Uncle Willy's has been around for eternity. I went to UW a lot as child in the mid-90s when I was living in the Metrodown. Just recently, I rediscovered the magic that is Uncle Willy's after a decade of not being there. UW is a buffet and I always make sure I get my money's worth there. As a university student on a really tight budget, I recommend UW because it gives you the most bang for your buck. Uncle Willy's has great variety in their food. The range of food is covered really well. The soft drinks they serve are all generic, but all soft drinks taste the same for me. If you love eating meat, Uncle Willy's is the place to be as it has baked ham, rotisserie chicken, and roast beef (only for dinners though).
The service is really courteous. It is also quick and effective as they took my finished plate almost immediately after I left to get more food. Tables were clean although they were given quick wipes.
As for the ambience, the lighting inside UW leaves a lot to be desired. The place is rather dim, which has been like that since I first went there. The place is showing its age as it hasn't been renovated since it first opened.
Uncle Willy's is a great place to meet up with friends and converse with each other. You get great value for what you pay for ($13 for dinner or $10 for lunch). It is a great place for poor, hungry students to have a great, big feast all the while minimizing the hit to their wallets. It's variety and selection of foods are unmatched. It is a meat lover's heaven - you can have all ham, chicken, and beef you can handle. Uncle Willy's is the place to be if you want to lessen the blow to your bank account during these tough economic times. Give this place a chance as you won't regret going there. This place is a cheap restaurant for cheap people, and this suits me just fine. It's better, cheaper, and faster than fast food and bar food. People who rag on this place should lower their unrealistic expectations. This is isn't food for the elite, it is food for all a classes. I went to this place once and got hooked. UW is like a drug, you can't help but keep coming back for more. I'm proud to say I'm addicted to Uncle Willy's.