I swear these places pay to get on those food tv shows. I have better breakfast at Ricky's for sure!
Went on family day because the family wanted to try it after seeing the tv shows. Walked in and thought I was in one of those old dusty kitchy truck stops you use to have to eat in during family driving vacations. You know the kind that sell tacky plastic totem poles and t shirts? Oh wait so does this place.
There was a long wait and it was unclear who to give our name to. The owner just stood there at the cash register like he was oblivious to anything around him. It was weird. It looked old and dirty and I would not have stayed if my peeps didn't want to. I went to the bathroom and I swear I have never been in a ladies room in my life, that reeked of pee - at least not in a civilized country. Gross. The fixtures and walls were nasty old and dirty too.
We waited well over the 20 minutes we were told and then were seated without being asked at the counter! We were a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. We wanted a table. But, after being told we'd have to wait another 15 we just took it. The seats were very close together and uncomfortable.
We ordered and received our food in acceptable time which was good. The only good meal out of the 4 was the mushroom and cheese omelette. It was nicely done. Served with very lightly buttered(i,e, not enough) toast and diced hashbrowns from a bag of frozen - they were not homemade. But it was ok. Served with a plastic packet of jam.
The fish and chips were bad - the fish was rubbery and fishy, the fries good. But NOT worth close to $13. The portion was small to average. The burger was declared to be not very good and had soft rubbery back bacon on it instead of real bacon. Who really likes back bacon? No one. Again average sized burger with a smallish serving of fries. Another close to $13 ch ching. The kids grilled cheese was not very cheesy nor was it very grilled - more like toasted bread with melted cheese and a few fries for well ove $8! plus another $2.75 for a hot chocolate. . A kids meal should never be $12 off the kids menu. The entrees all came with "greens" which was a 2" square piece of lettuce.
With a couple of soft drinks and a tip, a family of four had lunch for $70!! No value there at all. We paid $80 at the Whitespot last week for dinner and the adults had booze!
Some other items like some kind of pot pie seemed to have larger servings but we thought the portion sizes were almost skimpy given the price for what we ordered.
I think they should send some "mystery diners" in to these places before the food networks pump them up because once again this place is NOTHING like what it appeared to be on TV.
Glad I went once so I know not to go back.