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

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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
Average breakfast place

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Christine D
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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264 reviews 264 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Posting this again as somehow it got deleted... I ate at The Lancer while I was waiting for my car at the tire place next door. This place has never been my favourite for many reasons, but I gave it another shot since it was close and I didn't want to walk far in the cold. I walked in, server... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Merritton my whole life and have always came to the lancer for my greasy breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Everyone knows this isn't a pretty diner, they don't focus on interior. The food is great and the home fries are the best. However, the service from the waitresses have become so horrible I refuse... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Finally had a chance to try out The Lancer on a weekday, as it is usually packed on the weekend. The food was decent breakfast food and for the most part enjoyable. Sadly, the bacon was barely cooked and the service was very slow (despite it being not very busy). Other than that, I don't really have many complaints. Prices... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stopped in our way to the GM car show . Good value friendly staff . Unique decor kind like stepping into a time machine lol. Would definitely recommend .

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Welland, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

all the staff are rude, the food is terrible and service takes a while... we used to go here when I was a kid and how things have changed!!! I ordered a gyro with a side Greek salad. they have me 2 pieces of processed meat on a dried out crumbling pita with little sauce. the Greek salads was ICEBURG....... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

I go to The Lancer for breakfast all the time. The food is fabulous and the service top notch. I always sit in Pam's section and she is fantastic! If you haven't been here you reall should go!

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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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