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Bistro East

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274 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While they may have an eclectic menu, we sat for over an hour with no update from the wait staff on the status of our meal. Others (locals) warned us - good food, terrible service. If that is what you want, then this is the place.

1 Thank dsj5777
Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Scallops and caramelized onions on a pizza? Can we please have another one? Delicious. Even had the carrot cake. Glad I did!

Thank karenscian1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lobster Roll! If they have them, get one - best I've eaten. The other food is fantastic too, say the other people in my party. Very close to Fort Anne. We'll be back when we're next in Port Royal. Service was fine, bill took a while.

Thank Robert L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good selection of food and friendly, efficient staff. They didn't have in stock some of their beers listed. Chowder was good and Portobello melt was tasty. We choose not to have desert here (even though they looked good), because we wanted to try the pastries at a shop down the road.

Thank Mik T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the ambience and easy, smooth service. Had Lobster rolls that were a light chopped lobster and lettuce mix on bun.

Thank mkwolfson
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service here was slow and confused we had to remind staff twice. Probably chose the wrong place for us. Food ok but not special

Thank NorfolkSpinone
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Again research suggested better, I think eating is so many other good eateries you get spoilt. The food was very disappointing as was the environment and the service. The waitress was very slow to check if we wanted more drinks and a little disinterested. It wasn't busy just three other groups. We ordered Nachos to share to start and we... More 

1 Thank Diane C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a Sunday evening, your options for drinks are; well; here. So; we came for drinks and snacks....as we have visited in the past. The food again isn't particularly inspired; but they do have a few local beers available, as well as some lovely wine options. The staff were sweet; and friendly. We would visit again for snacks and drinks... More 

1 Thank Adventure S
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday had a musician performing well known songs. We found the portions generous for the price. The scallop and lobster pasta was succulent. The servers were very friendly. We are from Ontario, so this is highly recommended, and right downtown near the historic fort Anne.

Thank Shouia
Bedford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here as a group of maybe 10 people after a wedding. It took a while for all of the food to arrive, but once it did it was very good. I don't think anyone had any complaints about the food and our drinks were kept full until the meals arrived. Portions are good and prices are reasonable. The... More 

Thank Canadian_Jessica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Soups, Pizza, Seafood, International, Canadian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 274 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Annapolis Royal
  • Phone Number: 19025327992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?