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  • Archie's Seafood Restaurants

  • 3.5 stars
    (46 reviews, average rating: 3.0/5)
  • Cuisines: Seafood
  • (519) 438-8287
  • 153 Wharncliffe Road South London, ON N6J 2K4
  • Neighbourhoods: Southcrest
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17 people have voted
29% of voters recommend
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CraZee
31 Reviews
11 months ago
  • Really?
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Went here for breakfast with my best friend. I had eggs benedict, she had halibut poppers. The poppers were pretty good. My eggs benny was not satisfactory-WHY can hardly any restaurants make a good hollandaise????? Damn I can make a good hollandaise, but since we were out of town working that was not an option. Even the packaged stuff would be better than what I got here.

  • Order: poppers, eggs benny
 
StellaH
1 Review
2011/12/23
  • I found the lasagna dinner I had greasy and bland...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I found the lasagna dinner I had greasy and bland but I guess you would expect that from a seafood restaurant. In saying that the manager did suggest it.
    What I found the most disturbing was the 'manager' and I use the term loosely was rude and caustic. She had dark eye make up , stunk of cigarette smoke and an English accent. I would not visit or refer this eatery to anyone.
    Having been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years I would say this was one of the worst experiences I've ever had.

  • Order: lasagna
 
2013/06/27

Recent Comment by: OmNoM

hmm, why would you trust said "manager" and why get lasagne at a seafood breakfast spot.
Would you order fish and chips at an Italian place? wait don't answer that.

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northernlamb
1 Review
2011/06/12
  • Good food, good service, good prices
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Visited Archie's 4 times now and love the atmosphere! Friendly and competent staff. Fast service even when crowded. Love the window seats best. Will definitely go back!!!

  • Order: BLT, onion rings,fish & chips
 
Jeff
2 Reviews
2010/10/10
  • What happenend to this place
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • I wrote this here as I was unable to find the spot for the Huron store. My wife and friends have been regulars for sometime now. Typically we go one or two Wednesdays a month as our friends enjoy the special.

    Personally I've always found the food subpar but a highlight for us had been the excellent service we grew accustomed to. Lo and behold a few weeks ago we went in and the young woman we were used to serving us wasn't there.

    Needless to say the service we got was nowhere near what we'd been used to. We gave it another try this past week and again our normal server was no longer there. We were used to a waitress who was friendly, fast and attentive and that is not the service now being offered.

    We will just have to find another mediocre place to eat where the service makes up for it. Congrats Archie's you've made you servers as miserable as the horrible manager you have there.

  • Order: Halibut, Pasta, Specials
 
2011/10/07

Recent Comment by: BCauseiknow

How stupid, knowingly writing a bad review here for a different restaurant.

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MinneapolisFoodie292
2 Reviews
2010/09/23
  • worst service ever
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • The servers here as well as the manager need more training.The lack smiles and energy and the manager left us sitting with dirty plates on our table as he walked by and chatted with a friend at the table beside us.One of the people in the party complined about the taste of the fish and was told some times it just tastes funny but nothing was done about it.There was alot of cleaning that needed to be done from the floors to the bathrooms.next time I will avoid the staff and the dirty tables and floors and get take out.My fish was great but the staff is a real turn off!!!!!!!!

  • Order: fish and chips
 
SpoilMe
35 Reviews
2010/06/12
  • Good Fish 'n Chips
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • We are seafood lovers. The fish and chips was pretty good but on the greasy side, though, we kind of expected that. Coleslaw was good not great. We both enjoyed the handcut fries which were crispy. The seaside amosphere is homey feeling. There's lots of selection on the menu, even if you're not a fish eater. The service is ok but not overly friendly, attentive, or professional. The cashier/manager's demeanor is on par with the servers. I sense people are indifferent working here and lack some life. Too bad, as with some service improvements it could be great. I'll keep exploring for my fish 'n chip place but would return here. Try the 'light' batter vs the regular batter which is crispier and less greasy. Only some of the desserts are homemade, be sure to inquire. I would not order mushy peas again -- must be an acquired taste.

  • Order: Haddock 'n Chips Dinner w/ Mushy Peas
 
TIGS
8 Reviews 2 Helpful
2009/12/23
  • This place is terrible. I'm not a big fish...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 3
  • This place is terrible. I'm not a big fish & chip kind of guy, but it's easy and the kids like it, so we get it. Their coleslaw is terrible, the service is beyond bad. I will forever wish that people who have no education, no ambition, and no care for anything good in their lives.....PLEASE DON'T BE A SERVER....YOU HAVE TO SMILE once and a while!!! There are plenty of HAPPY people out there that want a job and that need a job. I'm sure you can go ahead and continue being angry at the world when you get home.

    Who doesn't make their own tarter sauce...are you kidding me>>??? Little packets or tarter.....I got to take a break from opening those damn things before I can start eating....

    This place sucks...but the sad truth...I don't think there's much better out there!!

  • Order: Fish & chip dinner
 
mrmanning
86 Reviews 3 Helpful
2009/12/19
  • Stopped in here recently for brunch. Nice cosy...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 7
  • Stopped in here recently for brunch. Nice cosy little place with lots of fishing and boating memorabilia on the walls. Woodsy and comfy.
    Service was very good. Our waitress was pleasant and provided coffee refills often and was prompt to check on us even though they were at capacity. And she always had a smile on her face.
    I ordered the landlover's breakfast. 2 eggs, 3 sausage, homefries, and 4 pieces of toast.
    Everything was hot and tasty, though pretty standard as breakfasts go. But I was glad to be able to get a breakfast at almost 2 in the afternoon.
    Bills came promptly and again, the server was great. Overall a good stop.

  • Order: Landlover's breakfast,coffee
 
Michael
2008/10/20
  • Archies on Wharncliff - Extremely Rude Manager
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • Food was great, service was great until i went to the front counter to pay debit. I have never been treated so rudely by a manager before. Her name was Chrissy. She clearly didn't care about customer service as she forcefully ripped the debit machine out of my hands. Its too bad because i like the restaurant, but i feel i cannot go back there and face this woman in fear of what i may say.

  • Order: Construction Breakfast
 
kraftyk
2008/08/09
  • BEST ONE YET
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • I love Archie's. I go there approx once a week for breakfast. Never have to wait to get a table, service is always awesome, food is cook perfectly and the way you like it, and the staff is so friendly. I would 100%recommend this place. I go there for dinner too and love their seaside platter! Fish is never cold and the fries or onion rings are amoung the best. Great value! Lots of food at a great price. I'll be going again thats for sure.

  • Order: 2 eggs, 2 toast, hashbrowns, 3 pieces of bacon (breakfast deal)
 
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