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“Glooscap wouldn't have wanted it this way”

Glooscap Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Parrsboro
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Conception Bay South, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Glooscap wouldn't have wanted it this way”
Reviewed November 18, 2011

Having spent our lives traveling around rural Nova Scotia and suffering through the less-than-desirable fat-farms masking as 'down home' restaurants, we've learned to have low expectations. We were not terribly optimistic as we faced the fate that had befallen us on this November evening - it was dusk, we still had a long way to go, and the Glooscap restaurant was the only option for miles around.

We ordered the fish and chips. They arrived two minutes later - a fried, gnarled mass of grey matter. The most disturbing thing - it had claws in it. Seriously, claws. I felt as if they were reaching for us, warning us to run. When I pushed the claws out of the way and inspected it with my fork, I discovered that it was full of rancid, grey oil.... The rest is history (thank god). All in all, the food was as disgusting as the decor.

Glooscap would have never wanted it this way.

  • Visited November 2011
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2 Thank Twa T
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English first
Charlottetown, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“food”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

very good food service,friendly staff, parking great

Visited October 2011
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Thank loveit065
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shediac
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Real disappointment”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

On September 5th, my family decided to take the day visiting Nova Scotia. Four couples, in our 50's, in convertibles out to have a great time. We stopped several times to visit tourist attractions, have lunch, etc. All in all a great family day!

We arrived in the Parsboro area around 6 PM and decided to have diner at the Glooscap. Some of us had been there before and found it fine............What a nightmare this turned out to be!!

We were served our drinks/coffee/pop quite fast. We all ordered fish & chips and/or fish with mashed potatoes.
Four other tables came in after we did......ordered basically the same thing we did. They had time to eat/ pay and leave and still our food was not ready!
We asked the waitress several times and were totally ignored............
To make matters worst, the "person in charge" (their words not ours) decided to turn the A/C full blast, which meant that four people in our group were getting cold air blown full speed on their necks and back. We asked several times to have this turned down and the staff actually had a great laugh behind the counter about this........Only when two from our group got up and told the waitress they would pay for their drinks and leave did they turn down the A/C and brought our food................

The food was just about as bad as you can get...........The fries were cold, the mashed potatoes had to be left overs from the day before.......cold, lumpy and grayish!
The fish was overcooked and cold...........Altogether a very disappointing meal......The only upsetting thing on our great day in NS.

We all decided that our family outings would definetely be a regular thing, but never again will we stop at the Glooscap.........
We all had one question in mind...........were we treated this way because we spoke french between ourselves?,,,,,,,,We are all perfectly bilingual and had no problem ordering in english.

Needless to say, the tips were not what we usually pay for good service!
It was mostly disappointing for those of us who had been there before and talked the others in eating there............

  • Visited September 2011
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4 Thank lynn l
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Halifax Nova Scotia
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Not worth the trouble, indifferent service and lacklustre food.”
Reviewed August 8, 2011

On a Saturday evening in the busy summer season, we were served by a tag-team of servers who were efficient enough but lacking in hospitality. The restaurant was about half full, and our food took longer than it should have. Frozen french fries and the Philly cheese steak were pretty bland. Maybe we should've tried the soup or desserts, as they looked more likely to be home made than the entrees we had. My son's "thundercrunch" chicken burger seemed the best choice at the table, and it's not hard to please an 11 year old if it's fried.

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank noelx4
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maritimes
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Fried Clams In Nova Scotia”
Reviewed April 18, 2011

Grew up in Shediac NB and from age 7 decided that my last meal (as a condenmed man) would order fried clams ... several places in Shediac make great clams ... lived last 23 years in Nova Scotia and couldn't find a good one (everyone spoke of John's Lunch but it was a disgusting greasy mess.) .

.. the waitress said 'we serve so many of them, they're always fresh'

These clams are perfectly cooked .... so much so that you that you'd think they never saw the fryer .... light batter , no grease no 'chewiness' ....

I 've tried clams all over Nova Scotia for 20 years....these are head and shoulders above any.

  • Visited April 2011
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2 Thank Tom M
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