Nestled on a street corner across from the historic Fox Theatre is a Queen East landmark - the "GooF" as it was known in better days. The appeal of the location and its roots in Toronto history led my wife and I to visit - a visit all-too-soon foiled by a sweating, forgetful waiter who managed to bring a 3rd "surprise" entree when only 2 were ordered, who charged for a can of pop presented with not so much as a straw to adorn it (plastic cups with ice are the new luxury, it seems) - a can which went untouched and he gladly retrieved from the table at the end of the meal (perhaps to be returned and resold countless times, if similarly presented to its next owner). It took Jackie 10 minutes to get to our table after we arrived, the food was bland (a "Shrimp Special," BBQ Spareribs and a surprise "pinapple fried rice"), getting his attention is next-to-impossible, and we were over-charged on our bill.
The food isn't the only thing leaving a sour taste in my mouth.
Save yourself the trouble, take a picture of the building as a piece of Toronto history, and go eat somewhere else. There's much better to be found in The Beaches than this place.
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