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Magnolia's Grill

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Chowder, Canadian, Soups
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128 Montague St, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
(902) 634-3287
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Started out that we were going to just grab a quick snack..... Well that turned into "let's try this and maybe that". Scallop soup, roasted beet and goat cheese salad, 2 awesome fish cakes and a DELICIOUS slice of Key lime pie and I am stuffed! We were not disappointed with anything. The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Merrichris
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Providence, Rhode Island
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Started out that we were going to just grab a quick snack..... Well that turned into "let's try this and maybe that". Scallop soup, roasted beet and goat cheese salad, 2 awesome fish cakes and a DELICIOUS slice of Key lime pie and I am stuffed! We were not disappointed with anything. The staff/? owners, were very pleasant. Would go... More 

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Lunenburg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What would Lunenburg be without Magnolia's Grill? This restaurant has a fun atmosphere, wonderful staff, great music, the best fish cakes ever AND a key lime pie that is to die for.

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place which offers seafood and some pasta. The decor could improve and so is the cheap setting on the tables. The quality of food was mixed: the chowder was good and so were the scallops and the fishcakes. The halibut was overcooked and the salad plain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a fabulous dinner overlooking Luneburg's beautiful harbour,. The Moroccan Chicken was excellent, the combination of olives, dates and spices was a new taste sensation. My wife had the fish cakes with a beet and goat cheese salad, she loved it. The deserts especially the key lime pie was delicious. Staff were very friendly, service was great. A great... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch and had a very tasty meal. The fish cakes have haddock not cod and are unbelievable .... perfectly salted with lots of fish. My husbands lobster roll was also generously filled with large pieces of lobster. Great place to stop and eat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

When one has a shellfish allergy, one seeks good fresh fish. The meal prepared my these folks was the gold standard for our trip. The haddock was pan seared with the lightest of seasoning and served alongside a lovely salad. There was no need for fancy plating or filling starches. The fish spoke for itself! While I could have the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lunenburg in the summer is full of tourists and as a result has the usual collection of overpriced and mediocre places to eat. Magnolia's is not a run of the mill chowder factory. Small and quaint, our waitress and the hostess were local gals with a sense of humor and bright smiles. We really enjoyed everything we had from the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Thinking that the Magnolia Cafe was like most Lunenburg restaurants during the high season - not taking reservations - we showed up as a party of 5 and were squeezed into a very busy restaurant by a lovely hostess. So appreciated. In the 5 minute wait, we were courteously seated in an adjoining room, given menus and offered drinks. Now... More 

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B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Lobster linguine was fabulous, and at $32 should be. The service was very good, but it went downhill. Please don't set the table with rolled paper napkins around the cutlery, and provide individually plastic sealed pats of butter for the individually wrapped packs of saltines, and the individually wrapped creamers for the tea. If you can charge $32 for... More 

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St. Bruno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You can't do much better than this for seafood. Fresh off the boat from the dock below the restaurant! Our guests from Montreal said the scallops were the best they had ever tasted. We would have to concur. Not only were the scallops wonderful but so were the haddock fish cakes, the scallop chowder and of course, to top it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Montague St, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Lunenburg
  • Phone Number: (902) 634-3287

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Canadian, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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