Every week, three writers with iron stomachs will sample food on campus. This week, they tackled Marco’s Famous in SUB.
Canadian Burger — $6
I’ve always been a bit wary of Marco’s Famous. It might have something to do with their aggressive neon sign or sketchy menu that looks like it was designed on Windows 98. In any case, it’s safe to say you can’t judge a book by a cover with this joint, as Marco’s Famous serves the best burger on campus hands down.
Opting for the Canadian selection, I was treated to a juicy, savory burger topped with an assortment of fresh toppings. The slice of ham added an extra kick, while the red sauce was the perfect complement to this beef masterpiece. It was certainly a welcome surprise given the establishment’s outdated décor. Marco’s Famous is in fact a rarity on campus — tasty, well-made food that’s a much-needed departure from its fast food counterparts.
Cheese Donair with drink - $9
While Marco’s may not be everyone’s first choice to eat at in SUB, it was surprisingly satisfying. Donairs are usually reserved for drunken nights, but I figured I might as well go for it anyways. My choice, the cheese donair, was filled with plenty of crisp lettuce, fresh meat and a creamy sauce. The end of the wrap wasn’t particularly appetizing though, as the sheer amount of meat and sauce that collected at the bottom wasn’t pretty.
Overall, I was pleased with the meal, but I definitely fell into a food coma about an hour after digesting it. A word of advice: don’t eat here unless you’re okay with not being productive afterwards.
Chicken Pita - $7.75
Despite practically living in SUB, I’ve never ventured over to try out Marco’s Famous, often opting for the traditional Subway sandwich instead. But after testing Marco’s deliciously filling chicken pita, I have become a convert.
The service at Marco’s Famous was very quick, and the overall presentation of the pita I ordered was neat. All the vegetable toppings were fresh and tasty, and the generous helping of a creamy sauce added a dash of flavour that the chicken needed. On the whole, Marco’s Famous was a pleasant surprise, making a returning customer out of me.
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