• Harvest Moon Restaurant

  • 3.5 stars
    (23 reviews, average rating: 3.0/5)
  • Cuisines: American (Traditional)
  • (519) 664-2373
  • 5 Parkside Dr St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0
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38% of voters recommend
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DaveM
1 Review
7 months ago
  • Na, I'm good
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • I have lived in the St. Jacobs area my entire life, and have visited Harvest Moon countless times. While the food and prices have never been anything particularly special, and the decor reminds me of a dusty antique shop, it has consistently been one of the more reliable restaurants in town, until tonight. I went there for dinner with a few friends that also frequent the establishment, and everything was going well, as per usual. I started the meal with some mediocre bruschetta bread that tasted alright, but was not worth the price tag it came with. I was then served what could best be described as a soggy chicken breast that smelled like rotting flesh, alongside spaghetti noodles and sauce that paled in comparison to the "All you can eat Pasta Tuesdays" at Roxanne's (the local gentleman's club). While still keeping a cool head, I voiced my opinion of the dish to the waitress as she was clearing our plates. She immediately apologized and went to the kitchen to alert the chefs and presumably ask the manager for a discount or full compensation. A few minutes later she emerged from the back, and with an embarrassed look on her face, informed me that not only will I be paying full price for my meal, but also that the "chef" disagreed with my analysis of his cooking. While I was infuriated about what had just happened, I remained calm and paid my bill. It was truly a disappointing experience considering how loyal of a customer I have been over the last decade. And to my friends and anyone else that asks me to go back to Harvest Moon in the future, I leave them with this response, "Na, I'm good".

  • Order: Rotten Chicken Parm, with a side of food poisoning.
 
chevyshovel
14 Reviews
2012/11/11
  • pathetic
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • This place has really gone downhill since the new owners took over. Went last week and had a caesar salad--what a joke. It was a bowl of lettuce that was barely dressed with a few bagged croutons on it. No lemon slice, no cheese, and NO BACON. How can they call that a caesar salad? Save your time and money.

  • Order: "caeser salad" and I use the term very loosely
 
Billy
1 Review
2012/06/17
  • Kicked Out on Fathers Day
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • My wife set up a family fathers day breakfast here.....we had relatives from out of town attend...breakfasts were ordered, the conversation was fine...the service was fine. we paid the bill and were discussing the day ahead when the manager (owners son) came over and asked us to LEAVE because he had a party of seven waiting for a table.
    We were really put off by this fool hardy display...as we WERE regulars to this establishment.
    So diners beware......if you are with your families for a special occassion.....DONT TAKE THEM HERE!!
    I guess the manager needs to improve his social skills.

  • Order: breakfast
 
Guncho
65 Reviews
2011/09/05
  • Blah
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Food is pretty bad. Had the chicken salad sandwich and it was a scoop of plain chicken salad on toasted wonderbread with a bit of lettuce. Pretty boring. Fries were alright and the rice pudding was cafeteria blah. Waitress was nice enough but forgot my french onion soup. Wife had the grilled chicken sandwich and it was literally a grilled piece of chicken on a bun. Had to ask for some mayo.

  • Order: Chicken salad sandwich, rice pudding, fries
 
VeroD
6 Reviews
2011/05/09
  • Good experience!
  • 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: 4
  • Went there on Mothers Day, considering there was a line up and they were very busy for the bruch time. We got seated quickly and service was fast and friendly. Great food, we were a party of four and everybody enjoyed their food.
    Will definetly go back and will recommed this restaurent to everyone.

  • Order: Three different kind of omlettes, fruit platter, drinks, waffles etc.
 
TheresaH
1 Review
2011/05/07
  • I was pleasantly surprised by everything. The...
  • 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: 4
  • I was pleasantly surprised by everything. The prices were reasonable, the food was good and the service was prompt and friendly. The portion sizes are HUGE and I felt like we certainly got great value for the money spent and had enough left overs for another meal.
    The only thing we would change is having real ice cream on the dessert menu rather than frozen yogurt which melted too quickly and therefore messy.

    We will definitely eat there again :)

  • Order: Calamari (huge!); Chicken Mandarin salad (huge!); prime rib; hamburger & fries;
 
Kevin
4 Reviews
2011/04/03
  • Excellent value for your dollar. Portions are...
  • 4.0 stars
  • Excellent value for your dollar. Portions are large and food is tasty. The atmosphere is nice and reasonably quiet. Staff needs to be a little more attentive however as it is sometimes difficult to get refills of coffee etc. Overall a nice dining experience.

 
QueenOfDining
31 Reviews
2009/12/18
  • This restaurant had a very pleasant atmosphere...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • This restaurant had a very pleasant atmosphere. The food portions were average and the food itself was good. This is a great restaurant to go for the price. Some of the nearby restaurants are very steep in price and this is a great alternative. It is just 1 minute from the St. Jacobs' downtown area and seats up to 150 people.

  • Order: Fish and chips, hamburger, poutine, Iced Tea, Chocolate Milk
 
heikesdad
10 Reviews
2008/11/21
  • The dining room was warm and cozy. We ordered the...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • The dining room was warm and cozy. We ordered the kids meals first, the spaghetti was a hit. The soup my wife ordered was good, like from scratch. The mains arrived, mostly excellent except the vegetables were limp. The service was just OK. we ordered dessert a nice homemade coconut cream pie for me and an earth shatteringly good blueberry torte(figures although I did get a taste)

  • Order: schnitzel, veal cordon blue, kids meals
 
Wouldn't go there again
2008/11/07
  • Owner /manager lack of courtesy
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • I had eaten there a year ago and had the fish and chips...I thought I would try it again. This time the fish was hardly visible and it was like a deep fried pancake. One of my companions also order the same meal and hers was fine. I did not eat my meal and the server took away a whole plate. When the server asked my companions how their meals were there were no complaints. I then took the opportunity to let her know that my meal was not edible. SHE suggested that she would talk to the manager to see if something could be done. The message that was passed along from the manager was, it is the same person dipping the fish so there was nothing to be done.The rudeness of the message only made me want to speak to the manager in person. After voicing my concern, her reply basically was that it was a special of the day and that is to be expected!!! When I asked her if it was okay to serve substandard food to patrons she walked away. She appeared that she did not care. This was not about receiving money...I was a guest... just a simple want to be treated with courtesy. As I read the other comments about the manager, I thoroughly understand.

  • Order: fish and chips
 
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