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Big Red's Family Restaurant

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80 Montague St, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
(902) 634-3554
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good little spot even in the winter

Wicked staircase from the bottom level up, wish we had known about the street-level entrance at the back! Anyways, HUGE donairs which were delicious, great service, terrific view, and reasonable prices. Very good family spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
PattyS5106
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Wicked staircase from the bottom level up, wish we had known about the street-level entrance at the back! Anyways, HUGE donairs which were delicious, great service, terrific view, and reasonable prices. Very good family spot.

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Thank PattyS5106
Michigan
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We split the large combo with fried fish, French fries and a bowl of chowder. It was very good and the view awesome.

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Thank TimbersHouse
Nashport
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The view was great. There was free wi-fi. But the service was slow and the food was just so-so. With so many other places available, we should have gone elsewhere. We noticed a "for sale" sign on the street-side of the restaurant.

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Thank Ann B
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We enjoyed a simple yet hearty meal at a good price overlooking the harbour. The desserts were very tasty and so were the pizzas.

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Thank trudy329
Dartmouth, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

this place and food were great we sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the sun. food was impressive and the cold beer was a treat on a hot summers day. wait staff were funny and friendly. the inside to the restaurant was cozy we toured their before leaving.

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Thank weinertina
MONCTON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The core of Lunenberg's tourist district has quite an array of "dining establishments",the beauty of whichlies in the fact that they are all local enterprises...no chain type or commercial brand name fast foods. Big Red is an unpretentious family style restaurant,with a modest menu and modest prices. The food was tasty, obviously prepared after the order was placed, but with... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I had the grilled cheese, which was disappointingly with processed cheese and not actual cheddar (at least it tasted that way). My husband got the pizza sub and loved it.

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Thank Raanalote
Sydney, Australia
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175 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

As this was a designated lunch stop for my tour , we visited the fisheries museum and then had free time, I wandered easily through the township of Lunenburg and came across this restaurant, it looked fairly large and as I did not have a lot of time left I thought it would be quick and easy just to grab... More 

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Thank DONNA063
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

The fish n chips was great. Seems like a "locals" spot. I've read a few reviews that the pizza was no good. All I can say is: eat the local fare! This is a fish based town. Have the fish!!

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Thank Brenda M
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We've asked the guy in the visitor information booth to recommend a nice restaurant with a view to the harbor and food that the kids would love, and her sent us here. Worst advice we've ever got! The food ranges from passable to terrible, and the pizza in particular is inedible.

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Thank itsgasgasgas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Montague St, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Lunenburg
  • Phone Number: (902) 634-3554

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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