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True North Diner

1658 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 2X9, Canada
902-832-1950
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Ranked #15 of 47 restaurants in Bedford
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I love this place - it seems right out of the 1950's in it's style and decor. Lots of booths. The menu was varied and the portions were excellent. The chowder was *amazing* with huge scallops, lobster and more... and comes with a huge biscuit. The fish and chips were also delicious. The milkshakes are legendary. We had chocolate milkshakes... More

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Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

While out for groceries we decided to stop at the True North Diner with the kids for dinner. This was our third visit and as usual the atmosphere is wonderful. The kids were disappointed that we couldn't get a booth with a jukebox(as they were taken by people not using them) so we didn't play any music. We were seated... More

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Ordered the crunchy haddock sandwich. It was kind of bland; I had high hopes for it as a fish sandwich is my favourite thing to order at a restaurant. The fire were limp and very greasy. The chocolate milk shake was very good. I ordered a piece of lemon pie to take home after reading it was so good from... More

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Amherst, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Love this hidden gem in bedford, ns We usually go here before going to the movies. The food is what to expect from a 50's 60's diner. Love it so much I want to work there. Even the girls where the poofy skirts with the sneakers. Have mostly booths. The atmosphere is the best, juke boxes, wall decor etc. The... More

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We are never disappointed in the True North Diner! I seem to remember when it opened that they had a very limited menu, but now it is the best place to go for good home cooking and retro food. We went at "rush hour" on Saturday night (a good sign when you have to wait for a table) and were... More

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Halifax, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here several times and food was consistently good. Most recently I had the blackened haddock special with a side salad and my partner had a tuna melt with fries and coleslaw side. He also always has their chocolate milkshake which he loves, all the food was good. The fish was very fresh and I think next time... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Ate here with my family over the holidays - it was a great choice. I had only heard one good review about the place so I was interested but still skeptical. Our waitress was very friendly and amazing at her job, probably the best waitress I have ever had. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was interesting and fun. We... More

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This was our second time eating there, the first a few weeks ago, was ok, the burger was good, however the home cut fries were mostly tiny bits of ends, so today we went for lunch, we asked the same waitress/manager as before served us if possible to get more of the larger fries not the small bits of ends,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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239 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have not eaten here for more than a year, so I thought that I would give it another try, so I went for brunch on a Saturday. I ordered the "eggs benny." Very disappointing. The English muffin was not toasted. The ham was salty and very hard. The poached eggs were hard, being well overcooked, having asked that they... More

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GraftonConnor, General Manager at True North Diner, responded to this review

Dear Edwin F: Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts. We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations – nor ours. Please know that our servers are trained to resolve any issue to our guests’ satisfaction. We appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, True North Diner Management More

Halifax, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Well, went to the diner for my first (and last) visit last night. The food was awful. The special of the day was haddock tips and fries. Now, you would think if it's the special of the day they would be doing a good job of making it. Nope. The fries were overcooked, hard and cold. The haddock tips were... More

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GraftonConnor, General Manager at True North Diner, responded to this review

Dear S D: Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about our restaurant. We are disappointed to hear your dining experience did not meet you expectations. Please know that our staff is trained to resolve issues to our guests’ satisfaction. We appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, True North Diner Management More

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