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“Lovely atmosphere, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Garrison House Inn

Garrison House Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

We ate on the screened verandah. The setting was lovely though noisy. Food was attractively presented (scallops and shrimp in a light basil cream sauce), but the description was better than the reality. The scallops were overcooked, and the sauce added little to the dish. Blueberry pie for dessert didn't taste fresh. Good wine list and service.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Evanston, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

We had a lovely meal at the Garrison House. Food was fresh and well prepared. Staff was pleasant and helpful.

Visited August 2012
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Thank sanibelsue
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Very good food served by friendly efficient servers. Excellent desert, very fattening. Nice outdoor, screened in veranda. Lovely old house.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Michael H
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Antigonish, Canada
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“The owner is very accomodiating but staff not consistant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

Meals are visually more appealing than the flavor. Scallops should never be cut in half. It is better to have 5 or 6 large scallops than 10-12 pieces.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank BettyandBill
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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We ate in the screened outdoor veranda, and had a nice evening in that historic building, which has a lot of cachet and atmosphere. The food was delicious, and the owner very accommodating to our needs. The only thing we noticed is a variation in the quality of the service (hence the average quote), depending on who is serving you. If you visit, ask for Tabitha, she offers a friendly and flawless service!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank LittleBouncingRobin
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