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Waterside Restaurant

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293 Commercial St, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1B9, Canada
(902) 794-1700
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NEW HARRIS
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

excellent waterfront view full of activity. Youcan watch the huge ferries docking almost on top of you. Food quality is excellent with a friendly staff that can give you hints on places to stay.

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Thank FRANK W
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had avoided this place this summer because of a bad experience a couple summers ago and boy do we regret that now. The menu has something for everyone, the food is homemade and delicious ! We went back again a week later and regret we had not tried it earlier in the season as it is a seasonal restaurant... More 

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North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A great spacious and modern decor with harbour view and a menu that is exquisitely presented and extremely tasty. It was delightful to entertain friends from away who were very impressed with the culinary skill of the chef. Great job, Juana Moreland

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Wilmington, DE
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We needed a place to catch a quick lunch while waiting for the ferry to NL and we decided to give the Waterside a try. It is located, appropriately enough, on the waterside and has a nice view of the harbour. The decorating in inside is nothing fancy, but appropriate. Service was decent, food was decent. It's not a go-out-of-your-way... More 

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Thank RickfromDE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I went for lunch at the Waterside Restaurant almost a week ago with my best friend, and was amazed at how wonderful the food and staff were. Firstly, the food was fantastic! Delicious!! But the customer service i got was even better. Our waitress, was over the top, she catered to us and smiled and laughed with us, her name... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

After seeing line ups at other establishments in town, we decided to wait it out at the Waterside Restaurant. None of the staff even acknowledged our presence for 20 minutes, at which point we were seated, but never actually greeted. The rest of the evening followed the same trend. Our server avoided eye contact when passing our table and forgot... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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217 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place wasn't bad, but has nothing to recommend it. It is a typical waterfront seafood restaurant with a totally predictable menu.

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Thank Art H
DC
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a nice evening meal here and very much enjoyed getting to watch the semitrailers loading onto the Newfoundland Ferry. Fish & chips were good, seafood chowder excellent, service quite good as well. Maybe Black Spoon has trendier or better food but they don't have the view!

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Thank Italinan
Parry Sound, Canada
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

great staff, good service, food good and we got to see the ferry come in from Newfoundland. good washrooms as well.

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Thank helenabe
Warsaw, Indiana
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Waterside is very convenient to the Marine Atlantic Ferry dock. Maybe 200 yards at best. It appeared to be a coffee shop from the outside. Inside the booths and tables were crowded into one rather noisy main room and that reinforced our first opinion. Once our orders were delivered that was all forgotten. But, our dinners were excellent. Seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian, Soups, Seafood, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 293 Commercial St, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  North Sydney
  • Phone Number: (902) 794-1700

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