We have had a very busy day on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Now it’s time to look for somewhere for dinner.
We first intended to make our dinner-stop double as a rest stop, since it’s several hours drive back to the hotel, but the meager food intake at lunch time is now producing murmurs of mounting hunger impatience from the kids in the back of the van so we switch to ” plan B” and keep our eyes peeled for somewhere suitable to eat as we head back across the island towards the bridge.
We don’t have too long to wait, as my friend spots a sign that says ” Cole’s Family Restaurant” .
” Family restaurant” … yep that’s us… so a quick “U” turn and we are in the car park within minutes. Then the bad news… the sign on the door tells us that they close at 7.00 pm and it’s 10 minutes to 7.00p.m.
Hubby goes in to ask if we are too late or not and we are met with a friendly reply… “No Problem, come on in…” Welcome words indeed. We herd slow kids out of the van and inside before they have any chance to change their mind.
The menu is fairly standard as far as variety of food… in keeping with other diners we have eaten at, but it all looks great at this moment and we scan quickly and order. I go for the fried fish, but not wanting french fries yet again with a meal, ask if it’s possible to substitute mashed potato with it instead, and again, that’s no problem at all.
The fish arrives and I must say that it’s the best I’ve had for a very very long time. Cooked to perfection, great flavour… yum! Hubby had Ham…
I was delighted to see that my daughter liked the idea of the macaroni cheese (a new item on our kid’s menu, because even though we have managed to add many new vegetables, getting them to eat them or pasta with sauce is a fairly recent development)
The food is simple, but what they do, they do well. It’s clear from the amount of people finishing up their meals when we first arrived that this place is well patronized too, an excellent sign. We were not disappointed.
Ours is a quick meal, and since little one was falling asleep in his meal, the other kids close behind on the weariness scale, the restaurant was closing up and we were tired, we didn’t bother to take any desserts.
Everyone enjoyed their meal a lot regardless and the service was great so this was an excellent place to have stopped. We stepped into the van happy, well fed and began the trip back to our hotel.