Hilltop Restaurant is located in Watervliet in a little strip mall. It was recommended to us for their pancakes. When we wandered in late morning on a Saturday, there was only one customer there. We were immediately greeted and told we could sit wherever.
Since we were directed to Hilltop because of their pancakes, I ordered those with a side of bacon. Josie ordered her usual French Toast with a side of hash. When I ordered the bacon the waitress asked how I would like it (soft, crisp or in the middle), I ordered it in the middle. Sure enough, the bacon came out and it was just that - in the middle. Often places will ask how you want it and then just ignore it and make it however they like. It was a nice touch. The pancakes were heavy. Very heavy. I think I was able to eat just about one of them (maybe not even that). But they were cooked really well, with a slight crisp on it and a golden brown. I would order them again, but probably get a short stack. Josie's food on the other hand was not nearly as good. Her French toast dish was incredibly small - just two pieces of thin white bread. The bread was dipped so fast that nothing soaked in, and they even missed major portions of the bread so it was incredibly dry. The hash was ok, but lacked seasoning. I think she ate it primarily because her French Toast was so difficult to digest.
I felt the service was quite good, and the staff was very friiendly, even as we were leaving the Chef was outside having a smoke break, she said, "thanks for coming, have a great day". The friendliness of the staff and the pancake were the only things keeping Hilltop from getting 1 or 2 forks. So, 3 forks for them and probably no return trip for us.
|Pancakes with side of bacon||French Toast|
|Corned Beef hash|