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Shillelagh House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian
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Route 236 | Old Barns Road, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5A9, Canada
(902) 895-0234
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local told us about this place, even though they themselves had never been. Wish we had gone to Murphy's. The fish was ok but the batter was thin and the fries were old and cold.

Thank Kim F
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is good fish, large pieces, real homemade fries and fast service. You do have to go to the counter to place your order and pay, then they deliver to you. Always enjoy.

Thank Bernice D
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Some of the best tasting Fish & Chips in the World! Been loving this place for a long time! The food here is Awesome and the staff is some of the friendliest around! If you never tried this place you are missing out!

Thank Basil K
Truro, Canada
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Simply the best Fish n Chips due to their batter, light and crispy. Good fries too. Some good lunch specials.

Thank billme2015
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Heading back to hali from the cape and my mom recommended this place to eat I had hot turkey and fries and my fiance got a fried platter he wasn't over impressed with his I tried one of his chicken tenders I thought were good my fries could have been a Lil less cooked and they would have been fine... More 

Thank angie g
Whitby, Canada
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We ate here solely on the reviews off here. Had I seen this from the side of the road I would not have pulled in. I am sure glad that we pulled in. This is a fantastic mom and pop place. The service was amazing from the minute we stepped into this place, the food was fantastic. The fish and... More 

Thank Kathyn21
Burlington, Ont
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The Shillelagh House is one of my stops when I come to town. I always get the whole fried clams. I don't know what happened. Not only were they mostly strips, the ones that were whole were very small. Lots of batter though! We ordered take out and part of the combo was missing. It was over $40.00 for two... More 

Thank Ontario
Halifax, Canada
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Haven't been here in few years but it is still as good as ever. Nice to not have to eat at a chain type place. Easy off & on highway when you are passing through.

Thank lynnsurette
Stellarton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

The Fish and Chips are absolutely Amazing! The Club house is delicious! Prices are great! Portion sizes are great! What a great find! Definitely a family favorite!

Thank morashlisa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food!!!! Wonderful and friendly staff!!! They really need to get a facebook page because qhen I went to brag about my wonderful meal,I couldn't find them!!!

Thank Jennifer M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 236 | Old Barns Road, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: (902) 895-0234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?