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27 Jennifer Drive, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 6M5, Canada
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food slow service!

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 !

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
swimmer127
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Truro, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Truro, Canada
Contributor
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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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 

Halifax
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is always plentiful, good, priced well so all in all represents good value. It is not an outstanding dining experience but a good place to go for a casual good meal. The menu has lots to offer with everything from pub grub to smokehouse fair with pasta and fish thrown in. If you are looking for a casual... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We decided to go here for our anniversary. We walked in and the restaurant was busy. There was no sign saying please wait to be seated or the opposite, please seat yourselves. Lots of employees rushing by us but no hostess to come great us. It felt like we were standing in the way. After waiting a few minutes and... More 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

average food and portions, noisy (it is a bar!). Traveling companion asked for a top shelf gin which they did not carry. Service slow but we were not in a rush...

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Truro, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

At a family farewell party, the restaurant was very accommodation with a constant change in numbers for the reservation. Server was very nice and very understanding with the changing situation.

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Truro
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been visiting Roadside Willie's for lunch several times a year for the past several years. We used to think that the fish and chips were the best we had ever had in Truro, despite a claim to that effect from another local restaurant. However, the last two visits have been disappointing. Perhaps a new cook? The second last... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I do apologize that we failed to meet your expectations during your last visit. I would kindly ask that you provide me with more details so I can properly investigate your complaint. We have never offered a BBQ chicken breast meal, either on the menu or through a special, so... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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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