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Engine Room

166 Esplanade St., Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 2K3, Canada
902.895.5151
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Ranked #35 of 79 restaurants in Truro
Cuisines: Pub
Most recent review
- Jan 7, 2014
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English first
Windsor, Canada
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211 reviews 211 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The place has a great location with lots of parking and it offers plenty of seating. The room is large but still comfortable. The staff is generally friendly but was not present enough to deal with issues in a timely manner. The food is average for pub food but it has a good atmosphere and mood to the place. It's... More

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Nova Scotia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had the steak and shrimp special, good value for the low price paid, $10.95. Would eat here again .

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Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I love the food at this restaurant. I love their burgers, potatoe skins are delish, Nachos are loaded..I have never had anything to eat here that I have not liked. Been eating here for 24 years and it is still the best to me.

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Truro, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Shared a meal with family on a Wednesday evening. I had the liver and onions, with bacon, mashed potatoes and veggies. It was cooked to perfection and served hot. Almost too much as there were 2 good size pieces of liver. Two in the party enjoyed the chicken Alfredo and the other diner had fish and chips which was well... More

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Truro, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We ate here on Mothers day. Two of us had the strip loan steak and shrimp special. My steak was prepared as asked, medium well done. The baked potato was hot and sour cream came on the side. The vegetables were okay however not hot. One of the others at our table had a generous serving of lasagne which came... More

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Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Traveling through the area so we stopped to eat. It is the usually types of food you find at a bar. We had a selection of burgers, clubhouse, fries, other sandwiches. It wasn't the best food but it was good. The service was average and the inside looked like a dark bar. They do have lots of room and lots... More

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Truro, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Engine Room is a great spot for an evening out with friends. Enjoy a couple of drinks and some music. Usually good music to dance to and they used to have karoake on some nights and there are some fairly talented people around here. It certainly has it's share of rough characters hanging out there, but nothing that can't... More

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Halifax, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

I used to live in Truro for a few years and use to go to this place quite frequently and now in sometimes on my through when traveling from Halifax to Pictou. And I will say the last few times I have been in the food, portion sizes everything has gone way downhill. Even the service is not that great.... More

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atlantic canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I'm sure when this restaurant opened it saw a lot of business. It probably has a loyal local following. It is gigantic and old and has that feeling that sticky beer spill feeling on the floors and tables. The wait staff were an army of aggressive women who rarely smiled and I felt a little intimidated ordering. I ordered the... More

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Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Any night that neither my husband nor I feel like cooking, we go down the hill to the Engine Room, and enjoy one our favorite dishes.The menu is varied and usually well prepared. The staff is friendly, and we know several of them by name, and they know our usual choice of beverage. The owners welcome us regularly, and we... More

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