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Carman's Diner

164 King St, St. Stephen, New Brunswick E3L 2E2, Canada
(506) 466-3528
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Ranked #2 of 19 restaurants in St. Stephen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Stopped there for lunch on the way back from PEI - easy location off highway. The waitress was friendly - the food (turkey sandwich) was definitely homemade and the milk shake was soothing. Someone in our party had a hot dog and they said they were not impressed but the homemade stuff all looked good. The prices were good -... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Both AAA and Trip Advisor reviewers indicated the food here would be excellent. It was bland, flavorless. I even had to put salt and pepper in the clam chowder. If you're looking for lots of food for the money, this is your place. If you're looking for tasty, keep driving.

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Moncton, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a very small restaurant with really nice waitresses. I eat here for a meal every time I visit St. Stephen. The food is good. They have great home made desserts! My favorite is the roast turkey meal.

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Houston, TX
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stopped here for lunch to soak in some local flavor. It was OK-nothing fancy or elaborate, but plain food. The fish chowder seemed a little watery, but maybe that's how they cook it in St Stephen; the fried fish was hot and good. It was mostly local people here, and they all seemed happy, so it's clear it's a... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a small fish and chip, really good. Friend had the western sandwich and liked it also. We were talked into a really good piece of blueberry pie.

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North Clarendon, Vermont
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stopped in St. Stephen for the night on our way to Nova Scotia and had a great homemade dinner at this cute, family-owned 60's era diner complete with vinyl booths and juke boxes at the tables. The place was packed with locals even on a Tuesday night and the staff was friendly as can be. We found the water bowl... More

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Moncton, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Found this one on the GPS, off the highway and worth it. Looks like a very popular local diner and it's easy to see why. Decor was homey, under renovations and hopefully they are putting in more seats as they need them. We had probably the best fish and chips in a while. Delicious, crunchy coating and yet light at... More

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Falmouth
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Carman's is predictable and that's a good thing. If we're in a hurry passing through or if we're not scouting out fine dining, this is a good stop. The food is typical diner fare which is not a minus and the staff is always accommodating. We're heading up that way again this fall and will, no doubt, stop by for... More

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St. Stephen, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Although the ambiance is lacking and the decor is dated, this establishment is clean and offers great service and exceptional food.

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St. Stephen, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is average...it isn't fine dining by any means, but it is good takeout-style food if that's what you're in the mood for.

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