Service is polite and quick - they know most folks are stopping in for a quick bite and then either head to north up to Edmonton and beyond or down south to Calgary and beyond, but neither do they rush you if it looks like you're happy to sit back, take a breather and enjoy your steaming cuppa tea. Its family friendly and coffee is on the house. I had a delicious cup of Ginger Pieces tea with some honey (no pic, sorry I forgot) which is served in a big teapot... ask for to go cup if you're in a rush as that teapot easily holds 2 large teas in it! For lunch my boyfriend had the Monte Cristo with a side of crispy onion rings.
The Monte Cristo was stuffed with thick slices of roasted turkey breast, ham and Monterey Jack cheese, dripped in egg and grilled. The bread is super fluffy and light with lots of eggy goodness, and though it could have used a touch more cheese, it was a fabulous sandwich. Next time we'll have to try the Blueberry Hill Monte - the same delicious Monte Cristo but topped with cream cheese and blueberries.
I had the Reuben with a cup of soup of the day. The reuben was packed full of hot sliced corned beef topped with a smattering of sauerkraut (it could have used sooo much more sauerkraut, but I love sauerkraut), melted Monterey Jack cheese on grilled rye bread, served with a side of regular or hot mustard. Its salty, savory mmmmm!
The soup of the day was chicken and rice... it tasted of chicken bouillon, but was loaded up with lots of rice, veges and chicken so not complaining... slurp!
Probably the best and only place to grab a family friendly sit down sandwiches and tea in Gasoline Alley whether you're heading up north or south on QE2. Be sure to check out Cindy's Gifts next door and pick up some tea before you head out.
Glenn's Family Restaurant
Address 5, 125 Leva Avenu, West Side of Gasoine Alley, , T4E1B2
Hours Open daily from 6:30am - 10pm, closed only on Christmas Day and New Years Day