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1658 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 2X9, Canada
902-832-1950
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Today
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I left hungry and at $13.99 for what I alone ordered...I should not have left that way!!! Waitress came to the table once, potatoes were not real and we're more of a paste then a mashed potato. 3 bites and the we're gone...I got more butter then I did potatoes.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I will never go back. My husband and I went for dinner, service was mediocre at best. He had a burger, I had hot turkey sandwich. There may have been 20 fries combined in the meals! Gravy tasted canned (Turkey was real). The highlight was the homemade lemon meringue pie. There are so many other options in Bedford. Try those... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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14 restaurant reviews
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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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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: French, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?