Knight & Day is a family restaurant that offers a huge menu of home cooked dishes that satisfy big appetites at any time of night or day.
I had the unfortunate displeasure of eating here with a bunch of co-workers as we got off our shift early Friday morning. The service was so poor and sloppy. Our waitress didn't seem interested in providing service and even flat out refused people a second drink or refill after we finished our coffee/juice. When the food finally arrived it was so cold it either had been l left out since before our arrival or after cooking it they decided to refrigerate it before giving it to us. Never again will I eat there.
I come to this place on occasion, as I do enjoy the food, but unfortunatly, the price is too expensive for what the food is worth.
From what I understand, this place was really "IN" particularily with the night crowds in the 80's and early to mid 90's....I can understand it being convenient, and it is a good alternative to Denny's, but just with the prices were cheaper.
I usually get a double cheeseburger or fettucini alfredo....I have to admit, that both dishes are good....it's been awhile since I had the burger. I remember when the previous owner owned this place, the burger tasted like it was house-made. I have been here twice since the new owners have come. Once ordering the double cheeseburger and another time the fettucini alfredo.
I enjoyed the food even with the new owners, but as I said before, the price is expensive.
Conclusion: I'll be back, as this place does have a nice feel to it, and I do like the food, but only once in awhile
we picked up take-out last week. fish and chips for my husband, shepherds pie for me and chicken for the kids. the fish and chips weren't too bad, the chicken was cold and obviously had been sitting for a while.
and the shepherds pie that promised:
made fresh to order with lean ground beef,
mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots, sweet corn and
green onion over fresh whipped potatoes
was in fact greasy. the only vegetable in it was two lonely pieces of bell pepper and three peas. no corn, no green onion, no carrots and sure no fresh whipped potatoes. the grease came from the potatoes which were reheated and greasy tasting. the meat was actually very lean. the gravy was cold and lumpy but thankfully it was in its own little container. the entire dish was barely luke-warm. the only good thing i can say is we were hungry and it was food.
we have ordered take-out before and while its never been great, it has never been this bad.
we won't be ordering from them again, i think macdonald's across the street could serve a better meal at a lower price.
We were three hungry people and were happy when we got the large plates of food, but after the first bite, we knew they need a better chef. The waitress was very pleasant and cheerful, and service was quite fast, but they need a better chef. Despite the large number of people in the restaurant, it was reasonably quiet today, but they need a better chef. I know I have said it three times, but seriously, a better chef is what they need.
I’ve eaten at all their locations throughout the decades since Heather and Broadway. The food has remained the same but thank goodness my taste buds have improved.
The nice professional waitress from Las Vegas was trying to explain what the AYCE lamb dinner includes. So she got me a sample of the roast lamb from the kitchen. The lamb tasted more like lamb stew with a bland sauce. So, I opted for the steak sandwich with fries. A very good choice for only $9.95 and I’m glad I still have a full set of teeth. The meat is a bit chewy but good. And when my Golden Age Discount card arrives, I’ll order the Salisbury steak instead!
I’ll be back.
One of the few places still open after a long day of boarding at Grouse Mountain. I'd say, an alternative to Denny's. The food was alright, the service was alright, the value was alright, the ambiance was alright. Nothing spectacular.
On another occasion here, we had a morning meeting. This place is good to hold short meetings if you want to have something to eat while talking. Good breakfast food.
Yes,it was 15 years since my last visit,and I was pretty damn suprised.
Alot has changed>some menu items have gone,but the food is still consistent in quality.
This is not your fancy restaurant,but an way above average truck stop/diner.
Open late,clean and casual.
The food was very good,kalimari was tasty,beef dip was great,and the veal cutlets perfect,Just the way I remembered.
These kinds of places with a little bit of everything on the menu are hard to come by,usually late night eateries are of the asian variety.Thankfully,when the desire for steak and pasta hits you,K&D is there to satisfy.
We had lunch here and it was a good meal for the money. We ordered a hamburger and the Monte Kristo sandwich both with fries. it was a large hamburger with fresh lettuce and tomatoes. The sandwich was very tasty and the fries were crispy, not at all greasy. Our server was very friendly and cheery, which made the visit more pleasant. We had no complaints.
Dropped in here with GF and son for quick dinner. Well, steak sand didn't get to the table for over 45mins prepared contrary to request. Excuses about computer down and hand written chits were required for cooking staff, thus making it slow. The restaurant wasn't even quarter full and there seemed to be plenty of staff on hand. It seems we were blessed with a rookie who definitely required more training. Slow and cold, overcooked was the description of my dinner. Very disappointed. Denny's can do better. Not recommended.
My friends and I like to come here for late night meals after Vancouver Giants games.
Atmosphere: It's open 24 hours (big plus), and the atmosphere is very casual and laid back. The restaurant is clean, but the washrooms need to be improved. Nothing says 'greasy spoon' like having a guess-your-weight machine at the front door :)
Food: The menu is varied has many different choices, and the food is adequate. I like the big breakfasts. The mixed drinks however, especially the margaritas, aren't very good. No need to order alcohol here.
Service: The waitresses we've ended up with have always been friendly, down-to-earth folks, and have been good at getting us what we need.
Overall: If you are looking for a place to eat late at night and don't want to spend too much money, and calories aren't a concern, Knight and Day does the trick.
I have been forced to meet here several times for business meetings. Generally during either breakfast or lunch hours. I can tell the place is filled with people doing the exact same thing.
And regrettably out of habit more so than anything else, we often order something to eat-always a mistake. This place serves quite possibly the worst food you will find in Vancouver. Pancakes are so thick and heavy, its horrible. Burgers are obviosuly using the cheapest and probably oldest ingredients around. Fresh is not a concept these people have ever heard of.
Their waffles must be premade frozen, they taste just like eggos.
Service is virtually non-existent. But again they are probably so used to people just using the space as an office, they've gotten use to just ignoring everyone.
I know I will find myself here many more times for meetings, more to do with a)location, and b) they let us sit there for hours and have our meetings. But I must refrain from ordering anything.
I like this location over the one on Kingsway. Used to go here after work many times and they remember my face. Friendly service, decent food, and interesting people watching. They have one section of the restaurant which appears to be only for the older gents.
I don't get how some people feel they've gotten bad food or service. Sometimes it's a matter of what attitude you give to them.
I've never once gotten bad food or service at either location, so I must be lucky.
I think Knight & Day should be the definition of what a diner should be. Nothing fancy, Big Portions, decent prices. They've got their meal deals and drink specials on certain days. The Souvlaki is actually pretty decent too. It's a family Restaurant, so you don't see too many groups of young kids here. It's not a poser joint, so thankfully there's no loud music or punks trying to drop their gloves. You don't get too many yahoo's making too much noise neither, which is nice. Parking is always abundant, Washrooms are clean, staff is friendly. For me, it's the alternative to the White Spot. Breakfast is pretty awesome here, you don't get a cheap breakfast, but, the Trucker's Breakfast is pretty big. Everything is consistent.
This restaurant is a family fav, has been for years and now it has new meaning for me,,, Sunday Brunch!
I love the Chicken Souvlaki platter, so much food for a decent price.
And if you like Sunday Brunch you have to try this one, there is a lot of food including seafood and my personal fav ribs!!!
Its like 16.95, i think, for all you can eat sunday brunch buffet but its well worth it.
We like to go because it gives us a chance to chat and catch up with each other, its a great way to re connect and the food and the service is excellent.
My partner had steak the other night as a meal and not on the brunch menu and he said it was done perfectly to his expectations.
We frequent this place and give it solid reviews, a well run family restaurant with great staff and great value...
I thought it was just us, but after reading other reviews here, I see we are not alone in thinking this place is not good. It didn't seem so bad when we first moved here, but over the years we got to dislike a certain waitress and it seemed that we got stuck with her every time we ate here.
We finally decided last Christmas Eve we are not eating here anymore. Service was slow and bad, although you do kind of have to expect things to be backed up on a holiday, but our waitress only seemed interested in giving good service to the table of not-married-looking guys next to us.
The food just didn't seem good at all.
My friends and I used to eat there all the time and thought the food was decent until i had the unfortunate experience of being in their kitchen through my work. What i saw in the kitchen haunts me to this day. To start the floor was so filthy and greasy i didn't dare lift my feet to walk, instead has to basically skate across the kitchen so i would not fall. I saw several dead and alive bugs and rodent droppings in a corner like they had been swept there. That was nothing compared to what i saw the cooks do. I watched one of the cooks there mass cook a bunch of bacon and put it all in a huge sliver cookie sheet (prob several pounds worth), place it on the floor and slide it in the maybe 2 inch space between the floor and the stove. Literally under the stove!!! So that it was not in their way. And when they needed bacon they would slide it out, pick of a few pieces, brush them off and put it on the customers plate and slide the rest back under the stove. I almost threw up when i thought off all the times i went there for breakfast. NEVER EVER EVER will i set foot in there again!!!!
Let this be a warning to anyone who has eaten there or has thought about eating there.
Yes, in our busy work week we finally connected with what we hoped to be a lovely breakfast. But instead the service was very un professional to say the least. And the food was not cooked properly at all. To explain: I had asked for my bacon to be very well done. I do relize the waitress did not cook the food but she could have a least looked at what she received from the kitchen. She would have relized that the bacon was far from well done. When she brought the food to our table, I looked at the bacon and looked at her in shock ,that this was what you call well done. What she did was dumped the creamers on the table and with her fingers took the bacon and placed it on that small dish to take back to the kitchen. While she was gone my wife had asked for scrambled eggs . Can you believe that a simple item like scrambled eggs was not cooked properly at all. My wife is a chef and when she saw this food and how disgusting it looked; well lets just say it turned her stomach. When the waitress came back with the bacon she just tossed it on my plate and ran away. My wife had to stop her and tell her the scrambled eggs was not cooked properly.
I am very sorry to say that our experience today with your restaurant was not a very good one.
In my experience this restaurant is a good value for your money.
There is a variety of items to choose from on the menu which
is complimented by a well trained staff who seem to truly care.
Soulvaki night (Monday) can not be beat at $9.99, children eat for $3.99 on Sundays, three choices for a lunch special all under $10. which include soup or salad. Monday to Friday. Denny's really doesn't compare
I've gone here for years with my parents, ever since I was a little kid. Why we keep coming back is beyond me, we almost always leave complaining about how terrible it was. But clearly my folks see something in the place that I don't.
I only really have experience with their breakfast. Irrationally loyal as my parents may be, even they are quick to call K&D's dinner and lunch offerings terrible, and we avoid eating here after 12 at all costs.
But anyhow, the breakfasts are always grotesque. Thick, doughy pancakes with flavorless sugar water presented as syrup, incredibly greasy, chewy sausages with thick skin, gluey eggs... everything is basically doughy and flavorless... even describing the food makes me ill. It all has this monstrous aftertaste, as well, probably from all the grease they use.
People throw around the word "disgusting" a lot, but honestly, this food IS disgusting. Go to the McDonald's across the street instead.
I agree with the previous reviewer who preferred the 9.95 steak sandwich. I also tried their New York corned beef sandwich recently, which was as greasy as the one I tried in New York a few years ago. At least here I got a dry salad, a healthier choice even though it was cheap greens.
Years ago I used to come here in the wee hours with friends after we'd been to bars. So I think this place gets away with bad food because it gets so many customers wtih alcohol-dulled taste buds!
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