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“Good Honest Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rod's Restaurant

Rod's Restaurant
Manitoba Dr, Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador A0E 1J0, Canada
(709) 466-1555
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Ranked #5 of 23 Restaurants in Clarenville
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Oshawa, Canada
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“Good Honest Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stopped on our way back from Trinity to St John's for lunch.

Strip Mall Restaurant so good parking here.

Arrived just before noon to an empty restaurant.

Decor was OK but clean and we sat in a booth.

The server was a young girl (high school age) but very efficient.

Coffee came right away and orders were taken too.

While this was happening the restaurant filled up to standing and waiting for a table!

We ordered two breakfasts of Bacon, eggs hash browns and toast and two clubhouse sandwiches with fries.

Even thought the restaurant was totally full our meals came out as expected and the service never faltered.

Both breakfasts were very good with crisp bacon and eggs as ordered. The hash browns were definitely frozen but done well. Toast was good including jam (foil wrapped).

The clubhouse sandwiches were the stars of the lunch. To say they were big is an understatement and the fries heaped the rest of the plate as well as a small side of cole slaw.

There was something left on every plate as no one could finish even the breakfasts!

Coffee kept on coming and we felt guilty in having more as there were people still lined up.

Don't be afraid to try this place out.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Clarenville, Newfoundland, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Yuck”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have tried this place many times, but it's always...yuck! Fries are always soggy, chicken always taste burnt. My husband tells me the fish is decent. Service....soooo slow. Wait is usually 60 minutes from seating to served.

Visited June 2013
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st. john`s, nl
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Dirty restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The windows are dirty and you can't see out of them. The fron porch has not been swept for a long time, full of gravel and has a very dirty mat. The ladies bathroom has old faucets and are loose.
The food was good! But if a restaurant is not as clean as it shd be then I don't enjoy my meal

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St. John's, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A place to go for Fish & Chips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Having gone to Rods place on the advice while visiting a friend who told us its a must to go to Rods place to have their Fish & Chips and you won't be disappointed is so true it was delicious. The service was great. Will go there again when passing through Clarenville, NL.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clarenville, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worst Service I've ever had”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I went to Rod's restaurant today for my son's 8th birthday breakfast at his request. We showed up and placed our order and seeing as how there was a softball team there we waited patiently for our order after 45mins and seeing other people get served that came in 10-15 mins after us we started to get a little frustrated. After seeing everyone else in the restaurant get served and even people that just came in we asked about our order and after about 3-4 minutes they came back and told us that the order was lost. At that time the blame was passed to someone from the kitchen that came to take our order and they offered to not charge us for our juice. So after waiting for more than an hour no one took any responsibility and the only thing they did was offer not to charge us for 5 glasses of juice. Can't give a review of the food because we never received any because we decided to leave rather than wait another hour.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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