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1658 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 2X9, Canada
902-832-1950
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9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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...but a bit bland for my taste. Don't get me wrong, there is lots of variety and they make great, old fashioned milkshakes. The food is well cooked and presented, it's just me. I went twice (deciding to give them a second chance because people rave about this place), but as I said, for me, it's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Kellydax1956
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Halifax, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Halifax, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ate at the True North tonight for the first time. My husband and I ordered the corned beef and cabbage and it was the best I've ever had (including my home cooked). The cabbage was not soggy, the turnip perfect and the corned beef portion was huge and oh so tender. A friend had the potato skins and I... More 

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Pictou, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The staff is very friendly , i had to wait when we arrived but it was so worth it , the food is awesome , not a place to miss if your ever in the city , and want a great place to eat

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Halifax, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

...but a bit bland for my taste. Don't get me wrong, there is lots of variety and they make great, old fashioned milkshakes. The food is well cooked and presented, it's just me. I went twice (deciding to give them a second chance because people rave about this place), but as I said, for me, it's lacking something.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Full disclosure, we visited specifically to hear my daughter sing 50s standards. The feel of the dining area takes you back to malt shops and jukeboxes. The entertainment was great (although it was sometimes too loud or alternately to quiet). The food was average at best.

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Bedford, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Took my boys, it was getting close to closing time but there was a good half hour left. The staff were prepping for close and it was clear our appearance wasn't apperciated. They messed up my order - very difficult Club Sandwich and my 6 year old had to ask for ketchup three times (admittedly the second time they did... More 

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Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The food was good and very much comfort dinner style. The atmosphere, which they bill as 50's dinner is so so. Lofty ceilings (or should I say 60's warehouse) were too weird. It definitely lacks a cosy feeling and needs some help with furniture placement. I'll be back but only for the food.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Ate at the True North Diner on Sunday the 23rd of November. We reserved a table for 13. Service was excellent considering the size of the group. Everyone enjoyed their meal, from Nathan's hot dogs, roast beef dinner to double burgers. Refills on drinks were prompt. The homemade pie is what keeps us coming back. Put a few quarters into... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband, two children and I decided to head to the True North Diner for dinner after an appointment. We arrived at 3:30 and it wasn't busy at all, so we were seated promptly and ordered drinks. We love the atmosphere and the jukebox is a definite favourite as my children love music and dancing. The jukebox wasn't playing when... More 

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Tantallon, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

cool little diner, the feel of an ole time diner where you can play your favorite oldie from the juke box, food and service both great.

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Halifax Region, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This restaurant is a good place to eat if you are a gambler. I have had some good meals here and some very bad ones. the prices are good but the food is just OK at best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1658 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 2X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 902-832-1950

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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