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East Side Family Restaurant

770 East River Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 3S1, Canada
+1 902-755-4242
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Canadian
$$ - $$$
770 East River Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 3S1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great prices, good food and great friendly staff. Love this little restaurant. Perfect for family dining. Portions are just right.

Thank mariegrover
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Went 4 lunch. No longer busy as it used to be.. When meal came, I could figure out why. This place used 2 be great, 5 star great. Ordered hamburger steak (smothered in mushroonm and gravy). Hamburger burnt, no gravy, horrible, uneatable . Told waitress...More

1  Thank Elaine H
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This little gem in New Glasgow has homestyle meals that anyone would enjoy. Good portions, good prices, friendly service and fast. The wait staff are a treat to talk with. I recommend this restaurant highly to anyone visiting New Glasgow. It’s close to the highway...More

Thank gilbycl
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and I have never once been disappointed with the servers/food/atmosphere etc.

Thank Scotian90
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This restaurant is run by a local family and has been around for years. The food is good and a fair price and the service is excellent. They bring the coffee first and ask questions later! The menu has a good variety of comfort foods...More

Thank Claire O
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Finding a breakfast restaurant in the New Glasgow/Stellarton area is a bit of a challenge.The prices are about 75% of what you might expect and the service is excellent! Apparently it has been there forever - we just found it this morning!

Thank ramcleod
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

One of the servers said this restaurant has been in business over 50 years. We had a great, simple breakfast for $6 + a beverage. Looking around at the happy faces, young and old, shows why they have lasted so long. A restaurant like this...More

Thank crusted2014
Reviewed July 30, 2018

East Side is always filled with local people (and the visitors who are told about it). It serves good qualty food, well-prepared and very reasonable cost. The staff is very busy but friendly, prompt and accommodating. You are well "looked after" here! No disappointments here!

Thank Tom M
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

A family owned restaurant that has been a staple in town for almost six decades. Home cooked meals, very reasonably priced. Great portion sizes and friendly staff.

Thank Marie M
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Was very disappointed with my breakfast this morning. Overeasy eggs were over cooked and very greasy. Toast was soggy and not “toast like” at all, more like dark bread. :(. Ordered balogna as my meat - came with one very skinny piece of balogna where...More

1  Thank Mom2kalen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 East River Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 3S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  New Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +1 902-755-4242
  • E-mail
For more than 50 years, our family has been serving up home cooked food to residents of Pictou County. Every day we cook up fish and chips, steaks, seafood dishes, fried chicken and spare ribs for all of the family to enjoy. Dine-in or take-out options are available. Call us for more information today.
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