What is it about a court reporting job that really drains you? Some time a couple of weeks ago, after finishing a half day job at court, I was famished. Instead of waiting around for traffic to subside near the Finch Station area, I ended up satisfying my stomach at Friendly House Restaurant for a late lunch.
Friendly House Restaurant is an unassuming family restaurant located on Yonge Street across from the Food Basics near Cummer Avenue. All I saw from the car window was something like “all day breakfast, homemade burger, steak” and I knew it would be a good place for a fast meal that would be satisfying as well. We quickly made a turn to stop in for a bite to eat.
I was right! The food was close to a diner-type of service where you order your food, wait for a little bit, and then receive it on a tray to eat at a table of your choice. It’s a very low-key restaurant.
My mom and I shared the Chicken Shawarma Dinner with Rice and the Steak on a Kaiser. I was very impressed with both dishes!
The plate of Chicken Shawarma Dinner with Rice was covered with a mountain of carefully shaved chicken slices. It was SO, SO tender! I couldn’t believe how amazing it tasted. It really reminded of the amazing shawarma that I had at Rifca’s a while ago. The rice and salad was very good as well. I really, really enjoyed this! The tzatziki sauce was perfect as well!
The Steak on a Kaiser was very tender and it was a great hamburger! We asked to have it be cut in half to share. The kaiser bread was fluffy and I also couldn’t believe how tender the steak was. Yum!
It really goes to show you that you can find some amazing food at the local and unassuming family restaurants. 🙂