The Eating Place doesn’t advertise a fancy menu, or its venue. It just offers what it knows best: comfort, and the feel of being home. A few booths, tables, good honest service, and food—you really shouldn’t need anything else.
I love breakfast, and when I asked my server, Angele, what the most popular thing on the menu was, she quickly suggested basic bacon and eggs. As their “Hungry Man’s Breakfast” was a bit too much for me, I settled for eggs, bacon, and home fries. When she asked me how I would like my eggs, I had never heard the term “over medium”. Over once, held,and the yolk not broken. New one for me!
Conversation was lively throughout the restaurant, and friendliness filled the four corners of the room. Loving hands placed, not plopped, my order in front of me. The thing I noticed most? Most people were conversing with their table companions, and their neighbours, and not on their iPhone like I was. What was on their lips?
It’s all about the bacon! With my delicious “over-medium” eggs, sat two of the most scrumptious pieces of bacon. Rick and Anne’s in Berkeley, California are at the top of my bacon list, but The Eating Place is not far behind. The hand-cut homemade home fries could have been a tad warmer, BUT had I put my phone down, they probably would have been perfect. They also offer white, wholewheat, and rye toast. To me, toast has always been toast, until the hipster chefs of the world decided to add way too much variety.
The Eating Place has been a fixture in Carleton Place for over 30 years with the present owner being responsible for 11 of them. They offer a variety of food, including gluten-free pizza, and there is something for every taste. Don’t feel like getting out of your jammies, or cooking food? The Eating Place delivers!
One of the tables was full of Carleton Place women that had been eating together at The Eating Place every single week for the last 20 years. We won’t mention the fact that they initially began their tradition there after a weekly exercise class. That’s a moot point!
It’s all about the good food and atmosphere. All you have to do is walk up those three steps, and walk inside that door– because that is where you will soon call home.
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Found the Eating Place to be dirty and not the best food.
Francois.. nothing is perfect in any eatery, but when I went it was good. I am honest believe me