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“Crowded...but why?”
Review of Canton Restaurant

Canton Restaurant
Ranked #68 of 110 Restaurants in Barstow
Cuisines: American, Chinese
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Reviewed July 3, 2010

Driving back from Las Vegas, my wife was getting hungry. We were driving down Main St., and saw the Canton Restaurant. She kinda hemmed and hawed, I said "Looks busy...there's lots of cars around it". So, we stopped in.

Impressions...
1. The owner greeted us, seemed very friendly (almost maniacally friendly!).
2. The restaurant wasn't the dirtiest one I've ever been in, but it was far from the cleanest. Under the front counter was a lot of, eh, stuff cluttering the area, and several bottles of liquor were thrown into the mix.
3. Prices were within reason for what you were ordering.
We ordered the house special Fish and Chips. My wife substituted fried rice for the french fries. The meal came with a salad, soup and drink (no refills on soda).
1. Soup was Egg Drop Soup. Almost no egg, bland tasting.
2. Salad was Dole Bag Salad, very watery. I ordered Blue Cheese dressing, got Ranch. And really watery Ranch dressing at that!
3. Wife said Fried Rice was good.
4. Fries were pretty ordinary...crinkle cut fries, the kind you got at every Route 66 diner when I was a kid, back when Route 66 actually existed. Seemed a little underdone.
5. My wife complains about the local H. Salt fish and chips place. The fish here made her nostalgic for our H. Salt.

Summary:
Maybe we hit them on an off day...seemed like there was a lot of business. Other reviewers seem to like them better than us, then again, the latest review is two years ago.

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2  Thank JoeBob1955
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Reviewed September 15, 2008

I don't know what this reviews are talking about.. it was the best restaurant in Barstow.. food was great.. and very large portion and great prices.. service was great too.. very friendly. The owners were so nice and welcoming. If your driving by Barstow.. this is the place you have try.. trust me you won't regret it

2  Thank bunierep132
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Reviewed August 23, 2008

I just spent a week in Barstow on business. I love Chinese food, and some locals recommended the Canton Restaurant. It is very popular with locals and crowded at lunch. The menu has as many American items as Chinese, and the Chinese items are largely basic Cantonese dishes. It's not Asian fusion, and Szechuan/Mandarin/Hunan cuisine apparently has not yet been discovered middle-of-the-Mojave-Desert Barstow. But when you're here for a week, it's a non-risky change of pace.

1  Thank Celtlaw
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Reviewed January 22, 2008

We were driving the Route 66 and stopped by in Barstow. There is many restaurants but we didn't wanna look around too long. So we've seen the sign of this place when we drove by.

It's name is Canton. And is supposed to be Asian food. Nevertheless, you also can have American food. Inside it looked quite well...quite full too. Mostly a good sign.

Service was not too nice, could improve a lot. Owner somehow didn't have a too good attitude.

My wife went for Fried Rice w/ Avocado Salad. Well, we know how REAL fried rice tastes. And this was nothing like it. Far away from being real.

My choice was better in the End. Even it's an Asian restaurant I ordered a Ham and Cheese omelett w/ sides. And that was a really good choice. Nice size, tasty omelett. Nothing to complain.

So if you are around and want some quick food, you can give this one a try. But not if you wanna it authentic Asian Food. Because you won't get it here. But for some Breakfast it sure is an OK choice.

Wanna know more about my trip? Visit:
www.route66traveler.jimdo.com

1  Thank Bandit-One
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Reviewed June 5, 2016
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