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Russ' BBQ Bar and Grill - If you like frozen food then this place is for you!

scarberian | Nov 30, 201002:38 AM     36

Well my family and I went to watch Tangled at the Eglinton Towne Centre at Lebovic and Eglinton. Excellent film. We hadn't eaten lunch yet so we looked around and saw: a Firken, East Side Marios, Mr. Greek Express, Imperial Buffet, Tim Horton's, Wendy's, and a new place called Russ' BBQ Bar and Grill (it replaced the Casey's that was there for years). We decided to try the new kid Russ' and this is how we ruined a perfectly great outing. First of all the service at this resto was great so no complaints there. Our waitress was friendly, efficient and professional. The food on the other hand was overpriced frozen food. I mean they weren't even trying to make it look like it was fresh. It would have made Casey's food look like North 44. I ordered fish and chips and got an oversized triangular fish stick reminiscent of Highliner. Our fries and calamari tasted like McCains and even my daughter who LOVES calamari took only 2 bites of the stuff and didn't want any more. My daughter had the pizza from the kid's menu and you can tell this was from frozen from the look and the taste... however kids are funny and she said she liked it because it reminded her of the pizza from daycare. My wife ordered ribs, which is supposedly their specialty. She had to use a knife to cut through the meat. She also ordered gravy for her fries and she said that it tasted like they just added water to some powdery substance. Horrible, horrible meal. Considering what they charged us for the food, the owners need to taste what they're serving. I swear I thought I heard the ding of a microwave coming from the kitchen. If you like the taste of frozen food and want someone else to deep fry it for you then go to Russ'. East Side Marios, Mr. Greek Express, Firken, and all the other restos would have been a far superior choice over this place. BTW what really irked me afterwards was that I had forgotten Jetson's burger joint was just in the plaza across from us =(.

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