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“Excellent Surprise!!”

The Thorndyke Dining Room
Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Grand Bank
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Jamaican, Canadian
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Newfoundland, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Excellent Surprise!!”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed at the Thorndyke for a night but did not realize they served evening meals. We were very pleasantly surprised to find they did and to discover that the meal was excellent. A varied list of appetizers and entrées at reasonable prices with a small but good selection of wines. We really enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. If you want to go, be sure to reserve. The night we were their, people were turned away as they did not have space. Seats around 30 Max but more like 20 comfortably.
Not to belittle Grand Bank, but far better meal than we would ever have expected there.

Visited August 2014
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A great evening”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good food, excellent service in a friendly atmosphere in an historic old home in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

  • Visited July 2014
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Grand Bank, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“40th anniversary dinner”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

The food was great I had the fried chicken and veggies with french onion soup, my husband had calimary and salad. The service was great the owner very pleasant and helpful. I would recommend this place for any special event or just a evening out.

Visited May 2014
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St. John's, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great to dine in; Great to take out!”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

In an area full of greasy spoons, this place is a refreshing departure both in atmosphere and food! The dining room menu provides some new twists on old and new classics (pulled pork nachos come to mind) and the takeout menu has an excellent selection of lunch fare (go for the Reuben...trust me). Portions are generous, service is always great and the price is very reasonable. If you're local and haven't been there, go. If you're visiting and looking for a great meal in a relaxed home-like dining room, then this restaurant is not to be missed!

Visited March 2014
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Grand Bank, Canada
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“You just HAVE to go here!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Whether a local or just visiting the town of Grand Bank or located here on the Burin Peninsula, the Thorndyke Dining Room is a restaurant that you definitely need to experience. This is worth the trip.... The food is absolutely wonderful, service is awesome and you'll definitely enjoy the Newfoundland Heritage atmosphere!!! Whether it's a quiet special night out for supper or lunch with friends, the menu has something for everyone. Glenn & Colleen are constantly shaking it up and adding new items. For us, we love the Seafood Heaven with a spinach salad to start off and don't get me started on the desserts!! To die for!!! And when we have family visiting we love to take them out here to enjoy a special night together. My husband & I visit here often and are looking forward to our next meal at the Thorndyke!! You just HAVE to go here!!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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