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“Hobo Soup”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Galt View

Galt View
Ranked #185 of 317 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cambridge, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hobo Soup”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is the best place to have a meal especially if you have anyone at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, it's right across the street. The staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable, the portions a large and the atmosphere is good. It's like an old friend, cozy, not cold and so modern like places springing up today. It has a family restaurant feel to it the minute you walk in. The wait staff will wait on you till you leave and there is no rushing you out. The thing we go for and that is on their special every Friday is their "Hobo Soup". The recipe is secret, made by a gentleman that though he is kind of retired, still comes in to make his special soup. For that we are grateful. Needless to say, that's the day we go to the Galt View.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Caroline P
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English first
Woodstock, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Usually a good place for lunch, but sometimes busy”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We enjoy the food at this restaurant but at times the service is slow, especially when they are very busy. If your waitress does not come to take your order, don't be bashful at asking someone to avoid a delay. We've experienced that another waitress will pitch in and help if your assigned waitress is busy. They work together that way.

Usually they have lunch specials, with light lunch or a full meal. Our visit(s) there have been at lunch time so not familiar with their dinner time menu or service. It can be a busy place for lunch some days. Convenient location right across the street from the Hospital.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank DWVtravel
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Cambridge, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The new management seem to be doing well”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We've frequented this restaurant for about twelve years, it was good for a long time under the ownership of a couple of Greek partners. They sold a couple of years ago and the place went downhill somewhat. It has since changed hands again, and the new owners seem to be turning things around. excellent service and attention from the two brothers that run it, good food and lots of it, and a reasonable price.
One can't ask for much more.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Phil-M-1955
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Cambridge, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“On the Decline”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

The Galt View is a Cambridge institution. It's been around as long as I can remember. It's the only restaurant within walking distance of the Hospital (right across the street) and so it has a built-in clientele.

Up until a couple of years ago the restaurant had been owned by the same family. You could usually find the owner there chit-chatting with the patrons and he would greet you when you walked through the door. The food was always good as was the service. When the new owners took over the Galt View they tried very hard to maintain the same standards as the previous ownership and for the most part they succeeded.

In 2011, however, the restaurant was sold again...and thus began the slide. Staffing was cut and now there is always a wait to either place or receive your order, they regularily make mistakes and the food, in my opinion, is consistently sub-par. We used to visit the Galt View 3-4 times a month for breakfast but now I haven't been back since early November and have "officially" began my search for a new breakfast haunt.

  • Visited November 2011
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2 Thank landshrk
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Wellesley, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“In severe need of a renovation! Food blah”
Reviewed January 19, 2011

I went there with my mom and step dad on Monday and we ordered the liver, chicken alfredo, and cabbage roll. The Cabbage Roll were too ricey and didn't taste good at all. The alfredo was good and so was the liver but the veggies were gross and the tomatoes were not ripe at all.

The Bench seats are all torn and there were cob webs in the plants. The whole place needs to be updated badly. The place was dead when we were there at supper time. This place used to be so good, its disappointing that they've let it go like that. :(

  • Visited January 2011
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1 Thank piscesgrl
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