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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
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Falmouth
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Saint John, NB
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Our second stop at Carman's over the years but the same as I remember. Old style diner (real - not faux 50's style) complete with vinyl booths and juke boxes at your table. There were four in our group and we all totally enjoyed our meals (everything from fish & chips to hot hamburger sandwiches). Comfort food heaven! We even... More

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Saint John, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Although I live less than an hour up the road in Saint John, I had never been to Carman's until just this past week. I should have gone there year's ago as it was amazing - the food was absolutely amazing!! Home cooked!! And the homemade pie was beyond good! The service was quick and the waitress was very pleasant.... More

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St. Stephen, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

They are amazing in their service, friendly staff and great food at an affordable price. They are an old fashioned diner with booths and juke boxes at each table, drop in a quarter and listen to your favorite song.

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Char Co
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Carman's has old charm but the food is traditional home cooking. The Table Top jukebox still works with a few oldie songs. The atmosphere is very friendly. Love the old style booths.

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St. Stephen, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I try to go to Carmen's every Sunday for Breakfast. The friendly atmosphere (including '50's juke boxes) and amazing service, no matter how crowded, makes it a meal to look forward to. We have had other meals as well and the super service is always present. There is a daily special but the reasonable prices make every... More

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Saint John, New Brunswick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you're looking for a local diner experience from his fifties or sixties this is your place. The food is nothing exceptional however it is traditional diner fare. The food lacks consistency.

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Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

My husband and I have made it a tradition to visit Carman's for Canadian Thanksgiving dinner for the past few years. We really enjoy the diner atmosphere, with its old-time juke boxes and comfort food. Our Thanksgiving dinner was perfect for what we wanted. Not fancy, but all the favorites cooked like it was at home. And the staff was... More

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