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Roadside Willies Smokehouse & Bar

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27 Jennifer Drive, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 6M5, Canada
9028433486
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
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  • 50
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  • 18
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Atmosphere, Good Food, Service With A Smile

Our first experience here was during a New Year's Eve party. We were impressed with the service, the food and atmosphere! Clean, warm and friendly. Our subsequent visits were equally on par. Nothing fancy here but rustic, and relaxed. We will definitely go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
MissSandraD
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Nova Scotia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Food is fantastic and the helpings are large. The atmosphere is quaint and the staff are very friendly. Lunch menus are good. A great place for the family.

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Fredericton, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I ate here with three friends, for dinner on a Friday night. We arrived around 7 pm. The place was packed, and we ended up just cleaning off our own table and sitting down. It took 20 minutes for someone to notice us, 15 minutes for our drinks to arrive, and nearly an hour for our food. The food was... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a regular stop for my family. Half of us have the fish & chips and the boys feast on the biggest, tastiest, house smoked St. Louis ribs around. Their fish & chips got even better. They now use 100% Nova Scotia wild haddock and it's processed right here at home. The flavor is so fresh and tasty. The... More 

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Nova Scotia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our first experience here was during a New Year's Eve party. We were impressed with the service, the food and atmosphere! Clean, warm and friendly. Our subsequent visits were equally on par. Nothing fancy here but rustic, and relaxed. We will definitely go back again.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I dine here quite often , the service is always excellent and the food is delicious and reasonably priced ! Excellent atmosphere altogether I would highly recommend trying it out for yourselves !!

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Truro, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Four of us arrived for supper and it took a long time to get waited on and served the food was good .Cheerfull atmosphere but very busy .the food was reasonable priced !

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went to Roadside for supper Saturday Jan. 17, 2015. Drove the hour for a great meal, again. We had pasta and I went with the steak. Both meals were fantastic along with the service. The price is reasonable for the meals. We both enjoy the drive from the city to Truro and supper at Roadside Willie's. The desert, coconut... More 

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Truro, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our hats are off to John and his staff for three great evening! A delicious buffet, great music and good friends. It is not often that you see an owner of a restaurant make you feel like you were eating at their home... Many thanks John to you and your staff. Memories are made from evenings like this! Can't wait... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Once again our Family of 11, met for Our Annual Christmas Family Feast, on the first Saturday of December at Roadside Willies, our NOW favorite restaurant in Truro. Every year we travel to Truro from Dartmouth, because the food, atmosphere and service is worth the trec. Huge healthy portions, a diverse menu for even the pickest of us, from appetizers... More 

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Wainwright, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Was not impressed, I have travelled across the world and have to say this was not a good experience not a bad one but have to say if I wanted a walmart steak I would of went to walmart and get a 7 year old to cook it for me. I felt bad for the waitress who I have to... More 

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Buck667, Owner at Roadside Willies Smokehouse & Bar, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize that the kitchen failed to cook your steak correctly. As you noted, your server tried everything possible to correct the situation. However, one thing is for sure. I will stand up for my staff when someone hurls unnecessary insults their way. Constructive criticism is welcomed. Demeaning and disrespectful statements are not. Your anonymous words have a stereotypical... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Jennifer Drive, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 6M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: 9028433486

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?