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Fifth Wheel Truck Stops - Bowmanville

Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Family Fare, Canadian
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2475 South Service Road | Exit 431, Highway 401, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3L1, Canada
905.623.3604
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5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Tue 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Sure Ain't Nothing Special....

My husband and I stopped in here for dinner on9-19-14. I wasn't real hungry. My husband ordered the Lasagna with salad for $16.95. Waiter asked what I wanted, I told him I was just going to take a few bites of my husbands lasagna. He then told me, he was gonna have to charge ME for the salad bar... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Sheri H
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Glasgow
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
568 reviews 568 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
500 helpful votes 500 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Fifth Wheel Truck Diner in Bowmanville seems to be stuck in the late 80's or the early 90's. The decor is outdated, the food seemed really fatty and the I think the waitress seemed like she was really unimpressed to be there. The washrooms were clean, which is a plus. The location is decent since it is right off... More 

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Puslinch
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped at the Fifth Wheel for some gas and breakfast during a road trip. The facilities are not fancy but they are clean. We had the breakfast buffet, which was good and reasonably priced. The food coming out of the kitchen looked very good, so if I go back I'll likely order off the menu instead. Overall, very clean,... More 

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Glasgow
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266 reviews 266 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I stopped in here for dinner on9-19-14. I wasn't real hungry. My husband ordered the Lasagna with salad for $16.95. Waiter asked what I wanted, I told him I was just going to take a few bites of my husbands lasagna. He then told me, he was gonna have to charge ME for the salad bar. I... More 

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Bowmanville
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46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Melfort
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

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
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17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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445 reviews 445 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2475 South Service Road | Exit 431, Highway 401, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Bowmanville
  • Phone Number: 905.623.3604

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Family Fare, Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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