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“Friendly service, average food”

Big Red's Family Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 45 Restaurants in Lunenburg
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Hamilton, Ontario
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Friendly service, average food”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch on the patio. The staff were friendly enough but the food wasn't anything to write home about.
Kids grill cheese was small and mangled, and kids burger was a bit charred. Appy scallops were good and was seafood chowder was average.
A bit pricey too, but I guess you pay for location.

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English first
Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good pizza deal and great view. ”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This place has a really nice little patio overlooking the marina. The vibe is very mom and pops and we liked that. The pizza was quite good (the house sauce is a but sweeter than normal) and came at an awesome deal - 2 for 1 for certain sizes.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing pizza”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The sauce is way too thin and sugary - like ketchup on dough. Service is good and view is great, but even my kid won't eat this pizza!

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Thank Su K
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Richmond Hill
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320 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Much better than you think (or its current rank might suggest)”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

After spending a bit too long at a souvenir shop, we found ourselves running out of options for dinner on a Saturday. The "obvious" fish and chips places were closing already, and places that were open were mostly on the expensive side.

We decided to have something "fishy" for dinner, and we picked "Momma's Chowder" and fish & chips. This turned out to be one of the best meals we had on this trip. The chowder came with a pretty big portion, and with lots of seafood pieces (not chunks). It was the right consistency and tasty. Fish & chips were well-proportioned and was made with care with a just-right batter, not too thin, not too thick.

The view was amazing. Service was more than competent, and we really enjoyed the meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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Pleasantville, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“this used to be one of our favorite restaurants”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's actually been a couple of years since we've eaten here because we were so disappointed on our last visit. We used to really like their fish and chips, but the last time we ordered them you could tell that the fish had been cooked at an earlier time and then put in the fryer again to reheat. The fish was terrible....overcooked and greasy. We really should have complained. When we went to pay our bill at the register the glass door refrigerator behind the counter showed a large cookie sheet with battered pieces of fish already fried, so this is exactly what they've been doing. I'm not sure who thought this was a good idea in a fishing community where locals know their seafood, but they've lost our business because of it.

Visited August 2013
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