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Carman's Diner

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American, Diner, Canadian
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164 King St, St. Stephen, New Brunswick E3L 2E2, Canada
(506) 466-3528
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Kingston, Canada
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love places like this, an old fashion diner that has stood the test of time. Carmans' has great food, great service and they still have juke boxes at every booth. We arrived around 1:00 for lunch and got the last table - always a good sign. We had the lobster salad plate, everything was fresh and tasty.

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Thank Guy L
St. Stephen, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good old fashioned diner food, quick, clean, friendly. This diner has been around for decades and has a great menu.

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Thank Gwen B
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived late to St. Stephens and Carman's diner was the only available option. The food is ok, typical diner fare. The wait staff was pleasant and helpful. Tried several desserts and they all tasted as if they had dishwasher soap or some chemical. The waitress was very apologetic. Breakfast was ok the next morning.

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Thank SND139
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place. Not fancy but nice retro decor and very good food. Their seafood chowder was excellent...one of the best..loaded with seafood.

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

50' diner with some of the best seafood chowder we have tasted. Happened upon Carmens at supper time and liked the look. Not fancy but clean and tidy and lots of locals. Always a good sign! We are from PEI so have made and sampled lots of chowder. This one certainly ranks up in the top 2. When even close... More 

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Thank Garth D
Belmont, New Hampshire
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This diner has a great and diverse menu, great service and reasonable prices. Food was well prepared, staff friendly and good location on road into downtown area.

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Thank tom646
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have spent 12 summers in St. Andrews but had never eaten at Carman's. We always commented on how we should go there because the parking area was always packed but we just never thought of it when we wondered where to go out to eat. We went on New Brunswick Day and were not disappointed. The very nice waitress... More 

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LA
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was attracted by the low price but would not order it again. The portions were very very small and the food was just ok. I would not go back. The staff were friendly and the restaurant an ok place.

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Thank fehlow
Niagara Falls, Canada
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349 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small booths with jukeboxes on the table ( that still work ). Their food also works, whether you want a simple breakfast/lunch or some seafood ( eg clam chowder or lobster sandwich ). Great place to stop as you are entering or leaving New Brunswick. Probably the best place St.Stephen has to offer. Note they do not serve alcohol.

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Barrie ON
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great service! They have mini breakfast 1 egg, 2 slices of bacon, homefries and 1 slice of toast. Perfect for smaller appetites:) the guys ordered a typical breakfast. The food was hot and came out fast! Coffee was delicious:)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 King St, St. Stephen, New Brunswick E3L 2E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  St. Stephen
  • Phone Number: (506) 466-3528

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