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East Side Family Restaurant

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American, Canadian
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780 East River Rd., New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 5C5, Canada
+1 902-755-4242
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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with a group of 8 and the Restaurant managed to accommodate us on a very busy Friday evening. Food was good and the service was friendly. The restaurant is not licensed. Appeared that there were many regulars enjoying an early Friday dinner.

Thank cankid
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome service and amazing food.. cheap too... place to eat breakfast and fish and chips in NG. So cheap. I was surprised with the amount of food you get for your money. I will always go there when I'm hungover...lol

Thank MC M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

You can't get a better "home cooked" breakfast anywhere. One of my favorite greasy spoons. Perfect spot for a late morning breakfast with friends. Very family friendly restaurant.

Thank Shelby D
New Glasgow, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter often drop in for lunch when she is visiting. Friendly service and very reasonable prices. We usually share a piece of their famous chocolate cake with boiled icing. I often order a chocolate cake for family birthdays as well.

Thank wmccann
Hamilton, Canada
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297 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A small Family run Business.It was very crowded when we were there and no one seated us.When we were ready to order the waitress started taking our order then left to attend to something else and we sat there shaking our heads.The food was good enough and the portions were large and well priced.Take your chances here.

Thank woodeye66
Scottsdale, Arizona
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80 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Food was ok....they even has multigrain toast. Service was pretty bad.....we were ignored at the door and finally a patron told us to just sit down. Three different folks, including the manager. Would look at us and ignore us. It did not get much better.

Thank Nancy S
New Glasgow, Canada
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a great spot if you just want homestyle cooking in a clean but plain eatery. The service is always fast and courteous. Prices are very reasonable and good portions. We usually go for breakfast.

Thank Karleen C
Nine Mile River, Canada
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My friends and I stopped at this little spot on our way home from the beach. It is a family restaurant with quite a bit of selection on the menu and very good prices. The staff were friendly and efficient. I ordered a one piece fish and chips with a poutine and with tax included my bill came to $6.95.... More 

Thank SherrySwirl
New Glasgow, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Love the morning breakfasts. If you go for lunch or supper the food is also good. Love the fish & chips, really good at a very reasonable price.

Thank Stella H
Fort Erie, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner here upon be recommendation of the woman running our motel. Good prices, good food (I had the seafood platter with salad), and very friendly staff. Operating in the community for close to 40 years and lots of locals eat there, which is what I look for when travelling.

Thank goleafsgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 East River Rd., New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 5C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  New Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +1 902-755-4242

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