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“As they say in Newfoundland: "God Love Ya, Pittman's!"”
Review of Pittman's Restaurant - CLOSED

Pittman's Restaurant
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

I have been eating at Pittman's nearly every day for the last 10 days while attending a workshop in Norris Point. What a pleasure it's been to be so warmly received by name at breakfast, lunch, and dinner time. The staff have gone out of their way to make each meal special and varied - catering to my special dietary needs with such warm-hearted goodness. Knowing we were going to expend a lot of energy on our Gros Morne hike, yesterday, they added several bonuses to our packed lunch and greeted us without complaint when we returned 2 hours late. Their service was prompt and their generosity of heart and portions helped sustain me during my workshop. Thank you Pittman's! You went out of your way for our group and I am so very grateful to all of you.

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Thank dominiquehurley
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Reviewed November 2, 2010

Where can I start!!

We drove around Norris Point trying to find a place to eat...a friendly kid on the street told us to go here as it was the only place open at that time.

Excited to find a place to finally sit and eat after a long day of exploring the area we entered the resturant. We stood in the waiting area (which in this case is in front of all the tables just inside the door, for everyone to stare at you). for about 10 mins. After being seated by a not so smiley waitress we took a look at our menu. While looking at our menu we were asked about drinks and we ordered them but after over 20 mins we decided to get up and go to the cooler to get it ourselves.

When it was time to order, 20 minutes later, we gave our order to the waitress who was very snappy and rude. She was not in a good mood!! She would only answer our questions with "yup" or "nope" and stormed off when we were done placing the order.

Another 30 minutes and our food arrived. Cold and flavourless, we were nothing but dissapointed. We were about to leave when the lady said it was on its way out, we should have left right away.

When expresssing our concerns to the waiter she just walked away from the table. We were very pleasant to her about the food but she wanted no part in helping us. We had enough!! When we paid for our meal, the same waitress checked us out at the register. We asked to speak to the manager, who funny enough was to busy to talk as she preped meals in the kitchen. So after 15 more minutes of waiting we finally got to talk to her. She was about 60-70 years old, very appolagetic but full of excuses nonetheless. " we are very busy", "Theres not enough staff". ( Looking around the resturant there were 3 tables waiting to be served and 2 people in the line behind us).

After we expressed our opinion it was time to pay. We felt like we shouldnt have had to pay or even the full amount because of the service, but once again nothing was offered to us.

There was four of us that day. We each left a penny each for the waiter. And we made sure she got it because we handed it to her!! I think she got the hint.

Dont waste your time or money by eating here. Last cahncce go down the road a bit further and head into the next community, im sure you will find something better. Its not hard with service like that!!

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Thank Justin89
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

We tried to eat here in July 2009. Took a while to get seated. Took a while to get our order taken. Took forever for food to arrive, so we gave up and left.
I like to think we are patient people, but there are some serious problems that need to be addressed.

Thank speedya
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Reviewed June 16, 2009

Pittmans was obviously a store or bakery prior to being a restaurant. The setup is horrible. As soon as you walk in you pretty much walk into tables where people are eating. We walked in and only got a very rushed "hi" from the waitress. She didn't ask us to sit or even seat us. After 15 minutes of standing around waiting to be acknowledge we walked out. Pittmans is the Pits!!!

Thank rainjunky
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Reviewed August 18, 2008

This was the worst restaurant we visited in our two weeks in Newfoundland. The staff were unfriendly, we were left sitting for fiteen minutes before our order was taken, and we ended up leaving after forty five minutes without our food, when, after we asked, we were told completely unapologetically that it would be another fifteen minutes (we had ordered a club sandwich and an hamburger). They seem to be much friendlier towards local residents. Try the Cat Stop Pub & Grub down the road when in Norris Point.

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