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Murphy's Fish & Chips

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Pub
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88 Esplanade Street, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 2K3, Canada
902-895-1275
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Find!!!

We were driving through town on our way from NB and googled best restaurants in Truro and this place came up. Honestly the best fish and chips all of us ever had. Coleslaw was fantastic, the meal was a great value with generous portions and staff was friendly even though it was a long weekend and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Kate C
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped in today for the first time (for me, anyway) There were four of us. Restaurant was busy, but found a seat right away. Staff was very friendly! Two ordered fish, one ordered a Western sandwich and I ordered a hamburger platter. One thought the fish batter was light but yet there was a greasy taste to it. No complaints... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were driving through town on our way from NB and googled best restaurants in Truro and this place came up. Honestly the best fish and chips all of us ever had. Coleslaw was fantastic, the meal was a great value with generous portions and staff was friendly even though it was a long weekend and they were highly understaffed.... More 

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Fall River, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Until last night, I didn't even know this place existed. My wife and I were headed to Truro to see a Jann Arden concert and we were looking for a place to have supper beforehand. Since we hadn't had Fish & Chips in a while, we decided on Murphy's after looking up restaurants on Trip Advisor. Well, the place was... More 

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Burlington, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went every single day during our visit to the area. We were introduced to Murphy''s the day we arrived and it was Love at First Bite! The fish is done to perfection, the batter iscrispy and light and not oily. No restaurant can hold a candle to this restaurant. If you have never experienced the wonderful hospitality of Truro... More 

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Villahermosa, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I go here everytime I visit Truro NS. To me this is the best fish and chips in the maritimes. Very good sized portions of fish and chips. Very friendly staff. See you all in June again.

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Fredericton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who discovered it a few years ago. We were not disappointed! The food was really good and the wait staff and counter staff were friendly and fast without making you feel rushed.

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Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The best fish and chips to be had. Family run and oh so friendly. Service is second to none and the menu is just right. All my family and friends who come to visit me always go to Murphy's for a least one fine fish lunch or dinner. Plan on going early in the evening as it gets extremely busy.A... More 

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Fredericton
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Best fish and chips...period!!! I've been traveling to Truro several times a year for about 10 years now (my wife's from Truro), and despite being asked countless time if I had tried Murphy's fish and chips, my wife's dislike of fish had always kept us from trying it out. Well last weekend, enough was enough! After 10 years, my father-in-law... More 

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Truro, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We probably eat here a few times a year, which isn't a lot. Fish and chips are high in fat and calories so we don't eat it too often. But when we do we go to Murphy's. The fish is in a nice crisp batter and the fish is usually very moist and flakey. The fries are almost always greasy.... More 

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nova scotia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Was there yesterday, 25/03/2015, They advertise "the best English style fish and chips in Canada", and I suspect that is true. I am in my 60's and had a lot of deep fried haddock in my life, even had it in London, rapped in newspaper. This is by far the best I have ever had. Lucky we were there while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Esplanade Street, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 2K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: 902-895-1275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?