We (the Other Half and I) have been here twice, once for lunch and today for breakfast. This is a fairly-new and happenin' place on South King George.
At 9:30 on a Saturday, we were seated promptly. When we left, there were line-ups. Yes! In South Surrey!! Really!!!
The OH had the "biggie"...forget what it was called, but three eggs, bacon, ham and sausage with fried potatoes and choice of toast (including raisin) I had a Mexican omelette with fried potatoes and cornbread. Coffee was pronounced by the OH) to be very good. Food was fresh, hot and tasty. Much better than some local chains...
Washrooms are modern, clean and high-tech....automatic faucets, wave-at-it hand towels and self-flushing toilets. Ambiance....hmmm, sorta-roadhouse-diner...sorta-60's-nostalgia. Chrome and vinyl mismatched tables and chairs, lots of "oh look...remember that?" stuff on the walls. That said, there was a cross-section of society having breakfast. Families with kids, a church group of young women, older AND younger couples, singles. Very energetic vibe, lots of conversation and laughter.
The OH and I are ready for a third visit. Great place, great energy, good food, excellent and friendly service.
We have visited the Roadhouse on a number of occasions because of the great reviews it has received. I am afraid I cannot concur with those reviews. Although they have a large selection of items we have found the dishes to be mediocre at best. We have tried a number of things - burritos, sandwiches, salads and they were all pretty bland and tasteless. The portions tend to be very large but the food is definitely nothing special. Also, one of the worst cups of coffee I have ever had and the noise in the place makes it very unpleasant. If you are looking for a place to fill up on huge portions of fairly bland food, the Roadhouse is for you.
Looking at this restaurant from the outside it looks very new. Upon entering this place it looks like part of it is quite old and the other part of the place looks fairly new. We sat in the older part and the carpets look they have been around for many years and the tables and chairs could have been in service for many decades. The lunch menu is very simple with Burgers, Sandwiches, Soups and Salads and a couple of Mexican Dishes. Our server was working very hard but because the place was so busy we had to wait for everything. All in All just very average food but a very interesting place to visit
I took my four teens here for supper on a Saturday evening. The decor makes it interesting and fun although perhaps the old fashioned theme would be better suited to some fifties music than football on the flat screens. The place was busy but not packed. We ordered a variety of meals and appetizers. I had a burger (forget what it was named on the menu but it had teriyaki sauce. The burger was good but the sauce soaked the bun and made it impossible to eat with your hands so I ended up having to eat it with a fork and knife. The nachos we ordered as an appetizer were ample but the cheese was hard and dry so the order had obviously been in the oven too long.
Service was an issue. We seemed to have two ladies servicing our table so you'd think they'd manage to keep our glasses filled but that wasn't the case. We had to ask repeatedly to have our drinks re-filled. When our meals arrived I asked for additional napkins. I asked again halfway through the meal and AGAIN when our plates were being cleared. It's a small thing but an annoyance. We would've ordered desert but were never asked and were simply handed the bill and then sent to the other side of the building to use debit without so much as a 'thank you'.
Although the decor and ambiance is fun this place needs to make more of an effort before it'll see repeat business from me.
Nice 50's vibe when you go there for dinner
Feels like grandma's kitchen
The burgers were good, albeit mine was a little soggy and had to be eaten with a knife and fork instead
No option for fries, just salads
the nachos were good, although we did ask for no olives and low and behold, olives showed up!
be careful of the beer on tap as well, what is on the menu may not necessarily be there
We went here for a late lunch. The place always is busy, so we thought we would try it, as it was nearly 2pm, (no wait for a table). Very nice decor when we got in there, family oriented. We had a choice of where to sit, and went with the front room, very nice & bright on a sunny day. Mom had the smoked salmon bennie, I tried the mexi burger. Food was very tasty, fresh, and home-made. The pan fries were a nice change from french fries. Mom really enjoyed her dish which also came with the pan fries. Service was very good. Bread & buns are baked at their bakery & cheese shop next door, also worth a stop. Will definately go back to try something else.
Stopped here Sunday morning to grab some breakfast. We arrived at 9:30 as we were informed that after 10am it can get quite hectic with long wait times. Luckily we got there early and were seated within 5 minutes. Our server was great, attentive and friendly, even though she was working a large area she did not disappoint!
The food was pretty good. Nice selection of bennies, traditional breakfast, and omelets as well. Food arrived in a relatively short amount of time and was fresh. Everything is home made, no store bough sauces!
This is what we have been looking for, nothing fancy, no chain-restaurant frozen food. Just good solid homemade food and at a decent price too!
We will be back!
We had heard from probably half a dozen people how great this place was, especailly for the Saturday night prime rib dinners. Being a fan of prime rib at the Keg, we decided to check this place out. We were VERY pleasantly surprised.
The food quality was excellent, especially the Yorkshire pudding. It was huge! Veggies were great, both the mashed potatos and grilled potatos were great and the meat was outstanding. Here's the deal though: compared to The Keg, this place is a steal! Food quality was way better. The beef was very flavorful, cooked to order and the whole plate just worked. Try $19 here vs. $28 at The Keg.
Don't know what the other items on menu are like, but I'm happy to go here for the prime rib dinners. There's two dining rooms: one is like an old diner with the square metal tables and decorations on the walls. The other dining room is more like a regular dining room--didn't eat in there so don't know specifics. There were tons of kids/families in the diner part when we were there at 6-7pm.
Service was good and server was very friendly. We'll definitely be going back for prime rib and maybe even try a few other items on the menu, all of which sounded good!
I've been to the Roadhouse several times, both before their reno and after. I know it's a popular place and it can get packed, so I take that into account when deciding where to dine. Based on that, I've always enjoyed my meal there, but I do think the new menu is an improvement. Everything I have ordered has been well received, and I've never experienced anyone I've been with being disappointed or unhappy with the fare. The service is sometimes stretched a little thin when things get hopping, but the servers have always been friendly, courteous and attentive. I don't consider myself to be particularly 'easy to please' but I would definitely recommend the Roadhouse for the type of eatery that it is. The only thing that would make me say "no" to going to the Roadhouse would be the possibility of lining up (I don't like to line up at any restaurant).
Here's a little something that was appreciated: They have their own bakery and cheese shop next door, and during our dinner a lady came in to the restaurant with several bags of bread, and went from table to table asking if anyone would like a loaf (for free) as it was left over from that days baking (the bakery had just closed for the day). A very nice touch... and yes, I took a loaf and it was excellent.
This is just your average roadside greasy spoon although whoever did the interior went above and beyond. I'd eaten here for dinner with a small group in April of 2009 and was disappointed. How do you get around having a 'diner-style' restaurant without having french fries? Hamburger and pan fries and salad? No thank you. Just wrote off the whole experience and decided to not return. Well, I understand they recently had an upgrade, etc. plus a name change. Not the Roadhouse Diner anymore. Okay, a breakfast enthusiast calls me and is excited to head out there for breakfast this morning. Not a fan of going out for breakfast but decided to give it another try. It is a Sunday and this place is packed. Was told there would be a ten minute wait for a table, which was correct. Coffee was typical, refills fast and friendly. I ordered the eggs benedict and the enthusiast ordered the huevous rancheros. Over twenty minutes went by before we saw our meals get walked around this busy place because the server forgot which table it went to. Then she reappeared with the HR and some strange combination I did not order so had to send it back. When it did arrive it was barely room temperature. Eggs were done as requested, under a small thin layer of packaged hollandaise sauce atop a single slab of ham which was weighting down two very soggy english muffin halves. And on the side - room temperature pan fries. The huevous were on top of a mound of refried beans, on a single whole wheat tortilla - topped off with a blob of sour cream. The 'hot sauce' on the side was Frank's Red Hot which doesn't quite make it - should have been served with a nice side of salsa. How about a bit of cheese, cilantro, onions or tomato? These two entrees, two cups of coffee and a tip totalled $30. A bit high as far as the quality goes - have no idea why this place is so busy, could be it is the only place on the east side that has free parking. All of the dishes and cutlery are a hodgepodge of thrift store finds. Nothing maches but there were no obvious cracks. Did not care too much to drink my coffee out of an IKEA mug. Will not be heading back to this place anytime - the brunch service and food at Milestones is much better at the same prices.
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