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5207 AA MacDonald Highway, Montague, Prince Edward Island C0A 1R0, Canada
(902) 838-2031
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Takes you back in time

Want a great 50s experience? This is the place to give it to you. Sit in your car, turn on your headlights and just like in the 50s you are waited on in your car. You can also go in and sit down. The decor is fun and bright. Good food and fast service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
DeeDee M
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Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I used to love this place but the last few years it has really gone down hill. First time i noticed it was open for the season we dropped in just for ice cream. It was so dirty, the floors looked like that hadn't been cleaned in days, tables were all dirty amd streaked but i gave it the benefit... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We needed a treat to keep us going and stopped at the Gillis Drive In, a perfect place for sandwich, "chips" and ice cream!

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Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Want a great 50s experience? This is the place to give it to you. Sit in your car, turn on your headlights and just like in the 50s you are waited on in your car. You can also go in and sit down. The decor is fun and bright. Good food and fast service.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Just had dinner there, not inpressed. Our order a cheese, bacon burger that "tasted" like a hotdog, I kid you not. My wifes " Chunchy" chicken burger , was definitely Crunchy. The fries were cook very well, sorry but for the $25.00 we spent including 2 fountain drinks, it is not worth us going back. They claim to be a... More 

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Albany, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fishing family owned with VERY fresh seafood probably caught within a day of preparation. So GOOD and inexpensive.

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Madison, South Dakota
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136 restaurant reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had fish and chips here. The fist was tender and moist but greasy; the fries were out of a bag. The restaurant itself seemed tired. We'd have been better off at Tim Horton's.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We found the fries were over cooked . Also we ate inside instead of in the car and the restaurant was very dirty , food all over the tables and floor. They really need more staff especially busboy or girl. But I had a lobster burger and my husband had fried chicken and they were both excellent..

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ottawa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have tried this place a few times over the summers. The old fashioned building and décor is charming. However no air conditioning and very hot on a warm day. The onion rings were fresh and delicious. The burgers were so/so and expensive. Pop in for a milkshake, but don't expect too much.

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Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food here is yummy! No complaints. I can definitely say my scallop burger was fresh and delicious, served on a homemade bun! The diner atmosphere is nice too. Worth the stop if you're hungry!!

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Fredricton
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Found this place by accident, was just driving along and had to stop! Just put your four ways on and before you know it a server is at your window. Prices are ok, concept super neat, food not so great. Milk shakes, a+. A good place to stop by.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5207 AA MacDonald Highway, Montague, Prince Edward Island C0A 1R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Montague
  • Phone Number: (902) 838-2031
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?