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Good food, friendly, on the pricey side However ... read more
Kevin Hanlon via google.com - Jan 19, 2022
Excellent service and food was great!
Lisa Redmond via google.com - Dec 10, 2021
The absolute best seafood pasta ever! Lots of very fresh, tasty seafood and the cream sauce was amazing and real parm throughout. Will definitely go again soon for more!
Tara Capadouca-Elliott via google.com - Nov 27, 2021
A Canadian Classic! Great food, Great prices, Great staff. What more do you need ... read more
Sandy Best via google.com - Nov 21, 2021
Good food. OHV friendly and legally accessible from the trails ... read more
C Mac via google.com - Nov 19, 2021
Great food n lots of laughs ... read more
leiann carter via google.com - Oct 22, 2021
Al's does it right!
It's a different ball game now with Covid. Having said that, this place does protocols right. Hand sanitizer outside the main door. Host/hostess checks your vac. record and you're good to go. Thursday night wings still a big hit. Restaurant about half-full when we arrived. Seated immediately and drinks on the table in less than two m ... read more
Steve A via tripadvisor.com - Oct 21, 2021
Amazing well prepared meals. Huge portions. Perfectly seasoned and fresh. Our server was delightful,friendly,fun and attentive.I highly recommend this restaurant.the lobster bisque was rich and delicious,the ginger beef stir fry was perfect. And the sticky toffee cake was ,,( I was told ,) the best ever . It's well worth the drive f ... read more
vj Hammond via google.com - Oct 11, 2021
We had lunch. The food was great. The service was good. A nice place to have lunch ... read more
Kelly Bray via google.com - Oct 11, 2021
Excellent food and friendly staff.
We have been to Big Al's many times this summer (2021) with family and friends. They were understaffed due to a lack of workers but Allie was friendly and smiling the whole time. We could see the exhaustion on her face but she remained professional. The food is generous portions, and it was delicious too. The lobster roll is to die f ... read more
joannefK3043XL via tripadvisor.com - Oct 9, 2021
Always stop here on holidays at the cottage, seafood pasta sooooo good hut the Jamaican seafood curry may be my new fave? I'll decide next summer after trying both again 😉 ... read more
Ronald Darraugh via google.com - Oct 8, 2021
Great!!!
Dropped into this restaurant at lunch time and got the Lobster Roll with fries. Oh my word! Amazing chunks of lobster on this roll. Very worth the $21 I was charged considering the amount of lobster meat, and the portion of fries. Server was pleasant and handled us with friendly ease. Great good, good prices, would recommend!
JennuineP via tripadvisor.com - Oct 4, 2021
Seafood platter for 2 was delicious! Nova Scotia beer and cider, if you'd like. Wonderful local entertainment. Great wait staff. Only slight disappointment was no locally made dessert. (I always prefer to support local). Otherwise A1 and great fun on a Friday night!
Nancy Sievert via google.com - Oct 1, 2021
So so delious and fresh!!! Great ... read more
Wanda Glasner via google.com - Sep 26, 2021
Hit or miss. Food is always good, rarely great. Staff is typically a lot of fun but sometimes you get a bad experience. All in all, worth the price you're paying.
Cassandra Murphy via google.com - Sep 12, 2021
When traveling off the beaten path in Nova Scotia, sometimes finding a respectable restaurant with a large capacity and a full appetizing menu is sometimes difficult. Big Al's family restaurant offers great selection, clean and roomy eating space and great dedicated waitressing staff. The food was top notch so obviously your cooking ... read more
Jeff Parmiter via google.com - Sep 10, 2021
Seafood platter and was awesome. Service was great. Be sure to make reservation so you don't have to wait. Very busy spot.
Earl Babineau via google.com - Sep 5, 2021
We had a lunch at Bid Al's two days in a row. Tried four different mains. Each one was amazing. My new favorite!
Svetlana Bar via google.com - Sep 5, 2021
The Big Al's burger was delicious!
Jane Darby via google.com - Sep 3, 2021
Great burger patties. No trouble switching out the bins for a lettuce wrap. Very competent and friendly waiter. But of a delay getting seated, but that's because it's a busy restaurant and to be expected ... read more
Greg Martin via google.com - Sep 3, 2021
Great food and service ... read more
Don Wilson via google.com - Sep 3, 2021
Great service and really great wings!
Jacquie Blair via google.com - Aug 29, 2021
Very generous plates. The kids menu specially with the fish and chips. I had the seafood curry and it tasted as authentic and good as some of the best places I've had in Montreal, but with twice the fish. Definitely worth going to ... read more
Cristian Santayana via google.com - Aug 22, 2021
Great food, big servings and helpful and attentive staff! We were a party of six people. We ordered different starters and different meals and neither of were let down an inch! Covid of course has it's impact on waiting times, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Simon Larsson via google.com - Aug 20, 2021
When the train station inn restaurant was closed we went to the next place we saw. We never imagined
When the train station inn restaurant was closed we went to the next place we saw. We never imagined that this unassuming building would have some of the best food we’ve had outside of a fine dining establishment. My partner is vegetarian and tried the vegetable pasta and said it is the best pasta she has had in Nova Scotia. I had a ... read more
jasoncdick via tripadvisor.com - Aug 15, 2021
Good place to eat.
Merle Parker via google.com - Aug 14, 2021
AWESOME FOOD,GREAT SERVICE!!!!
David Coady via google.com - Aug 12, 2021
Great food good service ... read more
john macdonald via google.com - Aug 8, 2021
Great food and fantastic staff.
Dave Carney via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
Nice pub! Staff was great and our beer battered fish portions were massive!
Jessica McC via google.com - Aug 5, 2021
Excellent meal and excellent staff ... read more
Russell Howard via google.com - Aug 1, 2021
Great Calamari ... read more
Karen Boyles via google.com - Jul 24, 2021
We went as a group of 19 with the Mustang Outlaws of Nova Scotia. The service was great and the food delicious. I had a 1 piece haddock and poutine, my husband had the Big Al burger with poutine it was all we could do to finish our meals. This was the first time we had ever been there. Definitely will be going back.
mama bear via google.com - Jul 19, 2021
Awsome food.
Wayne MacDonald via google.com - Jul 17, 2021
Very friendly staff, abundant take out dishes, and little waiting time (~10 mins) and good quality food (if you like what is in the menu). I enjoyed the hamburgers, chicken fingers and onion rings are also good.
Diego Barnech via google.com - Jul 15, 2021
Generous portions and fair price. Vegetable pasta with brocolli, yellow pepper, onion, mushrooms with grilled shrimp for me and classic rueben sandwich and fries for he.
Sandra Oakley-Andrews via google.com - Jul 14, 2021
Great food, great price, fast service.
Ken Hickman via google.com - Jul 11, 2021
Clean. Friendly staff. Great food... nice that we can get there from the trails!
Jason Barnes via google.com - Jul 10, 2021
Very good all around ... read more
Wayne Durnford via google.com - Jul 8, 2021
On a recent day trip to the area, we were looking for a place for lunch that offered dining in. Due
On a recent day trip to the area, we were looking for a place for lunch that offered dining in. Due to the Covid restrictions, some places were only offering take out or were closed. Big Al's offered take out or dine in service. The restaurant is fairly large, tables were nicely spaced out and all Covid restrictions were being follow ... read more
Karen C via tripadvisor.com - Jul 8, 2021
Great food, friendly staff, you won't leave hungry!
Craig Greene via google.com - Jul 1, 2021
Food and service were excellent ... read more
Ian Swantee via google.com - Jun 24, 2021
Too hot to cook. We decided to go to Big Al's for wing night. Not disappointed. te in the patio and
Too hot to cook. We decided to go to Big Al's for wing night. Not disappointed. te in the patio and were seated in less than a minute. Ordered our drinks while making our decisions. No question for mine... wings. Patti chose Jamaican chicken. Wings, as usual were HOT and crispy and Patti's Jamaican chicken was delicious (CAVEAT! You' ... read more
Steve A via tripadvisor.com - Jun 24, 2021
Rolled into the Village of Tatamagouche and decided to stop off at Big Al's. Nice sunny deck on a ho
Rolled into the Village of Tatamagouche and decided to stop off at Big Al's. Nice sunny deck on a hot day in June. The staff were very nice and the food was great. I tried the Pulled Pork Tacos, served with a Caesar salad, my partner had the Fish & Chips, which were amazing! A large piece of haddock in crispy beer batter. Home-made t ... read more
Alison S. via yelp.com - Jun 24, 2021
Amazing food and service!
RACHEL Brothers via google.com - Jun 12, 2021
Our first visit and I can't decide what I loved more -- the food or the hospitality! Great place!!!!
Art McGraw via google.com - Jun 4, 2021
The service was great ,the food was delicious,fast service,friendly waitress , awesome food..... thanks ... read more
Sheila Crombie via google.com - Apr 25, 2021
Great Service and Affordable ... read more
Peter Cloutier via google.com - Apr 12, 2021
Very clean. Excellent food and friendly staff.
Debbie Currie via google.com - Apr 3, 2021
WOW! Food was amazing... You need to try the Asian nachos! Also the Cranberry salsa chicken was so tasty and such a surprise, delicious! Everyone at the table raved about the food!!
Dave Chisholm via google.com - Apr 2, 2021
Great food !!!
Oran Goucher via google.com - Mar 29, 2021
The most amazing Asian Nachos ever. Asmazing staff also.
Marlis Kemf via google.com - Mar 19, 2021
Big portions! Tasty double-cooked fries! Well-made club sandwich! Delicious chocolate cake! Great service! Good kids' menu choices.
Tim Dickinson via google.com - Mar 18, 2021
A great local pub. Sweet and attentive service, and a full menu of food beer and wine. If I’m ever in the area again I’ll make it a point to stop by again.
Richard Dias via google.com - Feb 24, 2021
Stopped in for drinks and dinner, and Big Al’s did not disappoint. The service was great, and the dr
Stopped in for drinks and dinner, and Big Al’s did not disappoint. The service was great, and the drinks kept coming. Asian nachos were tasty and the portion was HUGE. We got the breaded wings with two different sauces, and they were both delicious.. the kitchen even threw in some extra for us to go! All around great experience at Bi ... read more
karlyt2020 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 4, 2021
fri nights
great food great staff awsome atmoshere really enjoy going there live acts fri nights cant wait till spring when we can roll up in our rides ... read more
markgL6593HI via tripadvisor.com - Jan 10, 2021
Food was delicious!! And lady that waited on me was so great!! Thanks!!
Jacqueline MacDonald via google.com - Jan 5, 2021
Excellent chowder!
We stopped for lunch on our Sunday drive and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. A few had the seafood chowder and I’ve rarely had better. It was delicious...hot and full of seafood and flavour. The daily (potato) soup and haddock bites...were also a hit. Our server was a delight, very attentive and professional. A ... read more
JeanYHZ via tripadvisor.com - Nov 18, 2020
Good food and excellent service.
Ruth Burris via google.com - Nov 14, 2020
Had a very enjoyable lunch. Food was super good.
Łøßèŕ _Ģàłàxý via google.com - Nov 8, 2020
Dear Lord, went apple picking and didnt expect to run into this gem. So good!!!!
Terry Parker via google.com - Oct 22, 2020
Just before closing on a Sunday night
It was comfy. Good parking. Warm. Quiet. Clean. Reasonable prices. Our server was a charming strawberry blonde who was very helpful and pleasant. The carrot cake cheesecake is the best I have ever had in my life. I'm glad I don't live closer to this...place.More ... read more
gullcott via tripadvisor.ca - Oct 18, 2020
Food was delicious!! And lady that qauted on me was so great!! Thanks!!
Jacqueline MacDonald via google.com - Oct 15, 2020
I love Big Al's. They treat us like Family and I Iove the Band on Friday Nights.
Jeff Cummings via google.com - Oct 12, 2020
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