My entire family were on a weekend vacation to Harrison a few weeks ago. If you’ve been to Harrison, you know that there aren’t too many dining options in the town itself. On the recommendation of front desk clerk at the hotel, we drove to nearby Agassiz to have dinner.
The restaurant is pretty non-descript from the outside and we actually walked right past the entrance when we arrived. But when you enter, it is quite spacious and nicely decorated. We had a large group, 8 adults and 3 kids, so the hostess/owner sat us in the back area, which we had all to ourselves.
Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I ordered the roasted lamb, which at $16.99 may be the going rate for lower mainland Greek restaurants, but for Agassiz seemed a bit on the pricey side. Other diners at my table ordered spaghetti and meat sauce, sole Neptune and chicken souvlaki. Pasta dishes were around $11 and the chicken souvlaki ran about $14. This restaurant is kid friendly and also had a kids menu for $5.99. We ordered a kids chicken souvlaki and spaghetti.
The Greek entrees came with beef barley soup, Greek salad (which was dressed with orange French dressing, which was a bit odd), pita bread, rice, potatoes and tzatziki. The other entrees came with garlic bread. The roast lamb was large and very tender. I thought it rivaled some of the roast lamb that I’ve had at other Greek restaurants in the lower mainland. The rice was tasty and but the potatoes were a little too lemony for my taste. The tzatziki was nice and garlicky. There were 2 large skewers of chicken souvlaki and it was pronounced to be very moist and flavourful. The kids spaghetti was massive, but the sauce tasted like your run of the mill meat sauce, nothing special and the pasta was overcooked and not al dente. There was a dinner special of an 8 oz charbroiled prime rib which my father had, which was cooked to perfection and very tender for $16.99.
Everyone was too full for dessert, but the kids had ice cream that came with their meal. The total bill, including tax and tip came to just under $115. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is visiting the Harrison area and is looking for a good meal at a reasonable price. My only caveat might be to stick to the Greek food.
Reviewed by: Keith Lee
Last reviewed: June 13th, 2009