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85 Hartzell Rd, St. Catharines, Ontario L2P 1N2, Canada
(905) 682-3295
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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  • 6
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  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
A straight down the middle experience

I mostly go here when I want something for lunch. The breakfast is alright, but the lack of home made home fries lets me down and makes Oma and Opa's just up the road a better place to eat for breakfast in my book. But that's not to say it's bad. Their prices are reasonable. Lunch is pretty... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
cyaninthesky
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I mostly go here when I want something for lunch. The breakfast is alright, but the lack of home made home fries lets me down and makes Oma and Opa's just up the road a better place to eat for breakfast in my book. But that's not to say it's bad. Their prices are reasonable. Lunch is pretty good. I... More 

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Thank cyaninthesky
London, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

When we arrived in St. Catherine's for our four day visit we asked at our Inn where we could go for a decent breakfast. Being told a place is a family diner usually means the food is passable so we gave it a shot in the morning. From the outside and walking in, the place is ordinary but friendly. We... More 

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Thank Tina K
Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Your typical greasy hangover breakfast. Great value and always great service but nothing too special.

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Thank Bianca M
Thorold, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This establishment has been around for time now and serves up a great breakfast, the portions are not as big as the used to be but it could have been a bad day for the cook...Overall this has always been a great place to eat in or order breakfast from, there fast and great service make it pleasurable....Keep up the... More 

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Thank tacot1969
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Walked in for a nice Sunday lunch with the family. We were told it's a nice casual place for good home cooked meal. All the servers stood there watching our family walk in. One server said have a seat. We picked a spot and not one server came to help us. Sat there for a really long time and didn't... More 

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Thank Mjmeeeee
Hamilton, Canada
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

a couple of friends and I went there for lunch. the owner, Peter, was also waiting on tables. he was very friendly, funny and social. he made suggestions for our meal which were great. the food was freshly made and delicious. It was not a busy time, so I was able to get some information for the area, as I... More 

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Thank travellingmary33
Niagara Falls, Canada
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293 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was here for a business lunch with a colleague. It's under new management that have really cleaned the place up! The dining room still has the 70's ambience albeit now kept very clean and well maintained. The old sign was destroyed in a winter storm and replaced with a new sign that is bright yellow and easy to see... More 

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Thank Sheumais
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The Lancer is our go to breakfast place, mostly just out of convenience. The breakfast is typical, my only complaint is the bacon is under cooked every single time. And if you ask for it crispy the just drop it in the deep fryer which makes it burnt and gross. It has made us start searching for a new place....but... More 

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Thank Christine D
St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went there for the first time in a very long while and the waitress my friend and I had was very rude, I couldn't believe it. I have never and will never go back. Besides the point it was way over priced. Horrible I can see from other reviews people feel the same. The service was appealing. How some people... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place hasnt changed in years, many years. The booths are old, the decor is dated, but who cares because the food is fantastic. I have had breakfast all over the City, this is hands down the best place. The food is fresh and delicious, the service is great. I have been at least a half a dozen times in... More 

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  • Address: 85 Hartzell Rd, St. Catharines, Ontario L2P 1N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: (905) 682-3295

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