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350 St George St, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
(902) 532-5750
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lovely, but not special

It's a bit old-fashioned, but a comfy place to dine in Annapolis Royal. the selection of wines by the glass was skimpy, and the waitress suggested that I try the Jost pinot gris. The decades-old Jost habit of supplying smaller NS restaurants with sub-standard plonk has left me more than a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
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Halifax Region, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Berwick, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wonderful, local and sustainably harvested food. Beautifully prepared. Love that the Inn Keeper comes to your table to chat. Sweet rooms, cozy, sociable.

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nova scotia canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this it the place to have your family for a dinner. there is something for everyone, from Lobster to Vietnamese curry, chowder and the absolute best Burger I have ever had. I also love the tenderloin which is always done to perfection.

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Chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Most inns don't serve dinner but thankfully this one does! The food was really fresh, very expertly prepared and beautifully served. I would definitely go back. Thank you Garrison House!

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Halifax Region, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's a bit old-fashioned, but a comfy place to dine in Annapolis Royal. the selection of wines by the glass was skimpy, and the waitress suggested that I try the Jost pinot gris. The decades-old Jost habit of supplying smaller NS restaurants with sub-standard plonk has left me more than a bit skeptical about Jost, but this was a full-bodied... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We found the food to be rather uninspired and ordinary. After reading so many positive reviews, we were disappointed.

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were in town 3 nights and dined here 3 nights. We visited Compose to make a reservation the first evening but were treated so rudely by the host that we came here - and were so happy we did. The service was great. Food fantastic. Setting just like old Royal Annapolis.

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Borrego Springs, California
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317 reviews 317 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful evening here after a horrible experience the prior evening at Compose. The atmosphere here is warm and inviting. The servers are friendly, witty and attentive. The food was spectacular. In our humble opinion, this should be the number one restaurant in Annapolis Royal. Because it is located in a hotel/B&B, some B&B owners will not recommend... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Had an excellent salmon meal. Quiet, very nice atmosphere. Excellent service at a reasonable price. Located across from the historic cemetery.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This restaurant came partly at the recommendation of the hosts at the Hillsdale House Inn, which is within easy walking distance. The food and service were excellent. Best to reserve, especially on a Friday or Sat. night, because this is a popular place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had: -Field tomatoes with balsamic vinegrette and olive oil and basil -Tomato soup -Seared scallops with vegetables and wild rice -Grilled Halibut with mushroom vermouth sauce and potatoes -glasses of Nova Scotia wine The quality of food was good but the flavours needed a bit more development (something seemed lacking in each dish). However we received an excellent service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 350 St George St, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Annapolis Royal
  • Phone Number: (902) 532-5750

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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