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Little Dairy King

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Seafood, Canadian
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Cape Shore Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Birmingham, Alabama
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Little Dairy King does not look like much from the outside, but it has more charm on the inside. We stopped by for a late lunch. Service was good, the sandwich was okay, but the hot fudge sundaes were delicious. We visited during the shoulder season, so there were more locals stopping in, than tourists.

Oakville, Canada
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went here twice the food was so good and the sunsets even better. The fish platter was excellent and the cod tongues delicious. Staff were friendly and obliging. The view was breathtaking.

Thank Pat L
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121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This seems to be a favourite among locals and was recommended to us from the owner of our vacation rental. The long line-ups at the take-out window seem to confirm its reputation. Take-out it was for us as well after we had a look into the sparse and not very friendly dining room. We ordered the food and then waited... More 

Thank canadabaerchen
St. John's, Canada
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

You know its good when the locals also eat here! I had their (homemade) burger with the works and their (homemade) fries. DELICIOUS. Burger was not greasy. There are many delicious ice cream choices, too. Friends of mine had the fish and chips and said it was the best they've had! You can't beat the view, too. Call ahead for... More 

Thank Newfiechick1
St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I ate here after we did the Cape shore trail. I had a hamburger and my husband had the cod chowder. Both were very tasty . The service was impeccable .

Thank Maggie522014
Newnan, Georgia
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161 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was a suggestion from a local and we were staying near here - so we went. I had the hamburger platter and it was a good home cooked meal. There were two patties of meat and two helpings of mashed potaoes, dressing and gravy on the side. It was well worth the $15 because I got to have it... More 

Thank Kim B
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We go here a few times a year when we visit family in Bonavista. The service is always friendly and the food filling. They have the best fish and chips in town the batter is light and crispy and a 1 piece is plenty for most adults. They play traditional Newfoundland music while you enjoy the view from the window... More 

Thank Purplesister28
West Lafayette, Indiana
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374 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

) I really hate to post a bad review of a privately-owned establishment, but this is a greasy spoon of a diner located just down the road from the Bonavista lighthouse where we experienced poor service and poor food. So nothing to recommend here. We were 2 of 8 people who arrived within 5 minutes of each other. The waitress... More 

Thank IN_Travelers47906
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Looking for a light lunch, we had the cod tongues which I'm sure were well made but weren't exactly something we'd like to try again. The chowder was good. We were very thankful to the owner who made the cod tongues as an appetizer as we didn't want a full dinner.

Thank BrdAdjDan
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Was a busy place. The food was very good, not great. Service a little slow and they close so early. The whales were out playing and people were stopping by to buy either ice cream or a hot chocolate/coffee and they were closed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Shore Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Bonavista
located just before the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse. More than a dairybar, there is a small restaurant attached, which serves Canadian style food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?