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Big Red's Family Restaurant

American, Pizza, Canadian
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80 Montague St, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
(902) 634-3554
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Baltimore, Canada
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not eat here. I have travelled around the world and seen a lot of different things. There are somethings that cannot be unseen. This is one of the worst restaurants I have ever been in my entire life. Let me list the atrocities. First we ordered beers and they came. After about half an hour no waitress had come... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ordered a pizza to take home for a quick supper. The donair pizza was delicious. The crust was crunchy on the outside and chewing on the inside. The donor sauce was full of rich flavour. We also ate here for lunch and I had the mussels and fish & chips, my partner the seafood chowder and a donair. The... More 

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Thank James G
Reidsville, Georgia
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166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us went in for dinner and my friend had the scallops pan fried dinner and ordered the haddock and scallops. Our dinners arrived in a short time and we both had ordered the ceasar salad. The pan fried scallops looked at least twice the size of my deep fried and battered ones. The salad was good and the... More 

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Danville, Illinois
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip here and we had a very similar experience. It offers nice views of the of harbor and waterfront. There is a wide variety of kid-friendly items and much more than just seafood. Service was nice and our pizza and fried scallops were good. Probably one of the better values in Lunenburg.

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Thank AlexandraPate
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in the old jail building, this restaurant is good for families or those looking for affordable prices. There is an outside seating area and an indoor air conditioned room, both overlooking the harbor. Friendly service, good food, terrific location, nice prices. We would definitely go back.

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Thank LaraS322
Labelle, Nova Scotia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

When concluding our visit to Lunenburg 4 June, my husband and 2 grandchildren chose to eat at Big Red's late afternoon. I ordered a donair expecting the traditional fare-- what I was served was a disgusting mess of doughy bread topped with a mix of spiced meats and a few bits of tomato all generously topped with a cold sweet... More 

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Rock Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The views are nice we had the chowder and fish it was great big portion and you get your money worth here . The staff are wonderful and very helpful

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Thank Marie J
Grande Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Wicked staircase from the bottom level up, wish we had known about the street-level entrance at the back! Anyways, HUGE donairs which were delicious, great service, terrific view, and reasonable prices. Very good family spot.

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Thank PattyS5106
Michigan
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We split the large combo with fried fish, French fries and a bowl of chowder. It was very good and the view awesome.

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Thank TimbersHouse
Nashport
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The view was great. There was free wi-fi. But the service was slow and the food was just so-so. With so many other places available, we should have gone elsewhere. We noticed a "for sale" sign on the street-side of the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Pizza, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Montague St, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Lunenburg
  • Phone Number: (902) 634-3554

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