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Roadside Willies Smokehouse & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Pub, American, Bar, International, Canadian
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27 Jennifer Drive, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 6M5, Canada
+1 902-843-3486
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant to grab a bite in the middle of the afternoon. Trip advisor pointed us towards this place and it turned out to be fantastic. Nice atmosphere, incredible food and a very nice server (Delaney I think). She was by herself and the restaurant filled up on her quite quickly. She handled it exceptionally well... More 

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to herald in the new year. Service was excellent, food was buffet style and there was lots of great choices. Loved the seafood casserole. Great party atmosphere great time had by all.

Thank Buck W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Haddock was delicious and perfectly cooked, Service was excellent, my friends enjoyed their meals as well. Friendly atmosphere.

Thank Katherine C
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Had medical appointment in Truro, based on reviews thought we would try Willies. Very disappointed, we both had Fish & Chips, plate contained about 12 chips each, fish was not cooked, when batter was removed fish was soggy and uncooked. Not a good experience, will not be back.

1 Thank mdevine557
Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I went to Willies last week with friends and had a great time. We had kids with us - ages 4 & 6 and the staff were very accommodating. We were in a group of 12 and had quite a few different orders which took time in the kitchen. The staff brought out the kids meals first, and always popped... More 

Thank emilymaddockslpn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

On a recomedation from our B&B Host Ann & Larry from Tulips & Thistles we were more than happy with the food and ambience of this place in fact had a return visit during our stay in Truro

Thank Allan M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Had late lunch here. Probably wouldn't make it a regular stop. Food was skimpy and very pricey. 14$ for just a double burger? Pulled wrap was good. Could have used more fries. Potatoes were funky. Had a dried coating on the outside from microwave.

Thank Megan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are excellent. I had the most amazing fish and chips. My visiting company was quite impressed with the selection. What a gorgeous evening...great food...great service.

Thank Monica B
Amherst, NS
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Pretty sure there is curry in their recipe. That may sound strange to some people but I must say I am a huge fan. Have ordered a few different meals here, burgers steak, etc. and the food is always good. The wait time here can sometimes be pretty long. Waited over an hour one time with just the wife and... More 

Thank Jay_in_NS
Truro, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Very good menu. The best fish in town. Reasonable prices. Good meals, and fast service. Very good sized portions.

Thank Margi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pub, American, Bar, International, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Jennifer Drive, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 6M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +1 902-843-3486
Independently owned and operated, Roadside Willies offers its valued patrons casual dining with a touch of class. Whether stopping by to unwind with your favorite beverage, or savoring a full course meal with family and friends, Roadside Willies offers up something for everyone. Our extensive menu features tastes from around the world. Enjoy incredible salads, appetizers, sandwiches, seafood, smokehouse favorites, pastas, gourmet pizza, desserts and more. We smoke our ribs and chicken in-house, over real hickory wood. Willie's philosophy is simple. Dining out should be an enjoyable and unrushed experience, in a cozy and intimate setting. Candle lit tables, a warm décor, tasteful music and friendly people create an inviting yet casual ambiance at Roadside Willies. Great people. Great atmosphere. Great food. Period. See you soon!

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