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“BIG STOP BIG LET DOWN”

Deer Lake Irving Big Stop
Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Deer Lake
Cuisines: Canadian, American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“BIG STOP BIG LET DOWN”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We stopped there on our return from a bike trip to Corner Brook. Very disappointed in most of wait staff. We waited what seemed like a rather long time to be seated. It was as if no one wanted to take responsibility to seat us.The young girl who served us was very understanding. We waited over an hour for our food to hit the table. I overheard a lot of customers complaining . No chocolate milk for one table with small kids. One table ordered chicken fingers and got chicken strips. A group of 8 people came in requesting to sit together , but they were told no, even though half of the tables were closed. They got wise and left after talking with a member of our group. There was no soup that day because of a no show prep-cook......it seemed to me we actually inconvenienced most of the staff by stopping at the Big Stop. Alot of the older waitresses just stood around yaking about nothing.Food was okay but I have eaten better at other Big Stops. Next time we will stop at a more welcoming location.NOTICE to staff, put a sign in the window if you don't want people bothering you on your work day!!!!!!!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Moncton, Canada
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Go anywhere but here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stopped at the Big Stop heading back to the airport and after 10 minutes of sitting there looking around and waiting for menus, we left angry. This was NOTHING like the other Big Stops around the Maritimes I've eaten at. The wait staff in Deer Lake had no problem cleaning tables or talking to other patrons around our table but they completely ignored us. And this wasn't during a busy time either, there were 4 waitresses visible for about 6 tables with patrons around 11:30 in the morning.

  • Visited August 2013
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Drive on by..”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Skip this restaurant...slow service and salmon raw on arrival. Tried again for breakfast, again service very slow.

  • Visited July 2013
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St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews
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“Good basic food at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Any place that's a destination for truckers is pretty much guarnateed to have decent food at a decent price which is why we like to stop at the Irving Big Stops. Plenty of home-made food especially breakfast but also pea soup and fish & chips. Nothing fancy but the best place to eat in Deer Lake. For fine dining you'll have to head to Corner Brook.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Meal before flight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had to eat light and fast, so ordered Peasoup/Dumpling, and a western sandwich for my husband. VERY busy place and had to wait a little longer than we hoped. But food is delicious.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Fronie S
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