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“Good, home made food.”

Gem Family Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Elliot Lake
Cuisines: Canadian
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

The portions were absolutely huge, and everything was very good and fresh. The whole place smelled like baking bread, which was great. Excellent pies, if you have any room left after dinner.

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Thank shellTO1980
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Very generous portions but sometimes they have slow service - recently renovated and looks very nice

2  Thank Paks D
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We actually went there last night for dinner - place was packed but it was sooo hot - if they had A/C it wasn't on. So we went elsewhere for dinner. We did go back for breakfast this morning - the temperature was much better - probably because it wasn't nearly as busy. We ordered 3 breakfast dishes - the servings were huge..it could have easily served 4, maybe even 5. The pancakes were giagantic - soft and fluffy. The bacon was perfectly crisp and not soaking in grease. Sunny-side up eggs were done to perfection. The sausage was crisp on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. The coffee however was weak and cold. Overall, definitely good value for the $$.

The only issue was with service. There were only 5 tables and it took 2 hours for breakfast. At one point I had to holler into the kitchen to get some more maple syrup - the waitress was in there prepping hash browns. It also wouldn't hurt her to smile once in a while or evey say good morning.

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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Great home-cooked meals! I have been back many times, especially for the Pickerel dinner. It is SO good!! This family restaurant is simple, clean, quiet and friendly. It is a little removed from downtown, but it is my favourite restaurant in Elliot Lake. Ya gotta go!

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