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Good Eats Survey of Carleton Place Restaurants — Thanks to The Ted Report



Carleton Place Restaurant Survey

Ted MacDonald did a survey of 28 local restaurants. He did not do the fast food on highway 7 but did do the main ones. Hopefully, he will become our regular food reporter. If he missed any restaurants let us know and he will do them. Ted is also featured as our person of the day!  Thank you Ted!

This was a lot of work so be gentle please..:) I am sure everyone has their opinions LOL

Here is how it goes. Restaurant name: Best dish 1 2 and 3 and then the Staff Favourite

House of Fong; Cantonese Chow Main; General Tso Chicken; Egg Rolls; Spicy Peanut Chicken

Good Companions; Cantonese Chow Main; Curry Chicken; General Tso Chicken; Egg Rolls

Dionysos; Souvlaki; Pita; Breakfast; Pikilias


The Good Food Company; Spinach Salad; Frittata; Pressed Beef and Cheddar Sandwich; Naan Pizza

Pizza Pizza; Pepperoni Pizza; Hawaiian Pizza; Double Cheese Burger; Vegitarian Pizza

Old Town Bakery; Egg Sandwich; Chicken Sandwich; Ham and Cheese Sandwich; Chicken Curry

Ginger Cafe; Summer Rolls; Sweet Potato Casserole; Chocolate Chive Cookies; Skor Cup

The Gourmet; Fish and Chips; Hot Turkey Sandwich; Club Sandwich; Lasagna

The Tap House; Quesadila; Cheese Burger; Breakfast; Chicken Caesar Wrap

Shawarma Place; Chicken Shawarma; Beef Shawarma; Donar; Chicken Shawarma

The Thruway; Chicken Bruschetta; Baby Beef Liver; Club House Sandwich; Breakfast

7 West; Honey Garlic Spareribs; Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls; Happy Family; Lemon Chicken

The Thirsty Moose; Wings; Barons; Fish and Chips; Chicken Cranberry Wrap

The Eating Place; Pizza; Breakfast; Club Sandwich; Home Made Soup


St. James Gate; Fish and Chips;Curry; Wings; BBQ Chicken Ranchero Salad

Spartan Pizza; Pizza,Souvlaki; Gyro; Gyro

Slackoni’s; Chicken Princepessa; Salmone Alla Griglia; Veal Portabella; Chicken Parmigiana

The Waterfront Gastro Pub; Fish and Chips; Carleton Club Sandwich; Waterfront Burger; Mushroom Fettucini

Hing Wah; Cantonese Chow Mein; Jar Doo Wings; Egg Rolls; Almond Chicken Soo Guy

The Queens; Fish and Chips; Nachos; Smoked Meat; Wings

Saigon Delight; Pad Thai; Vermicelli; Soups; Pho

Mr. Mozzarella; Pizza; Super Steak Sub; Bacon Crazy Poutine; Boneless Chicken Wings

Milano Pizza; Poutine; Chicken Wings; Steak Sub

Tim Horton’s; Cream of Broccoli Soup; Steak and Cheese Pannnini; Chili; Broccoli Soup

Subway; Cold Cut Sub; BMT Melt; Steak and Favourite Sub; Veggie Delight Sub

Domino’s; Pizza; Pasta; Wings; Pan Pizza

Fisherman’s Palace; Sweet and Sour Crispy Beef; Egg Rolls/Spring Rolls; General Tso Chicken; Hot and Sour Soup

Law & Orders: It’s all about the Burgers and Poutine Pizza-Home of the Rhippo Burger!

Dining With Ted MacDonald



If you read our Good Eats In Carleton Place blog today you will see that our very own Ted MacDonald worked his culinary butt off to visit all our local restaurants. With his survey, we now know what people love to eat in Carleton Place.  If you look on Facebook, there are three Ted MacDonald’s in the vicinity. One is a stage hand at Shameless Productions, and the other lives in Yellowknife and listens to Linkin Park. Since our very own Ted is not into heavy metal–(at least I think not) I knew he would be able to tell us a little about himself without breaking into a chorus from an AC/DC song. Not that there is anything wrong with that!

Here are his delicious words about his culinary history.

My mother was a good cook of simple things. I remember good simple breakfasts of poached eggs, cheese omelets. We always looked forward to Sunday dinner, a roast beef, ham with pineapple or one my favorites
roast peppery pork and scalloped potatoes.

I started working at Statistics Canada in 1971. Many ethnic groups worked there and they introduced me to great ethnic foods. I remember having many wonderful authentic Chinese dishes on Somerset street. Maybe once a month we would go for dim sum which I love but have not had for awhile. I was also introduced to some of the many great Indian restaurants in Ottawa and grew to love a good spicy curry and that it is not just that horrible yellow stuff that comes in a jar. The next food that I fell in love with was Vietnamese soup or pho. Still one of my favorites and now we can get it Saigon Delight.

In 1978 I did a three month motorcycle tour of Europe with a couple of friends and sampled the cuisine of many countries as we traveled from England to Greece and back again. Interesting food and great beers.

The next big influence was my wife Gail. She also loved ethnic food and our first date was to an Indian restaurant in the Britannia area. Birthday parties with Gail’s family were always at an ethnic restaurant. Gail is a great cook of ethnic food so now I can have it at home. Gail also got me going to exotic French restaurants in Hull and Gatineau.

Thanks Ted! We have Lorne Hart tomorrow and Jamie from Law and Orders on Monday!