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“Great Food and Service, TOO TOO LOUD!!!”
Review of Toad N Turtle

Toad N Turtle
Ranked #43 of 135 Restaurants in Airdrie
Cuisines: American, Irish
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a great pub that's been open in Airdrie for around a year. It's located just off Deerfoot and Yankee Valley, behind the Tim Horton's. I've been there several times, usually on weekend afternoons and a few times on Friday night after work. The service has always been excellent, the young women prompt, friendly and attentive. The food is generally very good too - the tossed salad with salmon is great, the burgers very generous and the lemon pepper chicken wings are to die for - the tang of lemon zest with the salt makes them irresistible. The TnT has a great selection of beers as well.
So why the "average" rating? The place is Screaming LOUD!! When the music and/or TVs are turned down, patrons' voices echo off all the hard surfaces and there is a loud but OK hum. But the music is generally cranked way too high (with a crappy selection of recent pop) and you have to yell to be heard over it, which raises the overall noise level to somewhere around Airbus 380 warming up 20 feet away. We just give up on trying to have a conversation; we eat our food and drink our beer as quickly as we can and leave. This is not a place to relax and linger over a couple of beers unless you have the lungs of Celine Dion and are good at reading lips.
This would be my favorite place in Airdrie if they would just turn the noise down and put in some noise dampening equipment like wall hangings or carpets. As it is, if there are more than 20 people in the place I just turn around and find somewhere else to go, and now that there is a new pub getting ready across the road by Rob's no Frills it won't be hard. Please, TnT Manager, turn the noise DOWN!!

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Thank Anborn1
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Horrible! Don't waste your money. Counted literally 12 flies at our table, waitress told us not to bother moving as "the flies just follow the food, and it's just as bad at all other tables" disgusting! Service was bad, and food wasn't great (flavorless)

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1  Thank C L
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Not much to say. I think they just need to step it up. Everyone is super friendly and it's clean. The good is not great and it was slow.

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1  Thank SarahandclintG
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Good place to go for a beer and an appetizer. Bare minimum service. Place looks fancy but experience surely does not match.

Thank Tony V
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Been here twice now. Winds and rain ended me enjoying the outdoor patio. Inside is large, a bit impersonal but the place is busy. Food was good and portions were generous. Half price appies late in the afternoon are a great deal.

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Thank jamesfalkener
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