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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
Comfort food

Stopped in to this spot (in a great location) for a quick sandwich to go. Soft home made bread, and delicious chicken salad filling. I was not disappointed I did. The place has a genuine small town, family restaurant feel to it - not tourist-ie at all. There is candy for the kids. But then again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Stephannie8078
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Stonewall, Canada
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Stonewall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped in to this spot (in a great location) for a quick sandwich to go. Soft home made bread, and delicious chicken salad filling. I was not disappointed I did. The place has a genuine small town, family restaurant feel to it - not tourist-ie at all. There is candy for the kids. But then again, I am from a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Pizza looks great but was awful. Sauce was not "unique" like the other person said, but was actually just tomato paste. Lemonade is sickly sweet. I diluted by more than half and it's still sweet. Service was so so, but the food is quick. View was nice. Restaurant wasn't overly clean.

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Halifax, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was the ABSOLUTE worst food I have ever experienced. The battered fish was soggy as was the coleslaw. And what's with the buttered bread? Stale and dried out just like grandma.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We ate here for lunch and sat outside. The restaurant is the old jail and has a couple little reminders of the jail. The lunch specials of one piece or two piece fish either fried or baked. The single piece is a great way to taste the local fish without over eating my wife it baked and said it was... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Located across the street from the water, this restaurant has great views! Their pizza has a unique sweet sauce and crust. Their bread is homemade and made the sandwiched we ordered delicious.

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Brantford, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My sister-in-law and her family showed us a tremendous number of sites in Halifax when we were down for a niece's wedding. We ate lunch here one day. Family treated us, but I still would willingly have paid the really reasonable price. We sat on the deck looking over the harbour. It was a fantastic experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great mussels. Pizza was delicious. Homemade bread was fabulous. View of the harbour was the best feature. I had the seafood chowder. It was ok but not great.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The only good thing going for this place is its location by the harbour. While the server was pleasant, the food was just shy of unappetizing: the lobster roll was swimming in mayonnaise, the garden salad was a sad mix of iceberg & flavorless tomatoes; the salad dressing came in packets, and the lemonade is powdered. Even the kids pizza... More 

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Danville, Illinois
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A nice place to have a non seafood meal. Beautiful harbour view. It was prom week in Lunenburg so we spent our time looking out of the big windows to people watch. Excellent service and good food. We had the deep fried scallops which were delicious and shared a pizza which was also good (sauce is sweeter than I was... More 

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Lunenburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Big Reds is located in the old Lunenburg Jail. The view over the waterfront is very good and adds the dining experience. The seafood is very godd as is the pizza. Well done to Big and Little Red.

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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

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