was not even being refridgerated and was sitting on the counter next to the hot stove. He then slapped the 2 slices of meat loaf on the bun and handed it to me. $5 bucks even for this misserable attempt of a sandwitch. I paid him because I felt so damb sorry for him and threw the thing out in the garbage canon the street.............If you don't want to have your food cross-contaminated and pick up a good case of the runs, then it is best to avoid this filthy little place...THE NAME SAYS IT ALL...PIG.

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London Arms Pub, The2915 Douglas St., Victoria
Excellent Food....But How Do I Pay For It?
Submitted Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 9:03pm [Dine in]

I ordered the Prime Rib burger with Maple smoked bacon and a side of fries. Since I was one of only 3 customers in the pub it took only 5 minutes for my meal to come to me and the presentation was quite good for a burger and fries plate.

Upon taking my first bite of the burger I was pleasantly surprised by the well ballanced flavor of the smoked Maple bacon combinded with the half inch thick Prime Rib paddy, cheese and BBQ sauce. And the fries were done excellently being very light and crispy. It was a very delicious lunch and I would definately recommend this meal to anyone visiting the London Arms for lunch.

Upon getting my bill and going to pay for it using my Debit Card, I was surprised to be told that they did not accept debit cards and that the restaurant would not be getting a debit card machine, but only cash or credit. Now they had a cash-line machine in the pub, but I was not about to pay the $4.00 dollars in service charges to settle a $10 Dollar bill. So I told the waitress that I was going to drive to my bank and get money and come back. So I drove about a mile away to go to my bank and took out the exact amount of the meal which was $10.25. I drove back to the pub and paid the 10.25 .Then it so happens that there was a lady in the pub who happened to be one of the owners and she over heard my conversation and assured me that the pub would have a debit machine within the next week.This was excellent news for me that a debit machine was going to be there within the next week.,as my meal was excellenty prepared and presented and I very much would like to return to the London Arms for lunch again.

Overall, The food was great, but paying the bill was a bit of an adventure to say the least. I Still give a thumbs up because the food was great and is worth a return.

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Floyd's Diner2915 Douglas St., Victoria
An Interesting 60's Styled Breakfast/Lunch Diner
Submitted Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 9:19am [Dine in]

I went to Floyd's Diner 2 yesterday at around 11Am so I decided to try something off of there lunch menu rather than there better known breakfast menu. I orderd "The First Kiss Burger" It promisses to be sloppy, awkward, yet strangely delightful at the same time.

For a side order I had the choice of soup, salad, pan fries, or curly fries. I decided to go with the curly fries as it had been years since I had those. When I got the burger the first thing I noticed was that the burger was not one of those pre-shaped frozen patties that most restaurants use. It was a good solid hand shaped old fasioned burger, and the surprise was that when I bit into it the burger was "YELLOW" and was heavily spiced with something I was not sure of. The spice was nice and was not a problem and the fixings on the burger were fine, however the portion of curly fries was sad and small. I asked my waitress why the burger was YELLOW and she told me it was the spice (CUMIN) Overall the meal was satisfying. The atmosphere is great. Designed just like an original 60's diner with boths, tables, and a double sided bar with a walkway down the middle for the waitress to serve you. And a unique feature of Floyd's Diner is that you are welcomed to Write a message, poem, quote, or whatever is on your mind,,,,right on the walls of the restaurant. Even in the 3 weeks that this location has been open, there was already a fair amount of interesting things written on the walls. So when I went to pay my bill (1$0.95) I made sure to write a little something about my interesting YELLOW hamburger. I also made sure to grab a Floyd's frequent diner's card. Buy ten meals and get the 11th one for Free. All in all I think I will stick to the breakfast menu from now on.

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Floyd's Diner866 Yates Street, Victoria
Musical Chairs
Submitted Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 12:14pm [Dine in]

I went to Floyd's Diner for breakfast this morning (February 17th,2008) because I have heard so much about how good it is supposed to be. When I go there the line up was going out the door, but because I was alone I was able to get a table in about 5 minutes. There breakfast menu is quite large with plenty to choose from. All the meals have pretty funky names and the rest of the menu is written in the same way. I put my hat down on the table and left to go and wash my hands in the washroom and when I came back they had moved my table together with 3 other tables, cleared my cutlery and my napkins, took away my condements, and there was a group of 6 ready to sit down at my table. So I quickly sat down at my spot (now part of some group sitting) and the waitress (one of about 3 that I had in the first 2 minutes of sitting down) finaly realized that she had made a big mistake and asked me if I had eaten already. I said No I just got here and went to wash my hands in the bathroom...that is why I left my hat on the table. Anyhow I ended up order something called the Double Trouble Mahamad Ali breakfast. It took about 10 minutes to get it and when it came it was a perfect sized portion..not too big, not too small. However the food was only slightly warm and I still did not have any condements on my table from when they cleared it when iIgot up to wash my hands. So I had one of my 3 waitresses get me some ketchup and some jam.
The meal overall hit the spot just right as far as filling me up. When I got up to pay they asked me who my server was and I honestly replied "I have no idea, I had 3 of them" then it took about 5 minutes for I guess my "Main" watiress to come over so I could run my debit card through. Overall...I would not come likely come back to this location but would like to try out there new location on Douglas Street in the Super 8 Hotel.

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Millos716 Burdett St, Victoria
Thumbs Down On This Greek Restaurant.
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 6:35pm [Dine in]

I finaly went into Milos to enjoy some greek cuisine after years of walking by the place. The atmosphere is top notch. It is a very beautiful retaurant and it is HUGE! hard to tell from the outside, but once you get inside there are 3 or four different dining areas. Very nicely decorated with a nice asortment of plants. When I asked the waiter how many it seats I believe he said it around 250. Anyhow...I ordered the Roast Lamb which surprisingly and somewhat questionably came to my table about 5 minutes after I ordered it. The waitress was non-personal and hardly knew I was there. Another example of Under-paid and Overworked staff.And I have to honest, it was the worst roast lamb I had ever had. It was basicaly one big lump of FAT and I could hardly chew it. I ate as quick as I could as I wanted to get out of there because the quality of the food really ruined the whole place for me. My Lamb and one glass of wine came to $28.00 Dollars! and the wine was $7.50 for a tiny little glass. This is one Greek Restaurant that I am not able to reccommend or return to.

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Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill536 Yates St., Victoria
Good Burger Dirty Dishes
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 12:49pm [Dine in]

I actually enjoy the atmosphere of Ferris's. I have been comming here for about 5 years now and I almost always have the Half Pound burger with mushrooms and Cambazola Cheeze. I always order it with a Caesar Salad which is the biggest side salad I have ever had served in a restaruant.No skimping on the greens that's for sure. The service is OK and the staff are always hurried and too busy to give you that one on one feel of service. I do have a problem with their dishwasher though as it seems it does not do a very good job. On about a doezen occasions I have had strange things floating in my glass of water and I always have to wipe down my cuttlery as it is usualy dirty. But 9 out of 10 times the Burger is great and that is all I care about is filling my belly when it gets hungry for a burger. One more downside is that while the owner is great to his customers and generaly a nice guy, You can often hear him yelling at his staff and treating quite poorly. This is an unfortunate thing as they do work hard for him in one of the bussiest restaurants in the city. To sum it up...I go there for the BURGER and that is about it.

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Four Mile Roadhouse Bar And Grill199 Island Highway, Victoria
Awesome Food!!
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 12:17pm [Dine in]

I had come to the Four Mile about 4 years ago when it was under different management and had a rather bad experience there. However since then, the management changed and so did the Chef and the menu. So when my mother had her wedding reception there 3 years ago I was completely blown away by the food. Everything that was served to us was Awesome! They make the best monterey jack potatoe skins I have ever had. But by far my favorite dish that they make is this Kung Pow Thai Chicken And Noodle Bowl. It is served piping hot in a large deep dish bowl and is loaded with chicken,noodles and vegies and served in the most delicious Peanut Sauce! When I first saw it on the Menu I had reservations because of the Peanut Sauce,,,,,but my goodness I am glad I decided to try it. I was surprised how well the peanut flavor accents the other ingredients in the bowl. DELICIOUS! The Four Mile also offers a private room that you can book for special occasions such as weddings and parties.

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Garrick's Head Pub, The1140 Government Street, Victoria
A Good Old Simple Victoria Pub
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 10:03am [Dine in]

I enjoy the Garrick' Head Pub because it just feels like a good old Victoria pub. There is nothing fancy about it and it has a simple pub menu with the basics like burgers, fish & chips, and Shepherrds pie. They serve a good pint and the open wood burning fireplace really adds character. Garrick's kind of reminds me of a place an old fisherman would come into to warm up and have a nice bowl of chowder after a cold day at sea.

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Red Barn Country Market5550 West Saanich Road, Victoria
A Perfect Place For Lunch
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 9:51am [Dine in]

I discovered the Red Barn Country Market a couple of summers ago and have been a regular customer ever since. Located in the country-side of Victoria British Columbia, the Red Barn Country Maket is a wonderful place to shop for fresh local Island produce and meats as well as enjoy the BEST SANDWICHES I HAVE EVER EATEN. When I am shopping there I always stop at the Deli and order one of there famous sandwiches. You get to choose from 6 or 7 different kinds of meat as well as 6 or 7 different kinds of Fresh baked bread to have your sandwich made with. They offer a wide range of mustards, sauces, and dessings as well as a large variety of fresh vegies and fresh cheeses to put on your sandwich. They prepare it Fresh right in front of your eyes and WARNING THEY DO NOT HOLD BACK ON THE TOPPINGS!! By the time they are done making your sandwich it is darn near the size of your head! It is cram packed with layer afer layer of Meat and Vegies and Fresh Local Cheses. It is so huge they have to pin it together with several toothpicks. And the best part...IT ONLY COSTS $4.50 !!!

The best deal in town by far! And oh my goodness it is the tastiest Freshest sandwich you will ever eat. The ingredients they use are only the freshes and best quality and when you take your first bite....you more than notice how much of a difference that makes.

For desert they offer a good variety of fresh Lemmon loaf, banana loaf, cookies, muffins, and of course fresh coffee is always ready to drink.

But most impressive is they giant Ice Cream Cones! They Offer About 20 Flavours and A single scoop is the size of a double scoop and a double scoop is the size of a Tripple Scoop ice cream!
And you get them for an unbelievable price of only $1.50 for a single scoop and $2.25 for a double!!

All this in a cozy country setting. I Highly Recommend This Establishment to anyone.

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