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TheCasualDinerMaple RidgeSince May 28, 20072 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)


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Jim's Pizza/The Look-Out Restaurant11952 224th Street, Maple Ridge
awesome pizza in the Ridge
Submitted Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 12:45pm [Dine in]

Without a doubt, these guys serve the best pizza I have ever eaten. When we have family over from out of town, we always end up ordering from Jim's, just to show off how good the food is! Normally, we order for delivery, but sometimes we'll go and eat at the buffet, or just order off the menu.

Whatever we choose - pizza, pasta, ribs - we're always satisfied with the quality of the food we get. Occassionally there might be a problem, like a forgotten pop or salad on the delivery, but we've never had any trouble getting it resolved, and considering how often we order, that's saying something!

Some of our friends have found the pizzas to be a little pricey, but we always figure that you pay for the quality. If I wanted crackers and ketchup, I'd go to one of those cheap chains, but since I want real food, I order from Jim's.

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Ace Cafe6450 Roberts St, #100, Burnaby
The effort is certainly there
Submitted Monday, May 28, 2007 - 2:28pm [Dine in]

Ace Cafe is not somewhere that you would take a prospective client to impress them. The place looks a little old, dated, and run-down. Hand-written specials boards, squeaky chairs, half-stocked coolers and peeling linoleum tiles give an impression of an establishment that you hope has seen better days. And it's not like the food is some hidden gem that instantly transports you away into culinary ecstasy, either. And honestly, it even smells a little odd some days.

But it doesn't really matter, because I keep going back. Despite my first impressions (and therefore my first remarks), I've got a soft spot for the place. It may be old and dated, but it's clean. The coolers may be half-stocked, but I'm not buying two dozen bottles of Coke. And the food might not be something I'll be reminiscing about when I'm in my 80s, but it is completely solid fare. The reason I keep going back is because I like the people that run the place.

Ace Cafe is run by an older couple, I don't know where they're originally from and I won't embarrass myself by trying to guess, nor do I know if they own as well as operate, but I have a feeling they do. Regardless, they put the effort in. They're friendly, hospitable, and happy to please. The cafe may seem tired, but they're still determined to make a go of it, and they treat you well.

Normally I'll have a hamburger and fries, done in my own picky way (without attitude or incident, which is always so nice), but they also do sandwiches and soups and I believe pizza as well. I've never tried their breakfast bagels, but have heard the rave reviews, and probably will drop in early some day.

All in all, the food is tasty enough, the prices aren't exorbitant and the service is pleasant. A satisfying stop for lunch.

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