Hay River is a wonderful community. We needed a spot for breakfast, and two days later for lunch while camping and travelling in the area. The restaurant in the side of the atrium of the hotel could be in any city of North America: high ceiling, large TV, no windows, made you (sadly) forget the amazing town where we were. Our first meal was a breakfast, I must say the young man who served us was really sweet. I did enjoy my breakfast of yogourt and fruit, cereal and toasted bagel. My only concern was that the fruit was cantaloupe, nothing else. I would have rather have Saskatoon berries or blueberries (which do grow locally), or even a few slices of apple or bananas. We came back for lunch, hoping to see the Olympics on the large TV, but unfortunately the news were on, but not on the Olympic network, and we were not offered opportunity to switch the channel (but then again, we didn't specifically ask!). I had the lunch special of pea soup - tasted home made! and the Philly steak sandwich which was good, with lots of green peppers and melted cheese sauce. Mike had the beef au jus sandwich with fries, and it was good also. I asked to see dessert menu, which had the standard cheese cakes, chocolate fudge cake desserts - typical from the 'frozen companies', nothing seemed local, nothing fresh. Prices for desserts alone were in the $12-$15 price range. I would have been so happy with a simple bread pudding with berries! All in all, good food and service, but very pricey, and nothing local. Oh, and one last detail, there was WiFi, but you had to pay; when you pay that much for a meal, you should get a bit of free WiFi.
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