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Jo-Anne's Quick-N-Tasty

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490 Highway 1, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A6, Canada
+1 902-742-6606
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Yarmouth, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This restaurant to me is the classic family run eating establishment that rose to prominence with the upgrading of our provincial highways back in the 40's and 50's. It harkens back to that independent diner era known for serving local fair with each restaurant specializing in a couple different dishes.Jo-Anne's has several of these plates with their lobster chowder being... More 

Thank Mark B
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

As you come upon Joanne's you may think to yourself "this little place, what could they offer? Well GOOD OLD HOME COOKING is what they offer. It is a place full of regulars and a great place for NEWBIES too. The food was delicious, well prepared and fresh. I would strongly recommend the PAPA Joe burger. Our chef ROMAN created... More 

2 Thank John_G60745
Springfield, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Stopped for a quick lunch in the afternoon. Wasn't busy but service was quite slow. Seafood chowder was good, not as good as some days. Clams weren't that fresh. Meringue pie was tasty but not "mile high" as in past years...

Thank Alison L S
Trinity, Florida
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Jo-Anne's Quick-N-Tasty and had a nice family meal (there were 7 of us). Four had the Lobster Rolls and were not disappointed! The pies were also delicious! I had the blueberry pie it was great!

Thank BubblesMommy
Yarmouth, Canada
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

It has been quite awhile since my last visit here. I had enjoyed the food in the past but this time upon walking in I was hit with a "barn-like" smell. I had a Papa Joe burger and fries and enjoyed the food. The service was great and friendly as well. It was a bit pricey for a burger, fries... More 

Thank Steve H
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We had a very good meal there,very clean and staff very friendly,our order was taken promptly and our meal did not take long to prepare

Thank Pat D
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We had family pop into town unexpectedly the other day, and they wanted to take us out to lunch. They lived in Yarmouth decades ago, and spoke very fondly of Jo-Anne's, and asked if we could go. Having never been before, we were up for trying it. It's delicious! Our group ranged from a 3.5 year old to a great-grandmother,... More 

Thank Jill A
Boston, MA
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

On our recent visit to Yarmouth, we ate lunch here every day! Our server Vicky was great. This used to be Harris' Quick-N-Tasty, the food was excellent then and it is good to see that the tradition has been carried on. You can tell this is a great restaurant by the number of locals who eat here. The food is... More 

Thank gmuise
Nova Scotia
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154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The Quick and Tasty is a traditional diner style restaurant that's been going for decades. They have the best seafood chowder in an area known for such dishes, and they invented the Hot Lobster Sandwich (creamed lobster over bread) in the 1950's. Their lobster roll is exceptional as is the lobster poutine, and their fishcakes are also the best in... More 

Thank bc_2008NovaScotia
Manitoba, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The food and service here was excellent. We had a platter of seafood and it was all very good. Lots of food and even the desserts are amazing! If you like peanut butter pie this is the place to get it!

Thank katelynn07

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Highway 1, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-742-6606

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