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“Much better than the rooms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tides Restaurant

Tides Restaurant
8601 Main Street, Alma, New Brunswick E4H 1N6, Canada
(506) 887-2313
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Ranked #5 of 10 restaurants in Alma
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Scarsdale NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Much better than the rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Stayed in the "inn" and didn't like it, but really liked this restaurant, located on the bottom floor. Had the blueberry salad for an appetizer two nights in a row--it's probably my new favorite salad. One night I had the lobster roll for my entree, which was fresh and tasty (though a little light on the lobster meat), and the second night I just had a steamed lobster, which was memorably sweet. Desert is fine, but again, it's the seafood that's the star of the show. Doesn't disappoint!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kingston, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The view was amazing, I had the lobster dip and blueberry salad and tried the blueberry wine. Best salad ever! This was an excellent dinner!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Poor service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here as it is one of the few restaurants in Alma. Looked nice from the outside and menu had good choices. However, we never actually ate there! We asked for a table for two to which the host replied, "Let me check." As we looked into the dining area, clearly more than 50% of the tables were available. When he finally came back, he assured us that we would be seated shortly as they were waiting for customers at a table to clear out. So we waited and waited and waited. No table, no host, no service, so we left. Instead, we ate at the restaurant across the street.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Long Island, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food in a tiny town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Small town restaurant near Fundy National Park serving well prepared seafood and other choices. We tried the linguine with smoked salmon, an exceptional cream of tomato with roasted pepper soup and a vegetarian wrap. All were quite good. Some menu items are expensive ($10 for cup of chowder, for example).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Tides View, Full Bellies”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We ate at the Tides view twice while we were visiting Fundy National Park. The first time was after a gruelling hike through the park (Moosehorn trail - strenuous, as advertised!) so we were hungry. It was about 7 on a long weekend Saturday but after a brief wait we were seated in the busy and picturesque dining room (great view of the fishing pier and the very foggy bay itself). We had deep fried clams and scallops and fries - pretty good, although the scallops were definitely not as good as the clams - the breading kept coming off in one piece with every bite). Still it gave us the strength to go and make camp. Then we came for breakfast and we had filling, standard breakfasts. Good prices, decent food and a very friendly staff and nice environment.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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