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We have eaten here before and had a good meal. This time was a total disappointment. We both ordered the corned beef boxty. It was edible, but just barely. This is not presented like the typical boxty. There were two (overcooked and dry) square hash...brown patties, topped with sauerkraut and corned beer, and drizzled with thousand island dressing. Husband insists it was not corned beef, but rather Canadian bacon. Hard to tell, as it was dry and tough. It was definitely not thinly sliced and juicy corned beef, that’s for sure. The sauerkraut was spicy (at least that’s where I think the heat was coming from). The whole thing was so dry we both asked for more dressing to mix in with it. It was not the usual boxty where the hash brown potatoes and moist and wrapped around the filling. I think the hash browns were cooked a long time before the dinner as they were tough and had to be cut with a knife. DON’T GET THIS MEAL!!
Our friends got the trout (two nice sized fillets with sides of roasted Brussel sprouts and sweet potato cubes) which she loved, and the porterhouse steak, which he loved (cooked rare and a HUGE portion of steak and a HUGE potato).
We got the soup as the side and it was delicious - an artichoke/cheddar soup with bacon bits. It was something neither of us had before and very good.
Service was great, as Ashley took good care of us. The patio was delightful and spaced appropriately for COVID protection.
I don’t know that we will be back - and if we do go back we will NOT order the “corned beef” boxty.More
The owner Sean does an outstanding job of providing quality and authentic food. Terri, behind the bar, is the best. We are regulars here and always look forward to going back. If it is your first time, I recommend the short rib boxty!
Since we can’t go out to eat during the pandemic, some of our local restaurants are shining with their take-out service. Gandalf’s Pub is one of them. We even ordered dessert that included ice cream. When we brought it home , it was still intact...and ready for the freezer until we were done with our dinners, which by the way were delicious. I would recommend Gandalf’s for takeout or anytime once we can get back to dine in service.More
Burger night, half of tables were empty & still took 45 mins to get burgers! Started with Waitress forgot to come get our order. I think she also forgot to put in our order. The few tables around us came after & got their meals...before us. Then burger came withe the "sauce". No compensation.
The burgers that my husband & I got we're good. However if I am there for "burger night" it shouldn't take 45 mins!
Was our 1st visit & probably the last.More
The Pub has a real treasure in its beautiful and ornate bar. So of course we decided to sit at the bar and enjoy the view. We ordered the Burger Special and diet cokes...they hit the spot. Love these small town restaurants with friendly people....Parking is limited. We recommend a visit to Valley City.More
First visit, sat at bar, very friendly staff Jenny and Terry R. waited on us.
The patrons were all very nice especially Howard. He had frequented another one of our favorite places to eat which we at the next night and told the bartender Howard...said hi!
Food was good, very well priced.
Atmosphere both inside and out side outstanding.
We will be back!
Carol and DaveMore
Without question Gandolfs has the best burger in Medina county. Several options from which to choose but the tell of a good burger is what it tastes like without all trimmings. Exquisite. Also, the patio is a great shaded area to spend a summer night.
We came here for dinner after work on a Friday evening around 5:20pm. We were seated right away. We were waited on right away by Terry R.
We had the loaded tater tots appetizer which were great! Hubby had the corned beef boxty and I...had the bangers and mash. Lots of food so we had to take some home. Terry checked on us multiple times and we were never without a drink. She was great!
I would definitely recommend having dinner here and we will be back!More
I'm really sorry about that Connie. We have replaced our chef with someone that has the same goals and values as ours...and wants the best customer experience. He has been the job for 3 day and has already flipped the food... More
I'm really sorry about that Connie. We have replaced our chef with someone that has the same goals and values as ours...and wants the best customer experience. He has been the job for 3 day and has already flipped the food upside down, making it better tasting and larger portions. I wish you would give us another chance and I'd like to give you a gift certificate as well. I promise you'll be happy. Thanks again...Sean
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