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Fifth Wheel Truck Stops - Bowmanville

2475 South Service Road | Exit 431, Highway 401, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3L1, Canada
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Ranked #54 of 90 Restaurants in Bowmanville
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Canadian, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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- Aug 10, 2014
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English first
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped here say morning for breakfast. Not only we couldn't get table as according to staff member they had to set up one when place was more then half empty. Staff member was not too polite so we walked out and this was between 7 and 7:30 and we phoned night before and was told they were open a 5.... More

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Sudbury, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped for breakfast - eggs and sausage were good. Home fries were cut potatoes cooked on grill not deep fried cubes. The bacon however was tough and very salty. Coffee is second cup and it was good as well. The place is a little run down and the lot is full of pot holes, very dusty - put windows or... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Was disappointed in the broken eggs...one I can understand, all of them means they don't care. Place is clean, change lots since I was here 20 years ago. I would try them again but I was disappointed

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Courtice, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Don't let the number of trucks in the parking lot make you think this is a great place to dine - they're only there because of a lack of other local truck stop options. Food Is mediocre at best, and priced out of line with reality. Fuel prices are also nothing special, so don't stop here expecting a deal on... More

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Kingston, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We made the mistake of checking into the dirty Motel first, It stunk like cigarette smoke and we were in a non smoking room. Then we went to eat in the restaurant, That was mistake number 2. My children wanted the buffet for dinner and I got a wrap. While we were eating I overheard the employees speaking about buffet... More

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Oakville, ontario
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411 reviews 411 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This place has been around for years and serves the general public as well besides truckers. Althought the atmosphere is dated but still has the feel of a truck stop. Service has always been good and a variety of items on the menu. They have a separate sector for professional drivers to sit in and eat. Have eaten in this... More

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11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great place to stop and not just for truckers...Great diner food plus an extensive Buffet which changes from breakfast to lunch/dinner... In my opinion it beats the typical "fast food" stops on the highway. Plus an easy on/easy off access. During my trips along this stretch of Highway 401, this is a mandatory stop..

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elora, ont
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

I had the oppourtunity to eat a typical breakfast here aug21-2012 and I will never return!! For 2 scrawny eggs 3 paper thin pieces of bacon, 2 low budget pieces of toast and 1 "typical" coffee the total bill was an outrageous $10.50!!!! Are you kidding me??? It was a 2 dollar breakfast at best. I feel bad for the... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stopped here recently as I used to stop there every time I went to Toronto when I worked in the trucking industry. Prices have certainly gone up in the past five years, and portions are smaller, but the Hot Hamburger Sandwich is still great. A good place to stop if heading westbound across Toronto and don't want to stop... More

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Chatham, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We had lunch and with the tip, our bill was $31. This for a hamburger with fries, Pepsi, toasted western with fries and chocolate milk. Food was tasty but way overpriced. Decor is also outdated and the place certainly needs a good cleaning. Very disappointing for a restaurant we previously enjoyed on road trips.

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