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“Awesome food!”
Review of By the Bay

By the Bay
Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Rustico
Cuisines: Diner
Description: Where the locals eat..
Restaurant details
Description: Where the locals eat..
Halifax, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome food!”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Get the seafood platter, you won't regret it! Waitresses were great as well.

Visited August 2011
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Okay and reasonable”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

nothing special here average breakfast pretty bad service food taste not consistent .....

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Windsor, Canada
1 review
“Best Breakfast on the Island possibly anywhere”
Reviewed April 24, 2011

Myself and my wife have been frequenting By the Bay for several years now and even though I am mentioning the breakfast in the caption, I have not had a poor meal at By the Bay(including the fish and chips). By no means is By the Bay advertised as 'fine dining' who in many cases also serve 'freezer' fries that just cost more. The breakfast is like your mother or grandmother used to make. Fried potatoe hash with onion and all the tasty appeal that it should. I am picky with breakfast and I say this breakfast is the best. Better than I make myself and I make a killer..lol. It is home cooked, family owned and operated and does a darn good job at it. Innovative drive Thru and all. Mother Parker's coffee(way better than Tim's-nuff said). Service with a smile by someone that gives a crap how the day is going. They no everyone that come in. Even those of us they have not seen since last year. All the locals go there and that kind of dumps on the bay food bad service reviews since locals do not go back to a place that often if it sucks!!! Hope by the Bay keeps doing its thing forever.

CCR

  • Visited April 2011
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Nashville, TN
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed May 30, 2010

Everything about this restaurant was just ok. It was recommended to us by our hotel, but we were disappointed. The fish ordered from the fish and chips was good since it wasn't too greasy, but I agree with the previous reviewer that the "chips" were just crinkle french fries you can get from the freezer section. The food was fine, but it certainly isn't worth recommending.

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2 Thank lareinaisabel
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Charlottetown, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beware of the Fish”
Reviewed May 9, 2010

We stopped in to the By the Bay Family Restaurant on Mothers day. We made sure we got there at 3:30 so it wouldn't be busy and we would get good service and excellent food. It definitely wasn't busy. The service...not so great and most of the food was left on our plates. We complained to the waitress about the fish. It was the thickness of about 12 pieces of paper put together and had a lot of black through it. Our waitresses response was that it was a tail piece. They advertise the "best fish and chips on the North Shore". I don't think the tail of a fish makes it the best and as for the chips they are just over cooked crinkle cut fries you buy at the grocery store. Even though we complained about the fish and didn't eat it they still charged us the full price of the fish.
Also after we complained about our food the waitress brought us our bill to right away and we felt like we were being rushed out of the restaurant even though we had planned to have dessert so we just paid our bill and left.

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5 Thank peifamily03
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