McDonald’s, Forest Lawn
4615 17 Ave SE (see map)
Calgary AB T2A 0T9
Phone: 403 272 7477
Lunch time, and what was for lunch? A Filet-O-Fish meal at McDonald’s on 17 Ave SE in Forest Lawn.
This McDonald’s has plenty of parking and a big golden M in front, so it was hard to miss.
Inside, this McDonald’s gives you the feeling of an old-fashioned diner, at least as far as a McDonald’s can manage. The color scheme is right and even the ketchup dispenser is hidden in a wooden box.
There is a Play Place for the kids, but it is not walled off from the rest of the restaurant, so the noise level could go up if a lot of kids are playing. Today there were none, so that was not a problem.
The counter service was not as good as I am used to at McDonald’s, but it was still better than at most fast food chains.
The food was done right. Everything tasted good, although the fries could have stayed in the fryer just a little longer.
Last thoughts: The Forest Lawn McDonald’s is a nice place for lunch. It’s not too busy, service is friendly and quick, and the ambiance is nice. The washrooms were clean, and newspapers were available. What more could you want for a quick lunch on the go?