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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
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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  • 110
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 3
    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
Where is everybody? At Murphy's!

When the streets are empty and no one is in sight on Esplanade, don't be fooled. They're all at Murphy's! The fishing nets are on the wall, the smiling staff seat you in a private booth, and the catch of the day is in the menu. This is a nice place. The food is consistently good. I like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Brigitte M
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

When the streets are empty and no one is in sight on Esplanade, don't be fooled. They're all at Murphy's! The fishing nets are on the wall, the smiling staff seat you in a private booth, and the catch of the day is in the menu. This is a nice place. The food is consistently good. I like a nice... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Whenever i pass through Truro Nova Scotia ,a must is to stop at Murphy's,the fish and chips are great a great portion for sure ,2 piece" of haddock very large filletts,the fries are very good ,the gravy compliments the fries...the clams are very good a good amount......I will make special trips to Murphy 's from Halifax just for the good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

recommended by friends we landed at Murphy 's. yum yum and yum. we both had the fish and shrimp platter and couldn't finish. that doesn't happen often, lol. prices were resonable and service was great. food came out super hot and fresh. the atmosphere is quirky but the theme suits the menu. very very friendly and the staff seemed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The food was fast , hot and good. We had the fish and chips and it was as advertised. The wait staff was very friendly and we enjoyed ourselves. The portions are very large. We could not FIND the place, even with our phone GPS as the signage is very low key and it is in a strip mall. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was actually our second choice because i had read reviews indicating that the fish and chips were greasy. We ended up here because our first choice was closed. The fish and chips were not greasy - they were excellent. The service was extremely fast and very fast. My friends had the poached and fried haddock and both were really... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Murphy's was a favourite Sunday family take out dinner growing up. I now live in Otttawa but try to get there every time I visit back home. We were there a few weeks ago, as usual, the people working were too kind. Our son has Celiac, and they went through everything he can eat. Maybe my taste buds have changed,... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Delicious fish and chips and top notch service at Murphys. The restaurant has a varied menu. My sister had a delicious scallop dinner and my brother had clams. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Murphy's had a great east coast fish and chips decor and claims to be Canada's Best Fish and Chips. The fish was really good, we got the fish, chips and clams, but the chips were frozen store bought. You can't be Canada's best with frozen fries. The Fish and Chips are a package deal, both have to be best, especially... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited Murphy's to sample the fish & chips that were listed as their specialty. The place is very popular and we found it to be to be quite busy, even though we were there a little early for dinner. The fish had a nice light batter and was very tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We hadn't been to Muphys in quite a while, but decided to try it for lunch recently. We were very promptly seated and our order was taken quickly.We both had Fish and Chips, their signature dish. It arrived very quickly and was delicious. The decor really makes you feel like you are near the sea and the very friendly staff... 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

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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?