We popped by for a quick mid day snack while in St Jacob's. Service was good. I'm not sure if the food could have been more disappointing. My son and I each had $8 bowl of cabbage soup that had 15 cents of ingredients. My wife's hummus had 15 cents worth of chips with them. Had they doubled their investment we would have each had a generous portions. The only question a business owner needs to ask is "did I just give the customer a reason to come back" sadly in this case it's a no.
I have tried a few things from the lunch menu like the burgers are awesome, the chicken wrap and the fish and chips I would highly recommend for a quick tasty lunch. The staff are always super friendly and polite. the building is still under construction so you can actually eat outside if you want in their giant tent. Makes eating in the rain really cool. Prices are decent but it is a tourist village so prices are little bit higher but again decent (under $20 for most lunch entrees). I would recmend!
We are from Alberta visiting family. Our aunt and uncle showed us around the area and we ended up at Stone Crock for lunch. The service was wonderful and the large tent worked well for all. Our server, Deb, was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We all enjoyed the food and drink. We will definitely be back at some point. Thanks so much for the great meal!
My husband and I went here about 4 years ago. Apparently, it was a landmark restaurant that was popular with the tourists. We went in with anticipation and left with utter disappointment. Bland boring buffet food that was clearly targeting a much older crowd. Mass produced unfavourable, luke warm food. We vowed never to return. Yesterday, I was reading my newly arrived book - Edna Staebler's Food That Really Schmecks book written the year I was born (1968) and was completely taken with all the recipes and history of the Waterloo area. In particular, her reference to these amazing fried golden desserts called FETSCHPATZE. I did a web search on how to pronounce this, and was led to an article online announcing The Stone Crock Restaurant was under new ownership, and was modeled after Edna Staebler's Food that Really Schmecks. My husband and I had to go try it out. I loved the concept that a local restaurant was bringing the true culinary cuisine of the region to the mainstream. We arrived with even more anticipation .. abandoning our Keto diet for what I knew would be quality worth going off script for. They did not disappoint.. apart from some glitches with staff, not knowing who was serving us, and the kitchen forgetting a sauce.. the food was incredible. We were seated at a large table for 6 in a room alone in front of the fireplace. So no worries about being too close to other patrons during covid-19. Staff were masked and our waitress Mary was a rock star. She noticed that no one had paid any attention to us for close to 10 minutes and made it her mission to offer "The Save". Guessing it was due to being newly open and training younger staff who seemed to be aplenty roaming around and doing very little and completely ignoring us while they conversed about what was supposed to do what and who got cut. Growing pains for sure... Hence the 4 star rating. I suspect this will change as more experience settles in with staff. The Brussels Sprouts roasted with pickles of all things are INCREDIBLE..and I am NOT a fan of Brussels sprouts normally. Pickled beets have the most unique flavour, coleslaw fresh and the side salad perfect. The schnitzel was the perfect blend of crispy, golden outside and juicy tender pork inside. My husband had the Jaeger ( mushroom ) and I had the farmer. The bacon for the farmer was thick sliced and easy to cut into, and the egg the perfect topping. The mushroom sauce was gloriously rich as it should be. ( My husband has gone to Bavaria many times and noted this Jaeger was absolutely comparable to homemade perfect versions he has enjoyed there) Finally the dessert the thing that got us here... The FETSCHPATZE.... These golden, crunchy balls of dough are the perfect spongey inside that can soak up the syrup and the icing sugar finishes it. You HAVE to try them. Sooo simple, and yet so delicious and comforting. Keto out the window.. it was worth every glorious bite. Next.. we want to try the cabbage r
Update: Oct. 2020... the new owner has implemented changes. e.g. no more buffet and a new Menu that seems less Germanic. And they have had an outdoor patio for months now, fully covered by a tent, that has a heat source for cool weather. The prices seem high, perhaps to cover the cost of the tent and other changes required due to the pandemic. My schnitzel sandwich with fries OR a small salad was $18. AND it seemed to be pre-made and then cooked when I ordered it. In a Germanic village, schnitzel should be made from scratch! My friends had wraps and said they were "OK". Service remains excellent and friendly.
Had a great lunch here. Food was absolutely fantastic, fresh and delicious. We can?t wait to come back and try other dishes. Thank you
Really nice bread, jam, soup, pastry. Can?t resist this freshness. Must try and go. For sure will go back.
This restaurant is a fixture in St.Jacobs. It has been there for over 25 years. The decor is eclectic. An old style dinner with a smorgasbord and self serve sandwiches and deserts. The menu is basic road house with the addition of Mennonite favourites. The service is fast and efficient. The food is good and the portion sizes are large. It is very busy on weekends, and other market days.
If it's great eclectic food that you're after try Stone Crock Restaurant and Catering in St. Jacobs. Locate some of the most interesting menus in town. Try our specials and you'll be back for more. Call us and we'll save the best table in town.
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