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Shillelagh House Restaurant

Route 236 | Old Barns Road, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5A9, Canada
(902) 895-0234
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Ranked #6 of 80 restaurants in Truro
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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English first
New Glasgow, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been stopping at the Shillelagh for many years now and the quality of their fish and chips has remained consistently high therefore you can depend on a great meal anytime.

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Liverpool, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While passing through Truro, Nova Scotia, my husband and I have for several years made a point of stopping at the Shillelagh House restaurant for fish and chips for lunch. It's a small place - maybe ten tables in total - and is not much to look at for "atmosphere", but the food is excellent for what it is. They... More

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Truro, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A couple of my friends decided to go to eat fish and chips. They were the best I have ever eaten. Crispy...and the fries ...Wow! The service was friendless and so nice. I would recommend this place to anybody.

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This restaurant is small but mighty. The staff are very pleasant and the fish in its' light batter and the home made fries will keep you coming back. I am thankful they use Kraft Tartar sauce. A tad expensive, however, the best fish and chips ever!

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Dartmouth, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

As most fish 'n chip lovers do, we all have our favorite places. Shillelagh House is probably my favorite spot in Nova Scotia. I've eaten them on both sides of the pond and can say they are right up there with the best. The restaurant is small and lively, but I've never heard anyone say "we'll go somewhere else" if... More

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Truro, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I really enjoy eating here. They have a great batter for their fish, and their homemade fries are why I make this my first choice for fish 'n chips in Truro. If you have room have one of their homemade pies, I recommend coconut cream. I do wish they used a homemade tartar sauce. Over all great food from a... More

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Fall River,NS
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Almost $16.00 for two piece fish and chips and a fountain pop. $2.59 plus tax for a fountain pop??? Food was average. I'll try Murphy's next time I'm passing through Truro.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I've been around the world. I've eaten at a lot of places & I've got the belly to prove it. I just can't say enough good things about this restaurant. If you are a tourist, making plans for a trip to N.S ask yourself this........Do you want to taste N.S. culture? Than put this place on your bucket list.

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Halifax, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Had lunch here during the week. To those who like processed fries and average battered fish, try Murphy's. This little spot was superior for this type of menu. The haddock was fresh tasting and white in colour as it should be. I found the batter light and tasty. The home cut fries were great as well. I will be returning... More

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New Germany, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband and I stopped in for lunch while in town for my high school reunion.I haven't been there in likely fifteen years, but disclaimer, I worked there for a few years during my teens. It was the best fish and chips in town back in the 80's and still is today. The owner Lori used to work with us... More

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