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Encore @ Inn On The Lake

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3009 Highway 2, Fall River, Nova Scotia B2T 1J5, Canada
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403 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at the inn we ate here a few times. The food and service were both very good. The dining out on the patio on a sunny afternoon can't be beat. About a 8 out of 10 would be happy to recommend to others.

Thank JDTravelCanada
Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a huge fan of this restaurant. It used to be a hidden gem that provided exceptional food. However, my wife and I brought a friend to eat here two nights ago and I was really, truly, disappointed. The apps were good. Heather shared a beet salad and there was more than enough for two. I had the escargot and... More 

Thank TDBrodie
susannelson, Owner at Encore @ Inn On The Lake, responded to this review

Dear TDBrodie, We are very sorry to hear your recent dining experience with us was not up to your expectations. We do have some new staff in the kitchen so I have passed your comments on to our Chef to ensure the sausages are cooked properly in future. Unfortunately, many storms took their toll on our patio tents and we... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So when you go to a restaurant with 5 kids under 8 you don't Exactly go for the food😉 saying this the food was great plus this resto gets top marks for its servers Jackie and Jamie who were priceless. Made our little family supper a pure joy. Merci

Thank LindaSilas
Fredericton, Canada
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a handy place to stop if you are driving the 102 Hwy between Halifax and the airport. The meal was acceptable, but not special in any way. Club house sandwich was tasty. I prefer a crispy fresh romaine lettuce in a Caesar Salad, but this was the flatter ends of the leaves. For some reason, they could not... More 

Thank rimsky_kc
Halifax, Canada
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My daughter took me for a drive along the beautiful Waverley Lakes, and we decided to try for lunch at Inn on the Lake. What a great choice. I definitely plan a return trip! We were welcomed and chose to sit outside overlooking the pool and the beautiful trees. Glasses of ice water and a bowl of crusty bread was... More 

Thank NSfoodlover
Nalcrest, Florida
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244 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

this is our 1st stay at Inn on the Lake. wow, nice place. since dinner is at 5pm at Encore, we chose to eat in the pub...called Oliver's. it's the same menu as Encore & nice selection. we chose the French onion soup & beet & goat cheese salad. then split the fish & chips. it was all very good.... More 

Thank kathryn h
Los Angeles, California
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494 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Most hotel restaurants don't have very good food. That's not the case with Encore at Inn on the Lake. We chose the casual pub. My wife had salmon and I had a haddock special. Both were perfectly cooked and accompanied by steamed veggies (the veggies were crisp and not overcooked) and rice. They have a number of beers on tap,... More 

Thank Max G
Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Despite what I next tell you, I stick by my excellent rating. A 'rare' steak arrived 'medium'. The waitress asked "Is that the way you want it?" We replied that it was not. Within minutes, kitchen staff presented a perfectly 'rare' steak. Shall I tell you about the best feature? Of course, you wouldn't otherwise be here! Try the 'Death... More 

Thank W J K
Iqaluit, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great place - my fiancée and I often come for coffee and dessert in the evening, but I've also had business lunches and had dinner here as well. Food is delicious, I especially like the crème brule and chocolate cake. The sandwiches are great too, the beef dip was awesome.

Thank Heather P
Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We eat in the bar and love the pub like setting. Cozy chairs and a fireplace. In the summer on the deck overlooking the lake. Good selection on the menu. Specials every night. Staff are fantastic and remember regulars. Thank you Gillian! Ps. Bring back the filet Mignon!! Love the beet salad, pork tenderloin and many more 😊

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3009 Highway 2, Fall River, Nova Scotia B2T 1J5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Fall River
  • Phone Number: 902-861-3480
  • This restaurant is at Inn on the Lake

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