We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful breakfast”

Carol & Earl's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Richfield
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

We had an excellent "made from scratch" breakfast. Earl does the cooking and prepares everything from scratch. Carol does the serving. They are both very friendly and fun to visit with. Price is right. Definitely would eat there again.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Ginny919
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

115 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    59
    32
    11
    4
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sudbury, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Difference of Opinion”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I'm sorry to disagree with most but we truly don't feel the quality of food is at it's best. This is our 2nd time visiting and both times the food was very tasteless. My husband and I had this time a hamburger because we had heard they were great but to only disappoint. They were tasteless and greasy and the plain old corner store quality bun was less then impressive. The owners seem nice enough despite hearing the same story of "2nd generation meat cutters". I most certainly did not appreciate Earl grabbing a smoke in the back room 'off the dinning area' and then opening the door only for me and my young son to endure the reeking smell of cigarette smoke like I was sitting in a bar! I honestly think maybe their hearts aren't into it as much as it once was at the beginning. Oh and don't forget to bring cash...they don't have a debit machine, your told to go use the atm machine across the road and then come back to pay your bill!
I think the owners think they're the BEST in town and don't have to work at it. But if they're not careful these reviews amongst each other....can break or make a place.
Earl & Carol, find your passion once again and cook with love...your customers can tell when your not and when they are just a "profit line" to you.
p.s. waiting almost 10 mins for a waitress to attend to us, especially when there was only 1 other couple in there....isn't a good thing!

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank AlwaysANatureBaby
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Barrie
Level Contributor
79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Homemade 'everything'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Ample portions, reasonable prices and homemade fruit and cream pies! Definitely worth a stop if you are in this area

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank wanderersbarrie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ottawa
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Super soup, a full meal in a bowl..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Non-pretentious little place, excellent prices, and the cook knows her/his stuff when it comes to soup, and a smashing Western sandwich Not fancy, just really , really tasty. Ah yes, the butter tarts, should have gotten 8 instead of just 4

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank AceOttawa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You definitely get what you pay for!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

The prices were quite reasonable for the amount of food you get on your plate. It was definitely a great place for my family to go and enjoy the homemade comfort food they serve. The kids also loved their homemade pies and cookies!!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Rick H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Carol & Earl's Restaurant also viewed

South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island
South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island
 
Manitoulin Island, Northeastern Ontario
Tehkummah, Manitoulin Island
 
South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island
Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island
 

Been to Carol & Earl's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing