Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Best Restaurant in Fort McMurray



Believe it or not, one really difficult thing about living on the road, especially in the Oil Sands and Fort McMurray, Alberta is finding a decent restaurant that understands and cares that most of the people dining out HAVE TO and have spent at least 3 hours that day travelling to and from the mines.
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This evening, my teammates and I had experiences at both ends of the customer service restaurant spectrum. At one end, The Fort McMurray Raddison Inn restaurant. We sat down in a crowded restaurant and did not even see a waitress for 10 minutes. When one of my teammates motioned to one, she promptly ignored him. After 15 minutes and not even a glass of water, we got up and left. Boo to you Fort McMurray Raddison Inn. You do not care about your customers, your prices are way too high, and your service stinks.
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We then decided to try out the Sawridge Inn. We walked in to the beauty you see pictured above....a restaurant that understood that most people just want some good food, reasonably priced, quickly, so they can get some rest and get up tomorrow and do it all over again. I have yet to see another restaurant here with a customer focus like this one. The food was excellent, the variety wonderful, even had the choice of pumpkin pie for dessert! And...the best part, $23can!
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Hooray, Sawridge Inn! You really impressed us this evening and we will be back again. And here's a link to their site:
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(...hmmmm....management consultant turned food critic....could be an interesting career change...grins....)



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to oil sands country. It just gets crazier and crazier up here. Try Pestos for excellent food. Pricey, but what isn't. Also, try the Newfie Club and get Screeched In.
If you really want to get into the Fort McMurray spirit, get a lifted pickup, and sit in the Tim Hortons lineup for 2 hours, waiting for a double-double.

Joe Pollhein, Sr. said...

Thanks, friend! Also, thanks for the tips on where to eat. At least at the Clearwater, I have a kitchenette so I can fix a meal or two for myself. Right next to the Tim Horton's, I might add!

Be safe.