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“When you're looking for something nice.”

Encore @ Inn On The Lake
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Fall River
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian, American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“When you're looking for something nice.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is one of the places in NS that I like to go when I want a good meal with friends/family in an elegant setting. A truly nice restaurant with linen table cloths, subdued sound level, good food, and excellent service. The menu is broad without being ridiculously long--there is something for everyone. The food was served hot and tasty. The wine list is adequate. If you are anywhere near the Halifax airport, do try this place--I highly recommend it.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Don C
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susannelson, Owner at Encore @ Inn On The Lake, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Don C,

We were pleased to see such a nice review. Thank you for taking the time to write about our restaurant and giving us such great scores. We will surely share this with the rest of our team. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit to Encore.

Sincerely,

Ron Nelson
Innkeeper
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English first
Lindsay, Canada
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were visiting Dartmouth and drove out to meet friends for breakfast here as they were staying at the Inn. We are really glad we did. The waitress was very friendly and up-beat. We all liked her right away. She was also a real pro as a waitress. The food was excellent. I had an omelet. You choose your ingredients so you get exactly what you want. The fried potatoes (which I usually pass on) may have been the best breakfast potatoes I have ever had. The only downside of eating here was that we wanted to drive out there every morning for the rest of our stay in Dartmouth.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Canada_Reals
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susannelson, Owner at Encore @ Inn On The Lake, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Canada_Reals,

It is especially nice when someone takes time out of their day to write such kind remarks - Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your breakfast and were pleased with the service. We look forward to having you as our guest again should you ever come out this way in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Ron Nelson
Innkeeper
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Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 reviews
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Best seafood chowder ever as a starter and then it just keeps going and going. Great main dishes and the desserts are to die for. If lived closer would definitely eat there more.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Dawn R
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susannelson, Owner at Encore @ Inn On The Lake, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Dawn R,

We would like to thank you for also writing a review on our restaurant in addition to your hotel review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write about your hotel and dining experience. We will pass along your compliments and we hope to have you as our guest again in the future.

With Many Thanks,

Ron Nelson
Innkeeper
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lakeside dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

A group of retirees recently met at Inn on the Lake for lunch. We had been there before and wanted to return, and we tend to be fussy about food. It was a partly cloudy day, but still a fovely day at the lake shore inn and restaurant. You can sit outside on the patio, inside at tables or in a side room. Wines are excellent quality, and food offerings are varied and interesting. Some had deserts, and most had good coffee. Considering the numbers involved, service was prompt, and we were able to converse, except those at opposite ends of the long table were fairly isolated from one another. Breakfast, lunch and super are available to guests and visitors alike. The restaurant can be accessed from Waverly road, which makes for a picturesque drive along lakes and woodlands. All together a very pleasant summer's outing.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Ronald C
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susannelson, Owner at Encore @ Inn On The Lake, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Ronald C,

We appreciate the time you took to let us know about your dining experience. Thank you for sharing your kind comments, we are delighted to know you had an enjoyable summer’s outing and we will be sure to pass your review along to the dining room and kitchen team. We hope to have the chance to serve your group again in the future.

Sincerely,

Ron Nelson
Innkeeper
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Regina, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

I chose this restaurant based on reviews and it was our last meal in Nova Scotia as we moved toward the airport. It was a Sunday and the restaurant had just opened. I found the decor dark so we chose to sit outside although it wasn't really warm. I was disappointed with the menu, thought it would be more local or interesting. It was basically brunch items and sandwiches with fries. The service was so slow and although the waitress was friendly, we sat a long time unattended and our meal took forever and simply wasn't worth the wait. I went to the restaurant inside to pay (couldn't wait any longer for the bill to be delivered), no one asked how the meal was - I regret not asking to speak to someone because I felt angry having to give this restaurant the money they felt their food and service on this day, was worth.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Kathie C
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susannelson, Owner at Encore @ Inn On The Lake, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Kathie C,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I am sorry to read that we did not meet your dining expectations.

I would appreciate your further assistance to address these issues:

• When were you here and what time did you dine,
• What did your party order, and
• Do you recall who served you or can you describe your server?

We welcome all feedback. Your assistance in identifying any quality or service issues is greatly appreciated. Our mission is to ensure guests enjoyed their experience at the Inn on the Lake and return many times.

Yours truly,

Ron Nelson
Innkeeper
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