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Waterside Restaurant

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293 Commercial Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1B9, Canada
(902) 794-1700
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Hidden Gem

We had avoided this place this summer because of a bad experience a couple summers ago and boy do we regret that now. The menu has something for everyone, the food is homemade and delicious ! We went back again a week later and regret we had not tried it earlier in the season as it is a seasonal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had avoided this place this summer because of a bad experience a couple summers ago and boy do we regret that now. The menu has something for everyone, the food is homemade and delicious ! We went back again a week later and regret we had not tried it earlier in the season as it is a seasonal restaurant... More 

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North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A great spacious and modern decor with harbour view and a menu that is exquisitely presented and extremely tasty. It was delightful to entertain friends from away who were very impressed with the culinary skill of the chef. Great job, Juana Moreland

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Wilmington, DE
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We needed a place to catch a quick lunch while waiting for the ferry to NL and we decided to give the Waterside a try. It is located, appropriately enough, on the waterside and has a nice view of the harbour. The decorating in inside is nothing fancy, but appropriate. Service was decent, food was decent. It's not a go-out-of-your-way... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I went for lunch at the Waterside Restaurant almost a week ago with my best friend, and was amazed at how wonderful the food and staff were. Firstly, the food was fantastic! Delicious!! But the customer service i got was even better. Our waitress, was over the top, she catered to us and smiled and laughed with us, her name... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

After seeing line ups at other establishments in town, we decided to wait it out at the Waterside Restaurant. None of the staff even acknowledged our presence for 20 minutes, at which point we were seated, but never actually greeted. The rest of the evening followed the same trend. Our server avoided eye contact when passing our table and forgot... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place wasn't bad, but has nothing to recommend it. It is a typical waterfront seafood restaurant with a totally predictable menu.

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DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a nice evening meal here and very much enjoyed getting to watch the semitrailers loading onto the Newfoundland Ferry. Fish & chips were good, seafood chowder excellent, service quite good as well. Maybe Black Spoon has trendier or better food but they don't have the view!

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Parry Sound, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

great staff, good service, food good and we got to see the ferry come in from Newfoundland. good washrooms as well.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Waterside is very convenient to the Marine Atlantic Ferry dock. Maybe 200 yards at best. It appeared to be a coffee shop from the outside. Inside the booths and tables were crowded into one rather noisy main room and that reinforced our first opinion. Once our orders were delivered that was all forgotten. But, our dinners were excellent. Seafood... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Food was great. View was great. Too cool to sit outside the night we were there but the atmosphere inside was really nice!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 293 Commercial Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  North Sydney
  • Phone Number: (902) 794-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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