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166 Esplanade St., Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 2K3, Canada
902.895.5151
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A mean taco salad

Great atmosphere at this place. I ordered the taco salad and it was awesome. Crisp nacho chips and seasoned beef on a bed of crisp lettuce and spinach topped off with salsa and sour cream. Ahhh... my taste buds are tingling just thinking about it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Al M
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Canning, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am from Truro area and came home for a visit. In this time I hit alot of my old stomping grounds, The Engine Room being one. I will never go back, lets put it this way. I waited over ten minutes for drinks. Not once or twice. Never cleared off the table and the food was so so. I... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Made the mistake of going in here one evening with friend from out of town. Made the bar from the movie roadhouse look tame. Too many drunk and purveyors of modern chemistry

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Thank Ken T
Canning, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great atmosphere at this place. I ordered the taco salad and it was awesome. Crisp nacho chips and seasoned beef on a bed of crisp lettuce and spinach topped off with salsa and sour cream. Ahhh... my taste buds are tingling just thinking about it.

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Thank Al M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

this place is always busy and it because of the great food! speedy service and friendly staff. you wont be disappointed!!

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Thank Mike H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

There are a few Pubs around this town (Truro) that have good food! This is one of them! The pizza is Awesome ! The wing are Awesome! and my favorite Battered Mushrooms !!! and good Poutine too ! and the Beers are always Cold!!

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Thank Basil K
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I had a hot hamburger sandwich with fries. A huge serving that was piping hot on the table. My friend had a lobster roll and fries, and we both enjoyed our meals. The server was great, and friendly. The prices were very reasonable. Everyone in the place seemed to be in a good mood.

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Thank Colin A
Truro , Nova Scotia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

The food was good but the service was barely average . The place needs a really good cleaning . The dust on the rafters is a inch thick and over all not clean .

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Thank DarHiggz
Truro, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

we ordered fish and chips and I don't like my fish to be soaking my plate with oil....which mine was. I don't know whether the oil was not hot enough or what...but my meal was greasy. It was not the freshest tasting and it took a while to get it considering they weren't very busy. The staff were not overly... More 

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Thank edna2011
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a typical pub food experience and the food is good. I like their lobster rolls and I had fries with mine.

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Thank Elizabeth D
Lantz, nova scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The food was excellent, service was quick. The prices were resonable, and the atmosphere is rustic, which is very nice!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 166 Esplanade St., Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 2K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: 902.895.5151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?