A couple of weekends ago, we visited Markham Station Restaurant at 10870 Yonge Street, unit C-4 in Richmond Hill. Everybody knows about the 24-hour breakfast spot in Scarborough, but did you know that they have a second location in Richmond Hill? This location is also open 24 hours and serves the same affordable all-day Western breakfast and classic dishes.
We decided to stop by for lunch after visiting Lake Wilcox Park (which currently charges an outrageous $7/hour for parking). Markham Station Restaurant Richmond Hill has a dedicated entrance for take-out orders which we accidentally walked into. The main dine-in area is large and has plenty of TVs showing CP24 for your daily news and updates. There are plenty of booth and table seating.
After we got settled in, our server welcomed us with a bright smile and friendly demeanour. She was the best part of the whole dine-in experience, aside from the food. She really left her mark on us and made our visit very special.
We ordered three items to share and the little one got a kid’s meal too. I liked that our server pushed another table to join our four-seater so we could have more space for the plates. She had forgotten the Caesar salad for the club sandwich order but promptly brought it to us and let us keep the side of fries. And especially special was that she was able to put a candle on the ice cream dessert at the end and all of the staff came out to sing “Happy birthday” to our little one.
The All-Day Breakfast Classic ($11.49) I chose had three eggs (scrambled), three sausage links, and was served with brown toast and potatoes. This was a great portion and taste-wise was good but ordinary. I would have preferred the scrambled eggs to be more hot and runny (but then again, this dish was one of the last things I took a bite of because I tried the station club and quesadilla first so it might have tasted better when first served on the table). I liked that there was a piece of cantaloupe too.
The Station Club ($15.49) had sliced oven-roasted turkey breast, bacon, lettuce, and tomato between three slices of toast with mayo on the side and was accompanied by a generous portion of creamy coleslaw, pickle, and a side of Caesar salad (you could choose between fries, soup, tossed salad, or nachos with salsa too).
This Station Club sandwich was so good. I like how the toothpicks held the sandwich together and the ingredients were fresh. The bacon was crispy too. The side of ranch sauce also tied all the flavours together. The portion was so great for sharing and I would totally order this again.
The Caesar salad on the side was so generous in portion too and perfectly creamy and well mixed with dressing the way I like it. ^_^
The Chicken Quesadilla ($16.99) had grilled chicken, red and green peppers, onion, mozzarella and cheddar, served with salsa and sour cream. This was such a pretty presentation with what I believe to be parsley flakes sprinkled on the dish (same thing for the breakfast classic dish). I don’t remember the Scarborough location dishes looking this elevated. This chicken quesadilla was delicious too. The grilled chicken was so moist and there was plenty of it within the warm cheeses.
Finally, we picked the Mac and Cheese Wedges ($6.49) from the kid’s menu for the toddler and served with fries. It came with ice cream at the end too. The Mac and Cheese Wedges came in four pieces and the taste reminded us of the funky foods that you might try at the CNE. It was a lightly battered nugget of mac and cheese inside. It was quite unique and tasty. The plate came with ketchup and mayo for dipping.
The options of ice cream for the kid’s meal was vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry; we chose vanilla. I liked how there were sprinkles on top (not that I like eating them but it’s fun to have), and the server gave us four spoons because she knew we were going to share the treat. The server was so considerate and thoughtful.
I would gladly return to this location of Markham Station Restaurant for more breakfast and classic foods. The excellent service was truly a delight! ❤ (According to our bill, our server’s name was Alexandra — thank you for the wonderful dine-in experience!)
And for the four items we ordered, the total before taxes was $50, which was I pleasantly surprised about. It’s not cheap to dine out these days during inflation, but this was a very affordable family meal out.
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