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Roadside Willies Smokehouse & Bar

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Pub, International, Canadian, Barbecue
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27 Jennifer Drive, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 6M5, Canada
19028433486
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Independently owned and operated, Roadside Willies offers its valued...
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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  • 57
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  • 22
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
love the Skin Spice!

purchased more to take home each time we've gone.. tried a few different dishes and all were good pub food, nice location, seems to be good specials too as a crowd of old-timers in there various times :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
LoveMySpouse
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Halifax, Canada
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Truro, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bible Hill is really lacking in a nice restaurant with some atmosphere. Thought that Roadside Willies might be the place. The atmosphere is dated and very little to offer for a night out. This place is more suited for bowlers, groups or a guys night out. The food was Ok and the service was average. Although they might try hard... More 

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Thank Barry M
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish & Chips here are pretty darn tasty !! Staff is very friendly and it's a nice place to unwind with a drink too !

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Thank Basil K
Truro, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service and food is excellent. Recommend the Chili and Fish & Chips! We visit this restaurant frequently and never disappointed.

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Thank Scotian1998
Halifax, Canada
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

purchased more to take home each time we've gone.. tried a few different dishes and all were good pub food, nice location, seems to be good specials too as a crowd of old-timers in there various times :)

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Thank LoveMySpouse
Pittsburgh
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A very good lunch. Pulled Pork sandwich was big. Reuben was very good; and so was coleslaw. Waitress was very friendly

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1 Thank Pittsburgh_Lazer
Truro, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Smokehouse choices. Wideranging menu. Well priced. The Cuban sandwich is awesome. Quiet setting, good for conversation.

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Thank Horncrow1
Truro, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Recently I tried a so-called steak at Belly Up BBQ (former Champions) on Robie st, Truro and the experience infuriated me by their poor quality of food and lazy service. However, I was on a mission to find a place where I can have a simple steak in Truro. Today I went to Roadside Willies with my mate. He hasn't... More 

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Thank Shogyomujo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This was our first time eating at this restaurant in at least 2 years. We've never had a bad meal there so decided to give it a try again. When we walked in, we weren't sure whether to wait to be seated or seat ourselves so we hesitated. A waitress walked by, said "for three? seat yourselves... wherever." in an... More 

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Thank Leanne P
Truro, Canada
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Five friends gathered at Roadside Willie's to celebrate the divorce of one of our party. We acknowledged this fact to our waitress, Meichelle, who immediately fell in with our plan & kept us laughing with her "oh so succinct" remarks throughout our meal. Our meals were great as were our drink selections; a night to remember! A couple of days... More 

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Thank SuncatcherTruro
Truro, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. burgers are great, fish and chips very good. Has a nice atmosphere and great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Jennifer Drive, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 6M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: 19028433486

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, International, Canadian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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